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Sitting Here... looking back

For some reason I got to thinking about how things used to be. The part of me that was an infertile woman will never go away. Even though I now have two beautiful children I still consider myself to be part of that "clan." When women I know who have kids talk of having more children like you can pick one up at the grocery it takes everything in me not to smack her. I just can't help but be so thankful this time of year for all that I have. I know some people who read this are still fighting the good fight and sometimes I feel like I don't express enough how much my heart still aches for what I went through and for what all of you are going through. When I think of the babies I have lost or the pain that I have endured I still want to cry. I guess that pain is never going away. I refuse to blow smoke up your a$$ and be one of those "if it happened to me it will happen to you" people... I hate those people. I guess I just wanted to pay remembrance to how hard it is to be a reproductively challenged woman this time of year.

When I am out and about and hugging my babies I promise to do it quickly because I know that someone like us might be watching and dying a little inside.


liz 1:52 PM  

I know exactly how you feel! I had 3 miscarriages before finally having my first son. I think those painful days shaped who I am now. I can never forget how hard I fought to have these children and 3 years later I still wonder who the babies I lost would have been. Every holiday,pregnancy announcement, first birthday, baby shower, etc. will be bittersweet from now on. I think suffering from infertility is the greastest lesson in empathy there is. No matter how great my joy is I know there are people nearby that are struggling.



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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