Mom to Elena and Baby
March 19, 2015 and July 8, 2015
Lake Grove, New York
After just about 6 months of fertility treatments, I was fortunate enough to get pregnant with my daughter with my first IVF cycle in 2011. After threatened miscarriage and third trimester high blood pressure, my beautiful girl was born perfect in July 2012.
We had one snow baby left from that cycle, so I waited until our daughter turned two to start trying again. This time, getting pregnant became even more difficult. After the first two FET cycles were cancelled due to poor lining and polyps, I had a D&C and gave myself the holidays off to recover. In January 2015, I had a successful transfer and got my positive pregnancy test in February 2015. The numbers were low to start (HCG was 30), but they rose at a steady rate and from the time I saw the first heartbeat, I was in love. I slowly began to believe I was lucky enough to get pregnant 2x in a row via IVF with no further complications. My husband and I told all of our close family and friends and by week 8, we began to tell our jobs. I have the apps in my phone to follow the development of the pregnancy and spent my nights before bed dreaming that my family would soon be complete. I couldn’t wait for October 24, 2015.