Saturday, October 9, 2010

Nuestra Historia / Our Story Part 4

El 2006 comenzó con mucho entusiasmo y ansias de comenzar nuestro tratamiento. El mismo comenzó en enero y ya para febrero el tratamiento estaba realizando. Luego, vino la angustia de saber sí había dado resultado o no. Exactamente, el 8 de marzo obtuvimos el anhelado resultado positivo. Pero, unos días más tarde tuve que visitar nuevamente al especialista ya que estaba reteniendo líquido y nada de lo que tenía de ropa me servía así que tuve que pasar por un proceso donde me extraeron dos botellas y media de líquido (eso es el equivalente a dos botellas grandes de refresco). Luego, en otra visita al especialista a unas 8 semanas de gestación me confirmaron que tendría gemelos. Después vino la presión en mi trabajo y renuncie. Había momentos en que reía como una loca y otros en que lo único que hacia era llorar (como cuando le quitan algo a un niño), fueron unos momentos difíciles. Ya cuando las cosas parecían estar más tranquilas vino el fuerte sangrado que me envió al hospital. El Dr. de la sala de emergencias que me examinó me indicó que me preparará para lo peor. Ese momento fue horrible pero también tuvo su momento glorioso por que luego de pasar horas en el hospital y finalmente, poder tener un sonograma, escuché los latidos del corazón de mis bebés por primera vez.. Todos estabamos felices, el Dr. de la sala de emergencias abrazó a mi mamá y le indicó que todo estaba bien y mi ginecólogo (que no me había visto en un año) se hizo cargo de todo. Luego, tuve que estar de cama casi dos meses y luego el sangrado cesó y todo continuo normal. Ya a finales de junio sabíamos que tendríamos dos niñas, así que comenzamos a pensar como arreglaríamos su cuarto. Era mucha la emoción que sentíamos. Un día mientras cocinaba me cayó agua caliente en mi barriga y me ocasionó una quemadura así que nuevamente, de camino al hospital. Dentro de todo fue un embarazo "normal" que llegó a las 35 semanas y tres días de gestación. Yo misma planifiqué mi "baby shower" y ese mismo día comenzaron mis piernas a hincharse (imagino que ustedes habrán visto a Fiona la esposa de Shrek, verdad pues a partir de ese momento con lo hinchadas que estaban mis piernas yo le pude haber hecho las vacaciones a Fiona,ja). Finalmente, llegó el gran día y nacieron las dos princesitas de mi vida. Solo tengo que darle las gracias a Dios por habernos permitido ser padres. Gracias mi Dios por tan hermosas y saludables niñas.

Annie

2006 began with a lot of enthusiasm and anxieties, we wanted to start the treatment. We started the whole process in January and in February the treatment was completed. Then, the anguish to know if it worked. Exactly on March 8 we obtained the long waited results and turned out positive. But, some days later I had to visit again the specialist since I was retaining liquid and nothing of my clothes fit me so I had to go thru a process where two and a halh bottles of liquid were extracted from me (that was the equivalent of two large bottles of soft drink). Then, in another visit to the specialist in about 8 weeks of gestation they confirmed me that we would have twins. Later came the pressure in my work and I had to quit. There were moments in which I laugh as a lunatic and other in which the only thing I could do was crying (like when you take something from a kid), those were very difficult moments. Already when things seemed to be more tranquil I had a bleeding that sent me to the hospital. The doctor of the emergencies room that examined me told us that we must be prepared for the worse thing. That moment was horrible but later some glorious moment happened, after spending hours in the hospital and finally they were able to make me a sonogram, I listened the beatings of the heart of my babies for the first time. We were all happy, the doctor of the emergencies room hugged my mom and told her that all was well and my gynecologist (which I had not seen in a year) took care of everything. Then, I had to be on bed for almost two months and then the bled ceased and all continued normal. Already at the end of June we knew that we would have two girls, so we begin to think of how we would fix their room. It was a very emotional feeling. A day while I was cooking, some hot water fell over my belly and a burn caused me again a trip to the hospital. Besides all it was a normal pregnancy that lasted 35 weeks and three days of gestation. I planned my own baby shower and that same day my feet beganto get swollen (I imagine that you have seen Fiona the wife of Shrek, well from that moment with my very swollen feet I could have done Fiona's vacations). Finally, the great day arrived and the two princesses of my life were born. I have to give thanks to God to have permitted is to become parents. Thanks my God for these beautiful and healthy girls.

Annie

6 comments:

Jeremi said...

a very long and challenging journey but so worth it at the end : )

Fiona, LOVE it!!!

blessings to you and your family dear annie ---
jeremi

Mighty M said...

Such a beautiful story! :)

NewsPhotoGirl said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story and all the ups and downs. I loved hearing about how you were able to do your IVF and hear your babies heartbeats.

Heather said...

Two princesses who are gifts from God, indeed. Thanks for sharing your amazing story, Annie! You are such a strong woman.

Jill said...

What a nice story. Great idea to put it all down.

girlytwins said...

Definitely thanks to our glorious God!! Such a beautiful story and two beautiful girls :)