Saturday, December 25, 2010

Some History...

Steve and I have been trying to conceive for a year.  In January of 2010 we found out we were pregnant and were so thrilled to be starting our family.  We soon found out that the pregnancy was ectopic and was in my right fallopian tube.  Needless to say, this was devastating news.  I had surgery to remove the pregnancy while leaving the tube in tact.  A couple of days after the surgery my Dr was concerned that my HCG levels were not going down as they should but instead, going up.  So she scheduled me for a D&C later that week but found no fetal tissue.  About a week later, my HCG levels were still rising and I was still having a lot of pain. I collapsed at work and Steve rushed me to the ER where it was discovered that my fallopian tube had ruptured and I was rushed to emergency surgery.  So....three surgeries, two blood transfusions and one missing fallopian tube later there we were, wondering what to do next and determined to keep trying.  In May of 2010 we got another positive pregnancy test that also ended in heartbreak....a "chemical" pregnancy that didn't make it.  We began seeing a fertility specialist, tried clomid, two rounds of IUI, peed on too many sticks to count, read every book you can think of, acupuncture, chiropractic care....the list goes on and on- there was nothing we wouldn't try at least once.  So now we are beginning our IVF journey in the hopes of having a family very soon. I just want to say thank you to our amazingly supportive families and friends who have been here with us every step of the way.  You guys are the best!

3 comments:

  1. Your blog looks fantastic! I love you babe and will be there with you the entire way!

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  2. Oh Bridge, I am praying that this works because you and Steve will make awesome parents! I believe in the power of positive thinking and think it's awesome that you are thinking that way. Any child whether he/she is biological or adopted will be lucky to have you:)
    -Mel

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  3. Oh Bridget I am so sorry for all you have gone through! A year and a half ago we lost a pregnancy. The embryo stopped developing around five weeks, but yet it kept growing. They called it a "missed abortion" and a "blighted ovum" and because it wouldn't pass on its own, I finally had a D&C around 10 weeks. We were devastated. Almost a year to the day that that pregnancy was conceived, we conceived again - this due date was just three days different than the one we lost. And now as I cradle my newborn in my arms tears come to my eyes, in both sadness for your struggle, loss and disappointments, but also in hope that you can soon feel the joy of a child!

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