My Christmas list is quite small this year. My family is healthy and happy. I’m married to the love of my life. I do what I love and love what I do and I get to do it alongside family and friends.
So there’s just one thing that I wish for this year with all of my heart…
My first child – a healthy bundle of joy.
I can feel the butterflies well up in my stomach when I look at my positive pregnancy test next week, after months and months of excitement and pain flow over me like the Niagara Falls. The happiest day of my life next to getting married to Davey!
And my heart swells when I see the tiny heart flutter for the very first time on the monitor during the ultrasound screening.
I look forward to experiencing whatever pregnancy brings as long as it ends with hearing the first cries of our baby as she emerges from the womb.
I can’t wait to have our children and raise them in a loving and nurturing home, to grow up alongside their cousins and know how much they are loved.
Davey and I embarked on our journey a year and a half ago, when we began our first steps towards parenthood. We have acquired enough negative pregnancy tests to build a small house.
Our path led us to Dr. Mersol-Barg. I was immediately struck by the positive vibe in the office, filled with compassionate people who treat their patients like family. I can’t tell you how important that is, especially when you’re traveling on a journey like this one.
We met with the good doctor and laid out a plan together. But after three unsuccessful rounds of insemination, we’re moving to Plan B.
In Vitro Fertilization.
It’s Game Time
So here we are, in the midst of it. Two little embryos have been tucked up inside me. They are on day five of their journey, preparing themselves for implantation. They received a little assistance from the embryologist who administered laser hatching because the outer shells were so thick.
What’s next for us? A pregnancy test on the 13th of this month confirming our baby is on the way. Our friends and family and all of the wonderful folks at Dr. Mersol-Barg’s office are standing behind us.
2013 is our year, baby. The Year of the Snake.
While she held so much hope and so many dreams for the miracle of life that was on its way, her heart was expanding in ways she never knew possible. She could hardly wait to meet their sweet spirit.
PS: here’s a pretty awesome look at conception, development and birth for good measure: