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IVF Update - Emotionally, I feel better today. I had my 2nd scan this morning and my doctor counted 2 more follicles! However, they are small. Only measuring at 11mm. The other 4 are all measuring between 18mm and 20mm, which is good. So the last injection I took this morning and my double dose of Fertomid (clomid) tomorrow morning will give these follicles their last growth boost and hopefully the other 2 small follicles will catch up a bit and will be at an acceptable size on Monday. ASPIRATION (egg retrieval) is set for Monday at 8am, which is perfect as its a public holiday and I will not have to take off work. Fantastic! Tomorrow night I will take my trigger shot which will trigger ovulation. 36 hours later I will go into theatre for egg retrieval and then.... well then - MAGIC and SCIENCE has to happen, needs to happen, MUST happen! Stay tuned - this is getting real! #ivfjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #InfertilityWarrior #nevergiveup #ttc #ivf
It’s really tough to stay positive at times but I keep reminding myself that’ll all be worth it #ttc #ttccommunity #pcos #staypositive #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertility #infertilityjourney
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Our guest this week, Amira Posner @thefertilemind , shares with us the importance of being present when walking through the IVF process.⠀ ⠀ Link in Bio🎧⠀
I know, I know, corn is not the most nutrient dense food but f-ck I love grilling it. 😁 My love of the grill has not changed in 2.5 months. I have found fun ways of recreating some recipes I love. Grilling pizza is so nice, making bacon and eggs on the grill 🤤. My neighbor told me I need to stop because the smell is too good. I have found that I practice a lot more technique and measurement to make the recipes better. This is one hobby my husband is very supportive of 😂 #grill #grillingseason
Did you know that women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have? At birth, women have 1-2 million eggs in their ovaries. By puberty, the egg count is down to 500,000. By age 20, the count is 100,000 eggs, and by age 35 the count is down to 15,000 eggs. The egg count drops to about 1,000 by age 50 when a woman goes through menopause. This is why age plays a critical role in fertility. The easiest way to assess egg count is a simple blood test called Antimullerian hormone (AMH). Stay tuned for next week’s Fertility Fact Friday when we discuss the other critical factor when it comes to eggs: the issue of egg quality. #FertilityFactFriday #infertilityclinic #Raleigh #infertility #infertilityjourney #1in8 #ttc #infertilitywarrior #infertilityawareness
We love pineapples, even, no, ESPECIALLY, on pizza 🍕 🍍🙌🏻💖
Be each other's support system on the tough journey of fighting infertility! With each others help and IVI’s expertise, you can achieve your dream of parenthood!Talk to an IVI expert now!Book an appointment:+971564345129 Follow us on Facebook- IVI Middle East or visit or website ivivf.com كونوا داعمين لبعضكم البعض في هذه الرحلة الصعبة من مكافحة العقم! سوياً ومع خبرة عيادة إيفي ، يمكنكم تحقيق حلمكم في الأبوة والأمومة! تحدثوا إلى خبراء عيادة إيفي الآن! اتصلوا على: 00971564345129 IVI Middle East تابعونا على صفحتنا في الفيسبوك:  www.ivivf.com أو زوروا موقعنا الإلكتروني #tryingtoconceive  #ivfjourney #amazingdubai  #ivfsupport  #ivf  #child #abudhabi   #ivfsuccess   #ivfclinic #mydubai  #instacare  #infertilityawareness  #infertility   #hope   #parenthood   #uae #infertilityjourney  #ivfpregnancy  #ivfbaby #hope #رحلة_العقم  #حمل_عبر_التلقيح_المجهري #طفل_التلقيح_المجهري  #أمل  #عقم  #أمل #الأبوة_الأمومة  #الامارات  #توعية_للعقم #نجاح_التلقيح_المجهري #أبوظبي #مساعدة_التلقيح_المجهري
I wish I could give you certainty. I’d like nothing more than to be able to guarantee that you will have a baby if you use the Freedom Fertility Formula.🔑 I know it helps with that and as I am writing, just in the last day we’ve had three pregnancy announcements in our Freedom Fertility Coach Community, but I won’t tell you to have sessions with a Freedom Fertility Coach to get pregnant.🍍🐘 WHY?🤔 Because if you focus on pregnancy alone for your Freedom Fertility Formula sessions, you can’t be successful until you are pregnant or in fact are holding your baby in your arms, and that adds to your pain.😢 For me it’s one thing noticing the mess, the loneliness and the discomfort, and I’m pretty sure you are doing that on a daily basis. However, not to have any emotional control over that is even more damaging to your mental and emotional health, than your infertility struggle needs to be.😰 I know it is sh💩t, that you have to wait for your baby, when for others getting pregnant comes so easily. However, getting stuck in that sh💩t adds to your pain. There is another way and that is learning how to handle the emotional overwhelm.👍 Does it take away the mess, the loneliness and the discomfort of waiting for your longed for child? NO!😮 Does it help you to live with faith, whilst you are trying and be able to reclaim the joy in your life again whilst waiting. YES!💗💚💗
This may only be small but it can have an almighty impact on our day! Rewind to yesterday.. I decided to empty our ‘junk cupboard’ under the stairs and had everything everywhere! Isn’t it amazing how much rubbish you can hoard in such a small space on top of genuine useful stuff that you can’t access because of the crap on top! Well I didn’t till now!! I got everything out, piled it in a mountain in the living room and started to clean! Well 2 minutes into hoovering my hoover broke!! A meltdown was had and knowing I had to pick Mr up from the train station I stopped, breathed and walked out the door leaving the chaos behind. So we get home and I explain my madness and ask him to fix our stupid hoover. 2 minutes later he can’t find his phone. Frantically searching, calling and using find my iPhone he realised it must of fallen out of his pocket on the train! Which was destined to Crewkerne in Somerset! But we live over 2 hours away in Hampshire!! Also to add to the stress there’s no way to quickly report lost property via southwest trains and his phone was on 1% battery!! Luckily somebody answered the phone and had found it still on the train! The phone died! After about an hour the man called back and had charged it and gave us his address to collect it this morning! Mr changed his work plans and we set off on a road trip to rescue his phone! But if non of that happened we wouldn’t be here at this moment to see this beautiful rainbow 🌈 we were exactly where we were supposed to be 💗 #unexplainedinfertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #infertilitysucks #infertility #1in8 #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #rainbowafterthestorm #mysunshine #exactlywhereimsupposedtobe
With fertility week coming up in New Zealand, we were blessed with the opportunity to share our story. I've shared small parts here and there on my blog, and this is another part of that story. This was a new experience for us and way out of our comfort zone but we strongly believe infertility deserves a voice and we want to be part of that voice. We have had an overwhelming amount of support through this news post and it's been such a blessing. If you would like to read it, here's the link https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/107110096/waiting-for-ivf-a-waikato-couple-share-their-fertility-story?cid=facebook.post.107110096 • • • • • #lifeasmrsyolo #lifestyleblogger #blogger #blog #bloggers #bloggerlove #ldsblogger #mormonblogger #ldswife #infertility #infertilityjourney #ivf #infertilitysucks #lifewiththeyolos #marriedlife #ttc #ttcjourney #infertilitycouple #infertilitywarriors #infertilityupdate #ourstory #stuff #newsarticle #fertilitynz #fertilityweek
Is own little human actually going to fill this onesie someday?! I can’t wrap my head around it! 😍
Throw back to our first IUI last September. We were so happy to find out that we were pregnant and then a few days later we lost our baby. We were maybe 5 weeks pregnant and it was devastating. Can’t believe it’s been a year since we started treatments. We were so hopeful and excited for our IUIs. What a difference a year can make. Never stop. I will make my hubby a daddy someday! 💕👶🍍🙏 ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #infertilitysucks #1in4 #1in8 #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #pcos #infertilitysupport #ivffail #ttccommunity #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcsisters #ttcwithcancer #coloncancer #fuckcancer
35 weken • tijdens mijn zwangerschap heb ik wel eens het idee dat het een wedstrijd is. De ergste dingen die je maar kunnen gebeuren komen voorbij met de vraag of jij dat niet ook hebt. En als ik dat nog niet had gehad. Nou dan kreeg ik dat nog wel! Zo fijn die geruststellende woorden 🙄😂. Ach ik snap het ook wel. Hoe fijn is het als je iemand vindt die precies hetzelfde als jij door maakt ☺️. #verbondenheid Toch is bij mij het antwoord vooral nee geweest en besef ik dat ik tot nu toe enorme mazzel heb gehad met mijn zwangerschap. Nul kwaaltjes in de eerste twee semesters, alles gedaan wat ik wilde doen, alles gegeten en gedronken wat ik wilde eten en drinken en vooral lekker door kunnen sporten. Niet zoals ik vroeger, structureel, drie á vier keer per week, deed. Twee keer per week was genoeg en als het niet lukte dan ook niet. Op de website van @rocyclestudios sta ik in de spotlight en vertel ik je meer hierover. Lees je mee?! #LINKINBIO
My sweet babies are already 6mo old! I so thankful they are so healthy! It’s crazy to look back at how tiny they were! #infertilityjourney #nicubabies #preemietwins #boygirltwins #ivfjourney #6monthsold
Have read our blogs on our website? We have a very special blog coming soon! Visit our website: Fertilitysupport.org.au 🔅link in bio! ⠀ . ⠀ Tell us your favourite 🧡
Sharing the wonderful ‘Think What Not to Say’ #twnts with my PNWF partner @eggexpert Thanks to @thisisalicerose for starting this campaign and @nataliecrawfordmd @infertilitydrperfetto and @roohi_jeelani_md for spreading the message . . . My blog post “Reproduction is Not Small Talk” explores common phrases, questions, and social interactions that can cut to the core when you’re struggling to complete your family . . . Avoid questions like: “When are you going to have kids?” “When are you giving that child of yours a sibling?” “When are you going to make your parents grandparents 👵🏽👴🏼?” and the so unhelpful “You know your eggs aren’t getting any younger” 🤦‍♀️ Instead ask: “What are you reading?” “Any up-coming trips planned?” “Any plans this weekend?” and if you’re in Seattle like me “Any ☔️ in the forecast this weekend?” . You never know what battles people are fighting silently If someone else brings up family building plans or struggles - listen but remember ‘Reproduction is Not Small Talk” #linkinbio 👆 . . . . http://lorashahine.com/blog/2017/10/15/reproduction-is-not-small-talk-think-before-you-ask
#TBT to 🇦🇺 trip. Can’t wait to be back there in April and see all my besties @emmacey this was such a fun time. Crazy how time flies. I was on a break from treatment 💉💊, had just gone deaf in one 👂 ear, had no idea what was going to happen next💁🏼‍♀️ yet I was just happy to be surrounded with my friends and family and to not worry. Realizing, I have been practicing living in the now for quite some time (still have a lot of practice to go). When we focus on what may or may not want it can consume our every 💭 thought. What there’s no control of, let it go. Enjoy today, don’t miss life thinking of tomorrow 🙏 . . . . . . . . . #fitfam #fitmum #mumsofinstagram #mumssupportingmums #mumboss #momboss #melbourne_insta #fitandfab #instafit #ivfjourney #eckharttolle #thepowerofnow #loa #beforepregnancy #healthcoach #spiritualgrowth . . . . . . . . . #livinginthenow #awareness #gratitude #wiwt #lotd #infertilityjourney #aussiemum #fitmum #freddyjeans #livify #vacay
Some days doesn’t it seem like it’s all struggle? Emotions are raw, hope just out of reach....exhaustion. Frustration. Everything feels ‘a bit too much’. To shake the day off? A shower meditation. Wash away your day and watch it go down the drain, settle into your body, feel your feet in the water, feel the water where it hits the body, smell the soaps, shampoo, and breathe it all in. Take another breath and rejuvenate. Welcome yourself home. You made it through the day my love. All my best, Jessi (Ilumina) #ttccommunity #fertilityjourney #ivfjourney #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #yxefertilitycommunity #yxefertilitysupport #breathe #somedays #toughday #ttc #yqrfertilitycommunity #rejuvinate #ivfcommunity #infertilityjourney #yxe #sk
➕E G G - R E T R I E V A L Well today was the day... . 10 was the number - 10 beautiful healthy eggs (hopefully, a few were quite small) The procedure went pretty smoothly and I was away with the fairies watching on the screen. . Such a strange, amazing process. We find out tomorrow how many have been fertilised - fingers crossed there are a few - they say quarter your number so let’s hope we get a few survivors. . In the meantime I’m gonna snuggle up on the couch, with a hottie (and my hubby 😉) and watch some Netflix (well I’ll try keep my eyes open) . . Fingers crossed for some positive news in the morning 🤞🏻😊 . . . #ivf #ivfjourney #eggretrieval #ttccommunity
I’m completely blown away by all of your messages of support for our IVF transfer. Thank you for loving us, encouraging us, and cheering us on. Honestly, I’ve been feeling a little guilty for not sharing as much as before. When the last transfer failed, I felt like I had let so many of you down. This time, we wanted to post less and focus more on ourselves to make sure we are emotionally and physically ready for another transfer. Being on this journey, we have learned the importance of making time for ourselves. This time, we feel calmer, more balanced, and less anxious about the outcome. If this baby is the ONE that is meant to be ours, then it will work out. If not, we will just keep trying. I’ve done everything I can up to this point and will leave the rest up to Him. 🙏🏼💕 ⠀ --⠀⠀ 📸 @jeanniehkwon ⠀⠀ 📍@stirandstyle and @dantransform ’s wedding in Sonoma⠀⠀ --⠀⠀ #ttc #ttcjourney #ifawareness #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilityjourney #tryingtoconceive #fertilityawareness #fertilityjourney #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivffighter #ivfstrong #ivf2018 #ivfsister #marriage #love #bestfriends #maritalife #tryingtoconceive #soulmates #praying #prayingforamiracle #prayingforababy #socaleatery
Oh PCOS, how I loathe you 😡😡 I managed to go through my late teens and early twenties, probably about a good 7 years at the same weight. I weighed 150, not great for my height but not terrible. I liked myself enough to be okay with my body at that point. Fast forward to June 2016...after trying multiple forms of birth control and getting married, I start gaining, just a little. Five pounds here and there 🤷‍♀️ no big deal right? That five pounds turns into 35 pounds gained and I have not been able to lose it over these past two years, no matter what I try. And I've tried a lot of stuff. Swipe 👉 to the end to see me in a bathing suit 😱😱😱😳😳😳 (thunder thighs and back rolls and all) ••• ••• #ttc #ttcwithpcos #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitysucks #1in8 #makingbabyb #pcos #pcosfighter #pcoscyster #1in5 #pcossupport #pcosawareness #pcosphotochallenge #pcossucks #day20 #pcosandmyweight
Holy. Shit. Have you ever read anything that took your breath away? Something that hit so close to home it could have been your words and your story? I have posted a lot of articles but this one. Wow. This is us. Whoever you are “Anonymous” you are my soul sister. Much love. If you love us, please read the article. Linked in my profile. . #Repost @pregnantish with @get_repost ・・・ Tonight's new essay, "The Infertilest of the Infertile", was submitted to pregnantish anonymously. Our great editor, @lindati1 , worked with this great writer (who has been through so much) to capture her feeling of being the most infertile person in the world. So infertile, she says, that even doctors say hers is one of the hardest cases they've seen. In her words, "In general, I feel sad and guilty without having done anything wrong. I’ve been an obedient patient, following every direction, but my fertility doesn’t follow, and it’s frustrating." We're sure many of you can relate to this feeling. Her words make our hearts break; but we also appreciate how raw and real this piece about infertility is. We think you will, too. Link to the essay now in our IG bio. #infertility #ivf #iui #eggdonor #ttc #surrogacy #miscarriage #fertilitytreatment #essay #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #youarenotalone
Only 19 to go until we hit 100 shirts! So wild! I can’t thank you enough for supporting us, sharing the post, and rooting us on. I wish I could give you all a hug in real life. And an extra hug for also supporting @hopingforahuntling ‘s T-shirt campaign! Keep doing what you’re doing! 💕💕💕
Tonight's new essay, "The Infertilest of the Infertile", was submitted to pregnantish anonymously. Our great editor, @lindati1 , worked with this great writer (who has been through so much) to capture her feeling of being the most infertile person in the world. So infertile, she says, that even doctors say hers is one of the hardest cases they've seen. In her words, "In general, I feel sad and guilty without having done anything wrong. I’ve been an obedient patient, following every direction, but my fertility doesn’t follow, and it’s frustrating." We're sure many of you can relate to this feeling. Her words make our hearts break; but we also appreciate how raw and real this piece about infertility is. We think you will, too. Link to the essay now in our IG bio. #infertility #ivf #iui #eggdonor #ttc #surrogacy #miscarriage #fertilitytreatment #essay #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #youarenotalone
When I started this account six short months ago, I felt so alone. Three months prior, Alex and I were told the some pretty ugly news, that we could not conceive; that my body was too damaged from the past to create new life. Our only option was IVF. I felt ashamed. I felt broken. We had been trying to conceive for over a year before getting the news, and I knew no one who had difficulty conceiving. I knew no one who had gone through IVF; at least at the time I didn’t think I did. Then I did the best thing I could have ever done, I created @some_assembly_required__ and made our story public, not only to strangers here but to our own network as well. And bam, instantly, our lives changed. Childhood and college friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, colleagues, even strangers began sharing their stories of infertility struggles, many of whom had never shared prior because they felt embarrassment or at fault. We found an outpouring of love and support. We found strength. Now, with 1400 followers, we are making a difference, and continue with momentum daily. This is a safe place. No matter your condition, you are welcomed here. Alex and I vow to cheer you on daily. This community has brought us such strength, courage, peace, and we hope to continue paying it forward. Thank you for sharing in our story; we are humbled to be a part of yours ♥️ . . . #IVF #infertilityblogger #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfblog #1in8 #ivfstrong #ivfcycle #ivfwarrior #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #support #together #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport #fet #frozenembryotransfer #infertilityjourney #positivevibes #goodvibes #positivity #community #courage #strongwomen
All those test results came back... B’s SA was slightly better than before but not by much and my mid cycle showed “okay-ish” eggs. No definite reason we weren’t getting pregnant. 🙄😔😭🤬 This led to my first round of Clomid (with Ovidrel trigger shot and timed BD) and an HSG just to be sure there wasn’t any blockages.
I’m currently in my two week wait. Lately I’ve been feeling bummed about our situation. It feels like we are never going to get pregnant. I am trying my best to stay positive and have faith that God will bless us with a baby soon. So I almost cried when my husband brought this bracelet back after being out of town for work! I love it! “Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.” #infertilityjourney #hope #hopeforinfertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #pcos
Many women are devastated with the diagnosis of high FSH and/or Low Ovarian reserve. They assume that means they're out of eggs. That's not true 🤦🏻‍♀️ In this episode @adrienne.wei talks about what this diagnosis means from a Western medicine perspective. 👩🏻‍⚕️ Listen for three tips on how to improve your chances of getting pregnant and maximize each cycle. 💃🏻 This is just one of many episodes of 🌸How To Get Healthy And Get Pregnant 🌸 AVAILABLE on ITunes, and www.adriennewei.com/podcast
New blog post about the wonderful world of a type 1 diabetic pregnancy! I remember when I was diagnosed almost exactly 7 years ago. I sat in the endocrinologist’s office and cried, “Will I be able to have children?” Thankfully I AM and, although it’s not the easiest pregnancy, it is entirely rewarding and worth it. I love this sweet little babe in my belly. Link in bio!
{Emcee} We are so so so thrilled to have @melaniemurphyspeaks back as our Emcee for the 2nd year in a row! Melanie used to be a host of a national syndicated radio show, but then God upgraded her to be a Voice Over actor. Maybe you have heard her voicing for companies like the Container Store, Go Daddy, and Frito-Lay! 🎤 . She sits on our board, she’s in her own wait for babies and have I mentioned she’s HYSTERICAL?!!!! We all need laughs and it will absolutely happen with her on stage. . PS. ➡️ Swipe right to hear from Melanie! #momsinthemaking #rootedintruth2018
Literally have a fever. And My normal temp is 98.6 usually. Maybe give a point or two. But it’s usually spot on. But lately my temp has been 99.1 or higher. What is going on??? 😔🤒 ••#ttc #ttcjourney #fertilityjourney #infertility #fertility #tryingtoconceive #ttccommunity #infertilityjourney #love #pregnancy #pregnant #infertilitysucks #baby #littlebean #fingerscrosed #sahm #mom #dream #ttcsisters #infertilitycommunity
Just in case you don’t follow us on #Facebook WE ARE PREGNANT! 😭 4 years of trying. Multiple fertility treatments. 2 losses. 1 adoption process in the works. Rainbow baby/ninja turtle coming April 2019! GUYS. WE’RE HAVING A BABY! 👶🏻🐢🌈 #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterloss #ourmiracle #infertilityjourney
Sometimes a little reminder is all we need.💕
Me thinking about my #rainbowbaby someday (hopefully soon). ☺️💭 × Hope everyone is going well. Wish there was an online place we could get together and have tea and visit! Lol ❤️ needing some mama love and support.🙏 × #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttc #tryingmama #fertilityaffirmations #ttccommunity #pregnancyjourney #pregnant #secondaryinfertility #tryingafterloss #infertilityjourney #infertility #makingbabies #tww #followme #followmystory #followmyjourney #infertility #selfie #endometriosissucks #endowarrior #endometriosis #tryingmama #vegan #veganmama #veganfertility #veganfortheplanet #veganfortheanimals ❤️💛 😘
Tonight’s message of hope: Never give up. There will be times on this journey that test all your limits but the end is worth all the struggles and pain it has put you trough. You and your family are worth your time and patience. Call or click our link in bio to make make an appointment and have help along your journey. Together we can achieve your dream and you will start a new chapter of your life! Have hope and keep positive! . . . #DrRobinPZ #NewHopeFertilityVA #RobinsEggsttc #infertilitycenter #INVOcell #infertility #ttc #ttcwarriors #ttcsisters #ivf #ivfwarriors #ivfsisters #InfertilityAwareness #Ttcover30 #ttcover35 #ttcover40 #ttcjourney #ttcVirginia #Pcos #endometriosis #infertilityjourney #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #ivfsuccess #lgbt #ivfcommunity #ttccommunity #infertilitytreatment #VirginiaBeach (To find out more information - please click our link in bio. Today’s the day to start your family!)
This post has been looooooong overdue! I swear I have tried to write this several times but each time I am overcome with emotion! So here it goes! Bear with me please, because I am over here being a chillona and this will more than likely be a long post 😉 For those of you who have followed my page may remember my beautiful friend Marisol . I have known this gorgeous lady since we met in Mrs. Gutierrez's class in the third grade at Stanton Elementary School in El Paso Tx. Yup! We go WAY BACK ;) We attended each others bday parties! She even made the trip ALL the way to Juarez for our quince (my twin and I ). I remember being so grateful because she was one of very few friends who showed up. She attended another high school and we lost touch. We then became young adults and life just happened. But thank you to Myspace we FOUND each other again and I was able to see a lot of what was going on in her life and she was able to see what was going on in mine. Fast forward to the Facebook age. She reaches out to me several years ago and opens up to me about her infertility struggles because she suffered from PCOS. She told me "I can't WAIT to become pregnant, so you can take my maternity pictures!" My heart hurt soooo much for her! My dear friend wanted nothing more in life than to become a mom. She shared about her fertility treatments and how they're attempts were unsuccessful. She finally became pregnant via IVF in 2016 with twin girls! When she called me we were both in tears! I was sooooo happy for her and Aaron (hubby)!! But sadly, the joy and happiness was short lived. She lost her sweet angels at about 20 weeks of pregnancy. 😔I couldn't believe it! I think back at our conversation and hearing the deep sorrow, pain, and anger in her voice broke me. She couldn't understand how or why they couldn't be blessed with their babies. I had absolutely no words, because I too felt the same way! I remember thinking life could be so unfair to good people and I didn't understand why! I hated living so far away because all I wanted to do was hug my friend and be there for her! 👇
It’s one of my favorite things to send out snail mail with positivity and encouragement. But with Baby T’s impending arrival, I have a feeling I may not be as available to send much happy mail for a few weeks. . So it’s time for one last round of happy mail! I’ve got 10 cards and 10 stamps ready to go - who wants one?! . If you’ve received one from me before, try to let someone else get a chance this time please. . Comment with why you could use some encouragement and the first 10 will get some happy mail! . . . . #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #ivfsisterhood #ivfwarrior #ivfstory #ivfsuccess #ivficsi #ivffet #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysisters #infertilitysupport #webeatinfertility #ttccommunity #ttcsisters
When it comes to your dreams, every risk is worth it!! 🖤 . Thank you all for the love on my last post, I can’t tell you how much it means to me 😊☺️😭😘! Its been a nice 1.5 yr break from treatments but crazily enough I am excited to start back up again 😬! . W16. D4. // 5 miles after work, cc practice pick ups and dinner. Yep i even made dinner 🙀! I ran outside while the girls tackled their homework and chores inside. It’s a win win 🙌🏼! . Here’s to tomorrow being Friday and another busy weekend 🥂, we got this 💪🏼! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #runhundredambassadors #procompressionambassador #sponsored #procompression #keepittight #werunsocial #momentumjewelryambassador #momentumjewelry #sharetheSPARK #findyourSpark #chicago #chimarathon #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #iui #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsisters #weare1in8 #1in8
I don’t know why we have to learn some lessons over and over and over again. This week, I’ve had a remedial lesson in “show up for yourself.” It’s a lesson I should know by heart by now. It should be permanently etched into my soul. And somehow, I keep forgetting. As I’ve been scrambling, clutching desperately into the last shreds of sanity these past few months, I’ve just felt so adrift. I’ve been questioning how to improve my marriage. How to reconnect to faith. How to grow and not be stuck on the same endless hamster wheel of fear and anxiety and desperation. And I realized, again, I stopped showing up for myself. Yes, I work. I clean the house. I plaster on a smile while inside I am just rocked by fear and uncertainty. I numb everything that I feel so I am not taken over by fear. And I’ve stopped showing up for myself. How can I be a good partner committed to growing and becoming more when I am paralyzed and terrified to move forward? I am far from having it all figured out. But I do know this-I’m not going anywhere unless I freaking show up for myself. Until I get up with some purpose each day. Express gratitude and positive intention, even as I acknowledge the hard season of life I’m in. Until I care for this body and spirit with physical and spiritual nourishment. Until I give myself permission to have hope again. Not permission to want only a certain outcome. But to hope that whatever God had planned for me is greater than anything I can imagine for myself or my marriage. Until I put in an ounce of effort into feeling like a person who makes a contribution to her world. I’m all about self-care and grace and giving yourself permission to feel. I’m also about realizing that life is changing with or without my participation. So I’d damn well better show up for myself and participate. Because I don’t want to be here, right where I am now, in another five years. Another year. Another six months. Another week. I went to be more and see more and do more and feel more. I want to be the person that grows alongside my husband and cheers him on endlessly as he becomes the best version of himself. To do that, I have to show up for myself ♥️
I have anxiety. I currently am not medication for said anxiety (but there is NOTHING wrong with utilizing medication). I use a lot of different coping mechanisms and strategies to manage my anxiety, and for now, that seems to be working. This doesn’t mean I still don’t have worrisome thoughts, though. When you’ve been trying for years to get pregnant, and you’ve gone through what we’ve gone through, and then you get pregnant, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine everyday, especially when you have anxiety. Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond ecstatic, but I also have a whole lot of worries. Some of those include the here and now - are the babies okay, are they growing, will they make it full term, will I have complications; some are in the future - two...two human beings we’ll be responsible for, what if I’m not a good mom. And I am not putting these thoughts out into the universe to receive an answer back of “oh, you can’t worry, you’ll be a great mom.” That isn’t my intention. My intention is to say infertility was a part of my worry and anxiety, but now a whole new chapter is opening up where the concerns and anxiety don’t dissipate. But I found this quote the other day, and I am going to keep reading it over and over (daily if I have to) to remind me to be present in the present because l won’t get this experience back. There are a million things to be scared of and to let the anxiety rush in at any given moment may feel comforting, but it’s a bandaid for me. I want to look back fondly on these precious, golden moments instead of fearing all the “what-ifs”. #infertility #infertilityjourney #ivf #ivftwins #miraclebabies #faithoverfear #anxietysupport
Psalms 10:17❤️ Thanks Poobs for this sweet reminder, I'm blessed to have you for a friend 😘🌈 #expectmiracles #infertilityjourney #iam1in4
Received this sweet gift from my parents tonight. Having a support system like ours makes tough times a little easier. Thank you to everyone still praying & believing with us. ❤️🌈 5.4.16 #iam1in4 #struggledoesnothavealook #rainbowbaby #infertilityjourney
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