Abundance

The impending New Year always makes me reflective and introspective. A little nostalgic, a little excited for a fresh start. What about you? 2018 has been a year of complicated feelings. There has been so much hope mingled with such devastating disappointment. Happiness colored by heartache. But the thing that this year, this season of …

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I’m not going to have a baby in 2019

We were discussing the pros and cons of the two insurance options our employer provides. Cost, previous experience, stress of choosing new doctors. Neither one was going to cover our fertility treatments moving forward so that wasn't an issue. I really wanted to switch providers because I didn't want to be insured by the one …

One Year

One Year. One whole year since my doctor pronounced us infertile and changed our world forever. Two years of hoping and trying for a baby. 27 cycles. 5 rounds of IUI. Months of various medications. At least a dozen self administered shots. A ridiculous amount of at home ovulation and pregnancy tests. Too many uncomfortable …

Hey Jealousy

Sometimes people ask if it's hard for me to be around their kids because of our infertility... the short answer is No. I don't know if that's true for everyone facing infertility. But it's true for me. It does not upset me to be around and love on your children. They are so uniquely them, …

Sliver of Hope

Why doesn’t this ever get any easier?  How do you get through the tough times?  My biggest fear is that this will never happen for me. To say that I understood when friends shared these concerns with me is an understatement. Being able to honestly say, "I know how you feel" in this situation is …