Well for the stories that lead up to this story check out the previous posts: Getting there , The first day of the rest of my life & The Story.
Those all pretty much lead up to where we are today.
This pregnancy started with another round of fertility treatments in May/June of 2010. I was certain that this time was not going to work. It was taking to long for my eggs to grow to the correct size we even had to draw out the treatments a few more days which meant buying 3 of the Gonal-F pens at 900.00 bucks a pop. With doctors visits and other drugs this cycle came out to about $5000.00 total. I give the numbers not to say look at how much this kid cost but as a price for any other couple out there going through the same thing.
|Pregnancy Test taken Saturday June 26, 2010.|
So we wait another 5 weeks for the first Ultrasound to see if there is a heart beat. We go in and low and behold we see what was missing from the first pregnancy, a heartbeat! It was the most beautiful sight on the planet!!!
After that I officially left the Reproductive Endocrinologist and moved to normal every day OB! This was a huge step for me. At 8 weeks I officially felt pregnant, I couldn't eat anything! I wasn't sick or nauseous I just wasn't hungry. This my friends lasted the first two trimesters and was a blessing in disguise! I already had my doc picked out but didn't get to see him until 11 weeks. When we went in for our 11 week apt., Dr. Z. came in and asked all the normal questions and then listened for the heartbeat. My heart sank because he couldn't find one, I thought this was it that we were going to lose this one as well. He however had not lost hope and went to get a portable Ultrasound machine. Then there on the screen showed up my baby doing karate kicks and moving all over the place. I had never been so happy or relieved in my life.
|Ultrasound 20 weeks Oct. 22, 2010.|
This brings us to the fun part!
On January 27 I turned 30...ugh! On January 28 I was admitted to the hospital. I was 34 weeks and 3 days. I woke up with horrible gas pain around 5 am. I had had this pain before but this time it was different I managed to puke up my birthday dinner and had gas pain in my back and chest worse than anything in my life. After about 6-7 pukes and inability to breathe I told the husband that we needed to go to the hospital. So off to the hospital we went. It was 8AM on Friday morning, not much was going on. At first they thought that I had HELLPSyndrome and were going to have the baby that day. This was not cool! I had a baby shower that afternoon!! Needless to say, I only made it to one of four baby showers that I was supposed to have! I honestly thought that I just had food poisoning and that they would give me something for the pain and send me on my way. I was very very wrong.
I had Pre-Eclampisa, and thus spent the next week and a half in the hospital.Nothing happened, nothing changed so they sent me home on Tuesday(2-8-11) on strict bed rest.
On Friday I went to the doc for an NST and my BP was to high so back to the hospital I went. It was the same drill as before except my kidneys went working right so at 11:00PM Saturday night (2-12-11) they came for me, and started the induction.
First thing they did was the epidural, then a cath in both my bladder and my cervix. As far as drugs I was given magnesium and pitocin and I'm sure a bunch of other drugs. By the time they were done with me it was 2AM. The Mag was awful! in short: hot flashes, cold flashes, inability to focus, and sleeping off and on. I'm sure there were other side effects but I don't remember them.
|Me seeing Connor for the first time. Sexy I know!|
|Nick holding Connor for the first time in the NICU.|