WE MADE IT! I have to apologize for not updating in nearly a year. I had lots of routine doctor’s appointments and an entire photo album of sonogram pics to show for it! I passed my glucose test with flying colors. We had a couple of “scares” during my 3rd trimester weekly NST scans. My babies were little Houdinis in there, and didn’t like to stay on the monitors. The first time earned me a trip to triage, and the second sent me back to the MFM for a scan. They were fine; they just didn’t like the pressure of the monitors on them. I assume it was pretty crowded in there! All in all, my pregnancy went smoothly, and I delivered healthy boy/girl twins at exactly 36 weeks. Emma Isabella Grace was born first at 6 lbs 5 oz and Rylan Mayo was born a minute later at 7 lbs 9 oz. Don’t ask me how I had twins at such healthy weights! I did end up with a post partum hemorrhage and needed 2 blood transfusions, but I recovered just fine. Both babies are doing great. They are hitting all the milestones on time. Emma just rolled over last week, and they are both talking up a storm!
We still have 1 embryo in the freezer, and 8 unfertilized eggs. We may try again (though my husband currently says no) at some point, but if we don’t, that’s okay, too. I like knowing it is an option. For now, I will snuggle with my two babies and enjoy every moment I can.
I can’t even express how incredibly blessed I am. There was a time when I wasn’t even sure this would be a reality, but dreams DO come true. My two little ones are a constant reminder that God is so good, and He DOES hear our prayers. For those of you going through a similar journey, I urge you, don’t give up! Keep pressing forward. May your story have a happy ending, too!