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|Thu, 08-02-2012 - 1:26am|
Hi all, I see so many new "faces" on the board. Well, the twins, Mark and Isabel are almost 10 months old, I just can't believe it. They are standing, crawling, Mark is beginning to cruise and Izzy is babbling up a storm, able to say DaDa and NaNa.
I've been depressed lately, which the doctor said is normal, however it's not PPD. I'm suffering from, "I'm not able to care or cuddle or hold or lift my own children syndrome." Alas, I've been forced to quit school again and I'm back on bedrest, even though this unassisted pregnancy is only a singleton.
For those of you who don't know me, I've been a member of this board for almost ten years, under two different names. My twins were conceived through IVF and when they were 3 months old, I found out I was pregnant, without any help, at 12 dpo. I was upset and maybe a little happy but not keeping my hopes up because this is my 8th pregnancy, so, when I made it to 12w, I was able to relax, then at 20w I came home after taking my mom on a 4 day cruise with the kids and my aunt to Mexico, only to find that I was 1.5cm dilated and 50% effaced. I received my cerclage that day and the orders, BEDREST!!! Not fun, as I'm only 6 months away from graduating with my RN and I was really excited to be done this year.
So far, this baby girl (we're doing a gender reveal baby shower in two weeks) little Aislynn-James Idolyn is an active and apparently very healthy baby, I am back to weekly u/s and doc visits and hope to deliver her beyond 36w. I have the cerclage removed 4 days before my twins turn 1. I'm nervous about having three babies under 1 essentially and trying to juggle that with going back to school in December. I am driven to finish.
My husband finally agreed that I can go on bc for a minimum of 9m so that my cervix can heal, as it did not have the ample time to recover from my vaginal delivery. I am excited to meet her and this will be my DH's fourth daughter. At least Mark does have a boy to grow up with, his nephew is 6mo younger than him, plus there will hopefully be a neice sometime in the next 14mo from their 21yo sister.
We are weird, as we do plan to use the two remaining embryos, many people think we are NUTS!
I'm glad to see all the BFP's, it's wonderful to see that for all the time and trouble it takes us, that we are successful. It only took me 13 years, two husbands and 6 m/c's before I had Mark and Izzy and there are days it is still surreal. I hope I always have that feeling.
Sorry this is so long, Good luck everyone!