It has been an extremely hard road over the many years of infertility treatment, but it has finally come to an end for us. I had my very last appointment with my fertility doctor yesterday, and finally “graduated” from infertility treatment for forever. In a bitter sweet ending, I hugged my doctor & nursing staff goodbye with tears of joy & relief in my eyes. Finally, after 8 years of treatment, it all now comes to an end, and the infertility chapter has forever been closed as of January 8th, 2019. With no embryos left in frozen storage, we move onto the next chapter in our lives which is simply focusing on the future of our family.
We transferred our last two embryos, and only one survived. We’re currently 8 weeks & 4 days pregnant, and cautiously optimistic that our future holds another miracle for our family. It has been a long road to get to this point, and the road is far from short from here. December 30th, I had a very big bleed and ended up in the ER thinking the worst had happened, and our last chance had been taken from us. After hours of waiting, an ultrasound showed our sweet little one still had a strong heartbeat of 137 beats per minute (stronger then 3 days prior at 121 beats per minute). Yesterday at my last fertility ultrasound, it showed 173 beats per minute which was great news.
I know I’ve been quiet and haven’t shared as much this time around, but each time I’d feel confident enough in embracing this pregnancy, something would happen. My HCG levels in the beginning were slow to rise - in my head I was devastated at the thought of this pregnancy not progressing. A week later, we finally got to see the yolk sac & sac – finally some good news of development. Another week later, we finally got to see our little miracle’s heartbeat – finally I thought I could embrace this pregnancy fully now, and don’t have to be scared anymore. Then 3 days later we have a big bleed & land in the ER – immediately my head went to the worst possible place of devastation again, but a strong heartbeat was present, and an ultrasound shows everything is okay. Then we have an ER after visit on the 4th which showed baby is fine – finally I can relax a little. Then another ultrasound yesterday showed again baby is fine – I can relax now a little bit more.
Now we wait & hope.
Thank you to my wonderful neighbors who watched Colton while my amazing good friend drove me and sat with me all night and into the early AM hours in the ER. I would not have survived the ordeal without each of you helping in a time of need. I'm forever grateful to have such amazing people in our lives.
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.