The Miracle Baby
After the battle of infertility and emerging victorious with three healthy babies, we thought we were done with our childbearing times. Aaron had felt like our family was complete, but truthfully, deep down I always longed for one more. I wondered how having just one baby would compare, and thought often about having a baby around again. With triplets, things go by so super fast. It's not unusual to wonder how a singleton would compare.
I had a lot of problems with my health after having the triplets. My two diseases were each giving me problems, the PCOS more than the Endo. I tried going back on the pill as I had been previously, hoping that it would keep things under control as they were prior to us trying to conceive. Well, our bodies change over time, and also after childbirth. I could not find a pill that made me feel normal. They were making me feel terrible; depressed, moody, tired, and I was gaining weight again. Finally after a lot of research and counseling with two different doctors, I decided to go off all medications and try a low carb diet (of the South Beach variety, but I did my own thing rather than follow anything strictly). I was also exercising regularly. If this didn't work, I was going to have to go on Glucophage, or Metformin, to try and get the problems under control. Luckily for me, this worked. I started feeling better than I had in a long time, and lost the weight as well. My cycles had also gotten extremely regular, although they were still very painful thanks to the Endo.
Apparently things were going well all around, because to my surprise on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, I found myself staring a positive pregnancy test, something in my wildest dreams I never thought possible. After all the negative tests I've had in my life and after all it took to have my kids, this sort of surprise only happened to 'other' people, not us. But there we were. It took me until Saturday evening to break the news to Aaron, and he was a little more shocked than I.
The rest of this story is under construction as I detail her story for her (hopefully some day these journals will be as much for my kids as they've been for me). It isn't quite as involved (or difficult) as her siblings' story, but she deserves the attention just as much. Check back for more soon! Her expected arrival date is September 8, 2005 if natural labor does not happen prior to that.
Ok, so time certainly got away from me and I didn't get this section updated as I hoped. However, the Picture Album did get updated and told a lot of the story through there. Haley Faye was born on September 1, 2005. I was able to have her via VBAC and it was an amazing experience. All the more amazing, my mom was able to get to the hospital right as I was in transition, and she was able to witness Haley's birth. It was wonderful to have both her and Aaron there with me. She has completed our family in more ways than I can express. Further updates will now be found under my blog and the Picture Album.