My journey dealing with secondary infertility in this crazy fertile world.

Monday, December 3, 2007

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year....sort of

I seriously can not believe it is already December. So much to do, so little time. I actually LOVE this time of year. Although....when my husband and I started TTC back in January, I truly believed I would have a new baby this Christmas. Silly me...even thought about skipping trying in Feb. so the baby wouldn't be born right around Christmas. Oh how I miss those innocent days.

I am still so blessed b/c I do have another precious son. (I realize that I hardly write about him. He is absolutely the love of my life and I would love to write about him everyday. I do, however, realize this is a blog about infertility and I am fully aware that people do not want to read about my child.) I really hope and pray that next Christmas there will be a new bundle of joy. For me and for all of you!

So, one week from tomorrow is my appointment with my dr. to discuss the next step. I am still looking forward to it. I have been saving up for an IUI and hope to go that route. I know in the scheme of infertility treatments an IUI is nothing, but still gathering a thousand plus dollars isn't exactly simple with our current financial situation. Obviously, totally worth whatever cost though.

I have been keeping up with the blogs that I read, and I know that this is a difficult time for so many of you still hoping for baby number 1. My prayers are with you as the holidays seem to sometimes make the sadness stronger. I have been in your shoes. Also, my father had a heart attack on December 23 and died January 8. Although this happened five years ago, the holidays can be hard. I always try to focus on the ~true~ meaning of Christmas and it helps.

I will keep you posted on my appointment. Remember: He is the reason for the season!


Fertilize Me said...

I am glad that you are enjoying this season. I wish you well on your new dr appointment

nancy said...

It is a wonderful time of the year. I always feel bah humbugish when it approaches, but once I get in the swing of things, I enjoy it.

~teehee~ about wanting to skip feb so you wouldn't have a baby right at Christmas time! Although I do miss those innocent days too, I laugh whenever I see a newbie "take a break" from conceiving so they don't have a baby on a particular day/time of year. My ~FAVORITE~ is when someone stops so they won't be pregnant in summer when it's hot for them. Oh poor them! lol. Anywho - I had to share that I thought it was funny.

Keep us updated on the upcoming appointment! How exciting. It's always good to get a plan underway! I'm going to go the IUI route again in Jan and even though it'll be my third one, I'm looking forward to it too!

Elaine said...

Hi! I've been MIA. Thanks for checking in on me.

I can't wait to see what your doctor finds out. I had 2 IUI's. So I can relate to your experiences once you begin them.

Also, this is YOUR blog. You can write about anything you want to write about--your son included. Most of us are adults here, and really appreciate your being courteous of our feelings. However, with that said, we are adults and realize that it's beyond our control. So if you want to write about your son, write away! We are here to get to know each other, offer advice to each other, and pray for one another. This includes all aspects of our lives, not just those we are "comfortable" in reading about.