It was a year ago today that I happily announced to the world (which was a much smaller following at that point), that I was pregnant. I remember waking up that morning and deciding “today’s the day!”. We all know that once news is Facebook official, it’s really official. That was the very first decision…… Continue reading 11.11.11
Yeah, I’m proud – I’ve been scared of needles most of my life, and I just gave myself my first fertility shot! Not only was this moment a huge stepping stone against a fear, it marked the beginning of our final step to becoming parents. I will give myself this particular medicine via injections each…… Continue reading Giving shots, like a boss!
When someone mutters the phrase “a month of Sundays”, they just have no idea. When it comes to waiting to get pregnant, we women know the process is a grueling waiting game. But what happens when you’re waiting for someone else to get pregnant for you? I thought last September, when I found out that…… Continue reading 20 Months of Sundays
Back to the real world after experiencing paradise for a whole week – and I must say, it was a much needed break for both Jake and I. The first day of vacation I literally didn’t know what to do without my cellphone or laptop, and I walked around for hours before I was comfortable…… Continue reading Shots, shots, shots, shots (everybody!)
I haven’t written in a few weeks, since before Mother’s Day. It was a hard time for me leading up to that holiday; one that I knew I should be celebrating, but wasn’t. Not only was it Mother’s Day, it was also my “full term” date (I would have been 38 weeks pregnant). So, with…… Continue reading Leaving it all behind for what’s ahead
In honor of NIAW this coming Monday, 4/22, I wrote the following entry. It is being nominated for the “Hope Award” for best blog, via the RESOLVE organization. I could win a trip to NY to speak about my story & infertility if I win! Fingers crossed… I strongly believe that women are the strongest…… Continue reading National Infertility Awareness Week
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 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..