Hello my poor neglected blog… how have you been? I won’t bother with the excuses for my absence because I have none – other than laziness! Sorry.
Right, first things first, a quick catch up:
* IVF#2 = BFN We had 7 eggs collected on 24th Oct. 5 fertilised and were still going strong on day 3 so we had a 5 day transfer on 29th Oct. I was a good girl this time and didn’t test early but my good behaviour was not rewarded. On the morning of our OTD (9th Nov) I woke up to find my period had started and surprise surprise the test was negative. We both took it much harder this time and it has taken a long while for the black cloud to lift.
* I’m going to be an auntie! My brother announced that he and his wife are expecting. This has been a double edged sword, however. I am obviously thrilled for him and my sister-in-law but I can’t help but feel a tinge of sadness that it isn’t me and my husband. It’s particularly difficult because the baby is due around the time that ours would have been if the last IVF cycle had worked.
* Christmas greetings and a NYE in style! We had a fabulous xmas, spent with my brother, sister-in-law, dad and grand parents. Lots of fun, food and drink was had by all (except my SIL of course!). NYE was spent in London, just me and the hubby. It was a great evening and an opportunity to see the fun, happy side of my husband come out to play – something that had been stolen by Crohn’s the previous 2 NYEs. It truly is great to have him back and able to go out and enjoy himself again. Long may it continue! My new year resolutions this year are: get pregnant/have a baby (of course this had to be on the list!), restore the affection that has dwindled in our relationship since the start of the whole Crohn’s drama, take more photographs, exercise at least 4 times a week, eat healthier, and grow nice finger nails. I’ll keep an update of my progress on these in this blog!
And that brings us to now. I guess I should add one more thing to my list of new year resolutions… blog more regularly. I will certainly try, that I can promise.
So… 2013… what will it bring? I like the start of a new year. It is a bit like a fresh start, a clean slate to do the things we perhaps couldn’t or didn’t do before but wanted to. Everyone is full of hope that the new year will bring them luck and a chance to realise their aspirations in some shape or form. The hard part, however, is keeping that initial positivity and motivation going. As we go through January and get back onto the treadmill of normal life and back to work, it is so easy to get swamped and lose focus.
For me though, there is still one thing that I am whole heartedly focussed on and no amount of January blues will change that. IVF cycle # 3 is just around the corner – I start the first drug in 3 weeks. I am clinging onto the hope that the new year will bring a new beginning for TeamWMeister.