It’s bitter sweet that all of this is finally coming to an end. We have been saying that God was giving us our final embaby as a Mother’s Day gift. No matter the outcome, we had decided this would be the last stop on the IVF train. It ended up being a great way to spend Mother’s Day and our final week in Colorado for this cycle. (Yes, we went for our transfer the week of Mother's Day. I realize how late that means this entry is. My sincerest apologies.)
We started the week by arriving earlier than I like to even be awake. It was nice to get to fly this trip. We ate at our favorite local breakfast place and cruised the mall until our condo was ready for our arrival.
Over the next week, we had the opportunity to spend time at The Royal Gorge, run through the rain to find sushi in downtown Denver, watch the Rockies play baseball, and view the spectacular sight that is Pike’s Peak. We also had a chance to have dinner at my childhood friend's house; one of our favorite parts of our Colorado trips has been spending time with Millie and her family.
Now, a montage of pictures from our visit...
(By the way, we purchased a beanie baby monkey on the way home after our very first IVF retrieval. He now travels with us on each of our cycles.)
|*Our Little Monkey* about to board the Royal Gorge train.|
|Guess what state we are moving to because their flag is perfect?|
|See the A-frame across the way? We are about to swing from it..|
In some ways, riding in that swing is symbolic of our IVF journey together...
|We were excited in the beginning...|
|...but quickly began gripping onto the man I love...|
|...followed shortly by screaming my head off from the sheer terror of it all...|
|...but finding a way to enjoy the ride...|
|...while ultimately never letting go of my rock.|
|We had to run through the rain to get this girl some sushi!|
|On top of Pike's Peak|
|Y'all, I was not dressed for snow in May!|
|Preggo Central: Colorado Style|
|The face of a man with a rolled vein. Ouch!|
|Of course *Our Little Monkey* was with us!|
|Modeling my stylish anchor socks I have worn for every transfer.|
|Todd wearing his good luck charm, a Never Give Up shirt.|
|played a profound part in this recent step of our journey|
|Acupuncture needles in my ears - Don't make me laugh!|