Friday, August 01, 2008

What Comes Next?

My tri high has calmed down a bit. 

So what did I do? I just signed up to do another sprint triathlon in early September. The coach who trained the team I joined for the first tri is doing another six week training session. 

After that, though, I think I may have to call it a season, even though there are events that last into the fall.


It's probably time to think about trying for kid number two.

I adore Baby L. He's chill, happy most of the time, healthy, and a total delight. 

I fear jinxing things by trying to have a second child. 

When I was single, and then when I was in the height of infertility treatment, I wondered if going through life child-free would be all that bad. I enjoyed my life the way it was. But I also knew I'd always wanted to try to have my own kid. 

And with Baby L, I'm so thankful and blessed that my own kid became a reality.

Growing up as one of two kids, I always figured I'd have two of my own. The Mister is also one of two. Two kids would be great, we think.

Given the mix of my current age, that age plus nine or so months, the fact that we stored frozen embryos nearly two years ago, and were lucky enough to get pregnant on the first IVF try using one transferred embryo only, makes me think that it doesn't make sense to hold off on the babytrying for that much longer.

I'd emailed my Kind Endo about something this week and she told me if we want to start the whole trying process (in more ways than one) again in the fall, it makes sense to do a preconception visit in August. 

Like, whoa, this month.

Getting pregnant was a fuckload of work for me. Being pregnant was the same. Focusing on exercising and heart rates and scheduling child care so I can go run, bike or swim has been a lot more enjoyable. 

But if there's a chance that I can have another fabulous kid, one that is as good natured and smiley and healthy as my boy Baby L, I'm getting close to the point where I need to get back on the bandwagon again. To go through what I need to go through to get what I (and Mr. L.) desire.

Just after I train for and complete my next sprint triathlon in September.


Flmgodog said...

Wow...Kudos to you on the next sprint AND the hopeful conception of Baby L number 2!

Keep us all informed.

Eva said...

My girl was born August 2006 and I thought to start trying this fall, too. But I am just so not there, still. Hope it all goes well for you!

Scott K. Johnson said...

I marvel at you ladies and your ability to "do diabetes" while preggers... simply amazing to me.

Strong, strong women you are!

Jenna said...

Thanks for your blog. I am also a T1D, 38 and am looking at IVF to conceive my second child (secondary infertility). My daughter is 3 this month, and she is wonderful. But I too want to give her a sibling. I will continue to read with interest as its a bit daunting to go through IVF and T1D. I think we are pretty amazing actually. Good luck with it! Its nice to know I'm not alone.

MileMasterSarah said...

WOW, baby # 2 :) It looks like we are in similar territory right now :)

passingwindows said...

I also want more than one child. Good luck, I hope it goes just as smoothly as last time. And the triathlons sound great! I must look for some. I'm trying to find some 5K runs around here, still not too sure if I could do a 10K run ...


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