Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yep, Im Back.......and here's what happened:

Long time, no blog, right? I know, its been FOREVER since I was last on here and believe me, it was not intentional! Remember a couple posts back when I mentioned Husband and I had decided to take a month off of treatment to destress? Well, to be honest I did not realize how badly I had needed that time away from everything.........including blogging.

Dont get me wrong, I absolutely love blogging- I love the friendships I have made through this, I love the release of writing things that are on my mind, and I love being able to get wonderful advice from wonderful people! But, the time away was necessary. The whole "Baby Hill Situation" was starting to take a major toll on me and I definitely did not want to end up posting post after post of how sad, angry, frustrated I was.

I think the main factor that contributed to this "get away" time was this realization: a lot of my friends and acquaitances are now expecting or planning for baby #2, I cant even get baby #1. And trust me, I hated having these types of thoughts. I told myself early on that I would face our fertility challange in a positive way and not bring myself or others down because of it. But I think I have learned a lot from this reflective time and I feel a lot better now because of it.

So, Husband and I are very happy to announce that we are moving forward with treatment once again! I am very excited to be going back to our specialist for an appointment this week and (pending his approval) we will pick back up with the daily injections. Our fingers are crossed that this will lead to IUI #2! And, of course, this means I will have much to blog about as we start this whole process over again!

Oh, and I thought I would share this picture with you all (it was taken on Thanksgiving)- just to prove to you that I am still alive! :)


Im off to read your blogs- I have missed you all! :)

14 comments:

Ashley said...

Glad to see you!

Ana said...

Glad you are back. I wish you and your dh the best.

Meghan Maureen said...

I COMPLETELY understand! Most of our friends are on Baby #2 as well, or just got married and instantly got pregnant. Break-downs happen...but it is hard when you want to be oh-so-happy for those friends. Just have remind myself that Baby Lessa (and Baby Hill) will come precisely when they are supposed to...not a minute before or after. Glad the "break" helped you and glad you're back! Continuing to pray for you guys!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Glad your back to blog world! Yall look so cute in the pic!

Stephanie said...

Glad you're back! And best of luck...iui #2 was the one that did it for us with Maddox. So my fingers are crossed.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

So glad you're back in the blogworld!! I missed reading everything!

Prasying that everything starts to work out for y'all!! Keep us updated with what you want to share!

And seriously, feel free to email me to vent anytime!! I'm a good listener!

xo

Jess said...

Good to see you back Caitrin. I'm also glad you got to take some time away from it all. Now you have recuperated and can concentrate and be excited for IUI #2! Beautiful picture of you and your family! :)

Lindsay said...

I missed you SO much! CUTE picture! Hope you had a happy thanksgiving. Can't wait to hear about everything!

Andreae said...

Aww, I'm glad you took a break :-) It sounds like you needed it. I'm keeping you guys in my prayers!

Sara said...

Glad you are back! A break is a wonderful thing to recharge and focus on what matters most. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and look forward to reading more of your journey. :-)

Tami said...

So glad you're back. I'll be praying for you guys that everything goes well and you have that Big Fat Positive before you know it.

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Glad your back! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! Everything will work out- it always does.

Lori said...

Great to 'see' you again! Hope you enjoyed your break and actually managed to relax :) Sending you lots of baby thoughts!

momma j lee ♥ said...

welcome back and I'm glad you enjoyed your break. not sure if I menitoned to you or not but the month I took off work and just got away from everything is when we got pregnant. you don't how much everyday stresses can play on ones ability to conceive! add to that the constant waiting, wanting, dreaming and planning for a baby ... it can play a huge toll.

i hope everything works smoothly and g'luck with everything! can't wait to hear your updates and read your blog again :)

have a great week!