Saturday, December 18, 2010

Alexandra is getting a cousin!

Alex and daddy at her friend, Alexander's, first birthday!

...A first cousin that is!!!! Her first, first cousin-yay!!!! Fingers crossed, if everything continues to go well-Dan's sister, Veronica, should be having her first baby at the end of July/early August. We are so thrilled!

Veronica and I have both had our share of fertility issues. Those issues are what kind of brought us together and then we found out that we actually have a lot in common besides fertility problems. We have a great time hanging out together and I am just so so so happy for her! She is probably one of the most nurturing people I have ever met and really is MEANT to be a mother. Heck-she's a veterinarian...she's in the healing/nurturing business to begin with!

Anyway, Veronica's story is really kind of a miracle-and hopefully will give some inspiration to those out there struggling with fertility. Essentially, they have a few things going on (pcos, endometriosis, male factor issues). Veronica and her husband have tried to get pregnant for 4 or 5 years, and have even gone through 4 or 5 rounds of IVF. Yes, she's gone through so much and had never seen a BFP.

I'm sure my pregnancy was difficult for her...but Veronica was never anything other than positive and excited for us. She is just that type of person (not to mention a WONDERFUL aunt to Alexandra). Anyway, She and her husband were onto their next round of IVF when I guess Veronica did not respond well to the drugs. Her doctor chose to cancel the cycle, but Veronica asked if she could trigger anyway and still try the "old fashioned way". Her doctor gave her the go-ahead but pretty much shot down any hope of conceiving on their own.

Well...she is pregnant. And it's truly a miracle!!! Veronica is about 7 weeks now and just had her first u/s. They got to see their baby-who has a strong heartbeat and is measuring perfectly. We are keeping our fingers crossed and sending prayers her way. I am just so excited for her...this is what she was meant for.

I'm predicting a boy for her. But we have awhile to go before we can find out. And we are so excited to be planning a trip back to Australia for this summer-hopefully for around the time the baby is due! You know, I'm excited for Alex too...this will be her first "first" cousin and I hope that Alex's summers in Australia will be filled with good memories of getting into trouble with her cousin!

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