There's lots of familiar names on the board.
I'm almost 9 wks pregnant and due on 17 Dec - a few days before Anna. I didn't join on e of thhe IVF boards during my last cycle. Not sure exactly why. A bit of a mix of wanting to do it on my own and not make a big fuss about it. Odd I know. it's almost like I experiment with my emotions every time I do a cycle to see what works best for me. Haven't figured it out by the way.
Had my first ultrasound a week or so ago and there's one little bean with a strong heartbeat.
As you know IVF is all about jumping hurdles to hopefully, eventually reach the finish line. DH and I still have one big hurdle to jump i.e. we need to find out whether our baby is affected by a genetic disorder called Meckel-Gruber syndrome. Our last baby was medically terminated at 19 weeks as he had unsurvivable abnormalities that we later found out were a result of MGS. Unfortunately the syndrome is associated with many different genes so testing each gene is very costly and not an option for us. So now, we wait until early to mid second trimester to find out by u/s whether or not our baby is affected. MGS is a recessive disorder so there's a 1:4 chance that the baby will be affected or rather a 75% chance that he/she will not be affected.
So it's a funny old time for me at the moment. Whilst I'm incredibly excited to be pregnant. I'm also a little terrified of what may lay ahead.
Anyway ladies, enough about me. I haven't had time to catch up on all the personals but will do.