The pediatician that we were going to have for Evelynn has an office at the same hospital where I work. I first met him and his wife, who is his nurse, during my interview with them last spring. I had told them Liam's story and they felt horrible when Evelynn passed as well. They also donated and came to the fundraiser. Quite a bit lately, when I go down to the cafeteria for lunch, I run into him. He always says hi, asks how the pregnancy is going, and how Jessica is doing. I love how caring and concerned he is. When we finally bring a baby home we are defintely going back to that clinic for our baby's care.
Not sure if anyone else has read about this but here is the most recent article about the woman who got the very first uterus transplant, and she is NOW PREGNANT. This is so amazing! I hope this works for her. Maybe then one day more women like her, who are born without uteruses, can have a chance to carry their own baby. Maybe it could even help women like me who have had uterine ruptures or, even hysterectomies, and can't or are told to never get pregnant again.
I wanted to mention a friend of mine who I met through my blog around the time of the fundraiser. She emailed me and shared her story of how she too had lost son and has no other living children. Like us they have been trying for years to bring home a baby. It is in her and her husbands best interest to do IVF and use a gestational carrier like me, their reasoning is genetic related. She did her first egg retrieval in December. We had hoped that in January I would do my egg retrieval and transfer, and they would do their transfer into their carrier, and our carriers would be pregnant together. They only ended up with one embryo and decided to try for another and so went through the process of egg retrieval again, but unfortunately this time all of her embryos died. They had decided just to transfer there one perfect embryo this past month, but it didn't take. I am so sad my friend. So much loss, time, and money invested into having a baby to be back where you started. It could've happened to us, it could still not work out, but her and her husband have been on my mind a lot lately. They are going to pursue adoption and are even considering ttc on their own again, although that is a risky option. Maybe I'm a dreamer, but I just keep hoping that they will be one of those couples that you hear about that as soon as they find out they can get a baby to adopt, they also end up pregnant, and everything works out. They deserve things to work out.
I also want to share this blog with everyone that I think is pretty cool. It is called white signs of grief and was created by Lindsey who's baby Nora was stillborn at 40 weeks. I am hoping to get a sign made for her blog real soon. Check it out.
I have still been working hard on my house projects and also on getting stuff finished for Evelynn's first birthday. I can't believe it is a week away, and that she isn't here:(
I'm thinking of your Evelynn as her first birthday approaches. So much love to you guys, that baby of yours growing, Evelynn, Liam, and that precious family who is struggling to bring home a baby of their own as well.ReplyDelete
Always on my mind. xo
Been thinking of your baby girl more too. And so glad that her brother/sister is doing well. And so glad youve got what sounds like a rocking ped on board.ReplyDelete
I have been following your blog. I am thrilled for the 16 week marker. I feel for your friend. I was one of those that was told I would never get pregnant, came to terms with adoption, was getting ready to go for the interview and ended up pregnant! Unfortunately, he was stillborn at 9 months due to a knot in his umbilical cord. In time, I did have two rainbows, and then another stillbirth due to my cord. I wish your friend the best. I love following Nora's story also.ReplyDelete
Aidan's 3rd 'dirth-day' is on Sunday and it's weighing on me a bit. Wishing you a peaceful day next week.ReplyDelete
I think of you guys often and hope like mad that New Baby is doing well and growing, growing, growing!! (and willing to show off his or her 'bits' in another week or so). Sounds like you found a winner of a pediatrician.
I am so glad things are going well with the baby! I'm hoping the ultrasound goes great on the 25th...maybe you guys will find out the gender :). It's hard to believe that it's been a year since Evelynn was born. It just feels so recent. I hope next week is gentle on you, Becky. Always thinking about you guys <3ReplyDelete
Soo happy things are going well with Jessica and the pregnancy. I'm sure you're anxious and excited to possibly find out the gender. Like all the others, I think of you guys often.ReplyDelete
continuing to pray for you guys. i can't believe she's almost one and i can't believe her beautiful face isn't here either.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you guys so much right now. And her first birthday is so soon and yet it's so hard to understand how she isn't here when she was so wanted.ReplyDelete
I'm glad your carrier is in the second trimester and you're getting close to a gender reveal. Regardless of what the results are, I'm sure it's going to be an incredibly bitter-sweet time for you.
This paediatrician sounds incredible and I'm so thrilled you have someone compassionate on board.
Just wanted to send you a note and tell you I'm thinking about you. I know this week is particularly hard as Evelynn's birthday was yesterday and her passing date is tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Wishing your beautiful girl (and she is seriously beautiful, Becky) were here to enjoy cake and singing. Sending love to you in her honor.
Stopped by to say I'm thinking of Evelynn and your whole family so much this week. Also glad that the current pregnancy is proceeding well. Hugs to you <3ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and beautiful little Evenlynn a lot this week!!!!ReplyDelete
Lots of love to your family of 5.
And thank you for the warm wishes. It means so much to me. xx
Thinking of you all and your sweet baby Evelynn <3ReplyDelete
Thinking of you <3ReplyDelete