Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What a difference a year makes

Just about one year ago I was having a meltdown because (a) I was 39 crashing into 40; (b) my first IVF cycle had been cancelled because of a cyst; (c) I was actually doing an IVF cycle and; most importantly, (d) I wasn't pregnant despite about a year of trying.

This year? This year I am 26 weeks pregnant, 40 years old and ok with it most of the time, and feeling pretty good. I don't have to bring syringes and drugs through the airport and I am obsessing over the perfect gender neutral crib bedding.

And for this difference -- this tremendous, life altering change, I am thankful. I could cry every time I think about how happy I am that modern science worked for me.

Many of you all are still on the road to parenthood, and I know how hard this time of year is, because I have been there and wept and moaned and raged. And I hope that your path leads to a family in a way that brings you joy and leaves you at peace and that you don't dread the next holiday season.

I'm wishing you all the very best for this Thanksgiving.

9 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! A year has made a big difference for me too, and I'm thankful for that every day.

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  2. Beautiful post! I'm so happy for the wonderful changes this year has brought you, too.

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  3. What a wonderful post, I love Happy endings/beginings. ....it is truly amazing what a difference a year makes......Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xoxoxox

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  4. Lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you :)

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  5. lovely post. Wishing you only the best during this holiday season and in the days to come....

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  6. and another year from now, the little one will be experiencing his/her first thanksgiving!!! i'm sooo glad that you're in such a different place now than a year ago. have an awesome turkey day :o) xoxo.

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  7. Thanks, and a very happy Thanksgiving to you too!
    It is amazing to see what a change this past year brought for you. Makes me hopeful.

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  8. Hugs to you - great big ones. I'm glad you are firmly on that path (and it goes without saying that I hope the rest of us will get there, too).

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  9. Yes, it's amazing how luck can and does change. I'm so glad that this worked out for you... Thanksgiving indeed.

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