Monday, February 3, 2014

How to Make a Baby...or Two

Well life with twins, even as a stay at home mom now is BUSY! But it is time to get caught up with the blog.  You would think with all the bed rest I did, I would have kept up, but nope.  So let's go back in time a little and I'll share a little bit about my twin pregnancy and journey.

First off, don't get pregnant with twins at almost 40 years old.  It's not fun. We began our journey to have another child in late 2012- November to be exact.  I am not shy about my journey with infertility.  I figure if it can help someone else, it is worth sharing my story.  Not everyone is so lucky to just automatically get pregnant at first try, or third, or 100th.  Knowing IVF worked for us the first time to have William, we decided this time to go straight for that again and skip all the other painful and expensive treatments we endured the first time. That made life a little less stressful.  I knew what to expect this time.  And while insurance doesn't cover it, we were prepared to start the journey again to grow our family.

So in November 2012, the process started, it can take 4-6 weeks for the entire process, with lots of pills, injections, appointments, ultrasounds and more.  It isn't pleasant and is financially, physically and emotionally taxing.  I take my hat off to anyone who has endured IVF, it isn't for the weak of heart. After managing all the self injections- up to three per night and minor surgery to retrieve eggs, we were ready to implant some embryos.  We decided, given my age (39) and the fact that this would probably be our last shot, that we would put in three embryos.  This isn't recommended for younger patients, but given my age and situation, we went that route. It was scary knowing we could end up with triplets or twins.  The goal with IVF is always a healthy singleton- one child.  They consider that a true success- just one, not two or three.

Yep, two out of the three of these embryos are our little guys! 

We had a Disney trip planned in mid November- so while we had a blast, I felt pretty miserable a lot of the trip due to the medication.  Not ideal, but it is what it is.

So after a grueling two week wait, the blood test revealed I was pregnant on December 14th, 2012.  We were thrilled.  My numbers were high, which aren't necessarily an indication of multiples, but we had an idea maybe it was.  The ultrasound on January 4th at 7 weeks pregnant revealed that in fact, there were two healthy little beans in there.  We were overjoyed! Nervous, but excited. We knew it was a possibility, so it wasn't a total shock.

And then the real fun began....

Knowing I had a miserable pregnancy with William, I was hoping there wouldn't be a repeat performance, but of course I was wrong.  It was a repeat performance x2! Find out just how miserable next post!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time to Revive!

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a year since I've touched my blog.  I can blame it on a variety of things, first being that work got super crazy busy. You know when someone quits or leaves and they just pile work on you instead until someone else is hired.  Yeah, that happened.  And of course the bigger reason being that I started another fertility journey and was busy jabbing myself with needles, being sick and of course anxious hoping it would work.  Then add in the holidays and yep, the end of 2012 is a blur.

So I'll be sort of recapping and going backwards a bit, mainly for my own purposes of keeping a history of our family here, so forgive the trip back in time. I promise to be more regular in the future! I can promise all I want, but we all know life is quite different now, but I do plan to make journaling about our life a regular thing again.

I hope you'll stick with me as we travel back, back, back in time.........first off starting with our second fertility journey to add to our family in late 2012.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Williamisms

We had a rare night where William wanted to watch Snow White with me and "cuddle", yes he picked the movie and used the word cuddle.

He likes saying lines from movies after he watches them.  After seeing Snow White singing by the wishing well and watching the prince come up to her William repeated some lines......pretending to be the prince........"Hello, may I enjoy you?" son, I think he was saying "May I join you", not may I enjoy you.  Prince Charming might have gotten a slap in the face saying that one!

Monday, September 24, 2012

One Big Step

My little guy officially started preschool in August.  While it isn't a huge change for him since he's been at this school since he was 10 weeks old, it is still a big step. William has been at this montessorri forever, so he knows the kids and teachers well, but he was just moved into the official preschool class.

He also had to start wearing a uniform, which he doesn't seem to mind.  He really enjoys school so far, which mainly takes place in the mornings. His teacher, Mrs. Preeti is very sweet and works with each child at their own speed. 

I asked William what he wants to be when he grows up.  To date, he's only given me three different answers, but one wins out most of the time........TEACHER.  The other two were astronaut and doctor.  But he loves playing teacher at home to his "friends" (Pooh Bear, Tigger and the other stuffed animals).  He can definitely be bossy. 

So here's wishing my big boy a great year of preschool.  I know next year will be a really big step into public school and kindergarten, but for now we will hope this year prepares him for what is to come!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday Williamisms

This is the best one yet....

As we are sitting at McDonald's enjoying breakfast one morning (well him, not me, I don't eat their food!), he looks at me and says, "Mommy, I love you." Of course right then a lady was walking by and stopped and just looked at me and said what a great son you have! I know - he's too sweet!

William is obsessed with Monsters Inc. lately.  It is his favorite movie and he watches it over and over. So this morning...."Mommy, the monster comes out of the closet and hides under the bed and then there are screams in a yellow jar to make ecticity."  Yeah, ecticity, not electricity.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Williamisms

After a long week working out of town in Vegas, I came home with my "natural" hair, which is very curly.  I don't wear it curly often and now that it is shorter, it is really curly.  I pick up William from day care after not seeing him for a week and first thing he says, "Mommy, why is your hair so silly?"

The bathroom is always interesting with William.  "Mommy, the big poop eats the little poop."  Gross kid!!!

As we are watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and commenting how it looks like the shire from Lord of the Rings.....Alan goes on to say that, "This is crap!"
William responds with "No Daddy, this movie isn't called crap!"

Wednesday Williamisms

On Sunday afternoon, someone had a craving for a pink iced donut from Dunkin Donuts.  As we sit there eating our donuts, I hear "Mommy, I want to live here."  Me too, kid, me too!

"Mommy, I am obsessed with signs and trash cans."

"Mommy, my poo-poo really stinks."  I can't disagree.