I was reflecting yesterday on my drive home. I was thinking about the journey I went on to get to this place of expecting my first child. Hubby and I had a long journey, not always paved with rainbows and sunshine. And I just wanted to share with you all that those feelings don't fade just because you get pregnant. I haven't forgotten the experience of finding a fertility medication that works. I haven't forgotten the day my OBGYN (Dr. H) told me that I would need to see a specialist. Those emotions are not ones that are quickly forgotten. I haven't forgotten how my heart just sank in October when Dr. S called me with the results of my baseline bloodwork, telling me that I had high FSH and therfore was in preovarian failure. I had a cyst. I had to take the cycle off with bcp. Believe me, those emotions don't fade. Those emotions are what increase the joy of knowing where I am now.
In just the same respect, I haven't forgotten the feeling of seeing a positive pregnancy test, the tears that streamed down my face when I realized I was pregnant. I haven't forgotten the feeling of hearing the nurse at the RE's office tell me that I'm going to be a mom. There are no experiences that can take away the memory of the joy that flooded my heart and the tears that streamed down my face. I haven't forgotten the day Hubby and I first saw our Baby and the day we first heard her heartbeat. It doesn't matter how far along I am, those feelings are so fresh in my mind.
As I reflected, I realized that this is the common thread amongst us. We have experienced things that can help us encourage each other. We remember those feelings so we can help someone else along their journey. We can add sunshine and rainbows to someone else's day along their journey. Remember where you have been on your journey and help someone else as they walk along their path. That's our common thread-experience. Happy ICLW.
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