I haven't been posting to this board since May after my last donor embryo cycle ended with an ectopic pregnancy. Also identified clotting disorder at that time.. This was following two failed donor egg cycles using my late husband's frozen sperm.
I have gotten pregnant the old fashioned way a few times over a 25 year period, but all ended in miscarriage...
A few weeks ago I had worked up the hope to get ready for one last donor embryo cycle. However, I had been feeling uncomfortable in my lower abdomen - so RE wanted an ultrasound to rule out any new fibroids or whatever might cause a problem.
So, yesterday I had the U/S. If you ladies are like me, you can read the U/S screen better than the technician by now, we've had so many of them! I put the wand in and the technician found my uterus and immediately I could see an unmistakeable gestational sac with a fetal pole in there! The little guy measured 7 weeks and 1 day with a heartbeat zipping along like crazy!!
I have been dating a man for the past few months and we started having a physically intimate relationship several weeks ago. It would never have occurred to me to use contraception... I just DON'T get pregnant without spending tens of thousands of dollars first, LOL!
My RE about fell over when she found out! I am now taking lupron and progesterone shots and using Vivelle estrogen patches to support this pregnancy. Trying, TRYING, very hard to hope for the best.
My boyfriend is substantially older than me (his children are in their 40s like me!!) I haven't told him or anyone else about this pregnancy (except you ladies, now!).
I want to tell him, but I'm afraid to. But even if he's not happy about it, I won't care. This might finally be the baby I've been waiting for, hoping for, and dreaming of my whole life!
OMG! I just can't believe it. Please, oh please let this baby grow and be born!
Thanks for letting me share this with you, ladies, even though it is OE. I just knew this was a safe, supportive place to let it out.
P.S. I'm pretty sure this is just a dream... very surreal...
This message has been edited by CrazyLady42 on Jul 28, 2012 1:46 PM This message has been edited by CrazyLady42 on Jul 28, 2012 1:17 PM
I just recently read about your loss... Even though I have been absent from the boards, I had been praying for you and your little one... we have been on a paralelle path for so many months now... I held you (and hold you) close to my heart.
I wish you peace and healing and hope for the future.
P.S. and thank you for being happy for me... we both know there is SO far to go
Second - I agree with post above - why are they having you take Lupron?! That's not supposed to be taken during pregnancy - Lupron is an FDA pregnancy category X drug & can cause birth defects - not trying to freak you out, but sounds like a good question for your physician....
Wow, CL, that is amazing and wonderful news! I pray that all continues to go well with the pregnancy and your new relationship. I wondered about the Lupron too: I remember taking it early in my cycle, but definitely not while pregnant.
I've been following your journey and this news is just so incredible! I truly believe that when one door closes another opens and those who keep the faith are eventually rewarded for doing so. I am very happy for you and will be praying that this little bean continues to grow healthy and strong. Congratulations and wishing you all the best!