Let’s talk about babies. I mean, if you’re trying to conceive (TTC), they’re already on your mind right? It seems like every girl at church, in the grocery store line and at work is either pregnant, carting around a kid or two (while pregnant) or announcing their pregnancy. You’ve been trying for a few months (or a few years) and you are READY for that baby.
I remember when we first started trying, as soon as we decided we were ready, I just wanted a baby. All I wanted was a baby. I didn’t care about birthday gifts, possessions of any sort (literally, I gave away/donated/sold a TON of our belongings), making new friends, developing hobbies, or anything else. I just wanted a baby. My thoughts were CONSUMED by pregnancy symptoms, baby showers, baby clothes, nursery ideas, pregnancy announcement ideas, our “perfect” timeline, birth stories, parenting techniques, etc. I literally could not think of anything else. Read More
Since sharing our IVF journey I've received a few questions wanting tips and tricks for IVF. But because we haven't done a transfer yet this post will be added to later once I can share my tips for that too!
Even though we've only done IVF once, (you can read about our IVF Process here!) I feel like our stim cycle and retrieval went really well and I have a few things that I want to share to help you have a successful cycle! Read More
The more I share about my infertility journey, the more I have people tell me that they don't know anyone personally who struggles with infertility. Or they say something like, “I wish my friend would have told me more about their journey, then I could have been more helpful.” Read More
We have all heard the commandment, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” But have we applied this commandment to our desire to bear children? What if it said, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's ability to conceive” or “Do not covet your neighbor's pregnancy” or “Do not covet your Facebook friend's pregnancy announcement”
The word covet also means desire, greed, jealousy, or envy.
What if we changed the word covet to jealous? “Do not be jealous of your friend's ability to conceive.” “Do not be jealous of your friend's pregnancy.” “Do not be jealous that your friend is announcing their pregnancy on Facebook.” Read More
i don’t remember when it was, but one day, i woke up & realized that i didn’t like the person i was becoming. i realized that i had plenty of friends that weren’t pregnant. i realized that just because the happy thing i wanted wasn’t happening yet didn’t mean that there weren’t ANY happy things happening to me-- in fact, there were LOTS of happy things happening to me! i remembered a quote that a dear friend had told me:
“Those we see daily are the ones God has given us to love.” Read More