My husband recently wrote about our struggle with the news that we're expecting twins, the result of an IVF performed with the goal of adding just one more child to our family. His essay received a lot of comments - mostly negative. While I share my husband's sentiments, I wanted to tell my own version of our experience.
We currently have a three-and-a-half-year-old son. While my pregnancy with him was relatively easy, we were hit with severe colic during his first year that wreaked havoc on our lives. We've pretty much had struggles with sleep and behavior ever since.
Yet despite these challenges, we still wanted another child - a sibling for our son, mind you, not so much for us. We spent the next two years trying to conceive. Every month when I would get my period, I didn't just feel grief or disappointment - I was losing hope. I was exhausted and depressed. The emotional pain was incomprehensible to me. I was eroding as a person, losing weight and not being the best mom, wife, orRead More »from I'm Expecting Twins — and I Feel like I Ruined My Family