Just checking back in here with one last update. Jenna is 18 days old today and still doing great. We had our two-week pediatrician appointment last Friday, and she had gained 12 ounces since we left the hospital. She is already growing into a cute, chubby baby I stare at her constantly and sometimes just staring at her makes me cry.
Thanks to everyone here for all the support along the way. It was such a long journey to get here -- from starting trying in April 2008, trying naturally for a year and a half, failing IVF's in December 2009 and March 2010, miscarriage after IVF in October 2010, failing another IVF in June 2011, and failing our final FET in October 2011....then moving on to a donor, and finally succeeding with our 5th dIUI in March 2012. And now, finally, holding baby Jenna in my arms
Our struggle will always be with me (once an infertile, always one), but it's wonderful to finally close that chapter of our lives and move forward with our baby girl. I wish the same for all of you, and everyone else still working to get to this board. -TiffanyView Thread
She's finally here! And she's perfect in every way.
Baby Jenna was born on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 40 weeks 1 day. Because I was getting past my due date and had no signs of imminent labor, we decided to induce. We checked into the hospital at 8pm on Thursday night (the 20th), and I was monitored that night and given Cytotec to soften the cervix. In the morning I was about 2cm dilated. We started Pitocin at 8am Friday morning, my water broke at 9:30am, contractions came pretty fast after that. Around 11am I was at 4cm. I got an epidural around 12, and at 1pm I was 7cm. By about 2:30 I was fully dilated at 10cm, and started pushing at 3pm. She was born at 4:15!
We are home from the hospital and doing great. I am still having trouble believing she's really finally here, after we started trying in April 2008. What a long journey -- she's totally worth the wait. I'm in love
Happy holidays! Will update again soon. -TiffanyView Thread
I'm just stopping by quickly to say I'm still here, 38 weeks 4 days, still pregnant! I'm not sure that baby girl is ready to come out yet, because I don't feel any different, and can't really tell if she has dropped. I have been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions though, so I hope my body is getting ready. I feel great, but am so excited to meet her.
Hi Kris -- wow, big hugs to you and your family, and I hope everyone continues to do better! What a crazy few weeks. Definitely don't apologize to anyone here! You've been through a lot and you deserve some time to catch your breath! Thanks for updating us and updating the list.
Sounds like your babies are hanging in there and doing great. I'm so excited for you. My due date is 12/20 and my doctor says she wouldn't want to go more than 1 week past due, which means both of us will be having our babies very soon! I can't wait to hear your birth story, and can't wait to meet my little girl. I'll be thinking of you and looking for your update, whenever you get the chance, no pressure. The board has been slow recently anyway -- I think we've all been busy. Best of luck!!View Thread
Thanks for the updated list Kris! I'm very excited to be on labor watch...will keep you posted. So far baby girl still feels high to me, so I'm not sure how soon it'll be. I'm trying not to be impatient while I'm getting so excited!View Thread
Hi Kris, Thanks for the update -- sounds like a scary Saturday. I'm glad you got monitored so you could make sure babies are doing fine. I can't imagine how exhausted you must feel carrying twins into the third trimester, but it sounds like you're doing great, and that you have great dr's helping you out. Can you believe how soon you're going to have those babies in your arms!?View Thread