16 weeks…

So I am 16 weeks today, Praise is for my Lord. I have not gone to my OB since my surgery at 13 weeks to drain the swelling from the PIO shots and my husband read up on the internet that getting too many scans is not safe for the baby so he is not planning to take me for a scan until I am 24 weeks. I really do not know how I will wait for 8 more weeks but for my child’s health I’ll bear this and keep missing seeing him or her. On a positive note, I am starting to show a bit now and my breasts have grown quite a bit so its pretty reassuring. So now its confirmed I wont be able to know the gender for another 8 weeks so no shopping until then. ☹

Oh well, I am just grateful I am finally able to look forward to this after years of heartbreak and trying. I pray all the ladies who are reading this succeed in their journies very soon. Just dont give up, keep at it. Every new step in your treatment or discovery of underlying issues is a step closer to your goal. I clearly remember when Dr.Gorgy bombarded me with tests worth thousands of pounds, I was about to break down but I had to hold myself strong and just try and do what was best. Although I didn’t gain any benefit from his testing but the testing of my husband’s sperm fragmentation (after completely having failed Dr.Gorgy’s treatment which I had pursued for a year and involved all sorts of crazy medication and IVs) helped me out and brought me here. Be willing to take all sorts of ways to achieve your happiness and you will get it. I had to convince my husband to go the double donor way; I had to be really open minded although if any of our parents find out they’ll probably flip lol but that doesn’t matter since this very little secret and miracle held us together and has given us so much of happiness even before coming into our arms. Praying for you all. 


Author: When You Cant Give Up

Its been 4 and a half years since my first attempt to have a baby, still going on with little success a long the way. I have done 4 Clomid rounds, 4 IUI's, 6 ICSI's and a couple of herbal remedies. Despite the heartbreak and pain, I am not willing to stop trying harder. Deep inside I feel that our bundle of joy will come sooner or later if I remain patient and continue to tweak my treatment after every failed attempt. This feeling has stopped me from giving up and brought me so far so soon. Hence, I call my blog "When you cant give up".

23 thoughts on “16 weeks…”

  1. Congratulations! I had scans at 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40 and 41 weeks. 5 of those were in depth and the rest just quick ones in my OBGYNs office. I asked her and she said that it is perfectly safe, or she wouldn’t do them. Especially after 12 weeks when a lot of the core growth is complete.

    But if you don’t need them, it will save you some money to spend on baby things instead!

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      1. Like I said, saves you money, lol. Plus at 24 weeks you will know for sure most things so it saves you from worry in the meantime!

        I had a home doppler for my own sanity but ditched it once I started to feel baby move as that is a far better indicator.

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  2. I second sewingbutterfly about the ultrasounds. I had them weekly from 32 weeks to delivery with both my boys and at least once a month before 32 weeks. I understand your husband’s concern though and if it makes you both feel better to have less, then I say good for you!

    I’m happy that you and baby are still doing so well. πŸ™‚ It’s so lovely to read your updates.

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  3. Delighted to read the positive update! Amazing to have reached this point after everything and have your little miracle growing. I’m in the two week wait now of our 4th IVF. So if you could remember me in your prayers that would be great, thanks πŸ™‚

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