My IVF Things

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Last year, I met my online friend, Mich, in real life for the very first time, the day before she was due to go under for her GIFT. At the time of our meeting, quite unplanned, we exchanged little angels, I have her a little guardian angel pin for luck which she insisted on wearing from that moment on. Wouldn’t you just know it, when a couple of weeks later, she got her very first ever BFP and is now half way through her pregnancy with her baby boy and the little guardian angel pin still attached.

Now I’m not really a superstitious person, but let me tell you, fertility treatment does something to you, it changes you in ways you can’t imagine and one of the things it has done is it has made me a little superstitious. So when my friend Elize, was starting her IUI earlier this month, I felt I JUST HAD to get her one of those little angels as well. Which I did. At the time I was somewhat disappointed to discover that her Femara round only yielded one egg on the ovary on the side where she has no fallopian tube, but wouldn’t you just know it, miracles do happen and she’s now 5 weeks pregnant!

So when I heard that Samwas starting her IVF,I once again felt I HAD to get her an angel, because, haha, what if I’m onto something here and its my little angels thats creating all these BFP’s!!! 😉  So Sam has ET in the next couple of days and then we wait with baited breathe for her to announce her BFP!!! In the interim, Maritzahas also started her FET so yesterday we met for breakfast and so that I could give her her angel. Its actually quite funny, I think I’m the only one that’s really superstitious and I feel a sense of relief after each little angel has been handed over. So now we wait to hear how the big thaw of Maritza’s embabies goes!

Of course I have also been on the receiving end of all this good luck. This morning, when I headed off to the clinic I had the following things stuffed in the bottom of a rather massive bag:

power-of-praying

Sam gave this to me during a very dark time about a year ago, its been a great source of comfort to me and if I feel myself getting anxious during the treatment I know there’ll be something in there worth reading and meditating on.

eatpraylove

Maritza gave Sam and I each one of these yesterday, so we’re all reading together, although depending on how often/how many intralipid transfusions I require, I have a feeling I may have a bit of a head start on the two of them. But the plan is to keep our minds otherwise distracted during these treatments.

expecting-a-miracle

Sam also gave me this Angel called Expecting a Miracle. She currently stands on the headboard above my bed, watching over me and reminding me that I too am expecting a miracle. 

 

angel-miracle

This angel charm is from Mich, on her it says “Miracles happen all the time, just believe” and she’s come with me today as a reminder to keep believing in the miracle God has promised me!

I’m to blessed and so fortunate to be going through this really tough/testing process with so many people routing for me and hoping and praying to see me succeed on this journey.

March 2, 2009
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14 Comments

  • Reply 'Murgdan'

    I’m sending you an e-angel…and all the good vibes and happy thoughts I have. I love that angel over your bed…very nice. Looks like you have an inspiring collection, but even more inspiring than the things are the people who gave them to you.

    March 2, 2009 at 5:33 am
  • Reply monica lemoine

    Yes, Shaz – I think you bring it to yourself for being such a truly caring and open-hearted person as you travel through this infertility journey of your own. You give a lot, hence you get a lot. Hugs! -m

    March 2, 2009 at 6:08 am
  • Reply Elize

    We will most definitely continue rooting for you and praying for hon!

    March 2, 2009 at 6:37 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Shaz – I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that finds comfort in these things. I truly hope that “your angel” brings you the same “luck” as it has myself and Elize.
    Thinking of you my special friend. Love and hugs and all angel things.XXX

    March 2, 2009 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Robz

    Hey Shaz,

    You message just gave me total goose bumps and made my eyes well up with tears and i have to agree with you that during this infertility journey we seem to meet the most amazing people and such a awesome friendships begin from this. All the best to you Hun for tomorrow and Please
    God let this be our long awaited BFP to stay forever.

    Love
    Robz

    March 2, 2009 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Abbey

    I’m a bit superstitious myself. I even make my PC logins words like “hope09” and corny stuff like that! Heres hoping your guardian angel brings you your miracle this time around! Good Luck for the infusion today.

    March 2, 2009 at 9:43 am
  • Reply charne

    o wow i had no idea Elize was preggies! wow wow wow

    And as for the little guradian angels you have given your friends, that is just so awesome!

    Wonderful to hear how close you all are and how supportive you towards each other

    xxx

    March 2, 2009 at 9:50 am
  • Reply samcy

    They’re all going to work and you’re SO going to look just like that angel this year!

    xxx

    March 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Jo

    I love Stormie Omartian — I’ve read and re-read “The Power of a Praying Wife” so many times — and it has really helped me get a handle on this prayer thing.

    I’ll be praying for you that all goes well.

    Hugs!
    Jo

    March 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I’ll take one! 😉 jk!

    I will be happy to hear how everything goes! Good luck!!

    March 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply skrambled

    I am sending you loads of love Sharon. It is actually very wierd that we are all going through this at the same time. I hope Sam is right…. I hope they all work.

    March 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Maritza

    Holding my little angel very close…

    March 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Hollie

    God doesn’t promise us all roses, but He always promises that he will be with us all the way. I love your angels, and they do make a difference. They make you all warm and fuzzy when you see them, they help to remind you in a tangible way that you are loved. I think they are wonderful. You are so wise about all these things. I pray for your peace and prosperity.
    Lots of love and prayers,
    Hollie

    March 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply C

    Shame Sharon, I’m sorry this is so rough on you. I really hope and pray that you have success at the end of it all.

    March 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm
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