6.12.2015

Two

The number two seems to be the theme of my life right now...
  • Unfortunately, I may only have 2 people who follow me anymore as it has been so long since I have written.  I'd say I will be better, but I can't make that promise.  I still follow all of your blogs -- I'm just not good about writing mine...
  • E turned 2 this week.  What a challenging and beautiful age.  She is so talkative and learns something new every single day.  But she also is very stubborn (I'm sure she gets that from her father) and impatient and very opinionated.  Our biggest challenges right now are dinner time and bed time.  The best moments are hearing "hug momma hug" or "I love you momma".  In the last month I survived hubby and my's first trip away from her (first time we've both been away overnight).  She stayed with her aunt and uncle for 4 days and did so great.  I meanwhile, cried all the way to the airport and once I got to the hotel.  I also survived my first long work trip away from her -- three whole nights.  Again, she did great, but it broke my heart to hear her cry every night when we said "good night" on the phone.  
  • Two jobs.  For the last several years I have worked my primary job and then also had a secondary job one evening a week teaching a class for at least one to two semesters of the year.  This fall was the last semester I committed to doing this.  This is a good thing as since last August I have really been doing two jobs as part of my primary position.  It is busy and challenging most days, but I still feel very blessed to be able to have a day off every two weeks to spend extra time with E.  We are also very blessed by the wonderful daycare/school she goes to.  
  • Two months from this Saturday I will turn 40. Enough said.
  • Two lines.  Last November I thought my period started and then it promptly stopped after about a half day (it is usually 7+ days).  And it didn't come back.  Finally, a week later, I took a pregnancy test and immediately got two lines.  Excitement and fear ensued, as the last time I started my period and then stopped and realized I was pregnant ended up in a miscarriage.  So trying not to get my hopes up too high, I went in to my OB/GYN (going to the RE clinic just made me too anxious) and painfully had to wait until the next morning for the results.  The results were solid at 9000+, and two days later were 17,000+.  Knowing my history, my OB clinic was great and got me in for an early ultrasound at 6 weeks where we heard an amazing heart beat.  So long story short, while some people struggle with secondary infertility after having their first child, hubby and I apparently were blessed with secondary fertility, after it took us 6 years and IVF to conceive E.  As I sit here I am 32 weeks and am watching and feeling baby moving like crazy.  It has taken a long time to set in for us that it is truly happening (many days I still can't believe it) and we feel so fortunate to be in this place.  (the back story is that I had visited my RE about a month prior to have blood work and a day 3 ultrasound done as my period had been odd since it returned in June and the results were shocking.  My AMH had gone up, and my FSH had gone down. Both, along with the other labs, were within normal range.  I asked how this happens and he had no answer for me.   My follie count was good for being 39, and he basically said we could try some less invasive procedures -- i.e. medication with or without IUI -- we never got to that point)
  • 12:22 a.m. -- there are too many twos in that number, especially since my alarm is set for 5:30 a.m.  Time to try to shut off the brain and go to sleep.  Good night!

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations from one of your readers!

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  2. Your little one is 2 already! And you have a second baby coming!! What great news. I'm so glad you decided to post an update. It's great to hear from you. And wow! how wonderful to read that conceiving your second child had nothing of the awful struggle it was to conceive your first child. Hooray for secondary fertility.
    And 40 is the new 30, haven't you heard? ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Augusta. Isn't it crazy how quickly time goes -- I'm sure you feel the same way with Gummy (who is adorable by the way). Thanks for the positive thoughts on turning 40!

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  3. How absolutely wonderful to hear from you, JJ!! And, what INCREDIBLE, WONDERFUL news!!! How very awesome!! I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations!

    And, seriously, 2?! Where does the time go? The boys just turned 3 and I have a moment where I'm flabbergasted by that pretty much every day.

    Also, I turned 40 in December... So far, other than it still feeling pretty shocking when I say it out loud, it's not so bad. ;)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I can't believe S & D are 3 already -- how has that happened? I'm glad 40 isn't so bad -- I just remember thinking how mature and put together 40 year-olds I knew seemed. I don't feel anywhere near that mature and put together!

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so very happy for your growing family.

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  5. Congratulations!!!! I miscarried my first baby also and it took 11 months to conceive again. I thought that was such a long time. HA! Little did I know it would take over 4 years to conceive our second son. He is 6 months old now and the month before he was conceived the doctor told me to give up any hope of it happening naturally because it wouldn't. Anything is possible and I am so very happy for you!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love hearing other positive stories!

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  6. How exciting!!!! So happy for you JJ! I've missed you girl! *HUGS* Can hardly believe it's already been two years since you had your first child and now you're about to have another. I bet E will be a great big sister. <3

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    1. Thank you Suzanna -- I appreciate the happy thoughts. Yes, E being 2 is crazy and I do think she will be a good big sis. I am always excited to read your updates and hope you are doing well!

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  7. Congratulations! So happy for you!

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    1. Oh my goodness -- so excited to hear from you! I think of you often and wonder how you are doing!

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  8. Wow! Congratulations! Welcome to the mythical unicorn club! (I also was blessed with secondary fertility after primary infertility.) So very happy for you. :)

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