It’s a boy!

Or at least it would have been.

Today is one month since I had my D&C.

My husband asked me why I give so much meaning to dates.

For instance I was a little sad (ok, a lot sad) on New Year’s Eve because that would have marked the end of my first trimester. I would have started the new year being into my second trimester and being excited about the future.

Considering my D&C was only 3 weeks prior to that, it was hard not to think of it on that date.

Anyway, I had to remember when my D&C was because the doctor had told me that after 4 weeks I should call his office and see if they had any results from the tissue testing they had performed on the fetus.

So, I had it in my calendar to call today.

I called in the morning and left a message.

There is some turmoil going on at work, so I was focused on that and forgot about the doctor until he called me back at 3:30.

He told me that the test showed that there was a common abnormality, called a Trisomy 16. This is the leading cause of miscarriage.

The good news is that there was no evidence present to suggest that a future pregnancy could not be carried to term. I guess we call that the silver lining here.

And then he told me I was pregnant with a boy.

I probably could have done without that information. Every little detail, makes it all more real. Knowing it was a boy makes me feel like I am experiencing the loss all over again. Now I know I am mourning the loss of my little boy, not just some unknown entity.

Anyway, that’s today’s news.

Now we wait to hear if we get approved for a grant through UH for another cycle.

And we continue healing and putting the pieces back together.

As always, thank you for reading.

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About llipps

New mom, infertility survivor, marketer, wife, daughter and friend. I struggle to find the balance between being all things to all people and being happy with who I am. I love meeting new people, telling my stories, and hearing yours.
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