Posted by auntiem10 on July 9, 2011
As I sit here this morning, I’m reflecting on our journey at CCRM and all of the events that have transpired since our ODWU in April 2010. I hate to sound like a broken record, but not a day goes by that I don’t feel immensely grateful for our good luck. I feel even more grateful today, as we cross the threshold into the third trimester. Wow!
I started out at CCRM knowing that the doctors and embryologists were capable of working miracles for others, but never really believing that a miracle could happen for us. And a little over a year later, here I sit with TWO miracles inside of me, courtesy of Dr. Surrey, my nurse Tonie, and the amazing embryologists. I’m not sure my feelings are normal, but it still feels so surreal to know that two human beings are growing inside of me. I feel them kick and even see my belly move around now as they float inside their gestational sacs (and I even think I felt hiccups the last two days), but it still doesn’t feel quite real. Will it ever? I guess not. It’s unbelievable to think that in approximately eight weeks, these beings thumping away in my belly will emerge as real babies for us to love and cherish for a lifetime. I feel like the luckiest person in the world.
For those of you out there waiting for your own miracle (or two!), please read through my story and find hope for yourselves. I hope our experience can bring you hope as you cycle or prepare to cycle. And if you need support, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am rooting for and thinking of all of you.