Our little miracle πŸ’—

 Our little miracle πŸ’—

I haven't been on here much lately but do try to pop back on when I can, to offer support and give hope because when we went through IVF it was the positive stories that got me through.

We went through the IVF process after not being able to conceive naturally. After tests I was told I had PCOS and hubby had a low sperm count. We tried IVF in the first cycle and unfortunately after the dreaded 2ww we got a BFN. That feeling of disappointment and loss is so hard. Round 2 we used ICSI and we're very lucky to get a BFP, which was on father's day.

The pregnancy has been full of worries... bleeding, fainting, cardiology and neurology consultations, morning sickness until week 32 and gestational diabetes (so I had to inject insulin) !! But... it was all worth it!!

I was induced early because of the GD and docs were worried my placenta wouldn't support the baby to full term. I went to hospital on the 20th feb and started the induction process.... a 24hr pessary, 4 x 6 hr pessaries, a balloon catheter, 3 epidurals (1 went wrong to start with, one broke halfway through when I was 9cm dilated!) and a syntocin drip (and 5 days) later.... they decided baby's heart rate was going too fast to carry on as we were and I would need either forceps or a c section. 20 mins later I was on the operating table being cut open, holding my husbands hand and all I could think about was our little one... and if she would be ok. On 24th Feb at 10pm I heard our little girl cry.... and saw the back of her head as they pulled her out of me. My husband and I were overjoyed to have her finally here and cannot believe how perfect she is.

Every step of the IVF and pregnancy process has been a struggle... to keep going, to stay positive, to be brave.... but it is all so worth it... you don't think it will ever happen to you but it has done... we are so so lucky and grateful, and I don't think I could have got through it all without this forum and the support and advice from the wonderful women on here.

Don't give up girls. I wish you all every happiness and baby dust to you all. I've attached a picture of our beautiful Alice, at one week old. We are so in love.

Xxxxxxx πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  • She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, warts and all πŸ˜‚ Congratulations x

  • Aww thanks Tugsgirl

  • And congrats on your BFP!!! 😊😊😊

  • Congrats Kat what a beautiful little miracle xxx

  • Thanks kitty k, hope you're well? X

  • Yep yesterday we had a sneaky extra scan and found out we are having a little girl and she's all healthy and wiggly so over the moon xxx

  • Brilliant news!! Awww!! How many weeks are you? X

  • Only 16 weeks - feels like such a long way to go til we see our little bean in the flesh xxx

  • Time will go so quickly. Enjoy every minute x

  • What a beautiful pic. Thank you so much for sharing. I had a tear in my eye reading your post, so sorry for your 1st loss it must have awful for you both but look what you achieved through determination. Well done and wishing the three of you all the best xxx

  • Thankyou Beanme

  • Aw Kat she's beautiful, huge congratulations to you πŸ’— Xxx

  • Thanks Georgina xxx

  • Wow amazing she is beautiful, huge congratulations. Your pregnancy sounds very eventful and worrying but as you say she's worth it, enjoy being a mummy πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Absolutely. She's worth every moment. Thanks button, I hope you're well Xx

  • I am good thanks, just started our 4th cycle I am sure we will get there eventually. Enjoy all those baby cuddles xxx

  • Best of luck for this cycle button. You so deserve to be a mummy xx

  • Xxx

  • Hi Kat9lives. Inspiring story, with an eventual happy ending! Your daughter looks absolutely perfect! Take lots of photos, as she will alter so quickly! Xxxxx's for little one and a big gentle hug for "mum". Diane

  • Thanks Diane xx

  • Congratulations! What a beautiful and precision little girl. Your story has given me so much hope. Enjoy being a mummy πŸ˜€πŸ‘Ά xxxx

  • That's lovely of you to say, thank you xx

  • This is wonderful!! Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful and perfect baby girl. Thank you for sharing your story, it's just given me more hope on a day where I felt quite hopeless. I too would be lost without this group of amazing and strong women that give so much support and positivity. Thank you, congratulations again and enjoy being a Mum

    xxxx

  • Thanks Isa. This forum is amazing isn't it. The women on here are so strong and supportive. Best of luck with your journey. Xx

  • thank you for sharing your story. It gives us all hope! Enjoy being a mummy, Alice is gorgeous!xx

  • My pleasure hun. Thankyou xx

  • What a beautiful, inspiring story! Thanks so much for posting this and may your little princess bring you much joy always xx

  • Awww thankyou. Best of luck with your journey xx

  • In floods of tears reading your story, so inspiring!! Congratulations on your beautiful little girl, stories like yours give me the strength to carry on with this journey xxxx

  • Awww I'm sorry... didn't mean for this to make people cry. But pleased you found it inspiring. I always loved reading the stories full of hope to put me back on track. Don't let go of the faith and good luck on your journey xxx

  • Thank you lovely I am firmly holding on to the image of me as a mummy and it's keeping me strong 😊 I love stories like yours, I probably am a bit more emotional than normal with having the DR injections going on lol Xxxx

  • Huge congrats Mrs! I had been wondering about you as obviously knew when your due date was 😊 Sounds like you've had a hell of a journey, but thankfully you now have your gourgeous little girl! Huge congrats to you all xx

  • So beautiful congratulations xx

  • Gosh what a journey you have been on! Congratulations, Alice is absolukty beautiful. Enjoy every precious moment πŸ’•

  • Alice is gorgeous. .huge congrats..your story makes me so happy thanks soUchida for sharing. You are one strong woman...wishing you all all the very best. ..lots of love xxx

  • Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story, your daughter is beautiful xx

  • What an inspirationAl story thanks for sharing. X

  • Oh my goodness Kat what an amazing post about your incredible journey. I was crying reading how little Alice came into the world but I could tell how proud you are of the journey you've been on and just how much love you have for her.

    You and your husband are amazing to have endured all you have, I am thrilled for you.

    Sometimes we all need a reminder that we can still have the happy ending even after the failures and set backs. Thank you so much for sharing this picture of your beautiful girl. Sending lots of love to you all x x x

  • Wow this brought a tear to my eye. I've been thinking about you, knew your due date was soon. Many many congratulations, enjoy every moment πŸ˜πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸΌπŸ’œ xxx

  • Thank you for this, it gives me hope. She is beautiful, congratulations xxx

  • Your happiness shines through even the hardest parts of your story which is truly inspiring, and your little girl looks absolutely perfect and adorable 😍😍Congratulations and wish you all the best xoxo

  • She s so cute...finally you had her in ur arms....Congratulations to dad n mum .n welcome the little princess...sorry to know that u had a lot of hurdles....enjoy motherhood....

  • Many congratulations on a successful end to a very difficult journey. The mixture of relief, pride and joy must be overwhelming. Your daughter is beautiful, thank you for sharing this picture. You're a family, may you enjoy every well deserved moment xxx

  • Congratulations xx

  • Gorgeous girls, congratulations honey, thank you for sharing 😍

  • Congratulations!! Beautiful photo xxx

  • Kat I remember u cycling with me last year so this post is amazing x I've been having immune treatment at ARGC and I'm due to start my 3rd round in April. My immunes were through the roof so they have bought them down which I hope helps ! Roller coaster of a ride but this gives me so much hope !

  • Quick question on your second round you had a lot more eggs did they do anything differently? How long did you stimm for ?

  • Congratulations she is gorgeous xx

  • This actually makes me cry, beautiful photograph & wonderful post, the very best to you, X.

  • Wow Alice is just beautiful, congratulations and enjoy every second of her xxxxx

  • Just seeing this post now Kat9lives - huge congratulations to your OH and you. Alice is gorgeous. Best wishes for the future xxx

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