As we sat there in the waiting room we just hoped that the doctor was going to say today is the inducing day. So we went into the exam room and Maria had her blood pressure taken and then they listened to the baby heartbeat. It was one of the last times we were going to hear that with a monitor at least we hoped. The doctor came in the room and said it looks like today is going to be the day you will be induced. Talk about a big sigh of relief. Maria wouldn’t have to suffer anymore itching and we were going to be meeting our miracle very soon!!
We were told to arrive at 4 pm that day and the induction process was going to begin. I think we were so excited, nervous, and anxious at the same time. We headed home to pack for our stay in the hospital. All the baby stuff was ready to go including the car seat. I made sure to bring all my lovely CF stuff too. When we packed the car it looked like I was going to be the patient and not Maria.
Once we arrived at the hospital that was the last time we were just going to be John and Maria. The next time we were going to leave this hospital we would be a FAMILY! A family of 3!!! WE were so excited to meet our little miracle. T
hat day was the end to our CRAZY IVF ride. It was only going to be hours away from us putting the finishing touch on that journey. WE had the deck of cards stacked against us to begin with but never once was this family going to back down from our dream of a family. As a friend pointed out to me the other day he called Maria and I the BULLdozers. I guess that would pretty much sum us up. If you put something in front of us we are going to plow right through it.
Still a year later I can remember this day so vividly. I will never forget how we felt about starting the next chapter in our life. In less than 36 hours we would be meeting our miracle who changed the rest of life!!!
WE LOVE YOU Alayna!
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Here is a post that explains our IVF process.
Ready to start the induction process!!!
Last picture before the hospital gown came on!!!