Today I dug through the subterranean trenches of our bathroom cabinets to bring out into the light the Rainbow Light PNVs, high-dose folic acid, and vitamin D - also known as The things I might take if I was actually expecting to be pregnant soon stash. I am embarrassed to admit it, but I gave up on taking PNVs and extra vitamin D ages ago and I haven't taken any folic acid since my last injectables cycle. Among other embarrassing confessions, those PNVs used to make me a little bit giddy back in the day because they had the word 'prenatal' on them, and taking anything that pregnant women take made me feel so close to that stage I could almost taste it.
I am so used to thinking that I am not going to be pregnant in the most endless and infinite sort of way, it is quite a change in thinking to realize suddenly that I need to pony up and start taking better care of myself and act like someone who could soon be pregnant, much like my former naive new-to-TTC self. That girl was so hopeful for the future and so confident, healthy, and might I add sooo THIN, it is hard to get back in touch with her after all the sh!t that's gone down since then.
Ahhh, I hate this hope and all these high expectations for this upcoming cycle but at this point, it's all I have and so I love it too because it is what propels me forward and inspires me to carry on. Will I look back on the present a few months from now and think how naive and foolish I was to think I might get lucky on IVF #1 or is there a chance I could actually be That Girl for once?