It feels like just yesterday I was writing a blog post for NIAW. It is hard to believe that just a year later I have two happy healthy little boys. I’ve meant to post about the birth and their safe arrival, but for some reason I just haven’t. So I apologize to those of you wondering how things turned out for us.
Rather than write out the whole birth story, I’ll just give you the highlights. After a series of preterm labor events, my water broke at 33w3d. They tried to stop labor, but to no avail and the boys were born at 33w4d. Baby A spent 17 days in the NICU and baby B spent 18. They had no real health issues, just needed to learn how to eat and grow a bit before they could be released. Honestly the NICU time seems like a distant memory now and I am just so happy they are doing just fine now. They are 4 months old and a darling 11 pounds. They smile and coo and melt my heart daily.
We are so thankful for them each and every day. There are moments when it’s a lot to handle, but all of our infertility struggles make our problems now seem so insignificant. Now that we are on the other side, I can honestly say that every painful day of our almost 3 years of infertility were more than worth it. I will never forget those 3 years and what it’s like for my IF sisters. I wish I had gained some words of wisdom for those of you still struggling, but I don’t think I have. All I can say is, it was SO worth it.