Thursday, March 18, 2010

All sorts

Sorry for not posting for a while. Lovely Betty M checked up on me from the depths of her new baby and post-op sick bed - get well soon my dear.

I've not felt terribly inspired, and when I do post, the comments have been few and far between, so I wasn't sure who's following really. I know Mr G follows me, but then he gets first hand info anyway.

I don't share my stuff just for the feedback but during my deepest darkest hours all your wonderful supportive comments and virtual hugs are what have kept me going. You ladies are very important to me. I'm just not sure who's out there any more.. I read a similar post from Thalia the other day. I'm not sure i ever built such a network as she has, but my little circle seems to have vanished into the ether.

Perhaps i've been AWOL too long to expect much feedback. Any is welcome.

Anyway, my news is that i'm 11 weeks and 1 day today. We had a scan this morning at the clinic and the new passenger (NP) is still there. Heart beating away. We saw fingers, toes and even a brain. Our 12 week Nuc.hal scan is booked for next Thursday 25th. Holding my breath and still not quite believing what's happening to us. Five fresh cycles to get B and one FET with one solitary embryo to get this far. Unreal. I have the odd moment of bubbling excitement in my tummy but try not to go with it. Too early. 41 year old me has even more hurdles to clear than 39 year old me did.

Been glued to a programme called 'One Born Every Minute' It's about a Labour Ward in a hospital - a fly on the wall documentary. I'm very aware I could not have watched it not so long ago - too painful - and that if this all goes wrong, then i will watch it no more. It has me in floods every week.

B continues to be adorable. Lots more words - he's a little parrot - and loads of smiles.

Holding my breath until this time next week. x


Alex and Jill said...

Know that I'm always reading! I don't always have a chance to comment because I'm trying to get through as many blogs as possible before Amelia hollars my name. :) But I'm here...please keep posting.

Happy to hear you that precious baby is doing well.


Soapchick said...

I'm still here and I'll have you know, I've been so busy at work lately I've had no time to comment on any other blogs.....but I had to comment on yours. I think of you all the time and I'm so happy to hear that your little bean is still growing inside you. Please keep posting. Your network may be small, but those of us still around love and miss you!

Bethany said...

I've been reading your story for the last 2 yrs with great interest. My first ICSI baby was born 2 months after yours and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with our second...parallel lives? I've held my breath, felt your pain and shared your joy with all of your posts. I wish you much success with this pregnancy and look forward to reading about your adventures! Thanks for sharing your life and experiences.

Vee said...

I read from time to time but will make more of an effort to comment , because I know how you feel.

YAY! for a heartbeat that is always such a relief, well it was for me anyway. All the best with NT.

Kath said...

Dear Portia, I only "discovered" you recently, but I've been reading with great interest and cheering you on. Always happy to see your blog in my feed reader, particularly when the news is "all's well". Thinking of you and sending good, good thoughts for next week.

Bea said...

Hiya! Still here. Thanks for the update. Glad to hear all's going well!


Sue said...

I hope all continues to go well with the NP.

Thalia said...

Fingers crossed all keeps going well. Know what you mean about parrots, have to be careful what we say..

Nearlydawn said...

I'm here! I don't comment often, but I've been keeping up.

Yay for the growing bean!

My Reality said...

I am here - just don't have a free hand to comment lately! Glad all is well with the pregnancy.

Betty M said...

Hope everything went well today. Good to see you posting.