Update on me *child & preg mentioned*

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Update on me *child & preg mentioned*

Hi ladies! I realized it has been a long time since I've updated on here. Quick reminder on my background to jog some memories: TTC for over a year, underwent fertility testing and an IUI in Jan 2011 around the time my father was hospitalized, then started our first IVF cycle Mar/Apr 2011 around the time my father passed away, became pregnant that cycle and DS was born a little early in Dec 2011 because I developed HELLP syndrome. DS is now a busy body almost 21 month old. We decided we would TTC on our own again with the understanding that we were told our chances of conceiving on our own were very small. Wanted to try anyway for about a year and then discuss whether we wanted to pursue FET, adopt or be content with the idea of one child. Well three months in TTC, I was blown away by getting a BFP. I had never been able to get pregnant on my own so it took awhile for it all to sink in. As I tell people, this was a surprise planned pregnancy Smile Now I'm 15 weeks along, due Feb 28. I still feel like I need to pinch myself at times that this is really happening to us.

I lurk on this board from time to time to keep caught up with people as this board was my first home board when I started posting on Preg.org Smile

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Yahoo Congrats!! What an amazing story. My BFF, whom I met on an IVF board, got pregnant with her first by IVF. She wasn't even trying and had just stopped BFing when she got a natural BFP 2nd pregnancy. Complete surprise. When she emailed me (since we email almost daily, she lives away from me) to tell me about it, she told me to sit down for the news. I was shocked. I'm so excited for you!! Thanks for the update. Keep us updated on how things are going.

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That is the best story ever. Congrats. We wish our second pregnancy worked out like that... then we ended up needing IVF.

Tiffany

Joined: 12/01/10
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Not sure if people still checking in here. Just hit the 36 week mark (my EDD was moved to 2/26). We had some anxious moments after the anatomy scan. Thought they saw a heart issue (ventricular septal defect), along with brain and pelvic cysts. We had testing and some more scans. At our more recent heart scan earlier this month with prenatal/pediatric cardiologist, he didn't see the VSD so we are hoping that means it is very small or closed completely. He recommended a follow-up echo at birth before we discharge from hospital. Otherwise, I'm doing well. No abnormal symptoms, my BP is fine and no urine protein so far. I am hoping this means no HELLP on the horizon and I can reach full term this time.

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Great to hear from you!!! Glad things seem to improving with his heart. Hope things continue to go well. Update us after he's here!! Can't wait!