Such a sweet and special #pregnancyannouncement !! Inara truly is such a strong women✊ #ivf is such an emotional journey & I’m so thankful for her openness about hers.
Repost from @learningwithwhimsy
Where do you start a post like this, really?
IVF is the hardest journey we have ever embarked on. It has changed us, and even now, we remain different people from who we were when we started. I think we will always be different people, really. There is no way not to be. And for a while, I saw no light at the end of the tunnel.
I was ready to give up. I was tired and exhausted, sick of daily injections, just sick of hoping. We had been trying and failing for so long, and with each turn of the corner, we discovered some new hurdle, something else not working quite right in my body, another thing to overcome. After our 2nd cancellation and 4th failed transfer round, I told Chris I wanted to give up. My soul was tired, and my body was bruised and sore.
And he said no. "One more try." I agreed, somewhat begrudgingly. And it took. That one more try is arriving - June 2020. They called us in the car, on the way to Washington DC. Deep in the Virginia mountains, hearing the word "congratulations" through the phone and not much else. I did not cry, I laughed. It was as if someone lifted a weight off of me - it was truly, really real.
So many people have helped us get here. Countless people have prayed for us, hoped with us. They have cried when we cried, and rejoiced when we did. They have pulled us from the trenches on days it all seemed too much, and sat with us at the bottom of them when we couldn't bear to surface. We are eternally grateful to all of them, and to have a baby that is already so loved, so cared for, and so wanted.
70ish Office Visits (60 miles each day - 4200 miles total, or the equivalent of a one-way trip to Alaska)
200+ Self-Administered Injections + Blood Draws
3 Abdominal Surgeries
1 Egg Retrieval, and 5 Transfer Rounds
We will see you in June, Baby MacKay! And truly, we will never forget the journey it took to make you. - 22 minutes ago