Today is my birthday. I am 41 years old. I have been on bed rest for over 4 days. I’ve had no new bouts of bleeding. Spotting happened on day 1, but was all brown and left over from the scare. I had absolutely nothing for almost two days now. If nothing happens today I will be allowed to be gentle and careful, but able to move around the house. Thanks for all of your kind wishes and good thoughts. It really helped and I spent a lot of time reading over JJ’s bout with bleeding and previa.
Today I also leave in 1 hour for my NT scan, twins consultation and genetic counselor appointment at the Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist in our area. Will I get good news or bad news for my birthday? I realize that these tests are screening tests and not diagnostic tests, but golly I’d sure like some good news. I’ll update if I find out more tonight.
I will have candles on my cake or pie or dessert today. I will keep 3 for myself and the rest I will make special wishes for you who are in the amid of cycles, awaiting transfers, watching embryos grow, keeping little ones snug as a bug in your personal rugs, tucking in to beds and most of all those planning next steps, considering where you will be in one year.
I am so glad to be here, even with the scares and the fears. Last year I hit 40 and found out a couple of weeks earlier my first IUI was unsuccessful. I escaped with MrBeep to London for a week and it was fabulous and magic. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but I’m very happy to be here celebrating a monsterous birthday on my couch. If I had a sci-fi transporter, I’d beam you all over for a couch party. Wouldn’t that be extra-specialicious-awesomepants?