I'm pregnant and it looks like he's here to stay.
So do I just stop caring about infertility? Does this mean my journey is over? NOPE.
I would never stop caring. Infertility is hard and we've seemed to "beat" it. However, it's still very misunderstood in our society.
Until you've been there, you don't understand what it means to have your body reject one of it's prime biological roles.
I touched on this in a previous post but I'm a firm believer that the moment you start battling infertility and working so hard to bring a child into this world, you become a mother. You may not have a baby to hold, but you are a mother because daily, you're putting the needs if your child before your own. Shots, diets, doctor's appointments, sex, and on and on and on become your life as you fight like hell to be a parent. Infertility doesn't stop motherhood, INFERTILITY MAKES YOU A MOTHER.
So while I'm about to celebrate my first "real" mother's day, I'm proud to say, I've been a mother for a lot longer. I know what it takes to have a baby, maybe even more than others, because my journey began far before that first positive test. This little boy will probably never know what it means to me to feel his first kicks but my love has never been stronger and will continue to grow. Motherhood will always be a battle and I started early.
For all you mothers fighting for those kicks, hang in there and remember, your journey is not waiting to begin, you're already there.