Throw Away the Masks

My story is raw and unfiltered, and I know it can be a bit scary or bring up too many emotions when reading. My purpose is to relate and offer compassion, not to conjur worry and fear. Each of our experiences are different and my goal is to connect our community. I strive to inspire […]

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IVF – Day 12

Today is day 12 of IVF. Today is better than yesterday…thank God. Day 11 was my most difficult day thus far. I cried myself to sleep on day 10, forgot to take my Tylenol PM which resulted in a horrible night of sleep, and on top of the emotions I was sinking into, I was […]

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IVF – Day 10

It’s now day 10 of IVF and I simply cannot control my emotions at this point. I feel like I’m on the verge of tears constantly, and for no good reason. I had another ultrasound appointment scheduled that morning and I was feeling anxious about the amount of time I would be laying in the […]

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Fast Forward

There have been so many moments in the last couple of months where I have felt compelled to write, but couldn’t. So many things have been coming up in my life lately. I have been facing new challenges, new experiences and trying to navigate through so many highs and lows…but I didn’t write. I felt […]

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A Letter To My Husband

My love, I don’t believe I’ll ever be able to express in words how truly gracious I am for the gift God gave me, in you. I am full of imperfections, and you once told me that those are the qualities you love most about me. My impulsivity, my extreme sensitivity, my outspokenness, and my […]

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When Mother’s Day Hurts

Mother’s Day is commonly a day of joy, a day of happiness, a day to celebrate the women who ought to be considered saints  for the sacrifices and unconditional love they provide to their families. Mother’s Day is a blessed and sacred holiday, and it should be! There truly isn’t anything more precious in this […]

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Injections Begin

I had nightmare after nightmare the night before our first injection. I had one dream that we mistakenly injected the evening medication in the morning, and ruined the entire process before it began. Then I had nightmares of needles coming at me from every angle, and feeling the horrible pain from each one. It was […]

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IVF Begins

After finishing all of my birth control pills, I was feeling extremely anxious about our next doctors appointment. I was due for an ultrasound and blood work…these were two hurdles I had to clear before we could move forward with injections. Rick and I showed up to our doctors office on a beautiful August morning…truly […]

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Her Double Rainbow Baby

Before sharing this moving story, I want to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude to my friend for sharing her story. She is extremely brave, and her extraordinary strength to be so open and honest about her path, is something I admire more than I could ever express. I know that too many […]

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Kiss Me – I’m Infertile (I Mean Irish)

Let’s cheers to one holiday that isn’t focused on children, or a reminder of motherhood! Maybe it’s just me, but as every holiday approached I would begin talking myself down off the ledge, trying to take deep breaths and  run through all the scenarios of what might be coming my way in conversations. Who was […]

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