February 14, 2010 at 9:47 am 9 comments

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.


Entry filed under: Second Trimester.

Glamour shots (take 2) Monkey and Giraffe’s Big Vacation Adventure

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah @ When two becomes three...  |  February 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Oh gosh – enjoy lucky Duck! Relax and enjoy your baby moon! Safe travels!

  • 2. JellyBelly  |  February 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Duck! I hope that you have a fantastic time in the sun!!!!! Bon voyage!

  • 3. jaymee  |  February 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    super happy anniversary! have a wonderful time bringing the joy back to this day. i am so jealous that you will be warm, i want so badly to be warm.

  • 4. Lisa  |  February 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Good for you N. After all, you have less than 14 weeks left just to be the 2 of you!! 14 weeks – not that long when you think about it, but I know the time will be dragging for you. Have fun:)

  • 5. MEG.  |  February 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Oh Duck! I’m so thrilled that you and DH are taking the time to make this trip a reality. You’re going to have such a great time. Will we get to see any pictures?

  • 6. Sunny  |  February 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Good for you guys!!! Well earned, to be sure. It sounds absolutely heavenly. Have a delicious time enjoying one another! (And I didn’t mean that nearly as dirty as it sounds.) 😉

  • 7. FET Accompli  |  February 16, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Oh happy, happy anniversary!!! Enjoy the vacation.

  • 8. g  |  February 16, 2010 at 6:37 am

    That is just gorgeous. Have I ever said just how happy I am for the two of you?


  • 9. susy  |  February 16, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Happy anniversary and enjoy your getaway!!


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