Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One Year!

Tonight's meeting marks the one year 'birthday' of the Infertility Support Group I facilitate at a local hospital!

Over the last year, we have had...

One pregnancy after she stopped her year long venture with Clomid!
One pregnancy via the science miracle of IVF with ICSI using MESA!
One mommy thru the miracle and selflessness of Adoption!
Two mommies currently in their first trimester with TWINS thanks to IVF!
One soon-to-be-mommy currently awaiting ER of her first IVF round!

We have had several hopeful mommy's with such different yet familiar stories...
Some have post-poned pursuing mommyhood for now...
Some have accepted to live life as is, child-free or with their child(ren) already...

One common bond. The desire to be a mommy that runs so deep it hurts. Literally.

Tomorrow is actually the official launch date of the support group. Tomorrow also holds two other significances for me and those close to me.

My mom's birthday is tomorrow. {Happy early birthday mom!}

Tomorrow is also the one year mark for when I found out, via wonderful text message as I'm walking to my car after spending the last two hours with five other women who so desire to become moms, that my sister in law is pregnant.

The first cycle they tried... {Hey. At least it was not an 'accident' is my constant reminder! It is such a blessing for them and such a beautiful baby girl they had!}

I survived this year!

One year ago if you would have told me that I would have survived and would be stronger becuase of it, I would have bottled my tears in a bottle and shipped them to you with a message pretty much saying some not nice words.

We have learned a lot...

New doctors. New diagnosis'. New treatment plans. New medications. New time frame. New friends. New found hope!

I hope that next year while celebrating my mom's birthday, this 'anniversary' of learning that sister in law is pregnant will be the furthest thing from my mind as I hold and cuddle our new baby...

8 comments:

Michele said...

I hope that too...

Congratulations on your group's one year birthday!

mom said...

you have a lot to be proud of Meghan Ann. You've made a difference in many many people's lives. You would not have been able to do that had you gotten pregnant first time around 3 1/2 years ago. (ironically, the word verification to post my comment is recry... You've done that alot recry.)

squirrelgirl said...

Wow, has it already been a whole year? It doesn't seem like that long ago when you were preparing for your big relocation. I remember how nervous you were about fitting in to your new area! Looks like you've done splendidly well, and as your mom said, you've touched a lot of lives. I hope to get to see you in a couple of weeks so I can tell you in person just how much admiration I have for you!

Cathy said...

Your Mom couldn't be more right! You HAVE impacted SOOO many lives and I am one of those lucky women. The support group helped me beyond measure and I couldn't be more grateful for that! Thank you for everything Meghan!

Maureen said...

Thanks Meghan for everything! I totally agree with Cathy, it's been such a blessing to have this group over the past year...I don't know what I would have done without it and that's all thanks to your dedication to making it happen!

The Swann's said...

Awww! Yall are all just too sweet!!! I would say that just as many lives as I've touched, you all have touched me too! This last year would have been much tougher had it not been for those in my life who I can vent to and who always find a way to encourage me in their own special ways! Thank you all so much for being apart of MY life!!!!

Melis.sa said...

I admire your strength and the women in that group are very lucky to have met you!

Jessica said...

I live and St. Louis and have been dealing with infertility for 17 months. I was just talking to my husband about how I wish there was a support group I could go to. Where do you guys meet? Are you accepting new people? I would love to hear more about it. You can e-mail me jrj013@hotmail.com
or visit my blog dreamsofababy.blogspot.com

Thanks