After getting out BFP [big fat positive - pregnancy test] we were thrilled but cautiously optimistic. I did blood work right away to see if I needed supplementary progesterone, but my levels were fine.
We did the nuchal fold test, which looked good, but still opted to do an amnio. We were on a delayed honeymoon when we got the results back: all the chromosomes were lined up perfectly and the baby was a girl!
The first 29 weeks of the pregnancy have gone very smoothly — no problems except that it is very fatiguing to be pregnant at 44 — I have literally taken a couple of naps a day throughout the pregnancy.
It is funny that this pregnancy came when it did: I had gotten mentally weary of wishing for a baby. At the New Year I decided that we would continuing “trying” only up until my birthday ( April 1); we got our positive results on March 22.
I can’t help but believe that love was the magic “supplement”—not present in all our lab adventures but very much a part of our daily life.
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