Today I’d love to share with you our infertility journey. This journey is still ongoing, as we are still waiting for our “little blessings”. Although, our journey has been a long one (7+ years), we have learned so many amazing lessons along the way.
If you are in the process of “trying” to have a baby, or are knee-deep in fertility treatments, we understand what you’re going through. The process can be intrusive, unromantic, & extremely stressful.
Here’s our infertility journey including all the personal details that I know you’d be interested in (wink wink!), plus 7 Ways To Get Pregnant Naturally including some of my favorite fertility products. So, here goes…
Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies. My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early. She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for. However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.
It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….
Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year. It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today. It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.
However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.
Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute. I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.
Going through difficulties in our life is inevitable. Coping during these deep, dark, life-altering days that change us forever, and learning to embrace our unique story, is the purpose of life, right? I’ve been through times like that, and had days when I thought I couldn’t go on. Today, I’d like to encourage you to embrace your story, even when it hurts by acknowledging your emotions; choosing grace over guilt; and walking in faith & hope.
Do you ever wonder what your purpose is? What you were put on earth to do and be? I wholeheartedly believe that we all are given special talents and gifts that can be used to help others. But, what do we do when we are at a loss for how to live with purpose, and focus on our goals and ambitions? Lets explore this together, and take a journey to find our “why”.
I’ll never forget that first Christmas after I lost our first baby. I kept quite busy Christmas Eve baking, and decorating gingerbread houses, and watching Christmas movies with my hubby…much like every Christmas before and since. But, that year was different.
Just the other day, I about reached my breaking point. I sped in and out of the aisles at Target like I was racing for an Olympic medal, totally neglecting to notice the world around me. I ignored the Christmas decorations, the strands of lights, and the holiday carols that played overhead. I was in too much of a hurry to be bothered with it.
Last year (2015), was what I consider to be my “Bucket List Busting Year”. After suffering a miscarriage the year before after 5 long years of infertility, I was approaching 2015 thinking it was going to be one of the worst years of my life. The constant reminders of what could have been were always on my mind.
I thought I would spend most of that year caught up in pregnancy reminders from apps on my phone, & devastated at every Thursday that passed as I counted down the weeks to my impending “almost” due date, July 4th.
Instead, much to my surprise, I had one of the best years of my life thanks to the Grace of God and the prayers of family and friends.
My Journey to Mommyhood has been long and hard. Patience, after all, is not one of my virtues. (Clearly God is trying to teach me a lesson on that!) 😉
But, one thing I’ve learned along the way, is not to put things off for your fertility…
Oh, my friends. I would love to share what’s on my heart with you today. It’s hard to know where to start. Quite frankly…I’m overwhelmed. I’m overwhelmed with shock, grief, dismay, worry, uncertainty, fear…