With loss there is almost an unspoken order of events that should happen. Someone that lost a baby before me should have their rainbow baby before me. This is how I have felt ever since meeting so many amazing women that have also had heart breaking losses. For some reason this order of events just doesn’t play out all the time. There is this one girl that I have become close with- we text a lot. She lost her baby girl in August 2013. It was a full term pregnancy & freak thing that happened during delivery that caused her baby to live for a week after she was born. I connected with her instantly because she had also held her child…spent time with her and made the heartbreaking decision to take her daughter off oxygen and held her as she passed. Just like we did with Cade. It all may have gone down in the same room at the same hospital actually.
Since meeting her I have wanted her to have a healthy baby as badly as I wanted my own healthy baby. Sadly, she has had 3 losses since (one all the way at 14 weeks of pregnancy). Her and her husband have started to go to CCRM for help and answers. She had started her meds and things were actually moving forward for an IVF cycle this month. Anyways, I got another heart breaking text this afternoon. A cyst was detected in her ovary so they are canceling her cycle this month. I am just sick about it.
I remember being stuck in that place. I too had random things happen that delayed my first IVF cycle. But then it happened and we had Cade. And then 4.5 months later I got pregnant with Berkley who is just about 7 months. And here is this amazing women- who is STILL stuck in the same place as when I met with her the first time over a year and half ago. Women struggling with infertility, I know you know the pain of waiting and waiting. Time passes so slowly. A simple 1 month set back feels like being punched in the gut. It’s really the worst.
So my ask for all of you is to say a prayer for her. There HAS to be light at the end of the tunnel for her soon. I have gotten fairly blunt with God since losing Cade and for this friend my prayer has turned into something like “give her a healthy baby… as soon as possible.”