I read today that a women who experiences three miscarriages has a 60% chance of miscarrying again; and a women who experiences four or more miscarriages has a 95% change of miscarrying again. I realize that there are women who beat these odds all the time. But it sure is discouraging.
For me, I feel like one miscarriage is unfortunate, two miscarriages are frustrating, but three miscarriages are just downright dismal! I've read stories of women with many more miscarriages, and my heart goes out to them. Some have gone on to have perfectly healthy babies, while others have not. The thought of trying again--and going through all of the anxious emotions again--freaks me out. The hopeful part of me wants to believe "I'll beat the odds this time", but the practical side of me pipes in and argues "but odds are odds". I don't know if we'll take that gamble yet...time will tell.
Today's blessing was a bit of rain. After 14 days in a row of 100 degree weather, the few sprinkles here and there were much appreciated. And the rain always brings such an amazing smell to the desert, and the clouds should allow for an amazing sunset.