Make a wish


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.

Universe?

Pretty please?

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?

26 comments on "Make a wish"

jill on December 11, 2009 at 1:15 PM said...

Happy Birthday!

C'mon universe - good news!

A big party on your couch would definitely be awesomepants (haha)! I hope you and MrBeep have a wonderful day :)

Jem on December 11, 2009 at 1:16 PM said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you get what you wished for. You are too generous to send all those other wishes out to the rest of us IFers.

I'm in on the awesompants couch party!

Barefoot on December 11, 2009 at 1:33 PM said...

Happy Birthday!

Photogrl on December 11, 2009 at 1:58 PM said...

Happy Birthday! :)

I hope it's a day full of good news!

Suzy on December 11, 2009 at 2:29 PM said...

Happy birthday! I hope you get great news today!!!!

One Who Understands on December 11, 2009 at 2:30 PM said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I hope you get great news at today's appointment! Um yes, please beam me over for a couch party. That sounds very fun!

Thanks for sharing your wishes. Praying they come true!

Kate on December 11, 2009 at 3:50 PM said...

Hope the scan went well and you have some nice pics to post shortly.
Happy birthday! I'm confident you'll get a day of good news.

Phoebe on December 11, 2009 at 4:15 PM said...

Happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!!

Secondarymom on December 11, 2009 at 6:10 PM said...

Happy Birthday! From one previa mom to another, you can do this!

meinsideout on December 11, 2009 at 6:48 PM said...

Happy birthday! I would totally party on your couch with you!!!

Sprogblogger on December 11, 2009 at 6:57 PM said...

Wish I were partying with you, but glad your monsters are there, keeping you such good company! Happy birthday, girlfriend. Hoping you get excellent news right away from the scans, because, yeah, you've been through enough this week!!!

mekate on December 11, 2009 at 7:51 PM said...

Happy birthday sweet Traci, and I am so sorry I was not there (here?) for you yesterday. I am so sorry for your scare these past few days and all I can say is that I am hoping with ALL MY HEART that your scary stuff is over and that with support of your wonderful doc posse you and your monsters will be fine. Oh your poor dad too- so scary to have your kid in crisis, I hope you all have had time for hugs if they are close enough.

With big love Traci,
happy happiest birthday.
XOX
kate

Sunny on December 11, 2009 at 9:39 PM said...

Happy birthday... have a happy birthday. Happy birthday... have a happy day. HEY!

I hope it was a wonderful one. I have a deep feeling that it was. I am so excited for the year you have ahead of you, you have worked so hard and now have so much to enjoy.

Kathy and Oli on December 11, 2009 at 10:53 PM said...

I came across your blog and read it with interest because your story is so similar to mine. I also conceived my twins last year, at 40, via IVF. At 11 weeks I also had a sudden bleed that threw my husband and I into a panic, but like you, the ultrasound showed 2 babies with good heartbeats that seemed fine. I wound up on bedrest in the hospital for the last 14 weeks of my pregnancy but now have 2 beautiful 8 month old babies. Hang in there, stay optimistic and keep your eyes on the prizes!

Clare on December 12, 2009 at 1:41 AM said...

Happy Birthday Monster Mama! I would so be up for a couch party right now, count me in!

IVF 40+ on December 12, 2009 at 5:58 AM said...

happy birthday IFO and I do hope it all went swimmingly.
Thank you for the candle - what a wonderful gesture

All the best
EB

K on December 12, 2009 at 11:58 AM said...

Hi, it's me the loser, who has not checked in for a few days, and managed to miss your birthday and the extreme scare you had. I know the blood is frightening but at least they have pinpointed why and can manage it. The bed rest should be doing you some good and hopefully your genetics consult will go well. I've been there....you have my email...

one-hit_wonder on December 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM said...

oh, my heart skipped a beat when i saw my google reader and noticed the word 'spotting': i'm glad you're ok and taking it easy.

happy birthday!

Beautiful Mess on December 13, 2009 at 10:46 AM said...

Happy (belated) birthday! I hope everything went well at your appointment. Thinking of you.
*HUGS*

Rotten on December 13, 2009 at 7:32 PM said...

Happy Birthday!!

The Steadfast Warrior on December 13, 2009 at 9:13 PM said...

So glad everything seems fine. Crossing my fingers for wonderful test results.

Happy Happy Birthday. Best wishes to you. I'm totally there with you for the couch party.

Elizabeth on December 14, 2009 at 8:22 AM said...

Came over from LFCA - your posts bring tears to my eyes. Rooting for you and your little ones all the way.s

Elizabeth on December 14, 2009 at 8:22 AM said...

Oh, and happy birthday!!!!

K on December 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM said...

UGH. I'm sorry I havent been around. Google hasn't been giving me your latest posts. I'm sorry for what you're going through. I'm thinking of you.

Happy Birthday

planningdoesntwork on December 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

Here from LFCA.

I had a baby girl 3 weeks ago at 37 weeks (planned early so that I couldn't go into labour) after having been diagnosed with a complete previa at my 20 week ultrasound.

I was very lucky with mine and had no bleeding, but I had to restrict my activity. I also live out of town (about an hour from the hospital) and was not allowed to be home alone at any time which kind of sucked, but could have been way worse. At every appointment my OB was amazed that I hadn't had any bleeding.

I delivered my daughter via c/s and the OB actually had to cut through the placenta to get her out. He was very, very worried about the procedure and there were bags of blood in coolers in the OR just in case I needed them. But everything went extremely well.

I just wanted you to know that a complete previa can definitely turn out just fine and I hope that you have no more bleeding and end up with a result like me. Previa is frickin' scary though and I'll be thinking of you.

Good Egg Hunting on December 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM said...

Here from LFCA to offer my support and commiseration! I'm at 34 weeks today and have been on bed rest since 28 weeks. First I had a complete previa (diagnosed @ 19 weeks) and then via a scary bleeding episode they found that the placenta was no longer blocking the cervix...so now they're assuming an abruption (but only because they don't have another explanation). Anyway, I'm rooting for you and those babies! Hang in there.

 

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