Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Good Riddance, Farewell, So Long 2011

Well this year was one for the books. I honestly didn't even want to write this post, but just felt like I should so I can hopefully look back a year from now and be able to see a big difference.

The Low Lights of 2011
-6 rounds of Clomid- failed
-4-iui's- failed
-3-HCG shots- failed
-1 round of ivf- failed
-2 embryos we lost
-countless injections
-countless dr.'s appt's
-countless medical bills
-gaining all kinds of weight
-feeling like I want to go crawl in a hole and never come out
-feeling like the only infertile in my area
-feeling disappointment after disappointment
-losing Marc's grandfather

The Highlights
-having a God that is bigger than any of our problems and loves us regardless
-growing closer and forming an unbreakable bond with my husband
-having 3 precious, frozen embryos
-understanding and feeling with others pain.
-Learned to be sensitive to others
-Learned that I can't control anything or everything
-My faith was tested and expanded 
-Learned who my true friends are 
-went on numerous trips- Big Cedar, Keystone Co, Austin, Vegas, Dallas, Tulsa, OKC, Florida, san antonio
-blessed by a family who cares for me and loves me dearly
-blessed with amazing insurance
-blessed with an amazing job that I love
-one of my best friends getting engaged
-another best friend finding out she is having quads
-welcomed 2 nephews into the family (on Marc's side)
-got to feel Joy again

So here is to hoping 2012 brings joy, peace, hope, a baby (or 2) and maybe a few more blog followers ;)!
 Love you all. Thanks again for your continued support as we live our battle out.

Happy New Years everyone!


Ashley said...

Here is to a great 2012

Laura said...

I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I share you thoughts of saying goodbye to failed fertility in 2011.

Joys Truly said...

Cheers to a fabulous 2012 for all of us!

Mallory said...

Know exactly what you're going through...haven't been as extensive as IVF yet, but it sucks. Point blank. Praying for a GREAT 2012 for you!

emily said...

Here's to a wonderful 2012!