September 28th, 2020: I started my period today, which was kind of the cherry on top of our weekend. After my second retrieval I was told, “Your only job now is to let us know when you start your period. Once you do, we will start the next steps!” Everything seemed to be going to smoothly – as smoothly as IVF can go. So, I don’t contact the clinic today. That hurts. I know the grief will hit us at different times and will be brought on by different things. We just have to keep moving forward.
January 2021 – we will do another round of IVF sometime this year. It feels different this time around. There’s not as much excitement and a lot more trepidation, but we are trying to stay positive. No matter what, I am thankful that Jake is on my team.