Diary of an Infertile: I’m Tired

“I don’t know how much longer I do this,” cried the words of my heart as I looked over at my husband. Together we sat at our dining room table and as the tears flowed, so did my raw emotions. Just hours earlier, while at church, I was stopped on three different occasions by three…

Reigniting the Spark

Several weeks ago, author and blogger, Justine Brooks Froelker, gave me the honor and privilege to read a chapter of my choice and then write a review for her soon to be released book, Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to own a Childless Life. There were so many interesting chapters to choose…

I Must Be Pregnant Because…

Let’s face it, it is a well-known fact to any woman trying to conceive that the millisecond something new happens to your body during the dreadful two-week wait, you automatically think BAM! I must be pregnant! You know that your logical reasoning tells you a pregnancy can’t be confirmed until you get the two pink…

Cauliflower Supreme Pizza Casserole

If you want the taste of pizza but you are on a low carb/gluten-free diet, then this is seriously the recipe for you! I guarantee this easy to make recipe that is packed full of flavor will be a regular in your weekly rotation as it has been kid tested and husband approved!   Ingredients:…

The Two Week Wait is Over

The two-week wait has come to an end and it was far less exciting than I had hoped for. There were no cramps or nausea. No food or smell aversions. No extra trips to the ladies room or tender breasts. But most importantly, there were no double lines or a missed period. Unfortunately, my first…

My Two Week Wait

It has been almost two weeks since I posted about seeing  my first smile (ever) on an ovulation prediction test stick and as embarrassing as it was, many of you then became aware of the exact night of when the magical and romantic moment of timed intercourse occurred and Daniel attempted to pollinate my flower.…

My Breasts Will Have the Answer

It is just a few days before your expected period and you are frantically searching the internet for early pregnancy symptoms with every slight twinge, cramp, and food aversion you have.  For days you have been keeping a close eye on the fatigue you are now experiencing at dinner time and the increase trips to…

My Not So Fairy Tale Wedding

While living in Florida during my younger and much cuter years, I met my future husband in the fifth grade and immediately thought he was dorky.  He waved his hands to classical music after lunch, wore turtle necks almost every day, and kept his hair swooped to the side.  However, by the sixth grade, cupid…

Doubt: The Pesky Mosquito

Mosquitoes are pesky and bothersome. They know how to ruin a good party by landing on your food or in your drink during a summer backyard BBQ. They make a conversation difficult as you spend most of your time focused on swatting, dodging, or spraying away the small annoyances. Not to mention, if you are…

Pets Aren’t Kids?!

  “I love Annie Mae so much I feel like I gave birth to her!”  Yes, yes…those words actually came out of my mouth one day when talking to my husband about my oldest cat who is ten years old. I might have also followed that statement with something along the lines of me being…