Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Still no bleeding.

My MIL has kind of stopped cleaning things. We drove her around last night looking at Christmas lights and playing Christmas carols in the car. She seemed to really enjoy that.

My parents and one brother's family are coming over for dinner today. It should be yummy, and I'm looking forward to it. It will be nice to have someone else around aside from just MIL. She is a lovely person and wants the best for T and me, but it's just tough to have her living here. She really drives me a bit nuts. She drives T a little nuts too, but he is much more used to her than I am. She is just opposite how my family is and that makes her a little hard to understand and relate to. I see ways that T is like her, but mostly he seems really different than her. I just don't get it. I feel like I am much more like my parents that T is like his. Having never met his dad (he died before we met) I guess I only know 50%, but still. I think in some ways he strives to be different.

She's obsessed with FlyLady and is constantly telling us how we have a 'hotspot' there and need to do something here to clean up our house. Personally, I've been too emotionally (and physically) exhausted lately to care about cleaning. I've tried to tell her that, but she thinks she's being helpful by giving us 'pointers.' She once told us she and her husband tried for 7 years to have a baby and she had just about given up by the time she got pregnant with T. I don't get any inkling that she remembers the pain of that time. I can't imagine it didn't hurt her to think that she would never have a baby, but she doesn't seem to have any recollection of how it affected her life. Maybe it was too long ago to remember. Or maybe it was different before all of this technology we have know. We know so much more about things these days. Maybe it's because she grew up as a toughened farm girl, and she is just incredibly stoic. I know she's sorry about our troubles, but I wish she could just let some of this stuff go.

Tomorrow is the big blood test. I'm trying hard not to hold out any hope, as I thing there isn't much hope there, but I still can't help hoping a little. My b00bs still hurt and as I said there has still been no bleeding. But I know the chances of this ending well is so, so slim. I have been looking at betabase and there have only been a handful of heartbeats with levels like mine. People's hcg at 16 dpo are generally 100 points higher than mine was at 20.

I just don't understand why this has to be so difficult for us. There are others I see online who have been through so, so much as well and it breaks my heart. But I'm at the point where I'm getting jealous of people whose second or third IVFs seem to work. That just seems like such a cake walk to me at this point, even though I know even getting to that place where you need to do IVF is so difficult. I understand that the pain of infertility is strong and is there for everyone. I am just so angry and bitter that I most likely am having my fourth pregnancy loss, even after doing 3 unsuccessful IVF procedures and deciding to sacrifice my husband's genetic connection to our child. I mean, what the hell? This most recent IUI being a flat out failure would have been so much easier than this.

I guess we'll know more on Wednesday.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. And peace to everyone.


ultimatejourney said...

The pregnancy odds may be long, but the odds of you dealing with such an endless stream of IF crap are long too, so you just never know.

I don't know why, but it seems like in-laws and empathy just don't mix. I hope having your family around makes things a little easier.

And I agree with you about the whole situation in general. All I can say is WTF? How can one couple have to deal with so much? It's so fucking unfair. I mean, I know, life's not fair and all. But come on.

Love and peace to both of you.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I signed up for Flylady's emails. I never forced her advice on anyone though. I'm sorry this is a hard time for you. I'm being optimistic and holding on the hope. I'm really hoping this was just off to a slow start. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I'm thinking of you today!

Fourpeaks said...

I hope my note to you will be encouraging instead of the opposite, which I know first-hand how it can be. I also have a balanced chromosomal translocation, and have gone thru 7 miscarriages. I'm currently pg with #8, 24 weeks, and ultrasounds look normal so far. I never made it past 8 weeks with any of the losses. I'm starting to have hope for this one. I desperately want to give you some hope that you and your DH can indeed have a healthy child together, despite the translocation- you may just have to go thru the miscarriages. I've been thru many medicated cycles too, 2 failed IUI's, 2 failed IVF/PGD's (my last PGD revealed 0 normal embies out of 17 harvested). This one was conceived after giving up hope and running out of the money we set aside for IF treatment. I know the devestation of miscarriages. I know the dark bottomless hole and tears and whys (and why-nots). But odds are, ONE OF THEM WILL BE A GOOD ONE. I truly wish you hope.

Almamay said...

Thinking of you today. x