2018 was a blur.
january: sick with the flu; enjoyed all the snow
february: sick again with bronchitis; found out we were expecting on president's day
march: all is well; enjoyed the weather warming up; was constantly exhausted
april: lost our sweet boy at the end of the month; had a d+c
may: vacation in vegas; found out about my chromosomal translocation; celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary
june: decided to proceed with IVF; met with fertility clinics; had my 33rd birthday
july: testing for my RE (reproductive endocrinologist); celebrated july 4th on our roof :)
august: start birth control pills for IVF cycle #1
september: first IVF cycle completed - 7 eggs retrieved, 3 matured, 1 embryo made it to day 5, abnormal PGS testing; celebrated zack's birthday
october: start birth control pills again; mourn our sweet boys "would be" due date; quick trip to vegas
november: second IVF cycle completed - 14 eggs retrieved, 14 matured, 7 embryos made it to day 5
december: PGS testing results came back - 2 normal embryos made it through the hunger games; scheduled our FET (frozen embryo transfer) for the end of january.
we've learned a lot about who we are and how strong we can be in times of crisis.
there's nothing more i wanted this christmas than to have that sweet boy in our arms, but i'm so glad that we were able to find out what was causing our infertility and what we could do to prevent it.
IVF has been difficult, but so, so, so worth it.
thank you to all those who have reached out to us, asking us how we're doing or asking for updates on our journey. we've learned a lot about the people we have around us, some amazing, some not so amazing - and that's okay.
my goal in 2019 is to revive this blog and what it stands for: making every moment matter and how we can always enjoy the little things in life.
here's to a happy christmas, and a happy new year!