Wednesday, March 24, 2010

9dp 3dt: Thankful

Whatever the outcome of this cycle, I have been so thankful and blessed by the support of many wonderful friends. I wanted to post this before finding out the results, because these sentiments are 100% true whether or not I am pregnant...but I might not feel like writing a 'happy' post if I'm not. :)

First and foremost, I am thankful for all of YOU. Who else could I share the nitty gritty details of monitoring appointments, follicle sizes, meds, ER, embryo size and quality, and all the emotions that come with each? Who else would understand what all of it even means, let alone relate to the roller coaster that is an IVF cycle and infertility? Thus, you ladies were my go-to on the crazy days to help calm me down, and my cheerleaders on the happy days to celebrate with me. You helped me to hope, you prayed for me, and you were always there for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot say it enough. But thank you. :)

I have also been incredibly blessed through the love and support of many IRL friends. They may not understand exactly what I am talking about, but I had 6 friends who were avidly interested in caring for me through the process. They prayed, sent me encouraging emails and texts, and celebrated with me when we made it to ET. I have one friend who was in between jobs who drove down with me to the RE's for one monitoring appointment. While I was home for two days after the ET "taking it easy," the same friend brought me lunch and hung out with me. Another friend came by later in the day with a little goodie-basket of things to do while resting at home. I feel like these examples of "fertiles" being amazing friends to an infertile are somewhat unique from what I read on your blogs, and I know I am so very blessed. So thank you to my amazing friends (who don't read this, but I also sent them thank you cards!).

I am so very thankful today.

(Nothing new or interesting on the symptom front. The only thing I have going on is the sore b.oobs.)

26 comments:

Ami said...

Hey again (I literally JUST posted a comment on your last post.) :) I just feel compelled to tell you again how much I'm hoping and praying for you. (And I don't even know you). I just agonize reading your posts because I remember SO vividly going through everything you're going through. And the thing is, there is no doubt I am a better mother for having had to go through what we went through to get to that point. You will be the same. You WILL be a mother. Whenever the time is right! Best wishes...

Ami
www.bunchbabies.blogspot.com

Mrs. Hammer said...

Sending you hugs and prayers for today!

Betty Rubble said...

You deserve the support! You have accepted as much as you have given! Its a symbiotic relationship we have in this community!

Waiting anxiously to find out how it all turns out for you!

jeanna said...

What a sweet post! It is so good to hear that you have such a support IRL, I have found that it helps to have both types of support. As much support as our blogging friends are sometimes you need a hug or a visit! I will be refreshing my screen all evening waiting for your news! Fingers crossed!

Leah said...

It sounds like you have many wonderful people in your life, which is a testament to the kind of person you are.

Thinking of you!

Elle said...

You deserve it! Lots of luck to you!

A said...

You are 100% welcome- it has been so exciting for me to pray for you, mostly because I see myself in your same shoes in about 2 weeks!

I prayed especially hard for you this morning- the last day was always the hardest for me- and when I would pray, I knew that God knew what would be happening in the next 24 hours. I'm praying that He is beaming from ear to ear about the blessing that He has placed within you!

Rach said...

Best wishes tonight. I'm praying for you so hard!

kdactyl said...

Hillary....Still hoping and praying this is the only cycle you need to get that beautiful baby you desire.

Stay busy today...and when you test tonight...make sure you have not had too much fluid in the past few hours or gone to the bathroom. Rule of thumb...if the urine is not dark...don't test. (Hence the reason peeing in a cup first is a good idea and then just float the test in there for about 5-10 seconds).

I will be praying on and off all day.

kd

Courtney said...

You're almost there, girl! I'm praying for great news tonight and tomorrow!

Andrea said...

Sending you love and prayers, as I know you must be anxious. I'm praying for all things positive :)

As for your IRL friends, they are AMAZING! They showed genuine care, compassion and concern for your well being and that is beautiful. When people can not fix a situation they want to shower those they care about with love, which comes in many forms. You, sweet girl, were showered with love.

Sending prayers of HOPE
xoxo

Kacy said...

Sending lots of hope and hugs your way. And if the anxiety of not knowing isn't killing you yet, it sure is killing me. I will be checking on you!!
www.infertilityinstability.blogspot.com

Melis.sa said...

you have been on my mind all week. I truly hope we get to read a happy post tonight!!!

Mrs. Hoppy said...

Good luck, I am pulling for you!

Ceejay said...

Praying for you as you test today! I hope you can maintain the thankful attitude no matter the result.

Melody said...

I'm so glad for the encouragement you have recieved,Hillary. It's clear you would do that for someone else if given the chance. Praying for tonight.

Rambler said...

What a great set of friends on all sides. I hope your testing tonight is good, good, good news!!

Melissa G said...

Still thinking about you, and hoping and praying for your miracle.

hugs.

Lorin said...

Good luck with the beta!! Mine is tomorrow morning and its about all I can think about. But I like that you took the time to reflect on the positives that this crazy month has brought - including how blessed I have been by love and support. Thank you for the reminder to count my blessings.

Evelyn said...

Although I'm generally just a lurker - I wanted to let you know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers all day today!

I am praying that you get a positive this evening!

Auntie Sissy said...

Thinking of you!

By Grace said...

Some friends are truly amazing whether they know what we're going through or not..they're just always there.

I just said a prayer for you and I really hope God is beaming at the thought that tomorrow you will receive the best news ever!

I like this post and the attitude with which it is written...

((((((())))))))

All will be well!

addingtothepack said...

Hoping and praying for good things today!

Our Journey to Becoming Parents said...

Praying for good news tomorrow!

Lindsay said...

I am praying that you find out that it is your turn to be "mommy!"

stillwaitingformysunshine.wordpress.com said...

Thank you for sharing your story and for being there for all of us!

It's Thursday night right now and I am sending all my best wishes to you for a positive test result!