For the first time - anxiety free
I apologize for not blogging more often. I guess the most important update to share is IT'S A BOY! He's loved so much already and we can't wait to meet him!
It's been a long journey and we're only half way to the finish line, but for the first time I feel anxiety free about what "could" happen to take our little boy away from us. We're 20 weeks and 4 days today and looking forward to the second half of our pregnancy, and meeting him at the finish line. I can't say exactly when it happened, but I finally began to feel comfortable with the fact that we're really having a baby and that this is REALLY happening for us finally. We had our 20 week anatomy scan yesterday, and he's measuring perfectly to our due date and the Dr. said he's looking perfect so far - RELIEF!
Going through years of so much pain that infertility brought, the doubt that it would never happen for us seemed permanently imprinted within me. It's hard to get past those feelings, but I finally feel like I'm passed that now and it's okay to allow myself to open up to the fact that this IS going to happen for us. I want to express and emphasize that infertility is still something we struggle with - and will struggle with in the future. Just because we may give birth to a child doesn't erase the fact that infertility is a disease, and it doesn't just go away because you've had one child.
Educate yourself on infertility. It's a REAL thing that exists in so many couples - 1 in every 8 couples! This means you likely know somebody going through it, who will go through it, or it could even be you. I've posted many facts, articles, point of views, and even our own story within my blog, feel free to explore all of my posts for these items. I encourage anyone to do this!
If I can leave anyone on a positive note, it's that fact that miracles do happen. Our baby Boy is proof of that! We cannot wait to meet him and be living proof that miracles exist. IVF Success Story in the making. - XO
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Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.