A Break In The Clouds

I am feeling much better today. After letting it all hang out, I am on the mend.

As I mentioned in my previous post, we will be taking a break from treatment, and then lining up our first IVF after about 2 months. It feels right to do this, as, emotionally, and financially, we need a rest. Doing IUI 3 months in a row has left me quite drained in both areas. It will be nice to just think about other things for a little while, and to find my joy again. I have been so consumed by the treatments, that I have forgotten to carry on living in the meantime.

I know this is a little late, but I would like to say that I am very sorry for Nicole, who lost her baby at 9 weeks. Please go around there and offer her some support, she could really use it now.

I will still try to post as often as possible, and I will definitely be keeping an eye on all of you, so please don’t abandon The Secret Garden! 🙂

As promised in an earlier post, here are one or two pics of my beautiful four year old niece (and godchild), Tyler.

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16 thoughts on “A Break In The Clouds

  1. LIW (Lady In Waiting) says:

    Sorry that the IUI didn’t work out. Sounds like a good idea to take a break for a couple of months – your health and sanity is most important!

  2. Reproductive Jeans says:

    Ohhh I just let out a big sigh for you….I am so sorry to hear that IUI did not take. I sit here and shake a little bit thinking about our chances with IUI success….

    So glad you are taking a “breather”-enjoy the next 2 months–hope it is filled with fun and mischief!

    And oh my goodness, Tyler is beautiful! Such a cutie!

  3. Jason and Samantha says:

    She is a cutie!! Good for your taking a break, we all need those from time to time. WE let this infertile crap take over our lives!

    *hugs* and Prayers goign your way!

  4. Samantha says:

    Enjoy your break. We’ll be checking in on you

  5. Sarah says:

    totally adorable!

    hope the break is a relaxing recharge.

  6. Mary Ellen and Steve says:

    She is so cute! Enjoy your break. I will be checkin in!

  7. Bumble says:

    Enjoy the rest Mands. Hope you come back refreshed and ready for the next step. You can do it. Tyler is very cute!

  8. Baby Blues says:

    Tyler is adorably beautiful! She’s a joy.
    Enjoy your break, you deserve it. But don’t forget to occasionally post what you’ve been up to. I’d love to see more photos of Africa!

  9. Susan says:

    Oh crap, I’m so very sorry you made it to level 7. Hope that means 8 is right around the corner. Good for you for taking a break… I pushed straight through and really lost pieces of myself along the way.
    Tyler is gorgeous.

  10. Mands says:

    Your comments bring tears to my eyes. I am so grateful for all of you – you have no idea.

  11. Tam says:

    Glad you are feeling better sweetie. This IF thing can be hard on a person, taking a break is a good thing even tho it doesn’t always feel like it. Have faith, you moving onto bigger and better things now 🙂
    Tyler is such a cutie, ours will be just as cute 😉

  12. Venusuvian Debs says:

    SCHWEET MAN! What you said about getting your joy back is very apt. Good luck with that – please take me with – could do with some joy right now.

  13. Baby Blues says:

    Hugs Mands! You have no idea how grateful I am for having you along my journey too.

  14. Nearlydawn says:

    Mands, it feels good to take a break… It really does. Allthough at first it is a bit like quitting smoking!

    Just know that we are all here for you, we want to hear your not-actively-TTC just as much as your TTC thoughts.

    We love ya, and we are here for ya!!!!!

    D

  15. Nicole says:

    Thanks Mands, I am sustaining myself on comments right now. It helps me get through the minutes that would otherwise seem insurmountable. Cute pics by the way. I have quite a bond with my goddaughter too.

  16. Debbie says:

    We did 5 IUI’s in a row and were supposed to do 6 but just got exhausted. This break that we are on right now is really great. B and I are about to go on a much deserved vacation.

    I hope you are well.

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