Three Weeks/Five Years

by Kathy on August 26, 2009 · 15 comments

in Baby Benson, Background, Bob, Hope, Loss, Milestones, Molly, Sean, The Future

Three weeks from tomorrow (Thursday), if all goes well, we will get to meet our new baby girl. If she is born healthy, in theory we will get to bring her home a few days later.

Did I really just type that?

It’s been over five years since Bob and I started trying to have another living child, to expand our family and give our now almost six year old son Sean a sibling.

In that time we have rejoiced in the possibilities of and then mourned the losses of what ultimately became:

  • three angel babies (through two early miscarriages and our interstitial ectopic pregnancy)
  • two In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) single embryos transfers that didn’t stick (however those cycles did yield a total of 4 frozen embryos)
  • one IVF cycle that didn’t go well and was converted to IUI (it didn’t work)
  • our first frozen embryo transfer (FET) which did stick and grew into our daughter Molly who was born and died on April 17, 2008.

After all this time being “three of a kind working on a full house…” it is hard for me to fathom that we are finally on the verge of becoming “four of a kind” (with our queen of hearts in Heaven).

Am I dreaming? Or is this actually my life?

Time will tell…

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 S August 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm

You are almost there! I'm so excited for all three of you guys. I know Molly is smiling in heaven knowing that she is going to send her baby sister to you guys! Hugs!


2 Photogrl August 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

SO exciting!

3 weeks, wow.

I can only imagine the emotions going through you right now.



3 Once A Mother August 26, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Sending you hugs and prayers. It has been such a journey, and how wonderful to now be only three weeks from bringing your little girl home. What a blessing!


4 k@lakly August 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

3 weeks!!! Yay! What a journey it has been. I hope the next weeks go easy on you and that you are holding this new baby sister in your arms very soon!


5 Beautiful Mess August 26, 2009 at 10:50 pm

WOW! 3 weeks! How exciting,scary and everything in between!

Sending you lots of love and strength. You WILL get there!


6 Kristie August 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm

What an interesting post. I feel lucky, and blessed, to have been on the whole journey with you. I am more happy for you than I could ever express in words. I wish you nothing but happiness.


7 Penny August 26, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I am just so happy for all of you. This baby girl is gonna have a great family.


8 Kristin August 27, 2009 at 7:14 am

A successful pregnancy after so much loss feels completely surreal (I remember). It must be an exciting and slightly scary time for you. {{{Hugs}}} and prayers.



9 T-Mommy August 27, 2009 at 8:00 am

I so hope in three weeks time you will certainly be Four of a kind and a beauty queen smiling at a full house!

My best wishes for this coming weeks 😉


10 Hillary August 27, 2009 at 9:28 pm

You have walked a long road — I am so sorry. What joy you will experience when you take your little girl home with you! Congratulations in advance. 🙂



11 Jess August 27, 2009 at 9:58 pm

You are soo close!! Congrats on making it thus far. Things can work out. They really can.

I'm so excited for you guys!


12 Ruth Snyder August 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Praying your dreams become reality.


13 Mrs. Gamgee August 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Not much longer now…


14 A Mom in Jacksonville, FL August 29, 2009 at 7:16 am

I just caught up on your recent posts…

Continuing to pray for you and your family, with extra well wishes as Baby's arrival approaches.

LOVED the Indigo Girls lyrics you shared.

Still jealous you were able to meet Mel and other bloggers in person! 🙂

Thanks for re-capping your journey for us. Makes me admire your strength and determination to build a family. Hugs!


15 CLC August 30, 2009 at 8:17 am

I hope the next 3 weeks fly for you! I love how you referenced Molly as the Queen of your Hearts! So appropriate!


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