Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It really was real! Liliana Catherine was born on May 5th, weighing in at 8lbs 3 oz! She's a happy, healthy baby so far and managed to gain 17 oz in one week (her second week of life- she now weighs 9lbs 5oz) on breast milk alone!
Born via c-section after 20 hours of labor, she is worth every minute of worry and work that went into her conception, pregnancy and birth.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Still here

I'm still here and am checking in on several of you, though not commenting nearly enough! I'm almost 34 weeks along and can't quite believe it. We are continuing to hope it is really real and that things continue to go well!

Best wishes to all of you out there in IF and pregnancy after IF land!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

24 weeks!

I am so excited to be at 24 weeks! For us in the IF world, 24 weeks is a big deal because it marks viability- a 50-50 chance that the baby would survive if born now. Still not great odds, but so reassuring at the same time. For me, 24 weeks somehow has made me feel more relaxed about the pregnancy, it feels so much more real with baby kicks, knowing the doctors would do everything possible to save her and really looking pregnant. I was so excited this week when a stranger made a comment about me being pregnant! I imagine that most women would prefer that strangers not say anything about their condition (and I'm sure I don't want any rude remarks), but I loved having someone acknowledge my current state.

I know things could still go wrong, but according to my midwife and every indication I have, things are going wonderfully well and I'm really enjoying it in a whole new way.
I've been to some prenatal yoga classes recently and that's been lovely- so neat to spend time with so many pregnant mamas at once! I'm hoping to go swimming or attend prenatal water exercise classes soon too. In perhaps one of the biggest developments, we've purchased crib sheets and they are due to arrive on Monday. We don't have a crib or anything, but one thing at a time, you know?