Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Growing Babies

I went to the doctor on Tuesday and got a great report. I'm just amazed at how these babies are growing!

Gabe is a whopping 1lb 11oz
Isabella is 1lb 9oz
Jack is 1lb 5oz

Big Boy Gabe

Miss Priss Isabella

My sweet baby Jack is getting squished on the bottom. Poor baby didn't even want his picture made, so I only have pics of Gabe and Isabella. It may have been because Isabella was actually sitting on Jack's head, so he was a little embarrassed and didn't want to show his precious face:)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How We Got Here

My last day at Dr. Slayden's(My fertility specialist)
Jackson & I knew we wanted to start a family as soon as we got married. It's not that we had trouble getting pregnant....Jackson could look at me and I would get pregnant. I just had a hard time holding on to the pregnancy. I miscarried three times in less than a year. The first two were after the babies heartbeats were detected. Unless you've gone through the loss of a pregnancy, it's hard to understand what it feels like, and it's hard for me to put it into words. I don't know how I could have gotten through it without strong faith in The Lord, my husband and my family and friends. After my third miscarriage, my doctor refered me to a fertility specialist. After extensive testing, my fertility specialist decided that fertility drugs were my best options. He wanted my body, with the help of the drugs, to produce multiple eggs in one cycle in hopes that one of the eggs would be a "good egg", and I would carry it to term. The first month of treatment, we tried Clomid. My body didn't respond the way the doctor wanted it to. I actually ovulated before any of the eggs were mature enough to be fertilized. Then, the next month, they found a cyst of one of my overies and had to postpone treatment. Ugghhh! Then, the doctor decided we should try injectables(Menopur). So here we go, a shot in my stomach every night. I didn't care..... I would do anything to get pregnant and stay that way.

Ok... the injectables did what they were supposed to do, and my eggs were ready. We decided to do IUI(intrauterine insemenation). Since I do get pregnant so easy, we wanted to try that before we resorted to in vitro.

Two and half weeks after the IUI, I got a positive pregnancy test! I was excited and scared to death. Would it work this time? I had eight eggs that were mature enough to be fertilized, surely one of them will be good. The doctor told me that he thought I would carry one, maybe two. Two loooong weeks went by, and it was finally time for our first ultrasound. How many would there be? Would this really work?

The sonographer started the ultrasound and it seemed like forever before she spoke. TRIPLETS!!!! What??? We knew there was a chance we could have multiples, but you're never really prepared for someone to tell you that your having three babies at once! All the blood had drained from Jackson's face, and tears began to fall down my face. We frantically began asking questions.....Do they all look ok? Are they measuring like they are supposed to? Are their little heartbeats strong? YES! YES! YES! More tears. The sonographer asked if I was ok. I said "It's just that, we've lost three." And she said "Well just found 'em."
So that's it in a nut shell. That's how I got pregnant with my little miracles. Isn't amazing how God works. I lost three babies, and he gave them back to me. I was meant to be a mom of triplets.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

24 weeks with triplets!

Yipeeee! The triplets are viable today! Whew! What a relief. Today I can breath a little easier because the babies can survive on their own if they decide to come early. When Dr. Leach told me we had to make it to week 24, I thought it would take forever, but it actually has gone by pretty fast. Thank you God for these three precious babies.

I've got so much to blog about, but I'm still trying to figure this thing out. I promise to keep it interesting and post lots of pictures.

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