This blog was started with love and the need to vent during a stressful time trying to conceive. During the 13 months of TTC we conceived 4 times and had 4 consecutive early miscarriages, also known as ‘Chemical Pregnancies’.
I (Alicia) intended to have a natural conception with no medical intervention and a natural home birth, unfortunately I didn’t know what the future would hold then. I am now happily pregnant with twins who were conceive via IUI at a clinic with lots of medication and needed interventions. Without all of those interventions I don’t believe I’d be carrying these little ones right now. Knowing what I know now I have no premeditated ideals about the hospital birth (and possible C-Section) I will have. All I hope is to be well informed and have healthy babies in the end to bring home with us.
UPDATE: We had our beautiful boy/girl fraternal twins on August 14th, 2015 via C-Section, they were born at 1:01 and 1:02pm. They spent a few days in the NICU due to being 4 weeks early but were and are currently healthy little monsters. As we approach their 2nd birthday we are considering trying to get pregnant again very soon and most likely ill go again before Kate as i have a stronger urge at this time and also a less fertile body. I feel its a now or never for me to carry again and have a shot of a more “natural” pregnancy and birth. Our lives are as hectic as you can probably fathom but our desire to have a larger family outweighs our fears of more chaos. So continue to keep up with us as we progress down this new TTC journey.
My wife (Kate) will carry at also but we are not sure just when that will be. We do hope she can get pregnant with more ease and less intervention than myself but know better than to do more than hope. Kate will be inducing lactation in the hopes that we can both breastfeed our twins!
We are both in our late 30’s, have been happily married since September 2013 and live in the Sierra Foothills of California. Follow along and please comment as I love finding new blogs and meeting new followers.