I survived the wedding weekend, even though I had to suffer through 2 migraines. One started during rehearsal dinner (possibly triggered by fellow bridesmaid's strong perfume). I had to miss the wedding day brunch on Saturday which was hosted at my mom's house. I hid at my grandmother's house. Thankfully, the migraine subsided for the actual wedding ceremony and reception. The band was incredible, though I did not throughly get into the dancing as much as usual due to being completely stone cold sober. One of my cousin's bridesmaids, who is a 34 year old doctor, pulled out the worm on stage. I was in awe. I think the last time I did the worm was 20 years ago! In case you need a refresher on the worm, here is this link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6zGgZILYc
Needless to say, I woke up the next morning and felt like I had drunk a bottle of champagne. Another migraine. It completely sucked! I think it was the overstimulation of loud music, yelling over the music, salty food and freezing my ass off in a strapless dress in December. Tylenol doesn't help much.
I did share my news with my friends this weekend and everyone was so genuinely excited for us. My hometown is small and my mom has probably told half the town my troubles with getting pregnant. In a way, sharing the news is like an initiation into the "Club." People love to talk about their kids and now I can be interested and excited, instead of bitter and uncomfortable. It's weird, but I do feel a little bit of survivor's guilt. I don't want people to think this was an easy thing for us. So I preface the news, we are "finally" pregnant. I have absolutely no shame in doing IVF to get pregnant. I thought the whole process was fascinating and I am would happy to talk to anybody who is having trouble getting pregnant about it. I feel like it saved our life and our marriage in a way.
I ran into a friend at that wedding who is doing IVF at CCRM and she told me they have 11 normal embryos waiting for them! I am so excited for her. She did about 3 (or more) unsuccessful cycles in MS and decided she would go to Colorado for last resort. I can't believe she had that awesome of a result. Surely, there's a take home baby in there somewhere.
Well, those are the highlights of the weekend (minus migraines). I have had nice day recovering. My husband is on a business trip for 4 days in Denver, so I am enjoying the peace and quiet. Now time to get going with Christmas gifts for the fam. If Christmas came more than once a year, you'd have to put me in Whitfield (what my grandmother used to say all the time - Whitfield is a mental hospital in MS).
Love to all you out there - I am so excited about these great betas and BFP's that are popping up everywhere!