IVF CYCLE #2. On Your Mark, Get set, GO???

It’s been a little over a month since my last post and many events have transpired. Recently, Hurricane Sandy hit the NY/ NJ / CT tri-state region, many lost power, lost homes and even lost family members. The Lower East Side lost their electric during the 1st night of the storm and Tribeca was black for nearly a week later. We had to evacuate to the Upper West Side of Manhattan to ride out the storm. Luckily, despite the power surges and light flickering before high tide; our neighborhood held on to power. The effects of Sandy have been pretty devastating and we are all still working to press forward to recovery and rebuilding. I have to admit, it was pretty crazy to see water levels rise as high as they did downtown, traces of nearly 5 feet high outside of 90 West Street (markings on building walls), or the water filling the entire South Ferry Train station, to the ceiling! You really need to see it before you can believe.

Also in the past 2 weeks, many of you have heard the great conflict in the Middle East with explosions and nearly 2 countries on the verge of war.

So why am I talking about all this? I have to think about life sometimes, with all the good, the bad and downright ugly. I guess lately, I have been feeling troubled in terms of all these terrible things that happened and do I feel any children I bring into the world will really be safe. I know for sure in my heart, I want to have children. I only worry about the kind of world they will grow up in. Do you think of this sometimes?

I do admit to be a rather empathetic soul, which I suppose doesn’t help me but these are the things I think about from time to time when I see so much suffering (I think about Breezy Point, NY).

Needless to say, it has been a little challenging, getting back into the swing of things, eh hmm, our IVF CYCLE but we know now is the best time to try again. I have come to understand that life is uncertain, and there are no guarantees (except death and taxes!) but this will not stop us from living, loving nor learning.

So, ROUND 2 it is, On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!

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