First and foremost, I want to say thank you for all of the kind words, the shared stories, and the encouragement received as a result of many of you reading this. We truly appreciate it. This post may be a little bit longer than The Other Side of the Journey: Infertility Part 1 and The Other Side of the Journey: Unexplained Infertility Part 2, but a lot transpired in the next 4 years that followed our first miscarriage. This post is a recap of that time and will be the final portion this series.
If you are just joining in, this is Part 2 of my Unexplained Infertility Journey. You can read part one here.
We returned to the hospital the next day. My name was overlooked and for over 2 hours we patiently waited until I finally approached the front desk asking if I would be seen. I was quickly taken back into a patient room where a nurse performed an ultrasound.
When I started Georgiana Journey, I planned for it to be centered around travel because that IS a large part of who I am. But if I think back to why I really started this blog, the intent was to explain why I am who I am and how I got to where I am today. And the reality of it is that there is so much more to me than just traveling. While the global pandemic crushed so many of our plans this year, like finally taking our dream trip to Morocco in May, it also made me realize that there were other things that I wanted to talk about on Georgiana Journey. Possibly things that I felt compelled to talk about, but was not sure if this was the right space to do so. But let’s face it… Unexplained Infertility has been a massive part of my reality. Behind so many happy smiling pictures of us traveling abroad, there are many in which you would never know that I was pregnant and at times struggling with fear and anxiety of whether my pregnancy would be full term and I would actually be able to bring a baby home. My hope is that by discussing this, that I help someone else along the way…someone who has felt silenced, or ashamed, or scared, or hurt. These next blog posts may not be for everyone and I understand that, but if they are for you, please know that I see you and I hear you.
After over a year of not traveling internationally, we picked up where we left off and decided to tap into a part of the world that we had never ventured to before. Living in Florida you would think that the Caribbean would have been an obvious destination for us to have already dove into. Some may know the location we chose as One Happy Island and others as Aruba. Thanks to a deal we found on Scott’s Cheap Flights, we were able to find a flight deal before taxes at about $180 a person/round trip. We had been eyeing the Caribbean for a while and weren’t sure where we wanted our first trip to be. I knew that at some point I wanted to see the ABC Islands -Aruba-Bonaire-Curacao. So when the opportunity to check one of them off the list appeared, we were all over it.