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Postby lilmd » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:25 am

I have been absent from this site for a long time.... I guess I got distracted when I got pregnant and totally consumed by that. I now have a healthy 9 month old baby girl. I wanted to share how blessed I feel to have the opportunity to be a mother. I hope that I NEVER take this gift for granted. I am reconnecting more actively with my 5 plus years of infertility and trying to do whatever I can to help others... Not sure what exactly that means though. I just feel like I need to help.

There is a great article in Self magazine this month...

http://thehopefuljourney.blogspot.com/

Any suggestions of giving infertility a louder voice...
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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby chriss » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:18 pm

Congratulations! I am totally blessed as well. I have two beautiful baby boys, twins. I will NEVER FORGET what it was like. IT was years of heartache for us. Finally, my babies are here. We are so very happy & grateful. Enjoy it. I've been away from the boards as well, very busy these days. I am so happy that the site is here. I was so encouraged by the friends I made here. I know what you mean about wanting to give back...
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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby lilmd » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:43 pm

I just recently made the pledge on RESOLVE to raise awareness for infertility. Have you seen this? As happy as I am with my family.. I think I also have guilt for those women that have not had success, for women that don't have the opportunity to have insurance coverage to get treatment, etc....

I really feel strongly that I need to get more actively involved. I have contacted RESOLVE locally to see if there is anything I can do to help. Of course I don't have tons of free time on my hands each week but I feel that every little bit counts. The women that I have met along my journey have been so supportive... I don't want to stop supporting them just because I had success. I will never forget or take for granted what I have. I hope I can help in my own way ;-)

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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby baylorbear33 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:15 pm

Oh my gosh, I absolutely feel the same way. I thank God everyday and am so grateful to now have our baby boy. We struggled for 3 years to have a baby, which is a short period of time compared to some others, but it was such an emotional struggle. I, too, would love to help as many people as I can, even if I can only offer a shoulder to lean on and possibly some advice based on personal experience. I think they key is to always remember what a gift we have received and to never take it for granted. Even during those sleepless nights :-)
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1st IVF 5/08-Lost Twin Girls @ 19 wks
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FET 6/09-BFP
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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby chriss » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:12 pm

We are so lucky...

We persevered through very tough times, we never gave up. Feel good about what you did and how you got to this place. I love my boys and know that it had to be this way to get my beautiful boys. Worth every tear. We belong together, as do you and your little ones. I will NEVER forget. My heart goes out to those still struggling. It's a lonely, sad place. Wish I could help.
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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby angelaezra » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:33 pm

I can’t believe how much I agree with this post! I finally have my beautiful daughter after 10 ½ years of trying to have a child. I am still pinching myself to figure out if it is real but I definitely know that I so very blessed. I too want to do whatever I can to help others who are still struggling to achieve their dream.

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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby chriss » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:32 am

Congratulations to you!!! There is nothing like it. We are so lucky. XOXO Enjoy the holidays. I am with you.
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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby wishfull27 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:04 am

I still look at my boys and think how far we went to get them - but every shed tear and hearbreak was worth the smiles and cuddles we get now - I will never forget the struggle and pray that all those still trying eventually have success

Happy holidays xxxxx
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Re: Totally Blessed

Postby chriss » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:41 pm

Happy New Year
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