It’s been a long time since I posted on this blog. We’ve been through so much since my last post. We have gone through more losses and more testing. All the tests continued to come back with no actual answers.
At the beginning of this year me and my husband took the 4 hour journey to see a specialist. This doctor specializes in losses, particularly reoccurring losses with no answers. She gave us a few options to choose from if we wanted to move forward with trying to have a baby.
Our choices were the following;
1. Start taking a baby aspirin daily, and continue taking it until I reached 36 weeks pregnant. (This can help if my body is clotting against the placenta and depriving baby of oxygen, not something that can be tested for in early losses.)
2. Doing fragmin injections daily (A form of heparin) This requires doing an injection every 24 hrs. I would be required to do my injection within the certain hour everyday.
After 3 1/2 years of trying to have a baby me and my husband decided on option #2. It was the harder and more expensive of the two options but at this point the specialist agreed that it would probably be our best option.
Shortly after our appointment with the specialist I found out I was pregnant again. We excitedly took this as a sign and I started taking the injections daily. Only a few days later I started to have heavy cramping and my period came. I was about 5 weeks pregnant. Another loss to put behind us. Our 5th loss.
After that we agreed to try one more time, I told my husband that I didn’t know if I could continue going through this but I so badly wanted a baby to call our own. So we were going to try one last time and see if these new meds would work.
On April 9 I took a test, I was feeling a little off and I didn’t think I was pregnant again, as I had not gotten my period back after my latest loss yet. But the test was positive. So I again started the meds and my doctor ordered blood work to check my HCG levels. They continued to rise normally and I was monitored by ultrasound every 2 weeks.
As of today, Dec 6, I am 38 weeks pregnant with our miracle rainbow baby. Most days I still have trouble believing that we have gotten to this point but here we are.
Today is also the 3 year anniversary of the day that we found out we lost our baby at 15 weeks. So many emotions this month, but whenever I feel my belly move or I can’t get comfortable I remember the miracle inside me and it makes me smile.
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