It's a boy!
Sorry I haven't posted in so long.... I started a couple of posts and never ended up publishing them, but now I have some real news, so here it is:
Ethan Henry was born on March 26 at 10:19 pm. He weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz (I make 'em small) and 19.5 inches long. The delivery went very well - I was only in active labor for about a half hour.
However, as with my first, the placenta did not want to leave my body. Unlike with my first, they took me to a proper OR and did a DNC on the spot instead of keeping me in the delivery room and cutting it out of me while I was fully conscious save for a dose of nubane (your basic narcotic - does nothing for the pain just gives you that lovely sensation of being on crack). Anyway, the procedure to remove my placenta with baby #1 resulted in Asherman's (scarring of the uterus) which wasn't detected until I switched to an RE for IVF after undergoing 9 IUIs. In a couple of weeks when I have my 6 week postpartum check, I will be sure to ask about when they can take a look to make sure that I am Ashermans-free ... AT this point I would say that I want a third, but I don't think I'll be willing to take the process as far as I did for this one (The Deuce as my husband calls him). Last time around I thought that there was no way in hell I would get pregnant on my own. This time I think it's more likely that I will simply because I would probably not be able to handle three and soembody in the universe enjoys messing with me.
At any rate, the new baby is such a good baby. I only wish I could say the same for his big brother, who is not having the easiest time adjusting to his dethroning. But it is getting slowly better.....
Having two definitely keeps me busier, or maybe I should say it forces me to stay on task more than I did before. Therefore I do not have a lot of computer time, but I will be here to keep track of people and send all of my best out to my friends here in blogland. I feel so fortunate to be in the situation I'm in now and wish there was something I could do to help people who are out there struggling through the crap. Please know that my thoughts are always with all of you, even if I'm not checking up as often as I would like.