Ok here goes.im not that good at telling stories but feel I want to put my story in writing. I have suffered bad pains, irregular periods with PCOS and infertility for many years. I had test after test and tried everything besides IVF to fall pregnant with no luck. At 34 I just thought I give up as I didnt feel IVF was a guarantee to work from the stories I heard it could take a few times to work. After my partner and I decided to stop trying 5 months later unbelievably I wasnt feeling that well so went to the doctor and he said I was pregnant I do admit to calling him a liar but it turned out I was 5 weeks pregnant. Everything was going good until 10 weeks started bleeding but while waiting in the hospital emergency waiting room for 5 hours it stopped and I went home as they told me it would still be another 3 hours until see dr and I went to gp next day and everything was ok. So my pregnancy continued along nicely until 24 weeks 5 days and I had such terrible pain and couldnt stop going to toilet I went to gp and local hospital over the next couple of days and both places said didnt have urine infection and everything was normal after another few days I went to gp and said something is wrong its getting worse and I demanded a ultrasound which had to pay big $ for so could be seen in 2 hours not 2 weeks and thankfully I did I was 2cm dilated so went back to gp with results and got a admittance letter for hospital. I got to hospital and was given steroids and then transferred to RBWH Brisbane. The next morning they said everything looked settled I just had the pain still, gave me breakfast then sent me to a ultrasound as I told them the pain wasnt easing. I was then 7.5cm dilated and her feet were presenting well words cant explain the panic and the rush and the amount of nurses and doctors that came from everywhere. At 10.16am and 25 weeks 6 days pregnant my little miracle was born weighing 2lbs 4 via emergency ceaserean. It was hard I spent 14 weeks away from home and at Ronald McDonald house (which let me add is a god sent for families away from home and will always be greatful for my time there) and everyday at the hospital that I could, I got sick and for 5 weeks I couldnt visit her I could just drop breast milk by and it nearly sent me into major depression but after I was better again I spent 13 hour days with my angel until I could take her home and she is has just turned 2. The NICU is a journey and a world of its own, noone can explain how one place can work miracles but give you so many ups and downs, so much hope and heartache all in the same time and honestly noone has any idea what its like the stress, the love, the tears, the joy until they have experienced it themselves. She was 12 months I went for visit with gp and spoke about trying again but was told it usually takes awhile especially with PCOS and I said to other half lets just try this month and then well just let it happen if it happens later down the track and bugger me we fell pregnant first month of trying and we were both stoked and excited. They say not one pregnancy is the same and I tell you thats bloody true. With our 2nd time around everything went easy excep I had a lot of morning sickness right through the pregnancy especially after I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I got tested at 28 weeks and it didnt show up, was tested again at 32 weeks and had it pretty bad and was straight on insulin. At 36 weeks I went to local hospital for ultrasound and appointment and they said she was going to weigh about 8 pounds at full term so will let me go full term just keep a eye on me. At 37 weeks I was away visiting family for couple weeks and had to change my appointment to that hospital and thankfully I did they measured my stomach and book me in at nearest available appointment as baby was measuring big. At 38 weeks 3 days 11.09am my 2nd little miracle was born at 11lbs 2. The doctor told me after that if went full term she would have been a lot bigger so thankfully had her then by elective ceaserean as was told it would be safer with how big she was and that already had a ceaserean. So if anyone is told they have infertility problems and wont have children don’t ever give up hope as miracles do happen. My 2 little miracles are now my whole world and I feel like the luckiest women in the world.
Posted by premmiemum, 21st April 2013