I am so sorry that it took so long to post this, but baby Gabriel came into the world in dramatic fashion a week ago today. 7lb., 8oz., 20.5" long. 11:32am on Sunday, March 24th.
The natural water birth that we had hoped for did not come to fruition. We labored for over 36 hours, pushed for more than 3 1/2 hours, vacuum extraction attempts failed, and ended up with a C-Section. Not the route that this former Doula anticipated but then again, there is a reason why all of those interventions were developed in the first place and I am oh so glad that they were available to us.
We've had some issues with jaundice and we're working through those, but overall our first week has been an amazing experience. S is every bit the Mom that I knew she would be, and far more. I couldn't have more joy than when I watch her coo over our boy.
My Mom is now in town visiting so my hands should have slightly more free time and I will do my best to post a few pics later today.
Happy Easter to all of those on the board that celebrate, and thanks again to everyone for all of the amazing support I received throughout this pregnancy! It's all worth it, every moment, for this bliss.
Married to my amazing wife 6/12/10
TTC since 6/11
Unmedicated IUI #1 - 6/28/11 - BFN
Unmedicated IUI #2 - 7/25/11 - BFN
Robotic Myomectomy (Fibroid Surgery) - 11/15/11
Unmedicated IUI #3 - 4/24/12 - BFN
Progesterone Supported Leuteal Phase IUI #4 - 6/21/12 - BFP!!
Baby Boy G Born 3/24/13
On to #2, are we crazy?
IUI #1 - 11/28/14 - BFP! Beta #1 (11DPO) 34, Beta #2 (13DPO) 101, Beta #3 (20DPO) 3043
Ultrasound at 6w4d shows a single, fluttering heartbeat. Say hello to Sticky Ricki!