The last few days I've been thinking about all of the people struggling with infertility more then usual. My heart aches for each story I read or hear. I just want to reach out to anyone who's struggling with infertility right now and say this - DO NOT GIVE UP. I know that it's not easy at times - I know that there's pain, tears, and emotional trials.....but please do not give up. It's been such a long road for myself and my husband, and there were so many times that I thought to myself "why are we putting ourselves through this?" or "maybe we're not meant to be parents". Please try to stay strong.....there are so many success stories and one day that story could be yours! I'm praying right now that my success story is thriving inside of me at this very moment! I just know that there are so many out there that would be amazing parents.....please do not give up.
Update on our miracle: Today marks 6 weeks pregnant for us, which puts us half way through our first trimester.....and it's still a day to day process. On Monday the 3rd we got to see our little miracle during an ultrasound (both sac and yolk sac were seen which was a great thing). It's a little bit smaller then expected by a couple days, but it was there....in the uterus where it belongs and that was enough comfort to last me a few days. Next Thursday the 13th, we go in for another ultrasound to see the heartbeat (please pray for us all that there's a heartbeat....I'm praying every single day that we get to see that little heart fluttering on the screen). To say it's a constant waiting game is an absolute understatement. I'm grateful for this miracle but I'm also still so scared that something will go wrong......I'd be lying if I said I don't think about loss. I can't bare to think of it, but those thoughts are there and real.....because it can happen. We are so extremely thankful for this tiny miracle, words just cannot do justice to show just how thankful we are. However, we're still "Waiting on Our Miracle".....we just hope that this is our success story. I pray that this is our success story.
I added this quote below because I do think that infertility brings a lot of darkness in our lives sometimes. Even though the fertility process is tiny steps in the right direction, it always seems like there's always hurt and pain around the corner with each cycle that goes by. Try to see the bright side of things......see the stars.
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.