Infertility was not something that ever crossed my mind until it happened, and then it became something that I can never forget. Even though I have a son now, the experience will always be a part of me. It was something I dealt with for seven years, and I dealt with it quietly and privately … Continue reading I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story
Endometriosis Awareness Week happens in the beginning of March each year, and unfortunately it's a disease I'm all too aware of. I was diagnosed in my mid-30s, after visiting a fertility specialist when our efforts to start a family weren't working. Infertility is one of the possible side effects of endometriosis. I was just relieved … Continue reading Endometriosis Awareness Week: When Your Cramps Are More Than Just Cramps
Every once in a while, I get on here to whine about trying to write my book. The book I made the big announcement that I was writing in January, in hopes to kick my butt into gear and actually get it done. The book I've actually been working on for the last 3 years. … Continue reading What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?
A good way to hold yourself accountable while trying to accomplish something is to be public about it, so I started the year by announcing I was writing a book about my IVF experience. We are six months into the year and I've actually made some progress! I finally wrote my intro and got some … Continue reading Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress
I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest
I was filling out an interview for a guest blogger feature on the I Just Wanna Finish My... blog and one of the questions was “What is your favorite blog post, and why?” I was stumped. I scrolled through my posts. There were many I really liked but none that stood out as an all-time … Continue reading My Favorite Blog Post, Our IVF Story
You go through a lot of stuff when you do IVF. Stuff you don't normally run into when making a baby. Drugs, needles, scans and lots of probing. Oh wait...I guess there's always a little probing involved. (ha!) But one of the more odd moments I recall was right after the embryo transfer, when the … Continue reading IVF Reflections: We Should’ve Kept the Petri Dish
It's time for the official what makes me thankful Thanksgiving post! And for me, every day, I am most thankful my son has erased the bitterness that used to sit in my heart and eat away at me, especially around the holidays. I was always indifferent about having children. Take 'em or leave 'em. But … Continue reading Thankful the Bitterness is Gone