Welcome to Day 10 of the A to Z Challenge, an April blogging challenge where you aim post every day during the month following the letters of the alphabet (with every Sunday bar the last one off).
In the past I've used the challenge to blog about my infertility and the IVF process. I'm following a similar theme this year as we wait to begin the process for a Frozen Embryo Transfer, having completed a Freeze All IVF cycle in February.
We currently have nine embryos sitting on ice, my little bubbles, and this April I am blogging to them about the process of how they came to be.
Excuse me if I get all metaphorical and drippy for a moment. But getting to you was a journey. More than one journey in fact, a series of journeys.
It took us over nine years to get to the point where you were conceived and while you were our ultimate destination, we can't forget all the things we went through along the way.
If you had come along back when we first started trying (roughly nine years, four months, twelve days ago) then we wouldn't be the same parents that we are now. If you had come along when we had our first round, or our second round, or one of our previous frozen transfers, we wouldn't be the same parents that we are now.
Maybe we would have been better. Maybe worse. Maybe we wouldn't have appreciated you as much for all the bumps in the road we had along the way. Maybe you feel like we ask too much of you, or we're too overprotective.
I hope you understand that it's the journey we took to get you which made us who we are today. And in turn, our journey has made you who you are.
And we wouldn't have it any other way.
All my love,