I just wanted to share my story with you all. My husband and I tried for three years to concieve. After three failed IUI's and a failed IVF, we were emotially exhausted (as well as finacially) and decided that adoption was the way to go. We were told that we would never have biological children. We came to terms with this and began the adoption process. Eleven months later we brought our "Guatemalan Prince" home from Guatemala. He is our pride and joy. Three months after bringing him home, I became sick and after three weeks of complaining, my husband told me to either take a pregnancy test or go to the doctor. I took a test (even though I thought it would be a waste of our money) and low and behold it was positive. We were in absolute shock. This was in July of 2006. Let me add, that my periods have never been regular. My last period was actually in November of 2005. I went to the doctor the next day, where he did an ultrasound and saw absolutely nothing. He told me that I was going to miscarry and to start preparing myself for that. He took my blood to do an HCG count and then I was out the door. I called my husband, where we cried and talked, but we knew that all would be alright. Two days later the doctor called and said my HCG levels looked good and that I should come in in a week. My husband went with me the following week, where the ultrasound showed a gestational sac and a yolk sac, but not fetal pole. The doctor said that we would definetly miscarry and to schedule a D&C for Friday. I had no clue what a D&C was and came to this website. It was here that I read many stories and decided to hold off on the D&C. A week later I went back for an ultrasound and there was the fetus with a heartbeat! We were in shock! I am now 22 weeks pregnant and expecting a little girl on March 31st. It is hard to believe that this is real! I am proof, that even if you have irregular menstral cycles and your Dr. tells you you are going to miscarry, all can turn out okay. This site has been a life savor to me. I have found a lot of wonderful and inspirational stories. Thank you all.
Mom to my adopted prince - Isaiah (16 months)