Pregnancy loss. Miscarriage. Still Birth. Infant loss. 1 in 4 couples experience horrifying news such as these when growing their families. 1 in 4 couples grieve the loss of a child they love so dear, yet never met...Or only met for a short while. 25%. That is a tremendous amount of people having to say … Continue reading Gone but Not Forgotten
I reached out to a sweet friend from college, Mindy, and asked her to guest post on my blog. What I got back was something written so beautifully that it really doesn't need much introduction except that I believe that every woman out there, whether or not you struggle with infertility or not, should read … Continue reading For Every Woman
Let me preface this post by saying, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to share this with anyone. I wasn't sure how I could handle it let alone opening up to anyone else about it, but I really felt the leading to share. So, here I am sharing a moment in time that I … Continue reading Joy Comes With The Mourning
Wow! I am right around 20 weeks! How could this even be possible? Something that I thought was not in the near future for us or even at all happened out of no where and we are already half way through this pregnancy! At times it doesn't even seem real. Like it's all a dream … Continue reading Halfway to My Dream!
This is a phrase that I thought I would never say when it comes to our infertility journey and wanting to start our family. After close to 4 years of trying, both on our own and with medical help. I was probably one of the most impatient people when it came to wanting a baby. … Continue reading Worth the Wait
This past October of 2015 my husband, Brett, and I had reached a point in infertility treatments that we decided to move on from just medications and injections to IUI (Introuterine Incemination, Read more about each of our treatments in my blog post Pins and Needles). The specialist we were working with was very optimistic about … Continue reading When Happy Places Turn Sad
"Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 A few weeks ago, I ended up in the ER for severe abdominal pains. I couldn't stand up straight. I couldn't walk without pain from each step. I was just overall in a lot of pain. Through an … Continue reading Bed Rest, Rest for the Weary
Tomorrow, we enter into a new month. Official start of summer! So many fun exciting things about this month for me. For example, it's my birthday month (28 here we come!), our wedding ceremony anniversary (wow 4 years already. Time flies!), Father's Day (this has always been special to me because it's so close to … Continue reading The Month of June
There it was. Plain as black and white. Written out with no denying it... Pregnant! To say I was shocked is an understatement. It was the last thing on my mind to see. After almost 4 years of "Not Pregnant" or just one pink line, I didn't believe it. I had to take another test … Continue reading I’m What?!?!
What’s in a name? This is a question I never thought I would ponder. I always thought it was neat to know the meaning of a name. You know, for example, knowing my own name meaning “butterfly”. It’s fun for me because butterflies are so graceful to watch. And, being a ballet dancer, it … Continue reading What’s in a name?