It's a Girl!
Welcome Briseyda Romelia
Well I had my baby!!! Thank God (and these wonderful, awesome
doctors) all went very well. I had a beautiful baby girl who weighed
8 lbs 12 ozs and was 20” long named Briseyda Romelia. She was born
via c-section on December 10th, 2011. I wish all of you the
very best of luck… I hope this works out for all of you as it has
for me. Sincerely, Melissa
Well... I guess lets start from the beginning... I already had 4
children (including a set of twins) when I decided to get my tubes
tied. Biggest mistake I ever made!!! I ended up getting a divorce
from my physically and emotionally abusive husband and meeting
someone new, who is now my wonderful husband :). My current husband
has no children, and at 25 year old I was devastated at the mistake
I had made so young. I searched high and low, and we thought about
it and discussed it for over a year. Finally the decision was made--
I would have a tubal reversal so that we could have another baby. Of
course I was nervous, what if this didn't work and we got our hopes
up and we could never have a baby??? I contacted Dr. Levi about 6
months before I actually went thru with anything. I scheduled my
appointment for August 13th of 2010, but was still really worried.
Later, the doctor I work for here in Michigan decided to take a
leave during July, so I called and moved my surgery to July 9th,
I arrived at the McAllen Airport and waited where Conchita came to
pick me up. I was pretty nervous but she kept me calm and just
talked and visited with me the whole way there, which wasn't far at
all... maybe 45 minutes. Then we arrived to "Hospital de las
Americas". It was a very small hospital, but when we walked in it
was beautiful. I met with the nurses and doctors, then had the
internal med doctor check me out and before I knew it (within about
an hour) I was being prepped for surgery. I got my epidural but
could still feel what was going on so I had to be put under general
anesthesia. I really wanted to see what was going on but that was
probably better, I was pretty scared.
When I came out of surgery Dr. Jose and Dr. Levi where there. They
told me that my surgery had been a great success. I had 6cm of tube
on each side and they were wide open. I was told to have a
hysterosalpingogram after about 45 days and could start trying to
conceive after 2 months. I stayed the night in the hospital and was
able to go. So I went back home a happy camper! On the way back
there were some bumps in the road :) There had just been a hurricane
so the Rio Bravo had over flowed and the only bridge open was the
one we had to take, so the 45 minute drive back took 5 hours!!! I
stayed in a hotel since my flight was for early the next morning.
When I got home the pain was a little more that I expected, but I am
a bigger girl so the incision wasn't as small as most peoples are.
We got through it though. Then suddenly another small bump in the
road... my periods stopped for 4 months. I had my doctor put me on
provera and progesterone and still nothing!! So we had to
wait. I couldn't have the hsg either b/c it has to be at a
certain time in your cycle. So I very impatiently waited.
Finally in November it came, we started trying to conceive and
my doc's here said if I wasn't pregnant by March (6mos) they wanted
to do the hsg. I went to FL for a family emergency the date I was to
have it so it was postponed for the next month. That never
On April 6th for some odd reason I decided to do a pregnancy test at
work. IT WAS POSITIVE!!! I started crying and my co-workers were all
hugging me. It was the happiest moment of my life. I am now 15 weeks
pregnant and expecting my TR baby on 12/16/2011.
I hope all of you other mommies have just as much luck as I did!!!
Thank you Dr.s Jose and Levi for everything. I owe you something I
could never ever repay you for... You have changed my life forever.