Saturday, July 10, 2010

32 weeks and 31 years of age

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Earlier this week I turned 31. To celebrate husband and I both took the day off from work- quite a feat for workaholic us.

We went to our favorite brunch spot, and ordered the whole menu it seemed like. In between bits of waffles, chorizo, and fluffy as can be pancakes, we reflected on the past year for me.

A trip down memory lane... we took last July off from fertility treatments. We'd just started seeing the specialist, who had outlined a seemingly overwhelming number of tests and possible treatment plans. July was the month I was turning 30, so we decided we'd enjoy life that month. Drink.. eat... be merry. And tackle it all in August. My 30th year started with a horrid month with the HSG... SIS... and start of harsher medication and it seemed never ending visits to the doctors. September... October... November... December were much the same. Now in retrospect it was 5 months of my life, but those months were the hardest I've ever encountered, taking us both to the lowest levels of despair.

Come end of December, we found ourselves with the good news that maybe our prayers had been answered. The following 3 months were full of anxiety and constant feelings of fear of it all being taken away. It was only once April rolled around that I started relaxing and enjoying my little one. Believing our little miracle was really true.

How much changes in a year. I started 30 on such a low note, not knowing if I had the strength in me to keep hoping. And now I start 31 full of amazement of what my body is capable of... excited for the future... and believing that dreams do come true.

So we left the brunch spot, our bellies full. Deep in conversation with the person who knows me best in the world... with our little daughter kicking wildly in my belly.

You have those rare moments in life, where everything feels exactly as it should be. And this was one of those.

6 comments:

Amber said...

I love this post! Happy birthday! I love how you described it as one of those moments where everything feels perfect. I've had lots of those recently.

P.S. My bookshelf is from Target...

Courtney said...

Happy Belated Birthday! 31 will be nothing but happy moments!!

Katie said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I have such a similar experience in terms of 30 starting out so awful, but knowing 31 (I'll be there in a few months!) will be fantastic. Dreams really do come true!

Jill said...

Happy birthday! I was 29 weeks om 30th bday this year so I really feel this post. A birthday with a kicking baby in the belly really is quite a wonderful thing :)

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful birthday!!! This was such a sweet post. I love reading your blog and feel like I just also passed that 3 month mark where I can now start to enjoy my little one.

So glad that everything is perfect, and dreams really do come true!

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful birthday!!! This was such a sweet post. I love reading your blog and feel like I just also passed that 3 month mark where I can now start to enjoy my little one.

So glad that everything is perfect, and dreams really do come true!