I Am A Mom
I am so sorry I fell off the face of this earth!
I’m not sure where to start, maybe the short story from where I left off. I finally got pregnant. With TWO. TWO amazing babies, a boy and a girl. It can’t get any better than that, right!!
I embraced it, everything about it. I smiled when I threw up. I laughed every time I peed myself when I was throwing up (TMI, sorry). But I was pregnant, and it was amazing!! The middle of the second trimester was my most favorite time. I was not as sick and the babies moving was the best feeling in the world. I miss it!
I would be lying if I said it was not hard toward the end. It was so, so hard! I got so swollen, I convinced myself I had heart failure. THANK GOD I did not! I made a promise to my babies when I was pregnant. I was going to make sure they were nice and healthy when they were born. Determined they were not going to have any NICU time. I ended up developing pre-eclampsia at 36 weeks gestation, and my scheduled C-section, was pushed forwarded a week.
I delivered them on December 17th, 2015 at 8:50 pm.
Angelo: 6 lbs 5 oz
Ilyana: 6 lbs 0 oz
My delivery was not fun, but after a few complications and 4 units of blood I recovered well!! And as I promised the babies, they had no NICU time!!
Since then I have been a very busy mommy! This mom gig is HARD and yet the best thing I have ever done in my life. I knew I’d like being a mom, but there are not words to describe how much I LOVE being a mom. How much I LOVE my life!!
For those of you still in the Infertility trenches, hang in there! I know that it’s easy for me to say, but if possible, Don’t Give Up!!
We did not have the finances to cycle. We took out loans, charged our credit cards, borrowed money from family and received generous donations from people. I am so happy it worked out for us.
I now wish that we did not have so much debt.
Do I regret it?
It’s the best decision I’ve made in my life.
Where are we now?
The babies are thriving, spunky 5 month olds! They are rolling all over the place and Angelo just cut his first tooth, I know Ilyana is not far behind.
I’m so sorry for abandoning my blog. I will try to post more often, but I cannot make promises.
Thank you to everyone who supported me during my journey.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart