Monday, June 21, 2010

ICLW June 2010

Welcome new and old friends. I had skipped the last ICLW round as I was on holidays so I'm very happy to be back on the radar!

So you can read my short step-by-step story on the left bar. We have been through a lot like many of you, if there is anything you think I can help you with fell free to email me, I'll only be delighted to give back some of the support I have received since I started blogging a year ago.

After 3 fresh ICSI, 6 total ETs, 2 ectopic pregnancies, surgeries to remove the tubes, endless tests and even more tears we are currently pregnant and dare I say in the right spot! For me this is close to a miracle. We named the little penguin (our single left over frozen blast, in case you wonder if we do have a real penguin as a pet) Elvis. We had our viability scan at 7w4d and it all looked good. Then at 8w1d I started spotting and totally panicked, but a trip to the ER showed our Elvis still doing well. I find it next to impossible not to worry about this pregnancy, what if I lose it? What if at the next scan there is no heartbeat? And then I kick myself for not enjoying to the fullest this blessing we have have been given, this real possibility to have a family. So here I am, waiting for Thursday and my next and probably final scan at the fertility clinic before moving on to the OB and the real pregnancy World.

Today I'm 9w1d. It just seems impossible that it's actually me saying this.

I'd love for you to stick around and I can't wait to get to know you too.

23 comments:

  1. Happy ICLW to you! 9weeks and 1 day is a great time to be.. I cannot wait to hear about your scan on Thursday. Elvis will be so much bigger by then and will start looking like a baby!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Congratulations on your pregnancy and I hope you have a wonderful scan on thursday! It can be quite frightening to have spotting during your pregnancy, so I hope it's all stopped and that you will have an uneventful pregnancy further and a healthy baby in 31 weeks time!

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  3. Gosh is it that time again? I havent registered for a while as things have just been too hectic. If I remember correctly we actually "met" during an ICLW week!

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  4. Hi Fran, I'm not officially taking part in ICLW this month but have been secrely lurking and following you for a while so thought this was an apt time to out myself.

    You've been through so much and I can only imagine how strange it must be for you to almost be at the point of graduating from your RE, what a milestone.

    I don't think you should feel guilty for not enjoying the pregnancy so far... there will come a point where you'll relax and its different for everyone. Given all you've been through to get here its only natural that a little self protection kicks in. You're baby will be loved beyond belief, I am hoping for the best for you. xxx

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  5. Happy ICLW my friend! I am so happy that you are pregnant...and I hope you start to enjoy it soon (you deserve it!). I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  6. Happy ICLW and happy 9w1d Elvis! I can't wait to hear about your successful graduation to the regular ob. :-)

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  7. 9w1d! I know it's hard not to be gun-shy but little Elvis shows every inclination that he is going to stick around for the duration (and I am so very, very glad). Not an easy road you have had, and you DESERVE this. I am waiting with you for your Thursday scan - with the hope that Elvis is growing beautifully and that getting just that further along puts some of that worry (inevitable, I know) to rest.

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  8. PS: A thousand hugs to you, Fran.

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  9. Congrats on making it to 9 weeks Fran!! I can't wait to see what Thursday shows for you.

    ICLW

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  10. Congrats on 9 weeks. So happy for you, hon!

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  11. Nine weeks! And there is every reason to believe little Elvis is doing just fine in there. Wait till you see him and how much bigger he is! Much love and many hugs to you, Fran.

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  12. Congratulations on 9 weeks!

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  13. "Today I'm 9w1d. It just seems impossible that it's actually me saying this."

    I love this! I'm sure so many pregnant bloggers can relate. So happy that things are going well!! :)

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  14. Oh Fran, I am so happy for you. Pregnancy after IF and losses is so nerve wracking. I hope and pray everything goes smoothly.

    ~ICLW#17

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  15. Hello! Yeah for 9 weeks! I hope that your scan on Thursday goes perfectly!! I hope you are able to relax and enjoy your pg after your appt -- I know how hard it is though. Best wishes to you = )

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  16. Yay for 9 weeks! I hope everything goes really well on Thursday. :-)

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  17. Wow you have been through so much! Congrats on being 9 weeks!

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  18. 9 amazing weeks! Oh, Fran. I'm just so excited for you. The Mr. has given me a joke for you here:

    "An ion walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Hey we can't serve atoms in here." The ion says, "I'm no atom." The bartender says, "are you sure?" The ion says, "yeah, I'm positive."

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  19. Happy ICLW and yeah for 9w1d! Its amazing and I am so glad you are finally able to write this my friend. Much love and thoughts to you. xoxox

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  20. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought I would return the love.

    What an inspirational post! Congratulations Mommy! and Elvis? I Love that name! Your kid has awesome written all over him!

    Congrats again!

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  21. I can't tell you not to worry, because that wouldn't stop the worrying anyway, but it certainly sounds like things are looking good, and you're about to graduate to the "normal" pregnancy world. Congrats - it was a long journey.

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  22. Happy ICLW! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and congratulations on your pregnancy! Stories like yours give me hope for the future. Best of luck at your scan on Thursday.

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