Before I continue on telling the story of our tragedy turned triumph, lets not forget how it all started. I used to be so impatient about getting pregnant. Like a child being told they can’t open their presents Christmas morning, I was chomping at the bit for years for my turn. We were married when…… Continue reading Rewind: Two lines are better than one
I was looking so forward to Christmas this year. Hopefully I would be out of the morning sickness phase of my pregnancy, and starting to finally really “show” my baby bump. I knew that my family had already bought some baby-related Christmas presents, and I couldn’t wait. But mostly, I couldn’t wait to find out…… Continue reading The “Pink or Blue” countdown..
I experienced my first freak-out at school today. It wasn’t that bad, thankfully. In my first class, we got an activity sheet to write our names in a bubble and then fill in the surrounding bubbles with adjectives that describe ourselves. The example read “I am a(n)…Athelete, Mother..” there it was, first thing: that…… Continue reading Jan 30th – This is normal..right?
I’m so excited to announce that I will be blogging for a public website: Fertility Authority! I can’t believe my writing is going public; but I have to say, it feels pretty darn good. I’ll be writing about the whole process we are experiencing: the first fertility doctor appointments, the glamorous daily hormone injections, and…… Continue reading Blog it up..
I was so motivated with RWF this afternoon. Mom and I finalized a petition on change.org to tell NC senators that insurance companies in the state should cover IVF. We posted it on facebook, in the first 5 minutes had over 10 people sign it; the first hour we had 30 people signed! Mom did…… Continue reading January 28th – If I can’t carry him..
The day after my birthday – January 21st 2012 Yesterday was my 27th birthday, what was supposed to be a day that I looked forward to for several reasons. I was looking forward to receiving baby presents instead of presents for myself, and having a “happy birthday mommy” card that I’m sure Jake would have…… Continue reading January 21st 2012 – Bday Blues
**Caution: Emotional Journal Entry!** Today was good, especially for having gone through what we did yesterday. It was hard, by far the most nerve wrecking thing we’ve ever had to deal with. At the same time it was beautiful and precious. I entered the sanctuary and saw the urn at the altar and realized..that’s my…… Continue reading January 15th 2012 – A month later
Time pressed on as it always does, but somehow it seems to morph into “slow-mode” when you’re pregnant. It’s probably because from the second you find out that test is positive, you want it to be 40 weeks later with a baby in your arms. Naturally, I was no different. Like a child marking off…… Continue reading What morning sickness?
Here is the first journal entry I wrote following our whole ordeal. It may contain some raw, uncomfortable & emotional substance, but with the good comes the bad. Our story isn’t the same unless you know it all. 1/13/12 Tomorrow is the memorial for Robert William. The sadness and pain I feel tonight is debilitating;…… Continue reading January 13th 2012
Our very first news story was taped today with Morgan Fogarty from Fox News @10. The special will air tomorrow, 3/1 at 10pm and also Friday 3/2 on Fox News Rising. We talked about our tragic medical crisis, the foundation, the petition, and our hopes to soon become parents. Wouldn’t it be great if this…… Continue reading Fabulous Fox News