I know I’ve been quiet in my little blog corner of the internet, but it’s been a struggle to come up with a blog post when all I want is to be able to say that my next transfer is a go. Sadly, it’s still on hold. I’ve continued to be super active on Instagram and periodically on Facebook, embracing my fellow infertility sisters during this time of much uncertainty. I can’t wait to come back on here and share our next steps for growing our family through embryo adoption. But in the meantime, I wanted to say a few other things:
If your fertility treatments were canceled due to Covid-19, I’m so sorry. I know how you feel. Getting that phone call was just as bad as when I was told our first transfer was a failure. I was so so close… and I’m sure you were, too.
If you’re still on hold like me with no start date in sight, I’m so sorry. The uncertainty is so unfair, especially when the rest of the internet thinks it’s funny to joke about a quarantine baby boom. I know those memes and jokes hurt you, and I’m so sorry you’re having to see them.
If you’re running out of time to grow your family due to age and so scared that your chance is now over, I’m so sorry. I’m sending an extra tight hug to you right now, because being told that your situation is “non-essential” is devastating.
If you’ve been able to move forward after being on hold, woohoo! I am so happy for you! Continue to share our journey because it gives the rest of us hope that things are returning to normal, even if it’s not here.
We’re in such a strange time. I’ve been through a lot on this journey, but never could I ever have imagined that it would include a global pandemic to shut down my clinic and cancel my chance to grow our family. I mean, good grief… I don’t even know what to say. It definitely sounds like a fiction novel. I could not make this up if I wanted to.
I hope you’re all doing well. This last week was National Infertility Awareness Week and I saw so much hope from this community! People have been sharing their stories, their support systems, and so much hope. Emotions are running high right now, but I saw so many smiles. Even in the midst of the roughest journey, people are finding joy. Continue to seek out that joy! Don’t give up on your dream of growing your family. Your time is coming. Our time is coming! Continue to band together and share your stories. Support each other, no matter where you’re at in the journey.