Jenn and I met on eHarmony. She played hard to get, but that’s for a different blog.
Jenn and I are pretty used to getting what we want in life. We ask, hustle, deal, work. So after we realized that we could indeed make a life together (my antics test Jenn’s patience daily, but I digress yet again) we talked about starting a family.
Like I wrote, we tend to get what we want when we want something badly enough. And being parents, well, that was going to happen alright because we’ve never wanted anything more than that. Plus we’ve all heard the “any man can be a dad, it takes a real man to be a father” line so the easy part would be the getting pregnant part. It’s funny how life changes seemingly overnight though. How you think getting pregnant and having a baby is just another chapter that will happen like it’s supposed to. Whatever that means, right? And then it doesn’t.
This is our blog, our journey, our ups and downs. SCRC is our second reproductive center (and it will be our last). To say that we’ve been on a roller coaster is an understatement. We wanted to write this blog because we know that you are on a ride too.
Jenn knows a lot more about the process than I do, but I know a lot more about what it’s like to be the partner on the journey. I’m that guy. Jenn and I thought that if we shared our respective perspectives about all of the different twists and turns, all of the feelings, we have had and continue to experience that maybe it would make a difference for others. It actually makes a difference for us just to write this. Hopefully you will get something out of reading it as well.
I was going to write “Keep your head, hands, arms, legs, and feet inside the ride at all times” but that would be taking the analogy too far. This is one of the hardest things we’ve ever been through.
So there it is. “Hey, Baby, it’s Thursday.”