Sunday, September 07, 2008

Miracle - Sunday Scribblings

First time trying to get pregnant! Success!

Disappointment. I begin to bleed. It's an ectopic pregnancy. They are able to save the tube, but scar tissue forms later.



Can't get pregnant! Can't stay pregnant!
Dr. Schindler at OGA in Houston, Texas, was the kindest, warmest, most helpful reproductive endocrinologist on the planet. Perfect bedside manner. We try Clomid. We try injections. Nothing. He goes in. There's terrible endometriosis, a benign tumor blocking the left ovary, and scar tissue on the right. He prescribes three months of hellish Lupron treatment - forced menopause. Then we can try again.

Let's not take chances. Use the injections then use hubby's sperm to artifically inseminate... begin progesterone treatment immediately to avoid a miscarriage, and ....wait.

I'm going to have twins! A boy and a girl! THIS is the miracle I've been waiting for.

I developed toxemia and was hospitalized for two weeks. Then my kidneys began to fail. I was was seven weeks early, but we had to deliver or risk my life. The twins, a boy (4 lb. 3 oz.) and a girl (3 lb. 5 oz.), were tiny, but healthy and had to spend 11 and 13 days in the NICU before coming home.

They turned twelve this summer, my little miracles!

I also want to share with you some previous posts about miracles.

My dad passed away suddenly and without warning in October of 2004. We did NOT experience a miracle. That post is here. My dad's life, however, was a miracle to me because he was the most honorable man that I have ever known. You can read a poem I wrote here.

My step-grand-sons (twins) are also little miracle babies, and you can read about them here.

And on a lighter note, it's a miracle if I ever get to sleep in my own bed because of THIS.

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  1. What a great post. You were truly blessed beyond measure with your sweet twins. I hope you have a terrific week!

  2. Beautiful writings of hope AND loss. Truly moving. Thank you so much for sharing them. And YOU have a terrific week!

  3. Happy birthday to your twins. Im so sorry about your dad

  4. such a heartfelt, honest post. Your twins are truly miracles. They are so sweet.
    I re-read your touching poem for your dad, I think it was eloquent! xo

  5. What a wonderful double blessing. I pray God continues to bless you and your sweet family!

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  7. I am so happy that you got your miracle babies. You had to go through a lot to get them, but they were worth it all.

  8. WOW! I'm so glad I met you!!!! =)

    I had a tubal preg 3 years ago!!! I'm hoping to one day have kids!!! Your story makes me feel so much better!!!

  9. PS - YES, if Ike comes our way you can come up and hang/take cover!!! We will just put you to work!!!! HA!!! =)

  10. What a great post! You are an amazing writer. Your poem touches me, so many times I had those same thoughts and feelings regarding our son Dylan. Your post regarding your father made me cry, it was so heartfelt and so powerful. Your children are beautiful.



  11. You are truly blessed with a beautiful family.

  12. Your kiddos are beautiful miracles indeed!

  13. Thank you for sharing your story of heartbreak, hope and your miracles.

    I am glad that you got your miracles and they have grown up to be beautiful young men and women.

  14. It's wonderful that you had the twins. In this respect, I count my blessings and realise how lucky I am. My wife and I had 7 children with no miscarriages and all healthy.
    I really feel for people in the position you were in.

  15. Your children definitely look as though they know they're miracles. I bet they're good friends too.

  16. Awesomeness. My daughter is a true miracle as well.
    I was literally told by my docs to go home one friday, that by Monday I would no longer be pregnant.
    Ahhhh. Doctors, what do they know :D


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