I heard about Mel's Show and Tell but never participated. Well today I have one Amazing Show and Tell for you all. The above is the most amazingly wonderful baby in the world and he/she is ours!!
We went for our first antenatal visit and it felt great to go in as that and not for IVF related exams. We arrived and the nurse said that as I am an antenatal patient I need to go and pee in a cup and that I will do that every time I come for a visit. OK, that is interesting! Wonder why they do that? I forgot to ask. Then they took my weight (I lost 2 kg!! how did that happen?!?) and my blood pressure which is good! Then our miracle doctor, also known as Dr.S showed up. She told me that today we would look for a yolk sack and nothing more. She said that she likes to think of it as seen an engagement ring, just a single band with nothing more. In 2 weeks time we will be able to see a solitaire, she said to think of it as the most amazing and most valuable solitaire we have ever seen, So cute. I then got ready and she proceeded with the u/s and there in no time we saw the baby.. OUR BABY! We looked for a second one but no, there was only one. We were so thrilled to see that all is looking great and that everything is proceeding as it should be. She said my ovaries are still enlarged because of the IVF hormones but all is looking GREAT.
I got dressed and then she calculated when we would see each other next (25th of Feb) and then we asked about the progesterone and she said to keep taking the cyclogest and to keep going in once a week for my extra progesterone shot. Before we left I asked what our due date would be, I said we calculated it would be the 9th but she took out her calendar and said our Due Date is the 10/10/2010! How amazing is this for a birthday! Of course she said that sometimes babies come earlier and sometimes later so that it might not be this exact date. We shall wait and see. She also said to refrain from super active sexual intercourse as our pregnancy is still considered high risk due to IVF. We don't mind waiting and if we feel like it we can try super gentle sex... oh God!! LOL!!
There are no words to describe what is going through my mind and body today.. it's as if I had a chance to look into something that up until now was only in my mind.. It was the most sub real experience of my life and I will never stop being thankful for this wonderful miracle we were granted. Thank you God for listening to our prayers. The other baby did not make it but he/she will never be forgotten. I think the best way to look at this, is to think that it was meant to be just one for us... we have control over so little and this was not in our hands to decide. It was the way it was destined to be and we are thankful and feel so blessed for this.