In May 2014 we met with Dr Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. We were told our two options were IUI and IVF. The IUI was not really a good option based on his count, but she said we could try anyways. I was given Clomid and when it was time for the IUI we drove to Seattle to have the procedure. I remember how excited and nervous I was. When it was time for the procedure they had me go into a room and undress from the waist down. I remember my stomach was in knots but I couldn't stop smiling. I knew the chances of it taking were very small but at least we were trying! The Dr comes in and sits down and tells me that we cannot do the procedure as Jons count was just way too low. I didn't say much or anything at all just nodded as she left the room. My heart had broke and the tears just fell. My husband just held me and let me cry it out. I knew that as horrible as I felt he felt even worse.
My pregnancy went very well. I was sick for a few months and then one day it just stopped all the sudden and everything was great. I only gained 17lbs which was a miracle. I thought for sure I would gain a ton. My due date was 7/30/15. On July 26th we were at my parents for my Sister in laws birthday and we were sitting around taking bets on when I was going to go into labor. My husband jokes and says it would be nice if she went into labor tonight so I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. Well, that night at midnight I woke up and had to pee (much like every other night) and as I pull down my pants my water breaks luckily I was over the toilet (TMI I know). I grabbed the door and opened it and yelled at my husband WAKE UP my water just broke. He sat up with his eyes still closed and says "No way, are you sure?" I said yes I'm positive. So I called the hospital and let them know I was going to be heading in.
So around 6pm my provider comes in checks me again and I had barely dilated to a 2. By this time those contractions had definitely kicked in. So he tells me lets give you an epidural to see if we can get you relaxed enough to dilate further. So the epidural was given around 730. Not too long after the epidural was given the heartbeat monitor for the baby went off at my first big contraction. The nurse rushes in and helps me rotate. And again another contraction and his heartbeat dropped again so she called for another nurse. They shifted me all over but could not stop the heartbeat from dropping at each contraction. So they called the dr again and he said lets prep for surgery.
So I was taken into the pre op room. At this point I was getting really sick and throwing up. I started to shake uncontrollably I thought my teeth were going to break. My blood pressure dropped and again they rushed over and yelled for the anesthesiologist. My blood pressure when back up and by this time I was so freaked out I couldn't stop crying. The shaking got worse the nausea got worse and I was just ready for my baby to be out. It was time for surgery. My husband has a very weak stomach and thought he was going to pass out just getting prepped to go in for the procedure with me so he ended up staying in the preop room and my mother went in with me.
Kaiden Jonathan was born 7/27/15 9:36pm 20inch long and weighed 8.1lbs. He was absolutely perfect in every way! My heart was and still is overwhelmed with so much love for our baby boy. We were finally parents! The road to get here was long, emotional, and rough, but I would not change anything for the world. As of today my almost 6 mo old kiddo is close to 20lbs and in 9 mo old clothing. He is full of light, laughter and love. He has managed to make noises that sound close to DADADADA So his dad is pretty sure we're going to say his first word was dada . We are working on mama now. Everyday I wake up to Kaiden who is full of smiles and giggles and know that I was meant to be his mom and he was meant to be my son. Our family feels complete now, but there will always be room for another.