Lightning in a bottle

My child is a miracle.
We were lucky the stars aligned to allow for her conception and birth.
The docs doubt we’ll be twice lucky.
I pray they’re proven wrong.
Our infertility specialist had “the talk” with me yesterday. Those at the end of long battles with infertility know what I’m talking about. The “talk” is the hard convo when docs lay out all the test results and stats and paint a bleak picture for success. The “talk” usually involves considering stopping treatment.
Before we call it quits, the docs want me to take one last test. This test gives a sense of how many eggs are left and whether or not a woman is prematurely entering menopause. The info gleaned, coupled with other info such as hormone levels and previous pregnancy success/failure, will give a good sense of the odds of a successful pregnancy.
In short, if the numbers are good we’re good to go on IVF #3.
Low numbers mean there’s no point in doing another IVF with my eggs.
So if you’re out there reading. If you pray, meditate, or just think good thoughts.
Please hope we catch lightning in a bottle again.


About domesticpolichick

My life is a crazy jumble of sitcom-level domestic hijinks and fast-paced political reporting in the nation's capital. Breastfeeding while doing a phone interview with a senator...yep, I've done it and no, I won't reveal the name. Toddler calling a member of Congress on the cell..yeah, that really did happen. Pregnant in high heels on Capitol Hill trying to chase down a particularly grumpy senator, yeah...that was nuts. But what can I say? I'm just one domestic polichick trying to figure out the work-life balance.
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2 Responses to Lightning in a bottle

  1. Joy says:

    Halimah, I ran across one of your articles on msnbc and started reading your blog. I’ve been meaning to post a msg sooner but felt I must do so today. I am praying for you and your hubby to be blessed with another little one. Motherhood is one of life’s greatest blessings.

    LZ ’96

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