As I approach my 37th birthday, I often get asked (too often if you ask me), “do you have kids?”….People tend to be shocked that we have been married 13 years and not have kids yet. Small truth, it’s not for a lack of desire and it has not been as simple as I imagined it would be when I got married at 23.
Over the next few weeks, I plan to release a series of emails here that I wrote to a select group that I coined “my A team” 2 years ago when we encountered yet another setback in this journey. I have been blessed enough to have women who were willing to share their journeys with me when I was of an age that people don’t talk about their challenges expanding their families.
This is my give. Below is the first email that I sent in June of 2014.
Hi A team,
While you are bcc’d, please know that this is a small group that I have chosen carefully to support D and me in this journey. I was thinking that periodic email updates would be easier for me than phone and txt updates to each of you. That being said, please keep the txt and phone messages coming as I find them so uplifting and encouraging. I have been asked to share dates for prayers, so I am sharing what I know now:
Today: test on uterus for where to place
21st: start injections
29th: tentative date for retrieval
sometime 1st to 5th: implantation (may postpone if hormone levels are wonky)
Away we go….