There is nothing more exciting than telling your loved ones that you are expecting, am I right? I know I can't wait for the day! I dream of it. I plan it. I lay awake at night, envisioning it. And so, I am guessing you do too? Because it's exciting to see their smiles and… Continue reading I Am Pregnant, She Is Not: How Should I Announce My Pregnancy to an Infertile Friend?
On April Fool's Day, I will never forget five years ago, when I stood in a classroom where I worked and received a text message from someone close to me which said, "I'm pregnant!". I instantly felt my knees buckle and my stomach twist into knots. I also remember that all too familiar lump form… Continue reading Your April Fool’s Pregnancy Joke Could Hurt 1 in 8 (and here is why)
Have you ever been there? That place, that moment, when you look around the room after a friend or family member has just announced they are expecting and you realize in a dazed stupor that you are the only person not jumping up and down. You are the only one not squealing with excitement. Shouting… Continue reading When Pregnancy Announcements Hurt: The Surprise Group Announcement
Hey, there sweet Mama, I know we have never met. You don't know anything about me, and I probably know little to nothing about you. But if you are a mother, Mother's Day is most likely a time of celebration for you. You wake up to burnt toast ready for you to eat in bed.… Continue reading From the Heart of an Infertile: An Open Letter to Other Mom’s on Mother’s Day
I will never forget the first time I saw her shoes. It was a cold wintry day in November, and there I sat speechless, patting her hand while wrapping my arm around her shoulder. I didn't know what to do or say. I occasionally muttered the words, "I'm sorry," but each time I said it,… Continue reading Wearing Her Shoes