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July 15th, 2011, 05:41 PM
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I'm sure someone probably told me, I got a flood of messages back in October when my five-day-old son Drew passed away, but I wasn't ready then. I'm finally ready now to start connecting with other parents who are living with the unbearable loss of a child. I'm so heartbroken this board has to exist

I'm Erin, 27, and DH is Zach, 25. Drew was born full-term, but his cord tore away from the placenta, resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain death. He spent five days in the NICU, and was getting better at first (we were told newborns are incredibly resilient), but then started getting worse and worse until it was his time to go. It's been a dark few months, compounded by a very early miscarriage three weeks ago, but I think I'm ready to finally start reaching out to people.

I look forward to getting to know you all. Again, I'm sorry for everyone's losses...

PS - Is anyone else here TTC?
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With us on earth for five short days, with us in our hearts forever.
(Thank you Natasha for this beautiful graphic of Andrew, and to the ladies of the Nov 10 PR who help me in carrying on his memory.)

Jan. 2009: Came off years of BCP and started TTC
March 2010: BFP -- finally!
Oct. 22, 2010: Drew is born, but has to stay in the NICU because of cord complications resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain problems =(
Oct. 27, 2010: I held him in my arms while Daddy, Grandma, Great-Uncle and I sang him to sleep =( Hardest thing I've ever done...
June 14, 2011: Drew's baby brother or sister waved hi to us with a BFP!
June 25, 2011: Natural miscarriage... Can we please catch a break here?
Nov. 2011: 100mg Clomid followed by 2mg Estrogen, Ovidrel trigger, and 200mg progesterone suppositories 2x/day 14 days. BFN.
Dec. 2011: 2nd medicated cycle. BFN.
Jan. 2012: Took a month off to breathe...
Feb. 2012: Same regimen of Clomid and other meds, add IUI. 2 eggs and 8.5 million swimmers. BFN.
March 2012: 75 IU Follistim CD 3-11, follie scan CD 8 showed 6 follies likely to mature. Triggered, IUI on CD 14, 4 million swimmers. BFN.
April 2012: 75 IU Follistim CD 3-10. Scan showed 2 mature follies, 2 almost certain to mature, and two not likely but possible. (All 6 evenly and perfectly spaced out between the left and the right.) Triggered, IUI CD 13 with 5 million swimmers. BFN.
May 2012: 75 IU Follistim starting CD 3. Waiting to O. Timed intercourse. Likely 5 follies to mature.

^^ Click graphic for chart ^^

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July 16th, 2011, 12:21 AM
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so sorry for your loss of your angel drew and your recent miscarriage...we just buried our angel kristopher alexander hirsch this morning, he lived only 5 short days but he was born 3 months premature. this is my second loss as i miscarried at 14 weeks about 5 years ago.

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July 16th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm Mellie. I lost my son Zachary at 4 months and 4 days due to complications with his congenital heart defect.

TTC again was hard for us. It was very emotional and stressful as was the pregnancy itself.

Thanks to Claire1979 for the amazing siggy.

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