24 weeks 6 days
When I read this post from TABI way back in June I was absolutely struck.
She’s so right.
The problem with starting to try and get pregnant as soon as you get married is each and every wedding anniversary is a reminder of the anniversary of when you started trying.
For us, this week marks the 5th year we started trying.
Half a decade.
Back when we got married we made this silly plan that every year we would take 1 week, we would go down south and just have a week together.
The first anniversary we skipped because I was in University (and we were trying – so what if I got pregnant – I couldn’t plan anything).
The second year I had just started a job and we were busy shooting the finale of a 12 part series, so we skipped the second year.
The third year, on our anniversary date, I had my very first egg retrieval, a freeze-all cycle that revealed that my uterus may be useless.
The fourth year we did an embryo transfer with our first surrogate that ended when there was no heartbeat at the 6 week scan.
All those years, all those memories, we had to bring the joy back in our anniversary.
Here we are, at almost 26 weeks, our dreams of having a family will come true soon, and we are also fufilling another dream.
Today we leave for a tiny 26 kilometre island, white sands, books, sailing and biking.
This year, our anniversary will be about romance and each other and this dream that we are realizing.
So, thanks TABI, thanks for the advice on fulfilling dreams while we are waiting for our ultimate dream to come true.
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