Wednesday, April 23, 2014

32 years and 1 month

Tomorrow I am 32 years old. Tomorrow is also exactly 1 month since we said goodbye to our little Petey.  Happy birthday to me.   ::Sigh::

As you can imagine, I'm not very into celebrating.  I am trying so hard not to make this day even more loaded than it already is but it's nearly impossible. My birthday wish this year is for the day to be over as quickly as possible. 

Last week I got an email from a friend asking about making birthday plans and she wrote: "How can we celebrate the birth of our precious 'Chickin'?" The combination of the words "birth" and "precious" made my heart stop. It's so dumb that something so wholly unrelated could make me burst into tears and ruin the rest of my day.  The triggers are just everywhere.

I miss my Petey. I miss the amazing little life that s/he was and what s/he should someday have been able to be but never will. I miss being able to daydream of our upcoming future family without having to temper those dreams due to the unknowns of IF. I miss having the knowledge that this summer those dreams would finally turn into our reality.  I miss feeling free of this fear that we may never be able to have children. I miss feeling free.

Never did I think I would be turning 32 and still trying for our first child.  I feel old and tired.  I am trying not to feel defeated. We are even further back in this infertility journey than we were 6 months ago because now I am more scarred, more broken, more fragile, more fearful.

I found this quote last night and will try to listen to its wisdom. I will try to surrender, to let go, and to have faith.  I will try to "move on" from this pain. Somehow.


  1. ((Hugs)) Chickin. I know I've said it before, but I'm so sorry that you're going through.

    I hope you have a nice Birthday tomorrow. Love you <3

  2. <3 <3 <3 Hugs sweetie. I wish there was something I could say to help. Just know I'm here if you need anything and I'm always thinking of you.

    I hope you have a very happy birthday tomorrow!

  3. ((hugs)). Happy birthday to you. I know it is going to be a tough day. I haven't celebrated anything in three months (birthdays and holidays included). I have no magic words for you, but I am thinking of you today.

  4. Happy Birthday, I'm sending you lots of love and hugs and prayers for a peaceful day <3

  5. I wish I could say something more than I'm sorry, but words fail me now. I miss Petey too, I think about him/her often and say a little prayer, and for you and S also. I can't imagine how difficult today must be, this isn't how it was supposed to be. I love you and I'm sending prayers and strength and hugs your way. I am always here, for anything and everything. Love you <3

  6. <3 I miss feeling free too... the scars on my heart are so heavy. They are weighing me down.

    I hope this day goes quickly for you. And I hope that you find peace. Love you.

  7. Thank you ladies. Big ((hugs)). It's so nice to know you are always here for me. <3

  8. Chickin, I am so sorry for all that you're going through and all that you're feeling. I'm thinking of you all the time and Petey will always have a special place in my heart too. I'm always here for whatever you need. Hugs <3

  9. I hate it all, and I hate IF. It's not fair. Reading your description of the scars on your fragile heart hurt my heart for you. Praying you find some peace. xoxo