Found little bean’s heartbeat for the first time today at 9 weeks 6 days. Totally didn’t expect to, with Ben it was closer to 11 weeks that I could. It’s REALLY LOW, like 4 inches below the belly button. Don’t worry, I calculated it and it’s 180, I think these monitors get confused between the mom and baby’s heartbeat. You can hear mine in the background. And to think my heart was going even faster than this little ones yesterday! Surreal experience to find this today ❤️🙌🏼 #heartbeat#babysheartbeat#fetaldoppler#ivf#ivfbaby#icsi#icsibaby#miraclebaby#9weekspregnant#yay
I told myself I would be as authentic and honest as possible about my IVF and parenthood journey, which means sharing the good, the bad, and the scary. Two nights ago was quite possibly the worst night of my entire life. The feeling of helplessness coupled with fear for your child’s wellbeing - there’s nothing like it. Wyatt had been running a fever for about a day. We were giving him the recommended dose of Baby Motrin and doing our best to keep him cool and comfortable. I went in to check on him last night around 8:45pm and instantly knew something wasn’t right (mom instinct is REAL). Checked his fever again and it was 103. We made the decision to go to the hospital and by the time they took his vitals he was 105 and they were preparing us for possible seizures. It’s terrifying how quickly things can take a turn for the worse. So many horrible thoughts go running through your mind. We spent almost 5 hours in the ER running tests before we were able to bring him home. Our sweet, happy baby boy has been through so much these last few days. I thank God that he is okay! I learned a lot yesterday as a new parent, things I would have never known otherwise. I felt guilty that I wasn’t more prepared, that it was my fault that it got that bad, and just playing it all back still brings me to tears. Humbled and grateful don’t even begin to describe it. I promise to be better, my darling baby boy ❤️ I love you, Wyatt!
💗Trying to conceive for many can mean numerous tries. Numerous tries naturally, IUI, IVF, ICSI, Egg donor, surrogacy. 🌸 You will get people say ‘I don’t know how you keep doing it?’ You just do, with no guarantees, you just keep going. ❤️ That deep desire for parenthood and the possibility in each cycle of just maybe. ✨
💕Our cute intro package waiting for us. Was lovely to meet Meredith & Michael from @endometriosisqueensland today who volunteer their time for this great cause. 👍She arranged a lovely meet up with a great bunch of ladies 🌸🙏🏻 including a physiotherapist/naturopath that helps women with Endo. Such a debilitating disease with 1 in 10 women suffering from #endometriosis and effecting over 176 million world wide. It has direct link to infertility in women. Painful period pain should not be ignored. Repetitive surgery to remove the Endo makes this a incredibly tough journey for some. Grateful to learn a lot today 🙏🏻
Glucose test done at 28weeks2days! They too three blood drawn in total! It felt wired to have that many blood tests in awhile. When I was fighting for infertility going through ivf, I was so used to frequent blood tests. When I take my arms out for the blood taken, gosh my skin were so clean and nice. I never had that when I was in fertility treatment. The drink itself wasn’t disgusting. It was quite nice actually. Haha they took first one out before drinking and one out in an hour after drinking and took the last one out in another 2 hours! Let’s hope that my body has a good insulin management! Result will be in on Monday! 🤞🏼 #glucosetest#gestationaldiabetes#wishmeluck#gttdrink#임당테스트#임당검사
• and just like that she is 6 months old• Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 #charleetate#marycharles#ivfbaby
1) This is 5 days late, per usual, cuz I can't get my life together.
2) I don't usually do a montage, but I couldn't decide which pic I liked best. So sorry not sorry, you get a triple heart melt this month.
3) How the f#&k is my baby 5 months old?! I feel like life is literally flying before my eyes. She's so big (but not really, cuz she only weighs 12lbs) and continues to work on sitting up and rolling over. She loves watching us eat and I know it's only a matter of time before I'm posting pics of her with her face covered in food. Time, please slow down!
This morning we took Emma to be fitted for helmet therapy. After a few scans and measurements, things are looking brighter and we don't think she is going to need one after all! However, I couldn't resist not sharing this adorable photo of her from her scan ❤. #emmafaith#somuchlove#hangerclinic#thoseeyes#thatsmile#ivfbaby