The Little Things

How can you possibly miss something you never knew? Easy. Infertility does that. Bedtime routines, rules about sharing, meal time...

It's Not "Just an Embryo"

It's a lifetime of love, hope, and dreams. Especially when you're doing IVF and an embryo is all you have. Let's make this visual -...

Your Body is NOT the Enemy

Strange confession (I can't believe I'm coming out with this): there was a period of time when I became obsessed with other women's...

Curls You Can't Touch

If we're wearing our positive pants, infertility can be seen as a series of tiny wins. *You've saved enough money for IVF *You get your...

Find Your Parachute

One morning, out of no where, I find myself free-falling. I'm in a panic and I can't breathe. I am powerless against the force of...

Take a Hike

After our massive IVF fail, I wrote about strategies for coping that helped me get through a pretty dark time. One of those strategies...

When IVF Fails: Survival Tips

Infertility is not one-size fits all. There is no solution that fits for everyone and what works for me very well might not work for you....

Grief - I'm Doing My Best

I'm doing the best I can. I don't know how to do this any differently. You assign strong or weak - healthy or unhealthy - sane or crazy...

Infertility at Christmas

Christmas is a complicated time for so many. Particularly for our community struggling with infertility, Christmas can be bitter sweet. ...

To My Baby, In a Lab

Even though we haven't formally met you yet, we already know so much about you. Here'es what we can say: ~ You are headstrong. When...

My Egg Retrieval Prayer

After 13 days of preparation, we are ready for egg retrieval. I was surprised by the sheer anxiety that coursed through me when we got...

IVF- Where Faith Meets Science Fiction

Have you ever stopped to think about IVF? Like, really actually think about what it means? Outside of the cost/emotion/disbelief that...

Fear

I was wrong. Just when I thought I was in a good place, I was mistaken. I thought that I was going into this IVF process all Zen-like. I...

IVF-moon

Babymoon - "A relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born". It's a thing. If you haven't taken one...

Holding On and Letting Go

Holding on is exhausting. All I’ve been trying to do during my season of being less-than-fertile is to hold on. Hold onto hope, time,...

Infertility Awareness

According to evolutionary psychologists, humans have 2 main behavioral drives: to stay alive and to procreate. I am not here to liken...

Fighting with Faith

I’ve felt weird being in churches lately. Something about the slowness, the room for contemplation, the reflection, the prayer, the...

Pregnancy test bully

I can’t tell you the last time I took a pregnancy test. That might sound crazy considering we’ve been trying for over 50 cycles. The...

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