Kelly, you look amazing! I wish I looked that goodd pregnant! lol
A little bit about me....DH, Brad, and I were married in May of 2000. He wanted to start right away trying to start a family. I wanted to wait a bit. Had I known how hard thigns would be...I would have started then. After 2 years of marriage we began to try, thinking that all we would have to do would be DTD and eventually all would work out. Well not so much for us. After many tests and drugs and about 2 years...one miscarriage and many disappointments, a DX of PCOS, we stopped trying. It was too much on my body and too much emotionally.
That January 2004 I had a cyst rupture, I also began to work on losing weight and just taking some maintenance drugs for my PCOS. On April 24th we found out we were pg with our daughter.
What a blessing. She was born in January 2005 by c-section 2 weeks past her due date. We found out within a couple of days that she had Craniosynostosis of the metopic suture. Basically the suture that runs down the middle of the forehead was already fused shut when she was born. She had to have major surgery when she was 4 months old to correct this.
You can see how her little forehead was peaked looking.
a little blurry and she is still a little puffy but you can see how her forehead changed.
She is a perfectly fine 2.5 year old today, eagerly awaiting becoming a big sister. which brings me to why I am posting on the November 2007 birth board.
We decided not to do anything to prevent a pregnancy after Josey but also that if after she was 2 years old we were not pg we would re-visit our RE to begin to more actively try again. In May of 2006 I revisited the PCOS clinic that I had been attending, met with a nutritionist and started trying to get my body ready for the process of getting pregnant. I lost 30 pounds, no before and after sorry!, and began to take maintenance drugs more faithfully again. In December we did our first round with the oral fertility drug that my body responds too but in too small a dose. I did not ovulate and was pretty disappointed as I thought this may make things tougher this time around. I was not sure I could go through all that again.
In February I started again. I took the drug and we "timed" it all correctly. This cycle was weird and I was sure it was a bust. I felt really bloated and in pain around the time I should be ovulating so I called the clinic to let them know that I thought I had a cyst and could I just come in for a P4 to make sure I had ovulated. The nurse told me she thought I had O'ed twice....I thought she was nuts!
I went in for my P4 and it was through the roof, 50 to be exact. This meant I had definitely O'ed and even possibly had O'ed twice as the nurse thought. That Wed. I took a pg test and it came back positive. I was elated but surprised, my DH asked if it was a real positive...still not sure what he was thinking. I told him that I only knew of real ones.
We found out at 7 weeks that there were two babies in there....I had started wondering. I got pretty big pretty fast, I had some exaggerated symptoms but overall was just an instinct that something was different.
And here we are. Here are some pics of my belly progression.
16 weeks, Josey hugging her babies.
and here is my belly button progression starting at 20 weeks....
and of course a couple of baby shots!
here they are at 16 weeks
and 20 weeks
I never posted my belly pics here when I was preggo. So I will post them now so you lovely ladies can see what you have to look forward to!
I didn't take any after 35 weeks - I guess I was just too tired! I delivered them at 38 weeks so I know I got bigger than the 35 week pic.
I miss my belly
Sean and Emma 10/24/06