ICWL Virgin

Monday, June 21, 2010

In my 550 posts, I have never participated in IComLeavWe.  So... Here Goes Nothing!!!

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I'm Michele and I'm 30.  My husband and I have been together for 12 years and struggled with female infertility as a result of PCOS and Hashimoto's.  Save one miscarriage in 2001, we were unable to conceive until we sought treatment in September 2007.  October brought us the special gift of our boy/girl twins, Nicholas and Sophia, through injectibles.  After a textbook pregnancy, our twins were born in the second trimester, two weeks apart, due to an undiagnosed incompetent cervix.  After an hour on earth, our son passed away; our daughter spent her five minutes of life safe in her father's arms.  (The Story of Nicholas and Sophia)

We had another miscarriage a few months later, before conceiving our son, Alexander.  Sadly, due to the IC and the lack of a cerclage, he too was born in the second trimester and, like his big sister, lived for five precious minutes.       (Alexander)

Once again, we lost a baby to first trimester miscarriage, before conceiving our twins, Bobby and Maya, in March 2009.  After a 11w cerclage, 9 weeks of home bedrest, and 7 weeks of hospital bedrest, they were born at 27w5d, relatively healthy.  They spent 2 months in the NICU and are now nine and a half months old. (Happy Birthday, Bobby and Maya)

My blog is about my life, after the struggles of infertility, after the pain and heartbreak of losing children, and now, in the throws of parenting premature- but thankfully healthy- twins.  Throw in my triathlon training and the tales of my domestic divahood, and that about sums me up.

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10 comments:

Rachell said...

So glad to have found your blog right before Bobby & Maya were born! You are an inspiration to many (including me!) All of your sweet babies are beautiful! Welcome to ICLW!!

Trennia said...

(((HUGS)))

Just Breathe said...

550 post, congratulations!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Glad you are joining us for ICLW! Thank you for all of the warm comments on my blog lately.

- Jess

Fran said...

Happy ICLW! You are going to love it! and of course happy 550 post!! Fran

Busted Kate said...

Hi Michelle, happy ICLW and congrats on 550 posts! That is an amazing accomplishment.

I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. Being only 13 weeks now, I think of your situation in a whole new light. I can't imagine your pain.

I am happy to see your beautiful twins, congrats! I wish you all the best :-)

Lori said...

I've never done ICLW and I am really glad I am because I am coming across some really amazing stories--and ones for which I can somewhat relate!!

I am so sorry for the heartache in your losses. The loss of one child has literally and completely changed my entire life and outlook--I can only imagine how your heart must just be so fragile with the loss of so many precious babies. I am grateful that you have been blessed with some renewed joy in your little Bobby and Maya--they are just precious!!

Glad to have found you!
Lori ICLW 105

Kristin said...

Stopping by from ICLW. Your story gives me hope, as I just lost my first child, a little girl, at 26 weeks, 6 weeks ago. Thank you for that.

Off to read more.

Xo

Waiting Lisa said...

This is my first time participating in ICLW too. Congratulations on 550 posts. And those beautiful babies of yours!!

Ashlee G. said...

Im a first timer as well!

Your children are beautiful!

Ashlee, ICLW #180