Life with Baby K

July 25, 2008

A letter to my friends

I just sent the following email to my friends and family. I felt like it would be the best way to let people know and to also to get people to pray for me. I am feeling very anxious right now. My last bloodwork was on Monday and my ultrasound isn’t until August 5. I feel like I have no idea what is going on in my uterus. Logically I know that everything is probably okay, but what if its not. I just want to enjoy this pregnancy and not spend the time freaking out. And once I have my ultrasound, I will be worried until the next milestone. I never thought that I would get a doppler but I think for my own sanity I may have to. At what point can someone start to use a doppler. I know its not until at least 12 weeks. How exactly does it work, anyone know?

Anyways, here is the email I sent out:

Hello Friends!!!
 
      This is an email I have wanted to write for a year and a half. Some of you are aware of the infertility struggle Jeff and I have been enduring since we got married in Oct of 2006. This has been a long, hard, emotionally draining process. We began trying to conceive shortly after our wedding and figured it wouldn’t be long before I was pregnant. However, things didn’t work out as we would have wished. During the summer of 2007 we began testing to determine if there was a medical reason we weren’t becoming pregnant. The testing indicated problems which required a specialist’s help. Unfortunately, the insurance company would only pay for the treatment after a year of trying on our own. So while we knew it was unlikely we would become pregnant on our own, we had to continue trying for another 6 months. Finally in January of 2008 Jeff and I went to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist in Springfield as Baystate Medical Center. It was there, after further testing, that we learned our only chance of having our own biological children was through In Vitro Fertilization. We began our first IVF cycle in April and May of 2008. Unfortunately, my body did not respond to the medications correctly and the cycle had to be canceled. So after the doctors at Baystate came up with a new medication protocol, we began again. This time my body responded beautifully and five days after retrieving my eggs, the doctor placed one beautiful embryo back inside of me. And I am beyond excited to share with you that I am currently five weeks pregnant!!!
        While I am nervous about sharing this with all of you, simply because it is still early in the pregnancy, I am doing to because I am in need of your prayers. This pregnancy was hard to come by and I am very anxious about it turning out okay. I go for my first ultrasound on August 5. I will be 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant by then. We should be able to see the baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound that day. Right now that is what I am holding onto. Please pray for Jeff and I and our little baby. We have wanted this for so long and God has finally blessed us with this pregnancy. We all know the power of prayer and my newly forming family needs those prayers. Please pray for peace of mind for Jeff and I, that we would be able to relax and enjoy this pregnancy. We don’t want to spend the next 8 months in fear of things going wrong. We want to enjoy this experience as we prepare for the arrival of our baby. I will be sure to keep you updated as the pregnancy progresses.
        Thank you all so much for your friendships. Each of you are a huge part of my life and you all mean so much to me.
 
                  Love,
                    Jess (and little Baby K!!!)

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5 Comments »

  1. I stumbled upon your blog but wish you the best of luck with lots of prayers

    Comment by Tosha — July 25, 2008 @ 8:54 pm |Reply

  2. i understand your fear. I am so scared as well. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for an easy and enjoyable pregnancy (and I would appreciate it if you would do the same for me). If you need to vent or panic to someone in a similar boat, i am here for you. And btw-I was able to use a doppler starting at 9 weeks. It was a lifesaver and I cannot wait to get one again (assuming this pregnancy lasts that long).

    Comment by isn't it pretty to think so — July 26, 2008 @ 9:45 am |Reply

  3. I am wishing you the best of luck!! I am about a week behind you and can totally understand the fear. Here’s to a healthy and uneventful nine months for us!!!

    Comment by S — July 26, 2008 @ 7:15 pm |Reply

  4. Awwww….what a beautiful letter you wrote! I hope those that respond to you are as kind as they can be, and that you have lots of wonderful support!

    Comment by tigger — July 28, 2008 @ 9:11 pm |Reply

  5. What a beautiful letter! I read the whole thing with tears in my eyes. =)

    Comment by LaLa — July 31, 2008 @ 1:07 pm |Reply


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