I would be curious to know how many readers have gone through fertility treatments successfully once and decided to go through it a second time for another baby. What was that like for you?
My husband and I went through IVF to conceive our daughter, who is now 3.5 years old. We recently went through the process again. We were unable to do IVF locally, so it was about a 3 hour drive each way for treatments. Through out the process the second time, we spent alot of time away from our daughter. The question that I struggled with most was this: Am I giving up time with my daughter to have a baby that we don’t know will exsist? If we have to do a second round of IVF, that will be 6 months of the year that I won’t be physically and emotionally available to my little girl. If we do a 3 times option, that will be almost a whole year. At what point to you need to decide to enjoy the life of the child that you have, and give up on trying for the child that you want?
Does anyone else struggle with this? What do you do to make this decision or balance your current child(ren) with the ones you hope for?