Wednesday, April 25, 2012
16 Week Update
The weeks seem to be passing by incredibly fast!! It's been another uneventful week. We're living in an immaculate house and have had a few showings. Keeping the house spotless with 2 cats and a dog in spring requires a lot of energy I do not seem to have these days... I slept for 13 hours last night and it was extraordinary. If only I could get that much sleep every night!!
Thanks for your support on Tool's comments. I'm glad it wasn't just me overreacting. Sometimes it's hard to judge my emotions these days. I was able to keep my mouth shut (which, if you know me, I don't tend to do very often), but if he says anything else to me I may not be able to be quiet a second time around. I'm completely open and honest about our struggles with infertility. Sure, I don't shout it from the rooftop, but if anyone inquires I'm more than willing to share our story. I do not want to ignore the battle we've been through and I have found, by opening up, I've been able to find and offer support to other ladies.
I'm enjoying my pillow more and more. The only issue I have is rolling over. I have to rotate sides every few hours, but it's a heavy solid pillow so moving it is a tad annoying. I feel disruptive to the husband's sleep. Thank goodness his patience and understanding is limitless. I *think* I felt movement once this week when I rolled over. I felt a strange flutter/rolling feeling on one of my sides when I rotated and I think it may have been one of the babies. I can't wait to feel more!!
Grocery shopping has become a dangerous activity for me. I do the grocery shopping in our house so this is becoming problematic. I may go to the store only to pick up a few essential items (i.e. bread, milk and cheese), however, I leave the store with additional items I felt the need to buy (i.e. olives, pineapple, Life Cereal and cottage cheese). The items are always very random, but I'm drawn to them and they end up in my cart. I simply can't pass them up! This week I've been craving ice water (I always drink room temp water) and pickles. My mother in law cans amazing pickles. Our supply is running low, but I have to eat them!
I watched Giuliana and Bill on The View (Yes, I DVR The View. Don't judge) announce they are FINALLY having a baby via a gestational carrier. Their battle with infertility has been an inspiration to me. When I thought no one understood, I came across their show and immediately felt a sense of understanding and inner peace. I am thankful they went public with their battle and helped other people understand what infertility is all about. I cried when I heard them talk about their baby. They are an amazing couple.
As many other bloggers have posted, it's also National Infertility Awareness Week. 1 out of every 8 couples struggles with infertility. That's a lot of people and many of them are probably people you know who are/have struggled in silence. The theme this year is 'Don't Ignore Infertility.' It is exactly the message I'd love everyone to accept and embrace. I can't tell you how many times I have felt alone and ignored when facing our battle of infertility. Infertility is a disease and it deserves attention. I'm glad there is a week dedicated to infertility awareness. Lend an ear. Be understanding. Don't ignore!