The fertility clinic wasn’t exactly the wave of the magic wand I had assumed it would be. After our consultation and tests, we were told that our options were slim. We had less than a 1% chance of becoming pregnant on our own, and because I had been so diligently charting my cycles, tracking ovulation… Continue reading How Infertility Changed Me for the Better
Should I be a mother? Do I want kids? As a woman that’s probably a question that’s crossed your mind at some point in time; and maybe it’s on your mind right now. Maybe you are 19 years old and your boyfriend is in the military and you’re wondering if you should have a baby… Continue reading To the woman contemplating motherhood
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so obviously, I had to gather up some yarn and make some garland! My mantle is my favorite thing to decorate and a good garland seems to pull it all together; no matter the theme. For this particular garland, I combined some of my previously acquired yarn tassel… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Heart Garland
2014-2016 marks the span of when we first started “trying” to get pregnant, to when we had our beautiful baby girls. Loads of heartache, months of negative pregnancy tests, dozens of tests, multiple rounds of fertility drugs, frequent ultrasounds and appointments, and two rounds of IVF. It is in that timeframe that we were diagnosed… Continue reading From infertile to fertile?!
Unsolicited comments are a constant in today’s society, especially with the prominence of social media. Thus, during my time undergoing fertility treatments I experienced no shortage of, let’s call them “unfiltered” remarks. Similar to that of comments made to a pregnant woman (minus the lovely ones like “don’t you look beautiful” or, “congratulations”), comments made… Continue reading Thinking before you speak when it comes to infertility
I just finished watching the documentary, “One More Shot”, on Netflix. Guess what? I am still crying. This film is so real. So truthful, so heart wrenching, so me. In 90 minutes this movie managed to completely transport me back in time and to accurately explain the roller coaster of emotions we went through just… Continue reading One More Shot – Documentary Review