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
My husband sent me a link this afternoon via email. The subject of the email read “Too little, too late”. My heart dropped as I opened the link and the news report from ABC opened up and the first word my eye caught was “uterus”. I feel sick to my stomach thinking that there could…… Continue reading A little too late
Just a rant. It’s 1:30 am and I’m looking for something on tv (I can’t sleep, surprise!). The first 3 channels I always go to: E! – Kourtney Kardashian having an ultrasound and discussing birthing options. MTV – Snooki having an ultrasound, discussing what her baby is doing in her womb. VH1 – some “real…… Continue reading Really?!
July 19th 2012 To some people, the definition of “waiting a lifetime” means years, decades, or more; for others, a lifetime is 7 months of excruciating emotional rollercoasters, fake smiles, and weekly counseling sessions. I haven’t pretended to have endured a “lifetime” of waiting for my baby, but I’ve certainly been through my own…… Continue reading 7 months and 5 days later –
In the past few months especially, I have encountered more than a handful of people “curious” about my surgical scar. It’s funny to me that once people learn my story, or recognize me from any of our media coverage, one of their first questions is “how bad is the scar?”. There have even been some…… Continue reading Can I see?
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!
In seven days I will begin my first round of fertility shots. Hooray! I never knew I would be this excited to experience menopause and ovarian-overload all in one month. Wait, menopause? That’s how this process works. The first cycle of injections I’m about to begin will completely shut down my ovaries. To clarify, I…… Continue reading Menopause at ..27?
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!)
Today was a long day, but for good reason. We arrived at REACH this morning around 9:15 am for our day full of appointments with our surrogate (gestational carrier) and her husband – aka, my cousin Kristen Broome. So it’s official, our “surrogate” has a name! A lot of people already know, being that this…… Continue reading A Decision is Made