Post # 1
Just looked at my FB feed and there’s no many pics of babies and little kids from grateful parents on Thanksgiving. It has me a little down on a day when I should be thankful for the abundance of good things DH and I do have. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow TTCers who are stuggling.
Post # 2
awww I like it.
My thoughts as I saw every.damn.friend. posting “so thankful for my baby girl” or “so thankful for my kids, the biggest blessing in life” were:
I am so thankful for my husband, who held me as I cried hysterically. Who let me be sad and antisocial for as long as I needed. Who dutifully DTD every time I told him we should, even when he was busy or not in the mood. Who sat with me in the doctor’s waiting room, holding my hand and trying to send me his strength through it because he saw the pain I felt being surrounded by pregnant women while I endured my second miscarriage.
I can’t post that shit on facebook, because no one wants to hear about my MC struggles (ok maybe a few friends who are also silently struggling). So I’m posting it here <3 Happy thanksgiving, friends.
Post # 3
While I’m Canadian and we already had our Thanksgiving, today I’m thankful for the bee and all the women on it who are struggling down the same path. Love you all.
Post # 4
GrannyPantiesRock: Great idea for a thread 🙂 In the UK here, so no newsfeed items like that to deal with – that’s what I’m thankful for!
Post # 5
I’m thankful for possibly seeing the end of this long roller coaster I’ve been on. Even though I never thought, or wanted it to take as long as it did, I’ll value being pregnant a lot more than if I had gotten pregnant right away. And of course I am thankful for all of the bees who got me through this long stage. Hopefully we’ll all be off of this rollercoaster soon!
Post # 6
auggiefrog: I will definitely value pregnancy more… and probably motherhood in general as well. This is the first thing in my life that I’ve wanted and can’t seem to get. Not that everything has come easily, but with the right amount of effort and determination, I’ve been able to get thing’s I’ve wanted (even a husband now that I think of it). I’ve been fortunate in all other aspects of life. So maybe I needed this lesson. But why does it have to be this??
Post # 7
Thank you for posting this. It was definitely on my mind today. I deactivated my facebook after my MC and don’t yet feel ready to return because of the very reason of baby pictures and announcements. I hope/know one day that will be me. And as many of you said, I will appreciate it so much more when it happens. I’m grateful for my wonderful DH, who is my greatest support and one true love, my family, friends, and you guys. Talking to you ladies has been a great source of strength for me. I hope you all found a way to enjoy the day. Maybe next year we will all have more to be thankful for!
Post # 8
You all are saying my thoughts. I’m trully thankful to my husband who is so optimistic even when in my deepest despair can make everything seem ok. That it will happen and not to give up hope.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Thinking of you lovely ladies. For those who have tried, and are still trying – for those who have tried, and lost, and are trying again. x
Post # 10
I was thinking the same exact thing…. Thanks for posting! I keep thinking how I hope next year I have a LO to bring to thanksgiving…. And then I get sad because I don’t want to get my hopes up. This TTC thing is a lot harder than I thought it would be 🙁 I had no idea my body would freak out and do crazy things like double my cycle length as soon as we started TTC for no apparent reason! And I thought the crazy emotional rollercoaster would come with pregnancy, not before!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Love these. I am thankful for modern medicine. Without it, we would never have a chance. Oh, and I am thankful for the wine I consumed yesterday. It helped put me in a very festive mood. 🙂
Post # 12
All of you ladies are saying my exact thoughts. I found out yesterday that someone I know is pregnant. I just had to focus on everything I have that I am thankful for and hopefully soon enough, I’ll get my bundle of joy.
Post # 13
This! I got a BFP Sunday, got sick Wed with the flu as well as a very painful ovarian cyst and got beta levels drawn which didn’t look good (37 at 4wks 5 days), missed all our thanksgiving plans due to being sick and then found out Fri (yesterday) that my beta was down to 20 at 5wks. This was the first BFP I’d gotten and it ending in a chemical pregnancy was heartbreaking. DH has been my rock. I’ve been feeling horrible from being sick on top of the early pregnancy hormones. I am glad we told a couple of close friends and family. My best friend showed up with wine today and I love her for that. DH and I I think are close to done with the major grieving this early loss and are ready to just get going again for cycle 7. We’re calling it a little bump in the road and trying to get ready to move on.