Listen to what people are saying…

Sadie is a wonderful, personable health care practitioner. I have had the pleasure of using, as well as recommending, her acupuncture services for years. Sadie through the years has helped me with several health issues. All to great success. She is incredibly professional as well as knowledgable! She also helped my very dear friend Claudette become pregnant. Our joke, much to the chagrin of Claudette’s husband, is that Sadie knocked her up! Their amazingly beautiful daughter is 2 1/2 and we are all so grateful!!!!!   -Danny S.

I visited Michelle last month for secondery infertility and she prescribed some herbal meds for me. I took the meds for 2 weeks. What a surprise my pregnancy test is positive.  -J.P.

Success Story! Sadie came very highly recommended to me by friends that after trying for over a year to conceive naturally and multiple failed IUI attempts, gave acupuncture and Sadie a shot. They were successful and are expecting their baby this year! Needless to say, I jumped on board after having dealt with my own infertility issues for over a year. As my husband and I began to explore fertility treatment with a RE, I simultaneously began seeing Sadie twice per month. Literally, a month and a half into her work, I became pregnant and began seeing her weekly throughout a precarious first trimester. I am now fourteen weeks along and would recommend Sadie to anyone and everyone I know that is experiencing infertility issues. She is so incredibly knowledgeable, calming and comforting. We went through quite a bit in my short time of seeing her and I will forever be grateful for her expertise. She truly is wonderful! -Megan M.

When I started seeingSadie I felt like we had found a path to pregnancy and that alone was a great comfort to me. With the treatments and advice she provided Sadie helped me get ready for my pregnancy both mentally and physically. Her office was a soothing environment where I learned about how to improve my sleep, give up caffeine and cope with stress. Although we ultimately had to do one round of injectables the work I did with Sadie helped prepare my body for my pregnancy and I am thankful we were successful after our first round of treatments. Sadie was also able to answer questions about the fertility treatments which gave me an unmeasurable amount of comfort. -Lisa C.

Sadie helped me throughout my quest to get pregnant. A year later I am the mother of two gorgeous children. It is clear that Sadie knows her stuff when it comes to reproductive acupuncture and she is able to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern medicine, helping me to make sense of how acupuncture and herbs worked to optimize my potential for conceiving. She is warm and nurturing … but always extremely professional. She has unbelievable patience and wisdom in answering questions and giving straight answers. Sadie was very encouraging of all the aspects of my treatment plan: she recommended dietary restrictions, supplements, and was very supportive when I ultimately decided to go the route of IVF. I always looked forward to our sessions and still keep in touch when I have questions. She is generous in heart and spirit. I can’t say enough great things about her. -Elana B.

We just wanted to send you some pictures of our precious baby girl. We also wanted to say thank you for all of the help and support that you have given us this year.  I have to say that I was a bit skeptical about acupuncture at first, but am now a firm believer in what you do.  We both feel that you and Michelle helped us to get to this point and we can not thank you both enough.  We will definitly see you when we start this process again.  Take care and we will see you soon.    -J. S.

AMAZING!! I’m not sure even where to begin, other than saying that Sadie is wonderful! Over the last year and half, Sadie has seen me through multiple miscarriages, surgery to correct a uterine defect and now through a first trimester with a healthy baby! I truly believe that she helped to keep my body healthy enough to withstand 4 miscarriages, surgery and a healthy pregnancy in such a short time. During the incredible sadness of enduring miscarriage, Sadie held my hand through the process, making it much more physically and emotionally tolerable. Sadie is so incredibly knowledgeable, professional and wise in working with women who are on the journey to parenthood. Even my fertility surgeon said, “Oh…you are working with Sadie? She’s GREAT!” I can’t say enough about how great she is and would recommend her without hesitation to any woman out there!  -Julie N.

Just wanted to let you know that our daughter was born at 5:47 on 7/15/10.
It was over before I really knew it without the use of drugs or any other interventions.  All thanks to the quick ripening of the cervix.  I thanked you and your skills many times during those hours.
- Alicia G.

Sadie was my introduction to acupuncture about 2 years ago and I’m currently seeing her to the day. She is a phenomenal woman… if ever a question in life, she is my go-to lady. She has an ample amount of information with an abundant amount of care and concern, always. Sadie has opened my eyes to a healthier, happier life. She’s wonderful.. and I HIGHLY recommend her to any and everyone!‎   -Natalie D.

I first started seeing Sadie at a really difficult and stressful point in my life- I had been struggling with infertility issues for almost a year and was feeling more confused and frustrated with my body and less hopeful about conceiving a child than ever. Sadie is so open, compassionate, and calm that I felt immediately comfortable and confident under her care even though I had never tried acupuncture before. Sadie helped me regain my hope. I started seeing an RE about the same time as I started seeing Sadie. She worked with my RE’s guidelines and was easily able to tailor an acupuncture plan that fit my unique needs. She always put my health and well-being as a priority. Today, I’m thrilled to say that I’m pregnant with twins! Sadie was there with me every step of the way and she has safely gotten me through my first trimester. Sadie is SO wonderful about answering all of my questions, listening to my concerns, and instilling in me a calm and confidence that I still carry within. I can’t thank her enough and I would highly recommend Sadie Minkoff to anyone considering acupuncture.    -Katie K.

Sadie is nothing short of amazing.  I have been seeing her for quite some time for a variety of issues, and she has always offered extensive clinic information, and empathetic ear, and effective herbal remedies in conjuncture with acupuncture.  She typically provides me with more comprehensive medical information than my physician.  Her treatments helped significantly improve my migraines, helped me get over bronchitis that had lasted for weeks, and she is currently helping me address reproductive issues.  I cannot recommend Sadie highly enough.      -Shannon K.

I highly recommend Sadie Minkoff. I’ve been going to see her since early June. She specializes in ‘reproductive acupuncture’ and i went after a m/c to help me feel more balanced and healed, hormonally, and in general. I was already a strong believer in acupuncture, and felt treatments could help me again.
This age-old medicine and treatment has long addressed issues that western medicine does not really even look at.  After three treatments, i feel much better. I’m less stressed, more positive, and sleeping more soundly. Sadie has a holistic approach and is kind, gentle, and smart.  If you are new to acupuncture, do try it! the needles do not hurt!      -M.G.

I feel like you have and are helping me move on to a better way of life. I plan to use my new health and happiness to continue to find ways to “pay it forward” as they say, to the best of my ability. It’s the least I can do.
I am very grateful for all you do for myself and my loved ones. Your presence in our lives is deeply cherished by each one of us.
With deepest respect, love and gratitude,

Dear Sadie,
I really believe that working with you is one of the main reasons I’m pregnant today. You’ve been such a great support through this journey and I so appreciate everything you’ve done.

I first tried acupuncture during my 5th month of pregnancy. I had stopped taking many of my medications for allergies/asthma/sinus problems due to concerns about their safety during pregnancy, and was really suffering from congestion, discomfort and fatigue. The acupuncture not only gave me significant relief from my long-standing problems, but also helped a great deal with the general discomfort of pregnancy. Sadie was careful to know all of my medical details and work with my other doctors. I was 100% comfortable that her approach was safe and cautious. She also gave me very helpful recommendations on diet, stress management, and exercise. Her all-inclusive approach to improving and maintaining my health not only gave me dramatic relief during my third trimester, but has also helped me significantly with my long-term health. For the past 6 years I had taken 3-5 medications a day. Now, with acupuncture, herbal therapy, and an improved diet, I just use my inhaler a few times a month before a run on a cold day.
-Dr. Schrager, DVM

Hi Sadie. I’ve got great news to share with you – Sophie was born on Oct. 19th at 11:33 pm, weighing all of 6 lbs, 7 oz! Thank you for all of your help and positive energy to get us here.

My husband’s morphology has greatly improved and my body is much more responsive to treatments even without injectibles. I produced 6 mature follicles last month on 50 mg. of Clomid alone. This of course makes me feel a lot better b/c I am taking much less medication than before but getting better results. Also, both times they tested mid-leuteal my progesterone levels were off the chart. So, the good news is that I think we are both in prime condition.
Also, the choices we have made in our diets (thanks to your education) have also been nice to our waistlines:) And allergies and colds are much less severe since giving up dairy. I have been spreading the word and trying to educate others about this and leafy greens, 100% whole wheat, etc. It really has become part of our healthier life style and we feel great so thank you:)
-Rebecca D.

Hi Sadie, I just wanted to let you know that the acupuncture and herbs helped get my body into balance and our 3rd cycle was a great success. Alexander was born March 3, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs and measured 21.25 inches. Hope all is well.

I got my first session with Sadie at CFP while pregnant and I really enjoyed it since it provided a lot of relaxation mentally and physically. I’ll have to go back again some time once I can leave the baby for a few hours at home with the husband.
I also like the fact that it’s a combination of western and eastern practice instead of being dogmatic about which one is better.

Sadie told me that I wasn’t due to have my baby for another three weeks.  Who was she kiddin’?  I was due in ONE week!  Psssh!  She told me this after taking my pulse and lookin’ at my tongue a little.  Aaaaand she totally called it.  My child was two weeks late!          -Nicole L.

Sadie is an extremely professional provider. Her patience and kindness made the whole acupuncture experience enjoyable and beneficial. Sadie provided a restorative treatment which helped me get back to a normal and painless activity after a surgery. She answered every question I had in the most professional manner, was always available, knowledgeable and encouraging. Thank you Sadie!

I had the baby yesterday! You were right, a girl! Our last treatment did it, contractions were no less then 5 minutes apart once I left! Thanks you!

Acupuncture has dramatically improved the quality of my life! Sadie and I have been working on building back up my energy after a particularly stressful and depleting time. I’ve notice a big improvement in my energy level, as well as my mood and stamina. Also, while of course life is still at times very stressful, I’m able to handle those moments/situations much better — and, they don’t take such a toll on me. I recommend acupuncture to everyone I know, as soon as they tell me they have an ailment I recommend they get a treatment.

When I started acupuncture with Sadie I was at a very low point with my health, both physically and emotionally. I had severe digestion problems that were interfering with my daily life. A regimen of acupuncture and Chinese herbs greatly improved my digestion. And Sadie and Michelle´s advice on nutrition and other exercises I could do to feel better also really helped. Another huge benefit that I (unsuspectingly) received from my acupuncture sessions was a significant improvement in my chronic depression and anxiety that I have struggled with for years. Acupuncture helped me to reconnect with my emotions and my body, greatly reducing my stress and anxiety and starting to undo what had taken decades to do. I left each treatment feeling amazingly calm and empowered. Sadie is extremely intuitive and has a very healing and nurturing energy about her. She concentrates on a holistic approach to health, integrating the mind and the body. I learned something new or gained a new tool for coping nearly every session. My friends tease me because in almost all of our conversations I start a sentence with “my acupuncturist says…”. I´ve heard a lot of people express a fear that acupuncture will be painful. If that´s a concern than Sadie is definitely the practitioner you should be with. Most of the time I couldn’t even feel the needles. I highly recommend Sadie as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and feel that my quality of life has significantly improved since beginning treatments.

I was taking pharmaceuticals for mood swings and having terrible side effects. After stopping one of the medications, I was referred to Sadie who started me on acupuncture and herbs. A year later, and through some major life events including 2 deaths and major surgery, I am feeling balanced and have a system in place that not only helps with the mood swings but with keeping my body and emotional state calm and nourished. The acupuncture sessions give me a grounding point periodically, and the herbs are a daily reminder to take care of myself. Thanks, Sadie!

I made my first acupuncture appointment with some reservation. Sadie noticed my nervousness and immediately set about making me comfortable by showing me the needles and explaining the entire process. Since then, I have considered Sadie my primary health care provider and in the year that I have been receiving regular acupuncture I have had more regular cycles, a closer connection to my body, and generally better health. Sadie’s holistic approach to health care, compassionate bedside manner, and skillful wielding of the needles have improved the quality of my life.
-Monica B.

The acupuncture I received from Sadie Minkoff was very helpful in my recovery from surgery — and it was such a pleasant experience. I had not had positive acupuncture experiences in the past with another practitioner and was convinced I’d never do this type of therapy again. Connie Ryan, my women’s health practitioner at Central Family Practice, encouraged me to try it and I was certainly interested if it would help me get back to normal and feel good. Since I trust Connie and have relied on her expertise for years, I gave it a go. I was not disappointed in the least.
Sadie was extremely gentle, professional, and thorough. Prior to treatment she interviewed me about my health history, diet, habits, body type, constitution, and tendencies. It was clear she is not only very well trained and highly intelligent, she also wanted to understand me and my body very clearly so she could give me the most beneficial treatment possible. Throughout my time with her, she has offered much valuable advice regarding my overall health, most of which I have put into practice. She is really a font of great information for those who want to live their healthiest life.
The actual acupuncture sessions were so relaxing and so pleasant — never painful or stressful. Sadie incorporates herbs, aromatherapy, light, and other ancient techniques that enhance the effectiveness of the acupuncture. They were more like spa treatments and I felt well cared for and pampered. Sadie also answered my questions which helped me understand how and why acupuncture works.
And help it did. The treatments did help me heal more quickly and more completely than was predicted by my medical team. My ob/gyn surgeon remarked at how quickly I was healing. And I felt better and better with each treatment. I was able to resume my regular activities more readily (though Sadie encouraged me to rest when I was tired) and feel better than ever at the six month mark, though I only needed a few acupuncture sessions.
I will not hesitate to return to Sadie for additional acupuncture treatment when other health issues arise. Further, I would highly recommend that others give her a try.
-Patti D.

This one is simple. If you’re looking to get well and, you’re in a place where you’re willing to consider acupuncture….then go to Sadie.
I have to be 100% honest here; I was not a believer of acupuncture but we had exhausted all our options. No treatments or medications were helping the fatigue, heat intolerance, and neuropathy that my wife had due to her neurological disease which is a kin to Multiple Sclerosis.
Well let me tell you, we are now borderline evangelical about acupuncture. My wife is off all of her medications and her neurologist told her that she could resume a normal life. This is the same neurologist that told her she would never recover!
My wife told Sadie she would do exactly what she said she needed to do for 3 months and then decide if she wanted to continue. Well it worked. Pure and simple.
Sadie works within a clinic that includes an MD, a dietitian, nurses, acupuncturists etc. This is a one stop shop for your health needs.

I first contacted Sadie because I was seeking much needed relief from a recurring medical condition.
It didn’t take me long under her care to realize that it wasn’t simply about addressing one issue but about gaining perspective and understanding of my overall health and well-being.
This experience has been more than I could have hoped for physically and spiritually.
I feel much healthier and balanced and have wonderful tools to continue to apply throughout my life.
I can’t recommend Sadie and her acupuncture practice enough.
She not only provides great knowledge and technique, but also compassion and intuition. A truly gifted practitioner.

I had been seeing my regular physician for over 2 years about my high blood pressure. My frustration with my doctor was that I would take 2 hours out of my workday just so I could have the privilege to be examined for about 15 minutes. After 2 year of the same medicine and the same advise to eat right and exercise, my blood pressure was still exceptionally high. Upon recommendation from some friends I decided to give acupuncture a try.
Even though, I’m of Chinese descent, I’m embarrassed to admit that I know very little about this practice. I still had an image of being turned into a human pincushion! However, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of care provided by Sadie. She settled my doubts by going over thoroughly my medical history. She also took the time to go over the principles of acupuncture with me. She explained that acupuncture views the body as an ecological system and not just a series of complaints and symptoms. And that just like the flow of blood there is another essential flowing energy called Chi which can be blocked in certain areas and overabundant in others. The acupuncture needles help stimulate this flow of energy. Sadie explained it so well that I was certainly willingly to give it a try.
When I came into the examining room it was a very pleasant atmosphere. She made a point to tell me that the needles were sterilized and that they would be disposed of after a single use. The actual acupuncture session took about an hour. You can hardly feel the needles because they weren’t jabbed in but almost placed on the surface of the skin. After Sadie finished the treatment I really got a feeling of being taken of.
I’ve gone to Sadie for several treatments now. I never had to wait and I feel great after each visit! And to top it all off, my blood pressure has indeed gone down to a manageable level! My only regret is that I didn’t come to her sooner!
Thanks a lot for everything!
-Kai Y.

Fertile Ground: Allison’s Blog

It has been a long time since I have posted, and it’s been quite a journey from where we last left off until now.  Lots of little steps along the path of healing ourselves in the aftermath of the IVF, always a few steps forward and a few steps back.   It has been really, really, really hard.  As hard, if not harder, than any of our other loses. We were so sure it was going to work and be our magic bullet, so to have it fail so totally and completely was an incredibly bitter loss.  All the hope and energy and money and planning and TIME that felt like it was wasted. It was another big universal kick in all the parts that were still tender and sore from the last kicks in the baby making department.  The first few weeks after I slipped back into robot-mode to cope… just going through the motions of living.  I could muster enough energy to put on a non-scary or alarming face to make it through the work day, but if any one who loved me looked at me too long or god-forbid tried to hug me the big bag of tears would open up and start to spill out.  My pretend-everything-is-ok energy would run out close to the end of the day and I would cry my way home from the office often arriving at the house a big teary mascara stained mess to fall into my much-alarmed husband’s lap.  He was a little freaked out, but a trooper nonetheless and dealing with his own grief as best as he could as well.  It was a really bad few weeks.

Our IVF de-brief didn’t make things any better.  There were simply no answers.  The doctor was as surprised as we were that we had failed so badly and that not a single one of our embryos made it past four cells. His best guess considering our history was that it could have been a lot of things, but most likely we…I…. had serious egg-quality issues.  We are born with all the eggs we are ever going to have, and although everyone is a little different, once you hit a certain age they are less and less viable and have more problems creating healthy babies.  He said he would definitely be willing to try the IVF again with us and make a few changes to possibly boost our success, but in the end, bad eggs are bad eggs and absolutely nothing can be done to fix them.  That totally didn’t help my mental outlook and just made everything seem darker and more hopeless, and even worse…all my fault.  I didn’t know if I had it in me to go through it again with my rotten eggs. Why do ALL of that over again just to get the same outcome?  I felt even worse than before and with no where to turn.

A New Path

I had begun seeing Sadie Minkoff at Sage Acupuncture weekly a few months before the IVF in an attempt to maximize the odds of it working.  She is a women’s health and fertility acupuncture specialist and had helped me change my diet and get as healthy as possible before the procedure. In the run up to the IVF she became one of my greatest advocates and most compassionate cheerleaders in the process.  When I told her what the doctor had said about my hopelessly bad eggs, she 100% wholeheartedly and completely disagreed with him with a quiet ferocity that was AWESOME and total surprise.  She explained to me there was a lot that we could do.  There is a lot of new and cutting edge research being done in this area, but because not all of it has been tested with multiple double blind studies it has not been accepted by many western doctors.

She sent me home with a list of pills, powders, and herbs to gather, a commitment to dedicate myself to acupuncture, optimum health and the regimen of supplements for 90 days, and best of all…a new focus, a new path, and a little bit of hope.  The importance of 90 days is that is how long it would take my body to mature a new batch of eggs from their primordial state to fully mature eggs capable of being fertilized and making a baby.  She and I became a team to create the best, healthiest environment for them to mature possible, and give them all the help in our power to give Charles and I what I now believed could be our last best chance to have a baby that was genetically ours.

Collectively I called it “The Sadie Cocktail”…Enzyme CoQ10, Myo Inositol, Pycnogenol, and  Multiple Chinese herb mixtures,  Goat Placenta (yeah…that’s right), Maca Root, Chaste Berry/Vitex, Royal Jelly, Special food-based PreNatal vitamins, Omega-3/Fish Oil, Vitamins C, D, and E. Their function falls into three categories…balance my hormones so the eggs develop well, rev up their mitochondria so they have enough energy for the chromosomes to divide appropriately, and surround them with lots and lots of powerful antioxidants to prevent any kind of oxidative stress as they grow.  I also eliminated all gluten from my diet to reduce the inflammation in my body, cut out alcohol, sugar, and anything else that might be adding to my bad eggs situation.  Basically, I tried to be the purest, most perfect incubator I could be.  All the pills together filled a giant pill box and taking them 3 times a day became my new mantra and ritual.  My favorite task every week was when I would refill the empty box and feel one little step closer to the goal.  I finally felt like we were moving forward again.

A Community

With a plan in place to fix my body, I knew I also had to do something to fix my heart.  I could not go on as the Allie-bot.  In August I went to a one day fertility yoga retreat.  There was actually very little yoga, but it was an incredibly profound experience.  The day began with 12 women, all strangers, sitting in a circle on their yoga mats, but we spent almost the entire day, one by one, sharing our stories.  For the first time I met other women who understood.  All of them had been dealing with infertility of all kinds, and like me, were just trying to find a path through it.  We had so many shared experiences….loss, anger, sadness, fear, and hope, and as each woman told her story we all laughed and cried, nodded with recognition, and passed the Kleenex boxes around the room as we all took our turn.  I had never met or talked to other women who had experienced multiple miscarriages or failed IVFs like me, and many of these women had…some dealing with it much longer and had much more tragic stories than myself.  Talk about putting things in perspective.  When it was my turn to tell my story, seeing all those faces looking back at me that really and truly GOT it…that truly understood the darkness I felt and the giant wounds I felt like I carried with me everywhere I went was a profoundly transformative event.  For the first time…I was not alone and more importantly able to put down some of the weight I had been carrying with me.  It was huge, and I left that day feeling lighter than I had in a long time.

Cultivating Fertility

By September I was feeling better, but knew I needed something else to focus on besides my eggs.  Now that we owned our house I really wanted a garden.  For a few weeks I obsessively planned it out, collected Texas fall gardens plants, and tracked the sun I my backyard with compasses and solar charts to find the perfect spot.  As my birthday neared, my entire family gathered and in one day of hard sweaty work we created 3 raised garden beds in the back corner of my yard.  In the weeks that followed I spent every spare moment of daylight I had out there…my perfect sanctuary.  Charles would occasionally poke his head out the back door to check on me and smile and wave, the relief on his face palpable to see me happy.  And I was…happy, sweaty, dirty, and mosquito bitten.  As the garden began to grow and flourish, I felt better and better.  It became a daily ritual of checking and caring for each plant.  Fertilizing, watering, checking for bugs and nurturing each one, and as I did, it fixed me.  It was a different kind of fertility, but fertility nonetheless.  Every flower, every tiny green tomato was a little victory.  I felt whole and fertile and healthy.  It was the best birthday gift ever.

I grew tired of isolating myself as home and went to a best friend’s bachelorette party in New York and laughed for 72 hours straight.  A few days later Charles and I drove to a music festival in Arkansas and danced and laughed and remembered who we were and why we loved each other and why we got married.  We are our best selves in those situations. It’s how we met, and how we fell in love and I can honestly say that for the first time in a really long time we didn’t even think about babies or fertility or failure or any of it.  We were just Allie and Charles having fun together, and it had been a very long time since that had happened. There is nothing better.

Not long after we came home, and as the first fruits and veggies were ripening in the garden, a harvest of a different sort began.

It started like this:

A little road weary, I am not sure how much either of us reacted to it.  I texted the picture to Charles with the message, “Well…here we go again” and that was about it.  The blood work came back good with everything moving along well and HCG levels rising with a vigor we had not seen before.  That was good news, but not enough to get excited.  The first few days I wouldn’t even use the “p-word.”  I much preferred HCG +.  Just a state of being without any meaning attached, and the best way to protect my heart.  We both knew this could be over as soon as it started and we shouldn’t get attached.

At 6 weeks and our first ultrasound, shit got serious.  There were two of everything.  Two sacs.  Two heartbeats. Two Babies.


The doctor was as stunned as we were partially because he was so happy for us, but also because he had absolutely nothing to do with it.  No drugs.  No hormones.  Just acupuncture, my Sadie Cocktail, my garden, and dancing in the mud with my super-cute husband.  I truly wish I had a picture of Charles’s face in the moment the 2nd baby popped up on the screen.  I will remember that face forever and ever.   They looked ok and had heartbeats, but one the babies was much smaller and had a slow heart rate.  The doctor was a little iffy as to whether or not it would make it, and given our history, we were still determined to not get attached.  We were still the  1%, and it was impossible to know if this was our wonderful prize at the end of a very long journey, or a way to twist the knife a little deeper.

At 8 weeks, and in the paper sheet on the exam table waiting for the Dr, I was convinced both of them would be gone and was trying really hard to keep the tears at bay.  But they were still with us.

Two strong and healthy heartbeats and our little one had caught up to its sibling.  They were identical in size and had exactly the same heart rate.  Right where they should be.  We could even HEAR the heartbeats.  When the doctor turned on the Doppler and the sounds of their little pounding hearts filled the room, it was impossible to not love them. The nurse had to start handing over the Kleenex by the handful because the tears were flowing freely for both of us.  Good news like this had never happened to us before!

At 11 weeks, not only were they there…they were bouncing around and wiggling their arms and legs around like they were excited so see us.  It was like a rave in there.

We are starting to believe…at least a little bit that maybe this is actually going to happen.  Now we are a little over 12 weeks and I have never been this pregnant.  There are still many tests to come, but all signs point to there being 2 healthy babies down there.  Things have never progressed this well.  In all of our previous pregnancies, there was never a single good ultrasound result.  Something was always behind or slow or not how it should be, but these little guys have hit every mark along the way.  My clothes are all too tight, and I have acne like I did when I was a teenager.  Something must be going right.  We even “graduated” from the reproductive endocrinologist and are seeing a regular OB.  It is nuts and gets more real everyday.  We still can’t 100% let our guards down and believe it’s going to happen, and I don’t know when we actually will.  Maybe when I can feel them moving around.  Maybe not until I can look them both in the eye, count their toes, and hold the best gift…GIFTS… at the end of a very, very long journey.

For now, we are just feeling lucky to have gotten this far…and there is the occasional “HOLY SHIT CHARLSE!!! WE ARE HAVING TWINS!!!”  freak out moments that I am sure will become more and more frequent as we move along.

The doctors departing words to us as we left his office for the last time (with lots of hugs and promises to keep him updated) were “I think this is just how it was supposed to work out for you guys, and I just couldn’t be happier.”

I 100% agree.

28 Friday Dec 2012