Friday, September 16, 2011

Maybe baby: life's surprises and detours

This is the continuation of Makala Pollard’s series documenting a journey through the ups and downs of infertility and trying to conceive. Follow her story through journal entries beginning last year and leading up to today. To see previous entries click here.

Monday, June 27, 2011
Wow, a lot has happened since my last entry. The very next day on June 15th my husband was involved in a motorcycle accident on his way to work. Our life is nothing if not full of surprises and detours.

His left leg suffered a really bad break and he has a broken sternum. He spent five days in the hospital at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and had surgery on his leg. He will have another surgery later this week. And, oh yeah, in the middle of all that we were supposed to be preparing for embryo transfer, remember?

This whole experience with Brett has been scary and rewarding at the same time. I have learned some things through this so far. I have learned that we are surrounded by angels right here on Earth. We’ve had neighbors bring us meals, mow our yard and family step in to help in ways I never imagined. One angel in particular was my best friend, Dustee. She came and picked me up on Monday, June 20th and drove me to the clinic for the embryo transfer and stayed in there with me. She videoed the screen when they put the embryos in while Brett and I used our iPhones to face chat so he could “be” there with me. He has to keep his shattered leg elevated 23.5 hours a day so he was not able to be there in person.

The embryologist said the two embryos looked really good, so we will see. I also learned I can give myself intramuscular shots of progesterone in oil in the hip/rear area. You know, Brett is not only my husband but also my nurse! With his accident he wasn’t able to do this, so I had to learn. They aren’t my favorite but when I look at the pins sticking out of his leg I feel like I really don’t have room to complain.

So, this is a big week my friends. I go for a blood pregnancy test this Wednesday at 8 a.m. and I should hear results back by around lunch. With everything else going on I haven’t been able to obsess about it very much. I do wonder if they are in there though. I wonder if those little embryos are going to pick us to be their parents. I wonder if that is in God’s plan or not. So, this Wednesday I will find out if we are positive or negative. Either result, I am going to try to be positive because it has become very clear to me in the past couple of weeks just how incredibly blessed we are.

Makala Pollard is a Senior Marketing Specialist for Texas Health Resources and Stepmom to two boys.

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