for someone who is dealing with infertility, every single day is a struggle. whether it's seeing a pregnant woman in target or watching babies babble on tv or hearing a million questions that inquiring toddler minds want to know... it's a constant struggle.
i know, i know... people have been inquiring about when we would actually have a (human) baby for the last 7 years that we've been married. was it annoying? yes! but i understood why they were asking and never took offense to it simply because it was always for the right reasons.
well... if you haven't been following us too closely, we're currently undergoing IVF treatments. those closest to us are aware and have been wonderful in giving us their love and support. we're going to be really open about this process because it's completely new to us (and many of our family and friends). some won't understand why we're sharing what we are, but we believe that the more support we have... the better.
this isn't an easy process, and quite frankly, we knew that it never would be. BUT! we're thinking positive and doing the best that we can, but there are times where my emotions get the best of me.
yes, i get emotional.
no, i don't want to know about how fertile you are. sorry, not sorry.
yes, i'd love for you to pray for us and keep us in your thoughts.
no, i don't want to hear about your sister's second cousin who "couldn't get pregnant" but now has 5 kids.
we're not asking for twins. we're not asking for 5 kids. we're not asking for anything unreasonable.
you know what we ARE asking for? a chance. a miracle. just one strong, healthy little embryo.
a little humor, because we all need more in our lives!
so, at this point, friends... we need your thoughts, your prayers... because simply, we need all the good juju we can get.
if you want to ask us how it's going, please don't hesitate to ask! we're always willing to be open and communicative with those who are genuinely interested. but if there are days that i'm quiet or withdrawn... i'm struggling. and that's okay.
we thank you for your support and will be eternally grateful for your love.
kelly + zack