Doing a happy dance...

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Registered: 07-24-2008
Doing a happy dance...
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 10:10pm

....but only in my mind! My butt is glued to my bed!

I am home resting, absolutely exhausted from the excitement of the day.

My cervical legnth went from.....***drum roll please....**** 1.05cm to 2.5cm!!!!! I cannot believe how much we gained! It's even longer than it was with the first cerclage!

I was doing some research and apparently cerclage is not used very often with twins, due to it's low success rate...and here, I've now had 2!

The doctors are absolutley amazed--first that we've made it this far, and second that we're in such a "good" place. DH and I are ecstatic...caustiously so, but ecstatic, none the less. :)

I have a follow up appointment first thing Tuesday morning and will continue my home contraction monitoring tomorrow morning. We only need another 13 weeks and 5 days to get to 36 weeks....strange to think that I've been on bedrest for a month month down, 3 to go!

I am so thankful for you ladies.... I can't wait to catch up on what I've missed this week. :)






Rachael (26) & CJ (26) : TTC since August 2005.

"Faith is believing when there is nothing else you can do."


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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 10:46pm

Incredible, wonderful news! Yay for your miraculous cervix!!!! You are defying all these odds, and it is a real testament to your strength and DH's strength. Keep those babies brewing in there!


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May Baby

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:06pm
So glad the situation has improved.

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:21pm

So so happy to hear this!! What great news! It must feel so great to hear GOOD news for a change. You are doing an amazing job handling all this stress - those babies are gonna have one strong mama!!

Lots of hugs to you, DH and the twins.


Finally pregnant with our first with the help of Donor Sperm and IUI after 3 years of TTC!!

Due Date: March 3, 2011

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Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!
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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:16am
WOW Rachael! That is amazing, I am so happy for you to see this turn of events. I hope you are keeping a journal of this eventful pregnancy to share with your twins some day. Still thinking and praying for you and those twins to stay put!


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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:28am



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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 7:42pm
Rachael, this is fantastic news. I am so happy for you.... I hope that the bed rest and new cerclage both keep your babies in there for another 13 weeks. Thinking positive thoughts for you.... Please keep us posted....

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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 8:38pm
You deserve to be estatic!


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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 10:44am

Woo hoo, I'm happy to see this!


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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 8:05am
I am so happy to here that everything is going good. I can not believe that you have been on bed rest one month already. I hope the last three go by fast. Keep us posted.


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility

IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days

IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.

IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN

IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.

IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's

Due date 1/28/2011.

We're having a baby boy and baby girl.