|One of these embryos is Eliana. Pretty incredible.|
I've never shared my pregnancy journey until now. Without getting into too much detail, it was a long, difficult one. Thanks to the incredible support from husband, my amazing doctors and two rounds of IVF, I found out I was pregnant on May 13, 2012 (which also happened to be Mother's Day!). Needless to say, this was an extremely emotional time for me, especially since my first round of IVF was unsuccessful. I felt like my mind was focused on anything and everything that had to do with babies, IVF and getting pregnant. I decided to keep on blogging because it was a way for me to get my mind off of things. Believe it or not, my blog and all of my amazing readers (yes, all of you!) helped me get through this difficult time more than you'll ever know. Despite the obstacles I had to overcome (hello, daily injections in my butt muscle for THREE straight months), I had an amazing pregnancy. In fact, I loved being pregnant and sometimes miss it! I really felt great up until the day I gave birth. I know this may sound crazy, but I had an incredibly easy delivery that was virtually pain free (thanks to an epidural).
I feel like I say this all of the time, but I can't believe how fast time flies. It's hard for me to believe that our sweet little girl is 1. She is a constant ray of sunshine, and is just bursting with love, laughter and smiles. She amazes us each and every day and has showed us a kind of love that I didn't think was possible. Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet Eliana!
|11 week ultrasound|
|7 months pregnant|