We made it, how did you do?

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We made it, how did you do?
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 4:00pm

I am happy to report we have all made it through the holidays....

I was wondering how everyone's holidays went, and how you did with everything.

--- Our christmas eve was quiet, just DH, me and Jenna (our 9yo siberian husky). DH and I both had our moments on afternoon of christmas eve, we cried because we are sad and missing the first Christmas with Kimberly. But, we cried, talked, hugged and then we had a good night. We made dinner together, and had a bottle of wine... it was a really nice night. We opened our gifts close to midnight.

Christmas day we spent with my family...aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was a good day, we have had better...one of my aunt/uncle couples are going through a rough ptch in their marriage...and dinner was at their house..so it was slightly uncomfortable.. but we made the best of it. DH played guitar for a little, and we had fun with my cousins from California. Honestly, it was nice not to think about our own problems for one whole day.
Yesterday we celebrated again with DHs family, it was nice to see them.

All in all, we made it through and it wasnt as bad as I expected it to be.

--DH and I even spoke about domestic or international adoption. And, we are excited for both TTC and the adoption process.

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Registered: 04-24-2007
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 7:23pm

A Belated Merry Christmas to all! Yes, we made it through Christmas.


*Remembering Our Angel Baby Edward Scott  4/

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Registered: 10-09-2008
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 9:57pm

Belated Merry Christmas to you all.

Mommy to my angel, Logan born sleeping on 2.19.09 at 28 weeks. Trying to conceive our lil miracle for over 3 years. IVF #1 = chemical pregnancy. IVF #2 = cancelled, IVF#3 (Nov '10) = BFP, Beta #1- 86, Beta #2 - 244, Beta #3 - 777. First u/s at 6w5d
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Registered: 06-26-2008
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 9:59pm

We made it, too.

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Registered: 09-16-2008
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 10:35pm
I just stayed so busy that I didn't have time to think. Then last night I yelled at my MIL because I was just so tired and stressed out. She got the hint and I got to stay home all day with DD. Then as soon as I had time to sit down I started cleaning and put away all the Christmas decorations. So now I'm sitting down and relaxing finally and checking on you guys!



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Registered: 01-18-2008
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 7:10am

We made it, too.

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 2:32pm
Well I made it but it was pretty awful. I had to be around a 2 month old baby boy all day and I couldn't help but think it should have been my son that was celebrating Christmas. I had to spend some time alone to reflect on what could have been. My DH said "Be happy we have the whole family together." I was like"No we will never have the whole family together again. Some one will ALWAYS be missing." Sigh....

Cindy age 38, DH 44


Chemical pregnancy Aug 5th 2009 Levon lost @ 28 weeks due to a cord accident June 19th 2008. TTC for 19 cycles and counting :(






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Registered: 11-16-2009
Tue, 12-29-2009 - 3:44pm
My DH and I also made it through. I worked Christmas Eve so that kept my mind busy and off of the following day. Christmas morning we opened presents here just us. Then went to my moms and openede presents. All was good until I came home to start getting dresses for my Dad's family and it hit me. I had nothing to wear, my clothes are still just a tad snug and all I could think about was how big I should have been. I would have been 8 months exactly on Christmas day. I broke down and cried and cried for about an hour then I decided that I had to snap out of it. That evening we went to my in-laws, my SIL got a ring so that helped take my mind off of things. She also gave Alexis a pretty little sculpture to put up at the gravesite so I really appreciated that. The next day was my DH's whole families Christmas and I was scheduled to work but called in because I was once again an emotional roller coaster. I couldn't believe how it hit me. I think for the 1st time I was crying not just because I missed her but because of also missing out on the should have beens and would have beens. We also are looking forward to 2010, it has to be a better year!