Saturday, June 23, 2007

37w1d - Two Week Wait - the good kind

Two weeks from today, from this very moment, I will be holding my son in my arms. Or maybe Hubby will be holding him - I'll still be numb from the spinal.

For most women dealing with infertility the term "two week wait" is a concept filled with anticipation, wonder, hope, dread, and even fear. Two weeks of waiting after ovulation (or an insemination, or an egg retrieval for IVF) to find out if your dreams will come true. Unfortunately, for many of us, most of those Two Week Waits did not end like a dream, but more like a nightmare that we just couldn't wake up from. Many of the gals still in the trenches are hoping to wake up from that nightmare soon. I hope they do - very soon. Some of us have gotten lucky and gotten our dream ending. I am so amazingly grateful to be one of them.

2.5 years of TTC, 1 miscarriage, and 9 months of pregnancy and now it all comes down to my last EVER two week wait.


seattlegal said...

Yay for the good and final two week wait!

Linlee said...

That is sooo true. Couldn't have said it better!

Michelle said...

Enjoy this last two week wait!!!

By the way, I went back to yoga today, and it was a little easier. Not as much toppling. :) (Certainly no handstands, however!) I'd almost forgotten how good it feels. I'm sorry it took me so long to get back into it, but at least I'm going now.

Anonymous said...

Well said Nickie - you have put into words so nicely what I'm sure so many of us TTCers who are now on the "other side" feel.

Congrats to you and my best wishes for a smooth delivery.

I also loved the pictures, very tasteful and special. You will surely treasure those forever and despite the cost, they are kind of a pregnancy reward for what you had to go through to get here. Not that the baby isn't a reward, but this one comes a little earlier!

Take care,

Erin-Elizabeth (WebMD)

Carol said...

congratulations on the very best kind of two week wait - that's the 2ww that we all hope for!

Keeping The Faith said...

You're at the very end! You seem to be one of the ones that handles pregnancy extremely well- you look fantastic and keep such a positive attitude. And I'm still amazed at how you've kept up the yoga... I can't wait to see the pictures of your little one after you deliver. I hope that you have an easy and uneventful labor. I'll be thinking of you on 7/7/07...