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Posted by Anotherhopeful , 07 May 2012 · 2081 views

There have been times during our infertility journey where it has been pretty difficult to practice gratitude.  But now  is not one of them!  We have been blessed.  Much more than we could possibly deserve.The last year has been an intensive ivf existence.  The fourth cycle in 10 months ended up being the charm.  We are now a day shy of 14 weeks with...


All roads lead to Victoria...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 10 February 2012 · 2400 views
estrogen priming, ivf cycle and 2 more...
It has been a very long time since I darkened this doorway.  I have been blogging on a more public site, but decided to take that blog away from infertility; it is read by family members and friends who are less familiar with these challenges.For those who were active here back in 2009, you might remember that we struck gold on our second ivf cycle (after...


A new blog...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 16 June 2010 · 1837 views

A little bit of encouragement from some friends and an inspirational video about cherishing ordinary days on Dreaming's new blog led me to think that Unthinkably Good Things should live on.  A new blog has been set up at http://unthinkablygo....wordpress.com/ .   Only one basic entry so far, but I would love to see any of you there is you are int...



Posted by Anotherhopeful , 09 June 2010 · 2065 views

I know that the time for my blog has passed - I have been essentially absent now for 2 1/2 months since the babies arrived and posted only rarely during the last months of my pregnancy - and yet it and the wonderful support from all of you have been such an important part of my journey that it didn't seem right to simply let it fade away - I wanted to...


Six weeks old...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 30 April 2010 · 2071 views

Six weeks has already passed on this next leg of our journey - and what a six weeks it has been!We are so blessed to have healthy boys, despite the IUGR and their relatively low birth weights.  Both boys are growing well, with Jacob doing his best to chase down his older brother, and at a medical appointment earlier this week both weighed in over 7 po...


Alexander and Jacob have arrived!

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 23 March 2010 · 2246 views

First - a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this amazing journey, and to the many of you who posted on my last entry when my fears were getting the best of me.It turned out that I was in labor on Saturday, March 20 at 9:45 when I went in for my NST so the wait was over, and the boys were born at 4:50 and 4:52 pm later that...


IUGR and a moved up c-section...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 19 March 2010 · 2579 views

Wednesday at our 35 week 6 day ultrasound the babies were diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction. Both boys, who were measuring in at least the 50 percentile for singletons at the last ultrasound at 32 weeks are now growth restricted Baby A is in the 22nd  percentile and Baby B (more critically) is in the11th  percentile.  This means that Baby A...


34 weeks and counting

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 05 March 2010 · 1615 views

Optimism is shining her sweet and sunny light into my closed little world today.  Who would have thought 15 weeks ago when the cervix panic began that the munchkins would cooperate so well and stay on the inside for this long?  DH is now convinced that the doctors will have to forcibly remove the munchkins they clearly have no intention of making an app...


Still cooking...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 13 February 2010 · 1380 views

It has been 6 weeks since my last entry, and again, I must thank those of you who have reached out to me through personal messages.  I am very happy to report that the babies are still on the inside growing extremely well, and as we rounded the 31 week corner last Thursday and are now approaching 32 weeks, everyone around me seems to be starting to exhale...


Counting blessings...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 29 December 2009 · 1331 views

I have been absent for what seems like an impossibly a long time from this board although in reality it has probably only been about four weeks.When I did at last log in tonight, I was overwhelmed and touched by the number of you who had noticed my absence and written me personal notes checking in.  Thank you; I can't really explain how heart warmin...

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