Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Creation of our Triplets

I'll start at the beginning in case some of you don't know our story. Adam and I got married in October of 2003. In March of 2005 we decided we were ready to begin our family. We tried for a year with no success. Our regular OB/GYN suggested we go to an infertility specialist. We had a consultation with Dr. Burwinkle at Kettering Reproductive Medicine, but weren't sure if we wanted to go that route yet. After two more years and still no baby, we decided to go for it. On January 24, 2008, we did our first round of clomid and intrauterine insemination (IUI). They told us not to get our hopes up because it rarely works the first time...they were wrong! On Feb 6, 2008, we found out I was pregnant.

My sister was pregnant at the same time, which was very exciting. We loved being pregnant together and her son Owen would pull up our shirts, kiss our bellies, and say "Baby!" Her little girl was due 6 weeks before ours. On August 6, she began feeling some contractions and went to her doctor. They were unable to find the baby's heartbeat and sent her to the hospital where they discovered that her baby had died. It was an awful day. My sister and her husband were so strong. She delivered her tiny baby girl, Abigail, that evening and saw that the cord was wrapped tightly around her neck. They spent time with her and allowed us to visit with and hold her. I treasure the time I got to spend with Abby. I remember her daily and hope I always will. It may seem strange, but I like to think our little girls somehow knew each other since we were pregnant at the same time.

I had a healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy and our beautiful baby girl Jozey Dawn was born on October 14, 2008. When she was about 11 months old we decided to try for another baby. We hadn't been preventing it and went to the fertility doctor for help again. We did our IUI on October 15, 2009. Again they said not to count on the first time working...wrong again. We found out on October28 that I was pregnant again. The big shock came at our first ultrasound. Not one, not two, but three babies!!! I started crying, told them to quit counting, and pulled the sheet over my head. I was terrified (and still am some days). The doctor offered to refer us someone that did selective reduction (abortion of one or more babies) and we refused. As shocking as it was, as soon as I heard and saw their tiny hearts, I knew that it was somehow going to be okay.

I'm 13 weeks and 3 days pregnant now and everything is going well. The nausea has slowed down a lot. My chiropractor is helping with my back pain. The last ultrasound showed that all of the babies are growing right on schedule. We "graduated" from the fertility doctor last week and have our first appointment with the maternal/fetal medicine specialists (Perinatal Associates of Southwest Ohio) this Thursday.
If any of you find this boring, sorry. It's a very exciting time for us and I thought this might be the easiest way to keep everyone updated.Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers!

9 comments:

  1. Glad to see you decided to blog about your pregnancy! I don't have a blog but have several that I like to follow. I am so glad everything is going well with your pregnancy. It must be so exciting for you!

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  2. Blogs are awesome! My only complaint is I wished I would have started mine during my twin pregnancy. I started my blog during the twins' rough stay in the NICU. I too went to KRM for my infertility issues! I loved them there! Good luck with your twin pregnancy! Let me know if I can help in anyway. I can't wait to follow your blog!

    By the way, I am Jill Seaborn (used to be Alcorn) and I go to Hillcrest with your parents! I delivered a set of boy/girl twins in 2007 at only 25 weeks gestation.

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  3. I love that you have a blog, very neat way to keep everyone who cares for you updated! I am so happy for you both, this is going to be such an exciting thing for you guys to experience, a true blessing!!! Love, Joey

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  4. So excited to have 7 followers! Glad you are interested and will try not to bore you :)

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  5. Boring? NO WAY! I enjoyed reading your baby blog :) I continue to pray for all of you Mar. 3 little babies ~ how amazing! God is so goooood. ~ Brook

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  6. God does work in strange ways. Avery was my grandmother's maiden name and now Avery Jane will have more meaning to me since you chose the 2 names together. Little did u know that Avery was a family name on the maternal side.

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  7. Hey guys!! So exciting. This is a really neat idea!! I will definitely keep looking for updates. I hope you are doing well. I am just a phone call or facebook post away :) if you guys need anything!! Take care - Becky Mullis

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  8. I think the blog is a great idea to help others stay informed about your progress and to help you vent when you need to. Just remember if you need anything for the numerous babies you are going to have...you have a lot of friends who have baby things if you need anything. - Beth Pryor

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  9. Marilee that is soooo awesome God does great things If you need anything let me know please I can do whatever you need even if its help cleaning you tell me what you need help with k. I love you guys hang in there my mom and dad said take care of them babies and give them all kisses and hugs:)

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