I follow some women who are going through some of the same issues or have been successful with the procedures and yesterday while catching up on some of their posts, I came across these two that made my day for 2 different reasons.
1. Conceive This! - this one talks about how much money all of this can cost. I am thankful that my insurance covers tons of the stuff, but we are still talking about a huge out of pocket cost. She also talks about if you tell the child about how much money this whole process costs, I have ever intention on being honest with our children when they are here about how hard Mom and Dad worked to get them. I want the students to understand we wanted them and did everything in our power to have them and even sought the attention of medical professionals to make it happen. I want my children to know we didn't "waste money on them," we "invested in them" long before they were even conceived. Aaron and I don't care at this point what it is going to cost us to have the child because it will be worth it in the end.
2. Semi-Charmed Life - this one made seriously laugh right out loud because it is exactly what I have been feeling for a long time. People believe they are being supportive and helpful, but all they are managing to do is make me mad. Seriously, go read it - she says it better than I could.
It really helps to have other women dealing with many of the same issues as me. It helps me feel not alone and crazy on the days when the fertility meds make me want to physically hurt the next person who tip-toes over the line with me. They are amazing women who have helped me through this now 19 month journey and I thank them for it.