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Monday, January 28, 2008

A big announcement

Well, the McCarthy's have a big announcement to make. The main reason I haven't been blogging much lately is that I have been a little busy as of late! We are expecting another baby into our family!~

Yes, we did IVF again and it worked!!!

A singleton this time.

I guess it's "early" to announce it, but I figure I'm feeling very positive and good vibes and prayers will only help! I am 9weeks 5 days and am not feeling all that well. We had our 3rd ultra sound today, and here is the picture of our little peanut!
This is a moment I've been dreaming about since the second my first born daughter passed away in my arms. No baby can replace my angel, but I've just felt I was destined to have 2 children.
When I found out I wasn't having twins I was quite mournful, as I felt also that I was supposed to be a mother of twins, while at the same time I was relieved. This must be a hard thing for some to understand my emotions on this....I was terrified of the decision of how many embryos to transfer, as I want more than ANYTHING to carry a baby to term, and the risk of having twins is so much more than I ever knew. I know too much now. After 4 months in the NICU and seeing multiples after multiples arrive early...my dream for a full-term "healthy" delivery and baby outwon what I've missed by not having the twins I was supposed to have.

My due date is 8/27/08.

We are esctatic!
ultra sound from 1.28.08
9weeks 4 days

The 2 beautiful embroys we transfered. It could have been twins again....

IVF sounds sort of non-chalant right? I thought this might make it all a bit more "real" for what I just went through. These are the drugs that I injected into myself. This isn't any of the used needles, nor the bottles that were for multiple days. I had meant to take a picture of all the drugs and needles before I used them but forgot to do so. Crazy. Crazy. Crazy! I'm still on Progesterine actually. I was luckily able to switch from the 2.5 inch needle nighly butt injections a few weeks ago, I was hardly able to walk and I had to have my incredibly nice neighbor give me the shots when Brian was out of town or at work! I did that for 8 weeks! in Addtional to the daily injections I had for 3 weeks before that. Doctor visits, surgery. IVF is a very big deal, it's very stressful, very expensive and a huge emotional roller-coaster. We are very lucky it worked again for us.

29 comments:

Alice said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!! I have been checking in on Kaitlyn and her amazing progress for well over a year now (found your blog while on bedrest) but haven't left a comment before. That's wonderful news, and here's hoping all the best for you and your family.

Shana said...

Oh! My! Goodness!!! What great news! I am sending lots of prayers your way for you and your family. :o)

And what a cute video of Katilyn. My boys really dislike hair cuts too. My 8 year old can carry on like I am killing him...lol!

IME said...

Congratulations!! How wonderful! I wish you a long, healthy, uneventful nine months. :)

Amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so thrilled for you. I pray that you have a happy, healthy, enjoyable pregnancy. Did I mention I'm thrilled for you?

Gary said...

I can't believe no more butt shots, they looked like so much fun! Congrats sis and Bri!

Sarah Furlough said...

Congratulations, Liz and Brian! I know you are excited, nervous, and most of ELATED! I wish for you a long and completely uneventful pregnancy. You deserve it!

Billie said...

Yippee! I am excited to read the official announcement. I wish you a very long and healthy pregnancy, and a full-term, very hungry, easy to feed baby:) I am sure Kaitlyn will be an awesome big sis.

Maybe the new baby will be born on my birthday???

twinboysmom said...

Congratulations! Kaitlyn will be a wonderful big sister! Hope you have a healty but complete 9 mos!!

Candices

abby said...

What a gorgeous ultrasound, Liz. We are so thrilled for you guys and are looking forward to 30ish more weeks of blissful pregnancy for you guys (progesterone and all!)

Alisa said...

Liz & family,
Congrats! Kaitlyn a big sis! That is wonderful and I'm glad all the shots and "wondering" has blessed you with a baby to be in your belly! I pray for a healthy, looong pregnancy.
Alisa, Ava & Andersen Parker
(www.parkertwins.blogspot.com)

Sheri said...

WOW! How AWESOME!!!!! I will keep your entire fmaily in my prayers......the picture of the IVF "stuff" is something....I really have no concept of what that is like......You are amazing!!!

Rasabeth said...

Congrats you guys!!!!

I've been reading your blog forever but rarely post.

We've also been trhu IVF and have 5 years old twins girls.

I am really happy for you and wish you a very long pregnacy!!!

BusyLizzyMom said...

Congratulations Liz,

Kaitlyn is going to be an awesome big sister. Wishing you a long healthy pregnancy with a big F/T baby.

Angi

Stacy said...

Liz -

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. Praying for an uneventful, full term pregnancy.

Prayers headed your way -

Anonymous said...

congrats, liz! wishing you a very healthy pregnancy!

nandini

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've been following your blog for a while now. I was on a PROM website with you for a while. I've been hoping to hear such an announcement. What wonderful news, I'm so very happy for you. I'll be praying you have a very boring uneventful looong pregnancy :) Be sure to post pictures of that beautiful baby belly!

Shannon and Carey said...

WOW! Congrats to you Liz, Brian and Kaitlyn. I am thrilled for you and will be praying for a healthy, long, uncomplicated pregnancy.
Your look-a-like frind in Texas....:)
-Shannon

Amber said...

congrats!

The Krumwiede Six said...

Congratulations!!!! may you have a happy and boring pregnancy :)

23wktwins'mommy said...

Congratulations! Sending positive vibes for a healthy full termer!!!!

Kristin said...

Liz, you all have been in my thoughts as of late and I've been thinking and hoping for you and I'm so so glad that it worked. I have every possible appendage crossed (even my eyes too!) to a healthy 9 months. Please please do not hesitate to email or call if you need anything!

Lots of hugs to Miss K :-) (and one for you too!)

K & P

Twinmommy2boys said...

Congrats!!!

pattyo said...

Congratulations to you!

Allison said...

Liz,

I am so very happy for you! What a blessing. Allison

Stephanie said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! That is sooooo awesome! Your story with Kaitlyn and Corrine have inspired me SO much! I have struggled for years to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I lost a child 4 years ago and I knew I wanted to work with babies/toddlers but it wasn't until I started reading this blog until I figured it out. I am enrolled in college and I want to be a Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. I wish you all the best with Kaitlyn and your new baby!!!

Anonymous said...

All the best, Liz. Sending you postive thoughts for a quiet, calm full term pregnancy. I hope you gain TONS of weight!

Maria K.

Kim O. said...

WOW, congratulations! Wishing you a very healthy, happy, full-term pregnancy!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! That is so wonderful! I hope that your baby will be full term! After your very dramatic roller coaster, I wish you all the happiness in the world. You deserve everything coming to you! Wish you luck!
Shea

Shannon said...

Congratulation! Here's to a wonderfully uneventful pregnancy!

The video is great by the way! What a sweet voice. My son was a mess for haircuts and always said the same things "All done." and "Bye bye?". It gets better!