Tomorrow I’m going to meet with a genetic counselor* as our first step in having to do this with assistance. It’s been a long time getting to this point, and even though I’m still pissed that my body can’t do what it’s supposed to naturally, I’m looking forward to finding out what our options are. Although I’ve been in this world for almost two years now, I have no idea where to start. I guess because up until now, I haven’t had to look further than crossing our fingers and jumping in. This part of the world is overwhelming. I just hope I can keep it together enough tomorrow to have a coherent conversation. Hopefully they’re used to tearful meetings being that this is their specialty. I don’t know even know what to expect from a genetic counselor, have any of you seen one? What are they even going to test for? Mine and the hubby’s chromosomes have already been cleared as compatible, what’s left?
At least it’s a start. I need to put my big-girl pants on and be okay with where this path is going now. It’s just that they’re really hard pants to fit into, and they certainly don’t look nearly as comfortable.
* Updated: the genetic counselor is at a Perinatal practice..I guess that is important to know! Thanks, Eggsinarow.