Thursday, April 9, 2009

Long time, no chat...

Hey everyone! I'm glad to be posting again. I missed everyone! I have to say it is so hard for me to find time to post or even check in on other people's blogs. My son is a handful. He likes to be in my arms. I will find time - it is getting better.

It's been 1 year that I had my miscarriage after my frozen transfer. Well, a year ago today I got my beta for FET #1. Shortly after that, I had a miscarriage.

I completely forgot about all of this until I went to an acupuncture appt today. She reminded me that it was exactly one year ago that I went in for non-doubling betas. I decided to go to acupuncture today for relaxation and for possible help in my supply of breastmilk. I'm doing daycare trial so I had a few hours without my son. I go to a place that specializes in reproductive health. The acupuncturist did points to help with breastfeeding - we will see if that helps. I really missed going to acupuncture. It is very relaxing. Of course, I had to rush to a dentist appt right afterwards - so my tranquil demeanor wore off.

The acupuncturist was telling me about one of the owners who had the same thing - an early miscarriage and she was pregnant the next month. It really made me wonder if acupuncture really had helped me get pregnant - even though I think our problems were more male factor. She said that the owner was thankful for that miscarriage or she wouldn't have her daughter. It's hard to think about but we wouldn't have our son if we had gone full term with our first baby boy. I really miss our first son and our life will never be the same since we went through that. But we are thankful everyday for the joy our son brings us...

A girl on my message board lost her twins at 24w1d this past weekend. I'm not sure if she had IC or placental abruption, but I'm so sad for her loss. My thoughts are with her and her family. She went through many IVFs before she got pregnant with these twins.

For those in A.ustin, we found a great place for bluebonnet pictures. It's at J.ester and 2222 (from 360 turn right onto 2222). It's a parking lot where they have planted bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes. We got some great pictures and it doesn't look like you are on the side of the road or in a parking lot.

I hope everyone is well. I'm praying for all my online friends - for sucessful pregnancies.


Dre said...

Glad to hear from you again and that you are settling in to life with your little man!

Ariella said...

Glad to see you again! I hope you continue to update your blog because I love keeping up with you this way.

The thing you wrote about m/c and how if not for it then you wouldn't have your son. I am just not 100% sure I buy into that. It just rubs me wrong, but I haven't ever had a loss like that so who am I to judge. What ever helps you and others get though the pain, is fine by me.

Monica H said...

So glad you're doing well. I think about you and your family often.

Thanks for the bluebonnet location. I was just thinking today of good places, but the wildflowers aren't as prolifent as years past.

Autumn is going to get her picture taken!