Don’t you just love this time of year? Especially the newsletters that always show up in the mail from distant relatives or friends. As infertiles we are often left out of the particular holiday tradition because we have no cute little stories like “Davy lost 4 teeth this year and won his class spelling bee!” or “After a some resistance from our strong-willed girl, little Suzy is officially potty trained!” Awww…
Well no more! I will not be pushed out of another “family” activity due to my lack of baby. So without further ado…our Christmas Newsletter.
Dear Friends and Family-
Another year has passed! Where does the time go? This year was our first whole year in California and boy was it an adventure! The year started off with a bang when we took a journey with Trisha’s family to Baja Mexico on a cruise! What a way to ring in the new year! Little did we know where our lives would take us in the next 12 months.
There were suspicions and in April it was finally confirmed, Trisha is infertile! Her ovaries are lovely little things covered in cysts that refuse to ovulate. *insert ultrasound of ovaries here* But we are not discouraged! After all the doctor said it would be no problem getting us pregnant, and hey? Why not believe everything the doctor says?
In May J experienced some heart issues that sent him running to a Cardiologist. After many expensive tests the diagnosis was…wait for it…STRESS! Yup, friends that is right, J is stressed out from work and the treatment plan was simply exercise and yoga. But the real stress was yet to come.
We had two family weddings to go to this year, J’s little sister and T’s little brother. Oh how fast our family is growing, just not in the way that we had planned. But still, congratulations to them!
After 3 failed rounds of Clomid with the doctor she officially washed her hands with us and sent us to an infertility specialist. Before going to that however, Trisha got to do an oh so fun HSG test that made her feel like her stomach was going to explode. We met with our new doctor and decided to give Clomid another shot. All seemed to go well and we thought we might just have a chance. Too bad the universe had other plans for us. Not only did we not get pregnant, but Trisha ended up in the hospital with a ruptured cyst the size of a newborn’s head! Not really what we had in mind! Oh how life can be.
Toady is loving his life in California. He has an apartment all to himself where he can (and does) lick everything in sight. His favorite past times are going to the dog park where he is quite the little bully, peeing on every bush he comes in contact with, and being stinky. He excels at being stinky. We feel so lucky to have this special little dog in our lives.
What a ride this year has been! We are now looking forward to a bright new year where nothing is certain anymore. But we can’t wait to see where life takes us on this crazy adventure!
All our love-
Trisha, J, and Toady
There you have it folks! Do you think I should send it out? Maybe with an attached picture of us flipping the camera off?
*In case anyone takes this the wrong way, I just want to say I am an extremely sarcastic person and this is all written in jest. No offense meant.