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