May 2013 Moms

Today... (XP)

Birth story: On Monday, April 29th, Petra's Pebbles was born via primary c-section. She was 20 inches long and 6 lbs 7 oz at the time. Unfortunately, while she was early full term by one day, she was very much a preemie in many ways. She became severely jaundiced and began losing weight, and was down 13% of her original mass by the time she was just 40 hours old. Mr Petra and I spent the first 5 days of her life not sure she would make it. Someday soon I will post the long version of this, but not today.

 

Today, she is 9 days old.

Today, I am running on 6 blissful hours of sleep.

Today, she has regained most of her birthweight.

Today, we went out and ran errands together and I did not insist on sitting in the back with her.

Today, I was only asked if I were her 'foster mom', not her 'grandma.'

Today, her liver is fully functional.

Today, she not longer is fighting the antibodies that I passed to her during her birth.

Today, she breast fed for the first time. 

Today, I am mother to a healthy living child.

Today, I no longer (constantly) fear that she won't make it. 

Today, I am thankful for the steadfast support I have received from the AL community over the years I've been trying to get here. So very, very thankful.

 

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AMA over 40
Massive uterine fibroids removed 3/06
BFP 1/11; MM/C discovered @ 10w, loss at 6w; Cytotec
B/W 7/11 = normal CD3, FSH 8.9; 7DPO progesterone 1.7
Three Clomid cycles, all BFN, Off to an RE for me...
FSH=8.7 E2=30 AMH=1.8 HSG clear, SA=great
Inj. IUI #1 12/9/11 BFN, Inj. IUI #2 1/6/12 BFN
Inj. IUI #3 1/30/12 BFP!, HCG doubled through 6w, 7w u/s mm/c twins
Factor V Leiden, Hetero, symptomatic
Op Hysteroscopy 5/12, removed scar tissue and uterine septum
Doing Cryo-DE IVF 
Beautiful hatching 5-blast transfered 8/30
BFP 9/7/12 EDD May 19, 2013
A/S on 12/21/12, Petra's having a baby, it's the end of the world!
Pebbles arrived safe and sound 4/13. Placenta accreta found.
Op hysteroscopy 2/7, reopen ute/remove adhesions from accreta
Found severe Ashermans. Fuuuuuuu... Repeat Op Hyst in March.
Op Hyst ver 3.0 looks good so far, find out if it worked in June.

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"Petra, you are an obese 40+ year old. Stop jumping through these hoops. Just adopt already. There is no shame in that." -Deethebee
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