No Longer Dreaming….

After almost 5 years…4 full IVF cycles…7 FET’s…and my angel of a sister gestational surrogate….

He is here!

The baby whose face I could not see….but knew in my heart I would one day meet….7lbs 3oz….21 inches long…

Baby W…..

You are everything and more little man….

I will update with all of the details soon…..

But it happened….this long road….finally happened…..

Still in shock……and too many happy tears…lots and lots of tears…..

I always believed in miracles……….and now I have one……thank you God for this blessing….

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A (not so fun Halloween) Scare

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I’ve now been at my sister’s house over 2 weeks. Our Obgyn was worried that our little man would come early because of how big he has been measuring(already 8+ lbs by now!). Plus, my sister’s last baby came early at 36 weeks, so like I wrote in my last post, I left my husband at home and drove over 13 hrs….and…still nothing. We just had an appt though last Monday and we had a scare. 2 weeks ago he had dropped and she was measuring 1cm dialated….but this last appt…he went back up 🙁 and she’s still measuring 1cm….and she has borderline high blood pressure. At the rate at which he is growing…our Ob is worried that if he doesn’t drop soon, we will need to schedule a c-section…..
And tears……
First from me…then my sister…and then my Mom…
Ugh…

This is the LAST thing I wanted to do to my sister. I know the real reason why she didn’t even want to transfer 2 embryos was the fact that possibly carrying twins most likely meant a c-section and she did not want to do that…at all. And I don’t blame her. Both of her other pregnancies were easy…I mean…that’s one of the reasons why she offered to carry for us…because she enjoys pregnancy(well, to a degree 😉 and her deliveries were easy….but now?

So, we got monitored…and all is good so far…but if he doesn’t come soon…or if either of them is distressed…then a c-section might be a very real possibility….and I am terrified. If it was me…I’ve had about 20 surgeries…. I know I could handle it…but my sister? Her very first surgery was last year…remember when I wrote this post? And now, if she has to have her 2nd surgery because of me…and then the healing process after a c-section? I just don’t even want to think about it….

But now I have to….

So please have good thoughts that baby boy comes on his own…and there are no complications during delivery….

We’ve gotten so far…just a little more…..