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Sitting Pretty At 15 Weeks!!!!!!!!!

Posted by geniegirl , 14 September 2011 · 1190 views

I'm amazed, I'm grateful, I'm thrilled to be pregnant after 3 years on this forum and NUMEROUS attempts. I sincerely pray for the day when women like me, who look perfectly 'normal' on paper (yet who have crappy eggs) can have their medical problem identified sooner. The quicker that women know they HAVE to resort to a donor egg - the better. If only we could "eject" eggs from our body with the same ease men release sperm. lol.

Just had an ultrasound yesterday and saw my twins (one of whom is definitely a boy). It's unbelievable to me that they look so human now. I'm waiting for the 16-20 week mark to feel their movement.

Every day is a gift that I never take for granted - as I know so many women on these boards will never take a single day of pregnancy for granted. I do fear however, that I will be a bit more of a paranoid mother, simply by virtue of the fact that it took my DH and I SO long to get here.

As my body transforms, I'm thrilled and elated, yet never forget how lucky I am that donor egg actually worked...and to think, I had almost given up. This was to be my last attempt.

I thank all the women on these boards who have supported me throughout the years and all the losses and difficult times. I don't think I could have made it through without the women here - their voices and their wisdom. :Emoticons09710:

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Hope for a Baby
Sep 14 2011 01:57 PM
Congratulations! This brought tears to my eyes!!! What an amazing feeling being pregnant isn't it! Enjoy every moment. I'm 22 weeks and 3 days and loving every minute for my expanding belly!

What an awesome successful story you have and TWINS!!!! Wishing you all the best
So happy for you Geniegirl, and you are such a comfort and support to many of us on here too. Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy. Wishing you and your babies health and happiness. xo
Exciting times for you! love the comment about ejecting eggs LOL! Can't wait to hear how things progress for you. Wishing you the best of things to come!
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Karolinasmommy
Sep 14 2011 03:47 PM
Congrats:) It is a real joy to watch someone who has struggled so much, finally being happy and making those dreams come true:) Helps those who are in limbo know that their day will come as well.
Your story is a true inspiration to many on here. Can`t wait for you to report in to us that you feel them moving. They are already moving a lot, just soon enough you will be able to feel it. It`s an amazing feeling. You`ve got the right attitude by cherishing every moment of every day:) xo
I'm so curious to know what the second twin is... !
About being paranoid, I was for sure when DD was born. I'm much more relaxed now. After a few months of looking at their sweet faces you start to believe you're finally a mother and they're not going anywhere!
Enjoy your pregnancy.
Congrats Genie ... I'm also a huge fan of donor eggs, with an amazing 3 1/2 year old donor egg DD and currently 35 weeks pregnant with a DS. Miracles indeed! Thank heavens for egg donors who've made our dreams come true. Good luck!!
Genie,

I am thrilled for you that things worked out with your donor cycle! I wish you a very happy, healthy 9 months. You are an inspiration and remind many of us on here not to give up! :)
so so wonderful. I wish this success for everyone here!
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silverdollar
Sep 14 2011 08:25 PM
QUOTE "I sincerely pray for the day when women like me, who look perfectly 'normal' on paper (yet who have crappy eggs) can have their medical problem identified sooner. The quicker that women know they HAVE to resort to a donor egg - the better."

I wholeheartedly agree. Many people burn out before getting to the donor egg stage, when it could be the ultimate solution. There's just so much guess work and no definitive test for eggs. I felt really strongly that I at least needed to get a cycle to egg retrieval, before I would be willing to accept that all my eggs were no good. As it turned out there was one good one in there and we got incredibly lucky, but my RE had prepared us that a donor cycle would be the next viable option.
so happy for you, geniegirl!
Genie,

I am so thrilled for you! Well into T2 now!!