Monday, October 3, 2011

My Sweet Mother

I had such an amazing weekend in Hilton Head. It was exactly what I needed! George and I got there late on Friday evening. My parents had already been there for a few hours and we all sat up until after one in the morning talking! (And my parents aren't usually up past ten-thirty, hehe.) The rest of the weekend was so incredibly relaxing. We walked on the beach. Walked to the top of the lighthouse. Went shopping (omg, I bought the most amazing purple leather jacket!). Then had dinner outside on the patio of a great seafood restaurant on the water. Great company. Amazing conversations. I felt so loved and supported, full of positive energy and hope.

I'm pretty sure my Mom is just about the sweetest person on the planet, also. She brought me three things for my IVF shots table and survival kit.

First, a pink baby blanket her grandmother made for me when I was a baby. I slept with it and snuggled in it when I was tiny. It's beautiful and perfect! And did I mention pink? Hehe. Maybe it will be good luck and bring us twin girls, lol. Of course I will be more than thrilled with a boy or a girl, but I have always wanted a little girl, so we'll see! My husband had this crazy-vivid dream the other night that we had twin boys, though, and he's often very intuitive! I would be happy with twin boys!

Second, she brought my cabbage patch kid from when I was a little girl! I used to carry this doll around everywhere, haha. Mom went up into the attic to find it. She's still wearing a dress my own grandmother made for her. And she still has lipstick smeared all over her face, lol. I remember putting that on her.

And finally, she brought me this small round box. Inside, it is filled with small wrapped presents. One for each day of shots. How sweet is that? I wasn't expecting it, but I know it will put a huge smile on my face during the tough times. I was so incredibly touched by the gifts she brought. I don't even know what's in the box, but it's not even so much what's in the wrapped gifts as the thought she put into it and the time she spent putting it all together. It means the world to me and lets me know I have all the support in the world.

I can't believe I'm only 5 days away from starting shots! I will go in early on Thursday morning for a blood test to make sure I'm not pregnant. It's really just a formality to make sure I don't have my meds delivered and paid for, then realize I don't need IVF! In the back of my mind, I know it's a possibility, but at the same time, I know it's a super slim chance and probably not worth really thinking about. I'm full speed ahead with IVF and fully intending to start meds this weekend.

I really hope and pray that AF comes on time and doesn't mess with me by coming late. I'm so ready to get started. Have I said that already? Haha. It's so true. I feel so good right now. I feel positive and very hopeful. I know the craziness will probably come soon and the roller coaster of emotions will take me from high to low on a daily basis, but I'm hoping for a big high at the end of this to make it all worth it.


  1. So glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend.

  2. Aren't moms the BEST?!?! That was so sweet and thoughtful of her to do that for you!! Hope the next 5 days fly by so you can get going! Love your positivity!

  3. I teared up reading this post!! Ur mother sounds like an incredible woman!!! Give her a huge hug for me next time u see her. I love moms!! :)

    Ahhhh how exciting! I can't wait to hear about this cycle. Just keep the faith and believe believe believe!!! I'm crossing my fingers and toes for u sweetie!!

  4. What beautiful and meaningful gifts! Your IVF station will be filled with love now. Your mom is so sweet.

    Try not to worry too much about AF. Mine came the day before I started stims! My RE said it doesn't really matter when it starts.

    You're so close!!!

  5. What a wonderful kit :) It is so nice that your mom has those things from your childhood, especially the blanket.

    Long before I started IVF I had a dream that I had twin boys. They were teenagers in my dream, sitting around the kitchen table and ribbing each other in fun like guys do. Maybe your husband is on to something there? :)

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Best of luck to you this cycle!!!!

  6. OMG - how wonderful is your mum!! 5 days to go!! WOOT!

  7. Sarra - you are almost there! Waiting for AF before starting a cycle is tough. And I am right behind you. My cycle should start Sunday.

  8. Glad you had such a good time and your mom is the absolute sweetest! Love that you're getting all that support!

  9. Aw Sarra! I love this. what a sweet mom. That blanket is beautiful! praying for the best cycle ever for you!