Hello, my loves. I’m sorry things have been a bit quiet around here. After transferring our last frozen embryo in early March we were delighted to learn I was, at long last, pregnant. After three emotionally and physically exhausting rounds of IVF, Simon and I were over the moon to say the least. We excitedly called our parents and siblings and I texted all my sweet girlfriends that had been rooting for us along the way. Simon began whispering funny things to the little embryo in my belly and I filled my Amazon cart with baby books. Then, on my 31st birthday, I miscarried. Needless to say, our hearts are broken.
We’ve decided to take six months off from IVF and just enjoy ourselves out from under the constant stress of hormone injections and doctor appointments. When we began this journey I was so impatient for a baby I never would have imagined putting things on hold, but right now, I know my heart could use some time to heal. In the meantime, I’ll be throwing myself into this blog and doing tons of traveling (silver lining). This summer I’m hoping to visit Oslo, Helsinki, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. I’m also contemplating early fall trips to India and Kenya (have any of you been on safari?) which are two places I’ve long dreamed of visiting. Thank you, once again, for all your kindness and support. Know that I’ve read each of your heartfelt comments throughout this journey and they’ve meant the world to me. Whether we have a baby of our own or adopt a child in need of a home (something I’ve always wanted to do), I know we’ll someday grow our family, it’s just a question of when. Keeping my chin up. Love, Katie
(image: polar bear rocker)