This has been on my mind a lot lately, and especially after this weekend, when my husband's cousin (who already has two kids) announced they're pregnant with their third... at a funeral of all places. And then this morning I wake up to the news that Prince William and Catherine are pregnant with their third.
So much of me wants to not be affected by these announcements - by both family and friends and complete (celebrity) strangers, but it's gotten to the point where every time I hear one, I think "of course she's pregnant. Everyone is."
How do you deal with the seemingly endless barrage of announcements? How do you act happy for people when you struggle every day with the possibility that you'll never be the one sharing that happy news? On the other side of the coin, have you thought about how you would announce it if it was your turn, knowing how hard it was to hear previously?
Just some thoughts on this Labor Day.
Me: 37 (uterine factor) DH: 35 (normal)
Robotic laparoscopic myomectomy 5/2013
TTC #1 since 2016
IVF #1 February 2017, freeze all (26 eggs, 19 mature, 15 fertilized, 8 PGS
tested: 6 normal)
Myomectomy #2 4/2017: Fibroids, scar tissue, adenomyosis
FET #1 July 2017, laparoscopy halfway through cycle to remove scar tissue pocket full of fluid;
canceled in August for thin lining/fluid remaining in uterus
FET #2 September 12th Transferred 1 3AA girl embryo, BFN
FET #3 October 12th Transferred 1 3AB girl embryo, BFN
Taking a break over the holidays...