Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Most Exciting Adventure Begins!

April 2011 is when we found out that the most exciting adventure we've ever had was about to begin.  We had struggled with some fertility issues, and had three miscarriages in two years, so we had reached the point where we were numb to whatever happened. After some tests, in January I was waiting until the beginning of April to start some medicine. At the end of March, I began to feel bloated and was complaining to a co-worker who knew about my situation. Since my test results revealed I wasn't ovulating, my brain told me there was no way I was pregnant. On April 7, I decided I would take a pregnancy test, just to rule it out because at this point I was almost two weeks late.  I woke up about 4:30 that morning and took a test. Lo and behold, there was a double-blue line! I remember staring at it a few minutes, checking the directions back and forth, feeling sure I was misreading the stick or was hallucinating. After three miscarriages, I only had one positive test as two of the miscarriages happened before I even knew I was pregnant. The one that was about two weeks or so further along, had a positive test, but the line was so faint because my levels weren't very high. Two days later, I had the miscarriage. 

After deciding I wasn't dreaming, I ran downstairs to wake up hubby (it was still tax season, so his nightly ritual of falling asleep while he crunched numbers was still in affect). I jumped on him screaming (giving him a heart attack no doubt) that the test was positive. I went to my doctor that morning, did some tests to confirm, and voila - I had very strong levels (they actually mentioned the world "multiples," giving my hubby another type of heart attack!) 

I was a little paranoid at first - with good reason. But, as the pregnancy progressed, we heard the heartbeat, saw movement and steady growth. We tried to wait until 12 weeks to share our news, but by 10 and 1/2 weeks, my husband couldn't take it anymore and shared it with everyone on the world news network - Facebook.  I was very blessed to have practically a textbook perfect pregnancy. I had some small issues to be expected, back problems, allergies, and then I ended up with high blood pressure towards the last three weeks, but nothing that caused serious problems or put the baby in danger.  We thank God multiple times a day for our little miracle!

1 comment:

Lisa Ferguson said...

So happy for you, Hilary! I didn't know you had fertility issues or three miscarriages - I'm so sorry. I had fertility issues getting pregnant with Anna. After 19 months, two rounds of Clomid and a really fun HSG procedure, I was finally pregnant. I can't imagine life without both my girls - every day is another exciting/exhausting adventure. :)