Although we have finally made it to a point in our pregnancy where we are very hopeful we will bring our rainbow baby home, it doesnt mean I will ever forget.
I’ll never forget the sleepless nights dreaming of what it would be like to become pregnant and watch my belly grow. To feel life inside of me.
I’ll never forget the desperation every month to see 2 pink lines. The timed intercourse over & over again, the old wives tales I held on to, organic foods I stuffed myself with, and the vitamins I overdosed with time & time again.
I’ll never forget the disappointment and heartache month after month when it never happened on its own. Ever.
I’ll never forget how scary every single treatment I had was. Every shot, ultrasound, IV of anesthesia, blood draw, d & c, egg retrieval, fibroid removal, hysteroscopy, HSG, tube removal, MRI, SIS, and transfer.
The various emotions I felt monthly, if not daily…bitterness, denial, hope, sadness, excitement, fear, anger, love, jealousy, peace, rage, the list goes on.
I’ll never forget all the 2 week waits and the bargains I tried to make with God. If you….then I’ll…
I’ll never forget all the arguments and money spent trying to have a baby, something that should be so easy.
I’ll never forget how I had to put my career on hold to be able to carry our baby. Something most women can do without a problem. Why couldnt I be normal too?
I’ll never forget all the tears shed every pregnancy that was stolen from us.
I’ll never forget what it was like to hold my breath everytime I went to the bathroom pregnant, praying for no blood.
I’ll never forget all the family and friend gatherings I avoided over the years to remain somewhat sane.
I’ll never forget the anger and why’s I yelled out to God.
I’ll never forget all of the endless trips to the doctor and psychologist. The anxiety attacks, nightmares, and medications that followed.
I’ll never forget all the nights I tried to self numb my pain and distract myself but it never worked. Shopping trips, yoga, girls nights, drinks, date nights, you name it.
I’ll never forget all of those pregnancy announcements that seemed to come so easy for some. The endless bump shots and ultrasound photos I couldnt bare to see at times.
I’ll never forget what it feels like to be left behind or misunderstood. Gut wrenching.
I’ll never forget the conversations based solely around kids and being the only one in the group without one. Trying to find an excuse to get away before bursting into tears.
I’ll never forget what it was like to fake a smile just to get through the days without having to explain.
I’ll never forget the support of those who picked me up when I needed it the most.
I’ll never forget all of the people in this community who helped me realize I wasnt alone. Oh the gratitude.
I’ll never forget all the babies we lost. Every date is forever in my heart.
I’ll never forget that we are in fact infertiles and suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss.
And I’ll never truly feel we “beat infertility” as it will always be a part of us. Always.