Monday, August 25, 2014
It's been some time since I last posted. Ever since our last IVF was successful and the birth of our little miracle, I've been contemplating whether or not to keep the blog going. I have mixed feelings about it. I've lived the life of someone who's failed several treatments. I know what month after month of disappointment and depression over failed cycles feels like. I know how someone else's joy can be inadvertently painful for myself. I don't want my joy to be the cause of someone else's sadness or another reminder of how their treatment didn't work, but mine did. I've been there and it's painful. I guess on the flip side, I'm living proof that sometimes things do work out in the end for the best....as painfully long as it can be sometimes. As difficult as our journey has been, in retrospect I wouldn't change a thing. It has given me the gift of insight...I've learned how precious having your own family can be and not to take it for granted. But the fact of the matter is that even though we finally have what we wanted after all these years, infertility STILL affects me deeply, baby or not. I didn't realize that finally having a baby doesn't cure infertility or the emotions that come along with it. Even though most of my "wounds" have healed, some scars still remain. For what it's worth, every tear I shed (and there were LOTS), every needle I injected, every uncomfortable and embarrassing test I endured, every penny I spent, and every moment of worry and sadness were all worth it. Most couples all want children for the same reasons. We were no different. Sure we worried, like most, that things can be pretty hard at times but in the end I'm glad to realize I was 110% right that I'd love being a mom. For all of you still out there still struggling to realize your dreams, if you have enough fight in you (and enough money for treatments), DO NOT GIVE UP as it's 110% worth every bit....that I can promise.