Things I Want the World to Know

If this IVF cycle fails, I already have my next tattoo picked out. Just need to decide on the spot it will go.

I would really like to have a cute, normal pregnancy annoucement one day. I feel like infertility and pregnancy loss have robbed me of this. 

We have decided to transfer 2 embryos again this time (Ill save the logistics of why for a later post). Thats right, we could be twinning soon! We currently have 3 embryos left in all, so after this cycle just 1. The amount of embryos we have transferred each cycle so far has followed the pattern of 1-2-2-

The pattern will continue at 1-2-2-2-

It will eventually end at 1-2-2-2-1.

I prefer the intramuscular injections this cycle over the vaginal inserts (never again) in all of our prior cycles, which I never thought Id say. Dont miss the mess at all. I can deal with a few moments of pain everyday. 

I am struggling to get off the coffee. Not even going to lie. 

I have no clue how I will give up my steaming hot baths that I love in less than a week. I cant bath without it super hot, so that isnt an option. I think I will miss it more than anything else. 

I am already planning out our gender reveal party and baby shower. I know, crazy to some. But I have found having hopes and dreams are much better than not. Our gender reveal will include just close friends and family, and we will most likely have more than 1 shower. If this cycle works out, we want our reveal to be in July & our showers in October/November. 

I know there will always be another milestone to reach from transfer day on out . Here they are as they come to mind-

  • A positive pregnancy test 
  • Rising betas (3 blood draws over 3 days during wks 4/5)
  • Viability ultrasound at 7 wks 
  • Passing 10 wks (the furthest along we have ever been) 
  • First trimester ending at 13 wks 
  • Cervix not shortening 
  • Anatomy scan at 20 wks
  • Viability at 24 wks 
  • I cant think any further than this! 

Thanks for listening to all my rambling! 

36 thoughts on “Things I Want the World to Know

  1. Sending you lots of positivity! I hope you get to have your wonderful pregnancy announcement and gender reveal/baby shower. And of course that you get your take home baby (babies?!)!!!’

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  2. It’s great that you’re planning your baby shower and gender revel parties! I love to make such plans and dream about my babies when I’m pregnant, it helps me cope and bring positivity. And according to your LMP you’re already pregnant, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Rooting for you!

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  3. Sending you tons of positive thoughts in the next few weeks!

    A pregnancy announcement was so huge for me. With each pregnancy I would imagine how we would announce it depending on the time of year/season. And with each loss I would mourn not being able to fulfill that dream. When we finally announced our miracle baby it was everything I dreamed it would be. We even used the Cinderella quote “Even miracles take a little time”. : )

    Can’t wait to see yours soon!

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  4. Hi Angela, I love your positive attitude, humor and perseverance. We also suffer years of infertility and failed IVF attempts. We did 3 rounds of IVF which included 1 fresh transfer and 6 FET. Out of those 7 attempts the first resulted in our 2.5 year old boy and the 7th was our twin boys whom I miscarried on 3/2/16 due to an incompetent cervix at 20w6d. We’re waiting to try again once my uterus is healed and I’m emotionally ready. I understand the pain and struggle that you and Shane have to endure with each fail attempt and with each pregnancy loss. Just want to let you know I’m thinking of you and praying that you will get your BFP this month and a happy and healthy baby come this December. Keep those positive thoughts going. May God be with you every step of the way.

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    • I am so touched by your comment. I honestly have thought about how to reply since you wrote it. First, I want to say I am very sorry for the losses you have endured. It hurt me to even think about it. Second, I want to thank you for sharing your story. You have so much strength, that is apparent. I also appreciate what u said about me. It was very kind. Sending so much love!


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