Yesterday was a fabulous day...A graduated with his masters degree! This is the culmination of many papers, exams, and years of working full time while going to class. I am so proud, and we were thankful that both of our families were able to come visit and celebrate with us. After everyone left today, though, I was a little sad. No one in our families mentioned or wanted to talk about our recent decision to do IVF. They didn't ask questions or how we were feeling. In fact, they went to pains not to refer to our current situation. I know that discussing these topics makes some people feel really uncomfortable, but it's the most important part of our lives right now and I actually like to discuss it with loved ones. When people act like it's not even going on, I start to feel like they don't care. I know that I am unhealthily consumed with trying to get pregnant, but don't our parents even care?
And thus another reason that I love writing and reading blogs. This community is so unique...it's full of women who don't know me in real life but care about the mundane details of our struggles. I can write about my test results and don't even have to explain what they mean. You all understand the deep desire to talk about it all, the therapeutic effect of sharing your excitement and anxiety. So many of the blogs I follow are currently going through an IVF cycle...I get so much comfort reading your words and learning more about what I can expect in January. I long for a group of people I can be this honest with face-to-face, but I know that I am unlikely to find that. So thank you, each of you, for being my sounding board and making this all a little more bearable.