Macy from Martinis & Medicine, latest pregnancy announcement is going viral for the powerful image it shows.
The photo captures a onesie donning the words “Worth the Wait and Wait and Wait”, surrounded by a heart made of meds and syringes.
Macy shares “This is from one, yes ONE, round of IVF.”
Macy writes on her blog, “I feel like I’m trespassing here in the world of pregnant women. The world of fertility. I don’t belong. I’ve stood on tiptoes for years, peering over the fence to see what it’s like. I’m here, but my heart is still with my sisters. The ones left behind. The ones who have walked with me for years and still they wait. My sisters who are happier for me than anyone else could ever be, because they know the pain first hand. This post will hurt them. My pregnancy, my baby, my joy, it will hurt. It’s a guilty kind of hurt (though it shouldn’t be), because you can’t understand why you’re so happy for your friend, but so utterly broken for yourself. I know because I’ve been there, and while I have this precious one now, in many ways I will never leave. The baby in my belly, soon in my arms, will not dull the pain of the next pregnancy announcement or baby shower or birth. They will always remind me of my struggle. Past and future, because I know this struggle doesn’t end. But to every single one of my babies, the one who made it and the ones who didn’t; you were worth it.”
Speaking with Babble, Macy shared some insight into the painful journey she’s endured over the last four years:
“Infertility is a deeply private struggle. It’s a disease that steals and changes who you are as a person. There’s a sadness that never truly leaves. It’s not the kind of sadness when you cry all the time, it’s more like the sadness that overwhelms your entire being, and you can feel your heart actually breaking. It makes you feel weak and tired, yet you can’t sleep because the sadness is in your dreams, too. It’s a sadness that you can’t escape, and it’s a sadness that no one can understand unless they’ve felt it. One in 8 women struggle with infertility, while 1 in 4 have miscarried at least one baby. It’s not rare, and it’s our responsibility to our friends and family to educate and raise awareness.”
Macy is 16 weeks with a baby BOY!
We wish her all the best with her journey to parenthood. It is one AMAZING ride!
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