"For this child I prayed, and God answered my prayer." -1st Samuel 1:27
Amazingly enough, IVF worked! Of course I had hoped it would work & I believed that it could work but I couldnt have anticipated this feeling... IT WORKED!
Seven days after the embryo transfer, I took an at home pregnancy test. I knew it would probably be inaccurate but I just couldn't wait. A faint line showed up but nevertheless, it was there.
Four days later, I went in for a blood draw. If you go to YouTube and type in my name, Taylor Saad, the video announcement is one of the most recent videos I've posted. Sure enough, I'm pregnant!
For the last 3 weeks I have been going in to my doctors and having ultrasounds done. At this current moment, there is a fetal pole, gestational sac, yolk sac and yes, A HEARTBEAT! (video of heartbeat ultrasound also on YouTube)
Below is an image of what the fetus looks like right now & how big it is. All very exciting! Right now there is a high chance of successful pregnancy to full term, but the faster we get to ten weeks, the better.
In the following weeks, I'll continue to get weekly ultrasounds until they pass me off to an OBGYN. I'm so excited to start feeling kicks and seeing more detail on the ultrasounds!
Right now it's all tender breasts, hunger, bloat, occasional head aches and I'm still undergoing all the meds (including the nightly progesterone injection). Can't wait to get this ball rolling along!
We have chosen our Godmother & I've bought a couple of cute maternity clothes just in time for Mother's Day! This will be the happiest Mother's Day of all!
And of course we continue to pray for those who are yet to receive their miracle!
With the divorce rate at 50%, that means many blended marriages and "step" children to follow..Someone needs to voice this! It's tough! Nitty gritty! Hardcore and without exception of blame! This blog is to not just inform but solidify how difficult, awkward and how severe the power struggle can be as a "step-parent"