She is Pregnant and I am Not

My morning alarm goes off and I stumble out of bed and into the kitchen. I make myself a cup of coffee and retreat to my office to check my email. The first message I see, and open, is from another infertility sister. I do not know her personally, but as she begins telling me…

You. Me. And Giving Thanks.

It’s Thanksgiving eve, and as I sit here in my office, reflecting on all that I am thankful for, you are at the top of my list. Yes, you, the one reading these words. You see, six years ago while sitting alone in a small restaurant munching on my soft taco with extra sour cream…

My Story on the Joy+Infertility Podcast

You have read my words and now is your opportunity to hear my voice! Joy + Infertility recently interviewed me for my first ever podcast and it is now available for your listening pleasure! I talk all the things…infertility, leading a support group, PCOS, finding hope, losing hope, refusing to have hope, and our surprise…

When the Negative Pregnancy Test Knocks You Down

When trying (and trying and trying) to grow your family a negative pregnancy test can knock you down, am I right? And sometimes when you get knocked down it’s tempting to not get back up. However not in the sense of going through life, but rather in terms of hoping, praying and believing again; especially…

When You Are Still Pregnant Six Years Later

May 17th, 2012. That was the day a nurse confirmed I was pregnant. And it was also the day I announced to my husband that he was going to be a daddy. I remember giggling over dinner as we discussed due dates, names, and nursery ideas… It seems like it’s been forever since that day…