Sunday, September 18, 2011

Anastasia Has the Answers

Right before Q and I got married ten years ago, we realized I might have reproductive issues but I never could have imagined just how hard family-building would be.  I'm very thankful to have our happy ending here in my arms.  My family is now as complete as it's going to get, but I'll always wonder why it all happened this way.

Why did everything go so perfectly for Anastasia but not for Jeremiah and Miles?  What made the difference?   I wish I could know why, not only for myself but also for other women like me and for my children, in case there is some risk for them when they start having children of their own.  Was it a lucky combination of genes?  Was it the aspirin and pig intestinal mucous I injected into myself?  Did the fistful of supplements I took daily help?  Anastasia has the answers, but she's not talking.

Last week I was able to see the pathology report on Anastasia's placenta and cord.  According to the pathologist, everything looked absolutely normal.  I'd have to fill out some paperwork and pay a ridiculous fee in order to get a copy of the report for myself, so I don't have it to post on the blog.  Maybe I'll get to it later, but for now I spend too much of my limited free time trying to get United Hell Care to pay up on all the medical bills.  Instead, you can enjoy these lovely photos of the placenta.  Or if you'd prefer to skip that, you can enjoy these lovely photos of Anastasia instead:

One month old
Return to Pooh Corner 
Our family tradition is to take photos of our babies with these stuffed toys each month until the baby is one.  It's a great way to see how quickly they grow.  Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore had been unemployed and collecting dust for years during our family downturn. What a joy it is to see them back at work with our new baby girl!


Nikki said...

What an absolutely beautiful little girl :) Enjoy every single minute with your family. I'm so glad things went so well.

AFM said...

she looks so tiny she is adorable. the photos with pooh are a great idea. xxoo

Amber said...

I just looked at your maternity pictures and wanted to say what a beautiful family you have!!! And what a gorgeous mom you are. :)

I'm so glad your family is "complete" now. She is such a perfect baby!

Alex said...

Who knows why sometimes this stuff works, and other times not so much... All I know is I'm thrilled that Anastasia is doing so well! Love the pics with Pooh and friends - great idea!

Cherbear said...

she is sooo beautiful!!! I will never ever understand why so many go through SO much to have a family.

Jana said...

It is hard and pretty impossible to understand why such difficult things happen to us. I am just so thankful that everything turned out with Anastasia. If only she could tell us what the magic formula was.

she looks like she fits in with Pooh and friends

Jeanne said...


I am so happy for you and your family that Anastasia is healthy! :)

The photos with 'Pooh & Friends' are a great idea!