IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

There is a lot more to our story – a lot that happened between the moment we started round two of IVF and our clinical trial, and today. We had a failed fresh transfer, I developed a massive cyst that caused my ovary to twist when it ruptured, I had surgery….but all of that is for another day. Because I realize that it has been a long time since I posted an update on this blog, I really wanted to share where we are now. I will have plenty of time to go back and fill in the blanks at a later date.

Our second transfer of IVF round two was also our first ever frozen transfer. We transferred two beautiful, nearly perfect embryos way back in June of 2019.

One of them decided to stick around. We are so excited to share that we are expecting our rainbow baby in the coming months.

We didn’t go public with the pregnancy for a really long time. Just the thought of letting everyone know sent me into a spiral of anxiety, but eventually, my mom really wanted to send out baby shower invitations. So it was time.

The week before Thanksgiving, at around 26 weeks pregnant, we went public with our happy news.

Pregnancy after infertility and miscarriage has NOT been easy. I’ve been scared and anxious for so much of it, and it hasn’t gotten a lot better just because my due date is approaching. I am trying to enjoy as much of this experience as possible, because I know I may never be pregnant again.

I know there is a lot more of this story to tell, but for now, I wanted to share our news, with the promise that I will be back to share the full story at a later date.

I’m excited to write it all down and share it with the world.

6 thoughts on “IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for your blog and your open journey with infertility. I experienced secondary infertility and it was some of the hardest three years of my life. I found your blog and followed your story and you gave me hope and helped normalize my own experience, erasing shame and allowing me to feel acceptance. I did follow the infertility journey aka surgery (tube removal) and IVF. Our pregnancy was nothing unlike my first, it was not healing to be pregnant after wanting it for so long, and doing everything in my power to achieve it (I mean really progesterone shots in your bum?!!).

    You know what was healing: a VBAC, holding my twins, seeing my daughter finally become a big sister and breastfeeding. So feel nervous, feel scared but your heart is about to explode with love!

    Congratulations, thank you again for giving me a little courage with my own infertility in 2018!

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that your story had a happy ending, and I’m glad that my little blog could give you a bit of comfort. I’m terrible at maintaining this blog, but I still try because I think sharing our story is important if it makes even one person feel less alone.

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  2. Congratulations! But wow, I’m sorry for everything you went through in the meantime. I can’t speak to what pregnancy is like, but it is different when they’re here. Honestly it was so hard to have our son that parenting has been easier in comparison, even with severe acid reflux and colic! I feel like I enjoyed it more than other women who became parents around the same time, too. I just didn’t take for granted any of it. I truly felt like every bad day was made better for having him here and I knew what it was like to be without him and think he would never be here. Anyway, I know it’s not really over for you, but I hope the time passes quickly so you can finally have that moment. It is hard-won and well deserved. ❤️

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    1. I honestly cannot wait until our baby is safely in my arms. I think I’ll be anxious up until that moment. And I’m so glad everything is going well for you guys. ❤️

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