My pups are my babies. I joke they climbed out of my uterus all the time. Sometimes when I get in my feels, I worry to my husband I'll have a dark period again when they pass before us. Choosing to love someone or something that will die before you is quite the cross to … Continue reading Pup Baby Love 💕💕
The last 4-5 years for me have been less than ideal. I’m turning 29 soon, which is making me reflect on my twenties and how the last half of them haven’t gone to plan one bit. I thought I’d have three kids and a traditional writing career by now—I don’t. And I’m okay. I’m grateful … Continue reading Letting Go and Moving On
From your fertility big sister: I’ve talked about the, "Why don’t you just do IVF?” and the, “Why don’t you just adopt?” dismissive, frustrating comments from people who believe they’re being helpful when they’re really not. We’ve thought about it all. If we aren’t doing those things, we’ve decided against them. Please, don’t even ask. … Continue reading “It’ll happen.” / The reality check you don’t want to hear.
Women with diminished ovarian reserves, like me, are recommended to skip all the gradual building up within the tiers of fertility treatment and go right to the end–IVF. As my doctor put it, we need a “good egg”. Since eggs are screened for viability when they’re retrieved for IVF, the procedure could potentially prevent an … Continue reading Exploring Alternatives When Sex Doesn’t Seem to be Enough
Long time no see, fertility sisters! Last year, I vowed to myself–whether I have a baby or not–I wouldn't let another woman feel alone in her fertility journey if I could help it. And out of the blue in August, I stopped posting. It wasn’t that I wasn’t motivated to post–I was. I wrote many … Continue reading Jumping Back into Fertility Talk
Author's Note My period arrived today after my fourth IUI. Another failed cycle! Usually I'm down for a few days, but now I feel pure, fiery rage. What people don't understand is, my down-moods aren't about the baby anymore... I've known for some time I can be happy without one. I'm exhausted! 3.5 years is … Continue reading Keep Your Hope Alive. Survive Fertility.
At last, I'm ready to talk about my fertility journey. There is so much to say, I'm actually overwhelming myself 😅. I figured the best way to start is with how I finally surrendered to the universe, got over myself and my pride, and went to the doctor. Before we start, this is where I … Continue reading Why I Waited to Pursue Fertility Treatment