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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

39w4d - Can't concentrate

Holy crap.  Only 3 days.  I can't concentrate to save my life.  I can't even concentrate long enough to write more than a few sentences for this post.  I just assumed I'd go before or on my due date.  Now I have to plan for the other option...me not going by my due date.  I have already lined up labor inducing acupuncture for next Tuesday at 3:30.  People wonder why am I rushing this?  Well, those are the same people that have never gone through FOUR YEARS of infertility and read the horror stories of still births because of aged placentas (which CAN happen prior to 42 weeks).   Sorry for the negative-nancy vent.  I am just going crazy these days with up and down emotions.


  1. Hi,
    I just found your blog and read though your pregnancy story bc I'm in my 2ww and was googling symptoms. Thank you so much for posting, best wishes on a smooth pregnancy. Your success gives me hope.

    1. Best of luck to you! The 2ww is absolute torture!!!

  2. We've been trying for SEVEN years. A few years of insems and then on to IVF. Our FOURTH transfer resulted in Thomas (who was stillborn at 20 weeks). FIVE more transfers (and FOUR more negatives) and we're now 13 days away from meeting our little Nio.

    I have cut myself off from the message board I used (SIDS and Kids NSW) simply because I couldn't read about miscarriages, stillbirths, infant death...the last one I noticed was someone talking about her daughter being stillborn at 35 weeks.

    We have countless friends who have had losses from varying stages of pregnancy/infancy/childhood.

    Sometimes the best thing you can do is to just not read certain things and keep hope that everything will be okay.

    1. You are so right Kris. Paranoia has me prisoner. And it's all the internet's fault. I've missed you on the forums. What is your blog address again? I hope you get this, I'm not sure people get notified about returned blog comments.

  3. I didn't get a notification, but I "follow" your blog through mine. Saw that you had written an update, so I checked for a reply here. :)

    I think it was just getting too hard for me on the forums, to be honest. I'm only just now starting to be more excited than terrified...so, it was easier to just step away for a bit.

    My blog address is http://raffethe2nd.blogspot.com.au