OUR (MY) DECISION NOT TO DO IVF (RIGHT NOW)

I know that some people may think our (my) decision not to do IVF is drastic.  Some might say, if you want something bad enough you will do ANYTHING to make it happen (usually those are the people who have not had to struggle to get pregnant or face the thought of all the challenges … Continue reading OUR (MY) DECISION NOT TO DO IVF (RIGHT NOW)

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Another holiday goes by…

Yesterday was Easter.  Social media was flooded with photos of families all dressed up and celebrating the day with their children.  Tons of pictures of little kiddos with the Easter Bunny, all dressed up for church, or going on Easter egg hunts.  These moments simultaneously make me happy and sad.  It is just another reminder … Continue reading Another holiday goes by…

Why me?

The thing I struggle with the most with my infertility is the “why me” attitude.  It comes and goes depending on my mindset and could definitely swallow me whole, if I let it. Here is a little background on my life up until this point.  I went to college to be an elementary school teacher. … Continue reading Why me?

You know you are dealing with infertility when…

Other people’s pregnancy announcements make you cry. Hearing the word "relax" angers you. Hearing people complain about their kids, you think "you don't know lucky you are". Walking past the baby section in any store makes you tear up. Hearing a child say “Hi Daddy!” literally makes you lose your  s**t  in Ikea! (true story, … Continue reading You know you are dealing with infertility when…

HSG

(I wrote this back in November when we started the infertility process and testing.  The HSG is a test that most women will have done when they start treatment with a fertility specialist.) The dreaded HSG test.  The test where they stick a catheter through your cervix, shoot dye through it, and take x-rays of … Continue reading HSG

First Fertility Specialist Appointment

(A little Sunday morning blogging with this cutie! This post was written after our initial consultation with the fertility specialist back in November 2015.  Also, I apologize for any spelling and grammar errors.  My husband is the English major and he wasn't around to proofread my work.  🙂 I'm more mathematical.  Hence, why we balance … Continue reading First Fertility Specialist Appointment