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Though this picture represents a big fat positive from those two lines you see, it also represents sadness from the dark image which has quickly turned into a negative the following day. We never got to a finish line yet where we can say we got to meet one of our miracle babies, instead this is the fourth miscarriage I am going through. My body just refuses it each time. All before 8 weeks even comes by. I wish we knew why, but no one can figure out why. This year I’m turning 30 and the fear is creeping in that my chances are  now going to become even more less to get that positive. 😭😭😭
Though this picture represents a big fat positive from those two lines you see, it also represents sadness from the dark image which has quickly turned into a negative the following day. We never got to a finish line yet where we can say we got to meet one of our miracle babies, instead this is the fourth miscarriage I am going through. My body just refuses it each time. All before 8 weeks even comes by. I wish we knew why, but no one can figure out why. This year I’m turning 30 and the fear is creeping in that my chances are now going to become even more less to get that positive. 😭😭😭
2 years ago, my husband and I went on a trip to Hawaii. 🌊
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I had a new exciting job offer and we felt good about where we were in life. It was the trip where we officially started trying and try hard we did on that trip! 😘
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I was sure that we made a baby in Hawaii and was already thinking about how I would tell my new employer. I asked a lot of questions about their maternity policy and already knew they had one of the best. ☑️
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Fast forward to now where I don’t even work at that place anymore (was a pretty horrible job) and now I have had to explain the time off I need for infertility treatments to my new boss. 🚼
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I bought this pineapple necklace when we were there without knowing it’s TTC association, and I’ve been wearing it a lot lately. I know an IUI is not as dreamy as conceiving on an island vacation (and far from it), but our story is still going to be about how our love created life. How we loved each other so much that we went through great lengths to be parents. This necklace symbolizes that journey, which I hope will have a happy ending. ✨🍍✨
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2 years ago, my husband and I went on a trip to Hawaii. 🌊 .. I had a new exciting job offer and we felt good about where we were in life. It was the trip where we officially started trying and try hard we did on that trip! 😘 .. I was sure that we made a baby in Hawaii and was already thinking about how I would tell my new employer. I asked a lot of questions about their maternity policy and already knew they had one of the best. ☑️ .. Fast forward to now where I don’t even work at that place anymore (was a pretty horrible job) and now I have had to explain the time off I need for infertility treatments to my new boss. 🚼 .. I bought this pineapple necklace when we were there without knowing it’s TTC association, and I’ve been wearing it a lot lately. I know an IUI is not as dreamy as conceiving on an island vacation (and far from it), but our story is still going to be about how our love created life. How we loved each other so much that we went through great lengths to be parents. This necklace symbolizes that journey, which I hope will have a happy ending. ✨🍍✨ .. #ttc  #ttccommunity  #infertilityjourney  #mommyinwaiting  #tryingtoconceive  #infertilitysucks  #infertility  #infertilitycommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcjourney  #fertilitycommunity  #fertilitysupport  #fertilitytips  #ttctribe  #ttcover30  #fertility  #ttcstruggles  #tryingforababy  #iuijourney  #iui  #iuisuccess  #clomid  #clomidbaby  #iuisisters 
Sometimes,it's hard to see the rainbow when there's been endless days of rain 😔#fertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #mesmerizeclothing #mzmrz #torontolife #customshirts #tshirtdesign #tshirtprinting #tshirtstoronto #customorder
My oh my how this body has changed .... Not only this body, but this mind. 
In a matter of 18 months, I have went from a state of utter depression and desperation to being pretty damn high on life and every emotion in between. 
This new stage of life I’m in has been taking a toll though. After watching my body shrink and tone for so long, it has been a big adjustment to watch it start growing again. Every time I look down and miss the body I had I feel guilty for not loving every aspect of this pregnancy because we have prayed for this for so long. Every time I see a new stretch mark pop up and get so insanely frustrated, I’m also mad at myself in the same thought because I am now getting something I no longer thought was possible. 
Yes, this is just another stage in life, but it is an effing hard stage! And no one prepared me for this. 
I honestly thought I was going to love pregnancy and everything that came with it. Because all I heard was all the magic. 
Not about the vomiting that hit at any time of the day that lasts WAY beyond 3 months. 
Not about the loss of bladder control {FML}. Not about the randomly leaky boobs {like SERIOUSLY?!}. Not about the growing calves. And arms. And butt. And thighs. 
Not about the cellulite. 
Not about the stretch marks that magically appear overnight. 
Not about the sore hips. And back. And shoulders. 
This is not to say that there aren’t some pretty rad things that also come along with this thing. Feeling this little one move and kick and squirm is pretty effing magical. Watching Kyle feel this {for the first time today 😍} is pretty damn special. Knowing that we are going to meet this little human that we created together in a few short months is totally unreal. 
So I am working on giving myself grace over not being super into being pregnant because I am already so in love with our little miracle.

#25weekspregnant #babybelly #babyontheway #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitybaby #miraclebaby #rainbowbaby #uglytruths #pregnancytruths #pregnancyjourney #beachbody #beachbodyondemand #bekind #growingababy #growingahuman
My oh my how this body has changed .... Not only this body, but this mind. In a matter of 18 months, I have went from a state of utter depression and desperation to being pretty damn high on life and every emotion in between. This new stage of life I’m in has been taking a toll though. After watching my body shrink and tone for so long, it has been a big adjustment to watch it start growing again. Every time I look down and miss the body I had I feel guilty for not loving every aspect of this pregnancy because we have prayed for this for so long. Every time I see a new stretch mark pop up and get so insanely frustrated, I’m also mad at myself in the same thought because I am now getting something I no longer thought was possible. Yes, this is just another stage in life, but it is an effing hard stage! And no one prepared me for this. I honestly thought I was going to love pregnancy and everything that came with it. Because all I heard was all the magic. Not about the vomiting that hit at any time of the day that lasts WAY beyond 3 months. Not about the loss of bladder control {FML}. Not about the randomly leaky boobs {like SERIOUSLY?!}. Not about the growing calves. And arms. And butt. And thighs. Not about the cellulite. Not about the stretch marks that magically appear overnight. Not about the sore hips. And back. And shoulders. This is not to say that there aren’t some pretty rad things that also come along with this thing. Feeling this little one move and kick and squirm is pretty effing magical. Watching Kyle feel this {for the first time today 😍} is pretty damn special. Knowing that we are going to meet this little human that we created together in a few short months is totally unreal. So I am working on giving myself grace over not being super into being pregnant because I am already so in love with our little miracle. #25weekspregnant  #babybelly  #babyontheway  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitybaby  #miraclebaby  #rainbowbaby  #uglytruths  #pregnancytruths  #pregnancyjourney  #beachbody  #beachbodyondemand  #bekind  #growingababy  #growingahuman 
Last night was my first dose of Crinone and I must say the cramping is almost gone! #clomid #baby #ttc #rainbowbaby #infertilityjourney #ttccommunity #pcos #infertility #2018baby #clomidsuccess #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #1stbaby #crinone #progesterone #journey
So excited to be featured in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald this morning about my journey with my friend and colleague Fleur Cattrall.

http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/two-of-us/fleur-cattrall-and-raelia-lew-ivf-requires-you-to-draw-on-your-inner-strength-20171206-gzzsbe.html

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Bought this book tonight, after ugly crying in Target!! I've seen some other ladies share it before, but when I looked it up it seemed like more of an adoption journey type book, until I saw it tonight and read it, and OH MY GOODNESS, every single infertile mama in the making needs to buy this book!! For that secret stash of baby things. 🙁😭 It gets you right in the feels!!!!!!!! ♡ (I only shared the first few pages, it gets even more adorable than my video!!) #wish #infertility #infertilityjourney #mamainthemaking #thisbook #makingababy #ivf #ivfcomingsoon #ivfjourney #target #targetislife #imnotcryingyourecrying #rightinthefeels #uglycried #socute #adorable #Love
Bought this book tonight, after ugly crying in Target!! I've seen some other ladies share it before, but when I looked it up it seemed like more of an adoption journey type book, until I saw it tonight and read it, and OH MY GOODNESS, every single infertile mama in the making needs to buy this book!! For that secret stash of baby things. 🙁😭 It gets you right in the feels!!!!!!!! ♡ (I only shared the first few pages, it gets even more adorable than my video!!) #wish  #infertility  #infertilityjourney  #mamainthemaking  #thisbook  #makingababy  #ivf  #ivfcomingsoon  #ivfjourney  #target  #targetislife  #imnotcryingyourecrying  #rightinthefeels  #uglycried  #socute  #adorable  #Love 
CD3 and the first BCP I’ve taken in over a year!  It was strange to stop taking them last year when we were finally able to start trying (we had our honeymoon in Aruba and since there was Zika there we had to wait 6mos from when we returned to start trying). Before that I had been on some form of birth control for 20+ years since I was 16 years old due to my (undiagnosed at the time) PCOS.  Now it feels super weird to be back on them again!! I have no idea how long I’ll be on them, the Dr wanted me on them to control my cycle since without any hormonal intervention I’ve had anywhere from a 27 day cycle up to a 47 day cycle (which I do realize is still “short” for most women with PCOS). I actually was excited at the thought of starting back on BCP so I could feel “normal” again after being on the hormonal roller coaster from hell for the past year!  Especially once Clomid adds to the chaos!! We shall see what this pill brings me in the coming days/weeks!! #ttc #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttcpcos #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #malefactorinfertility #ivfsoon
CD3 and the first BCP I’ve taken in over a year! It was strange to stop taking them last year when we were finally able to start trying (we had our honeymoon in Aruba and since there was Zika there we had to wait 6mos from when we returned to start trying). Before that I had been on some form of birth control for 20+ years since I was 16 years old due to my (undiagnosed at the time) PCOS. Now it feels super weird to be back on them again!! I have no idea how long I’ll be on them, the Dr wanted me on them to control my cycle since without any hormonal intervention I’ve had anywhere from a 27 day cycle up to a 47 day cycle (which I do realize is still “short” for most women with PCOS). I actually was excited at the thought of starting back on BCP so I could feel “normal” again after being on the hormonal roller coaster from hell for the past year! Especially once Clomid adds to the chaos!! We shall see what this pill brings me in the coming days/weeks!! #ttc  #ttcsupport  #ttccommunity  #ttcpcos  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #malefactorinfertility  #ivfsoon 
A movie I would probably never watch: my own struggle with infertility. Although, it might actually empower me in some ways. I've grown a lot, I've learned how to be strong and buy that gift for my pregnant friend, and I've also learned that it's okay to go hide in the bathroom and cry my eyes out when someone says something insensitive. Life isn't easy and even though I never wanted this struggle (and would happily be rid of it tomorrow if I could) I'm the woman I am today because of what I've gone through. I know my own resilience and strength now. I've discovered a warrior in me where I thought there was only a princess in a pink, silky dress. I'm not just a princess. I'm a warrior princess. And so are all of you beautiful women.  Stay strong. Stay hopeful. Keep fighting. #womenofinfertility #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilemyrtle #ttc #ttcsisters #infertilitysisters #warriorprincess
A movie I would probably never watch: my own struggle with infertility. Although, it might actually empower me in some ways. I've grown a lot, I've learned how to be strong and buy that gift for my pregnant friend, and I've also learned that it's okay to go hide in the bathroom and cry my eyes out when someone says something insensitive. Life isn't easy and even though I never wanted this struggle (and would happily be rid of it tomorrow if I could) I'm the woman I am today because of what I've gone through. I know my own resilience and strength now. I've discovered a warrior in me where I thought there was only a princess in a pink, silky dress. I'm not just a princess. I'm a warrior princess. And so are all of you beautiful women. Stay strong. Stay hopeful. Keep fighting. #womenofinfertility  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #infertilityawareness  #infertilitywarrior  #infertilitysupport  #infertilemyrtle  #ttc  #ttcsisters  #infertilitysisters  #warriorprincess 
This is a MUST WATCH movie/documentary on infertility and the real life journeys of multiple couples. (On Netflix)

I ask you to watch it.  Fertile or infertile. 
We documented our own journey to conceive our now 3 year old son through photos but to see this on film is such a reminder of where we have been and where we are. 
Watch it.  Share it.  Talk about it. 
Infertility is hard, full of shame and stigma - so do your part by watching and sharing. 
#onemoreshot #nextchapterfertilityanddoulasupport #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #watchit #shareit #nomorestigma #nomoreshame #talkingaboutinfertility #justdoit
This is a MUST WATCH movie/documentary on infertility and the real life journeys of multiple couples. (On Netflix) I ask you to watch it. Fertile or infertile. We documented our own journey to conceive our now 3 year old son through photos but to see this on film is such a reminder of where we have been and where we are. Watch it. Share it. Talk about it. Infertility is hard, full of shame and stigma - so do your part by watching and sharing. #onemoreshot  #nextchapterfertilityanddoulasupport  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #watchit  #shareit  #nomorestigma  #nomoreshame  #talkingaboutinfertility  #justdoit 
Another friend announced her pregnancy on Facebook. She's pregnant with her fourth. I know she's wanted this one for a while (we talked about her wanting another baby 7 months ago), but she's already 4 months into the pregnancy and I still feel like it's unfair. 😒 I wish I didn't get so jealous of other women so easily. I'm usually not the petty or jealous type, but this year has been hell and there are very few people that actually understand it. #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters
Another friend announced her pregnancy on Facebook. She's pregnant with her fourth. I know she's wanted this one for a while (we talked about her wanting another baby 7 months ago), but she's already 4 months into the pregnancy and I still feel like it's unfair. 😒 I wish I didn't get so jealous of other women so easily. I'm usually not the petty or jealous type, but this year has been hell and there are very few people that actually understand it. #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilitysupport  #infertilityjourney  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters 
36 weeks and 2 days preggers!! I think little man is hiding in my back a bit but I also think he’s trying to turn because he had my belly in the shape of a cone earlier!! I am ready to be done but I also want to keep him safe and feel him move more in my belly!! But I’m definitely leaning more towards the wanting be done side!! I just really want to meet my baby and kiss his tiny hands and smell his skin!! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for him to arrive!! It seems like last month I told my husband we were pregnant!! So grateful to be blessed with this miracle!! I’m thinking we will officially reveal our sons name the day of our baby shower!! #soontobeparents #finallyparents #babybandley #duefeb2018 #fertilityjourney #fertilitystruggles #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitystruggles #itsaboy💙 #mommyanddaddytobe👪 #mommytobe #pregnant #36weeks2dayspregnant #3weeks5daystogo #pregnantbelly #pregnantaf #firewife #fitfirewife #firefighterwife #happywife #healthylife #happylife❤️ #healthyliving #healthynotskinny #canitbe40weeksyet #breechbaby #bumpdate #babybump
36 weeks and 2 days preggers!! I think little man is hiding in my back a bit but I also think he’s trying to turn because he had my belly in the shape of a cone earlier!! I am ready to be done but I also want to keep him safe and feel him move more in my belly!! But I’m definitely leaning more towards the wanting be done side!! I just really want to meet my baby and kiss his tiny hands and smell his skin!! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for him to arrive!! It seems like last month I told my husband we were pregnant!! So grateful to be blessed with this miracle!! I’m thinking we will officially reveal our sons name the day of our baby shower!! #soontobeparents  #finallyparents  #babybandley  #duefeb2018  #fertilityjourney  #fertilitystruggles  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitystruggles  #itsaboy 💙 #mommyanddaddytobe 👪 #mommytobe  #pregnant  #36weeks2dayspregnant  #3weeks5daystogo  #pregnantbelly  #pregnantaf  #firewife  #fitfirewife  #firefighterwife  #happywife  #healthylife  #happylife ❤️ #healthyliving  #healthynotskinny  #canitbe40weeksyet  #breechbaby  #bumpdate  #babybump 
What better way to connect then over a cuppa. I’m bee, and have been TTC  our first bub for 15 months. I’m a long time stalker of TTC pages and hashtags so figured it was about time I bite the bullet and join the community. Ive recently been diagnosed with endometriosis and hubby has male factor infertility.  Looking forward to giving and receiving support in this trying time. Much love to you warriors... Bee x. #infertility #endometriosis #ttc #infertilitywarrior #ttcsisters #infertilityjourney #ttccommunity
What better way to connect then over a cuppa. I’m bee, and have been TTC our first bub for 15 months. I’m a long time stalker of TTC pages and hashtags so figured it was about time I bite the bullet and join the community. Ive recently been diagnosed with endometriosis and hubby has male factor infertility. Looking forward to giving and receiving support in this trying time. Much love to you warriors... Bee x. #infertility  #endometriosis  #ttc  #infertilitywarrior  #ttcsisters  #infertilityjourney  #ttccommunity 
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Trey hiccups on the fetal monitor 😍😍😍 Had to go in (again) for contractions 😑Come to find out, even after drinking 150oz of water, I am dehydrated. 😳😱😭 So much so that it was causing contractions. They’ve got me adding in 3 sugar free power ades per day in addition to my water intake to help replenish electrolytes to see if that helps 😳😱😬 Oy ve. It also took them FIVE tries to get my IV started. My arms are already nicely bruised. They did a fetal fibronectin test which came back negative 🙌🏻 and my cervix is completely closed. Doctor said Trey still looks perfect (which I already knew, duh 😂) I go back on Tuesday for a follow up to check and see how we’re doing. Praying little man continues to stay put. 💙💙💙
Trey hiccups on the fetal monitor 😍😍😍 Had to go in (again) for contractions 😑Come to find out, even after drinking 150oz of water, I am dehydrated. 😳😱😭 So much so that it was causing contractions. They’ve got me adding in 3 sugar free power ades per day in addition to my water intake to help replenish electrolytes to see if that helps 😳😱😬 Oy ve. It also took them FIVE tries to get my IV started. My arms are already nicely bruised. They did a fetal fibronectin test which came back negative 🙌🏻 and my cervix is completely closed. Doctor said Trey still looks perfect (which I already knew, duh 😂) I go back on Tuesday for a follow up to check and see how we’re doing. Praying little man continues to stay put. 💙💙💙
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Today has been an amazing event since my dear friend @leebagel.art invited me to an art therapy workshop where I was able to share my story and meet women like me. Women who I can relate to, understand with, and be able to stay strong through this tough journey with. I’m grateful for this experience and look forward to make new friends and hold hands with through this struggle.
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Today has been an amazing event since my dear friend @leebagel.art invited me to an art therapy workshop where I was able to share my story and meet women like me. Women who I can relate to, understand with, and be able to stay strong through this tough journey with. I’m grateful for this experience and look forward to make new friends and hold hands with through this struggle. . . . . #womenempowerment  #infertilitycommunity  #wearestrong  #momentsofmine  #littlestoriesofmylife  #infertilitysupport  #createtoinspire  #makerspace  #madetocreate  #handdrawn  #handletter  #handletteringtype  #calligraphyart  #typographyart  #designer  #thedailytype  #goodtype  #handmadefont  #typegang  #moderncalligraphy  #pursuepretty  #makersgonnamake  #creatorslane  #monoline  #madewithlove  #pursuitofhappiness  #infertilitystruggles  #infertilityjourney  #laughteristhebestmedicine  #joiningforces 
So I got the confirmation from the Fertility Clinic that Tuesday  @ 9am is a go for egg retrieval! Last night for Gonal F and Repronex and last Cetrotide tomorrow morning. Ovidrel trigger tomorrow night at 10pm. I'm excited but a little freaked out as well. I'm hoping that we get a good number at retrieval. Thinking positive thoughts - grow follies grow!
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So I got the confirmation from the Fertility Clinic that Tuesday @ 9am is a go for egg retrieval! Last night for Gonal F and Repronex and last Cetrotide tomorrow morning. Ovidrel trigger tomorrow night at 10pm. I'm excited but a little freaked out as well. I'm hoping that we get a good number at retrieval. Thinking positive thoughts - grow follies grow! #ttcover40  #ttcafterstillbirth  #ttcafterloss  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ivfjourney  #infertilityjourney  #eggretrieval  #triggershot  #gonalf  #cetrotide  #repronex  #ivftoronto  #ivfcanada 
If you’ve been listening lately, you’ll know I’ve been talking about stepping outside of your #comfortzone... and today I’m doing exactly that! 😳 First time trying #rawoysters! ❤️ What have you done to step outside your comfort zone lately??
If you’ve been listening lately, you’ll know I’ve been talking about stepping outside of your #comfortzone ... and today I’m doing exactly that! 😳 First time trying #rawoysters ! ❤️ What have you done to step outside your comfort zone lately??
Baseline Appointment went Perfectly! Tonight's the night! First dose of #clomid 50mg at bedtime for the next 5 days. My RE says he is super confident this is guna work for us and get us that #bfp - we do have a 10% chance of twins 😯->SOs face when RE said that! (the guy in the pic is SO pacing lol he does it a lot) 🚨 MOOD SWING WARNING! 🚨. I'm so excited!!!!!!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🎉🌈👶🏽 or 🌈👶🏽👶🏽 #clomid50 #medicatedcycle #secondaryinfertility #rainbowbabymission #infertilityjourney #ttcover30
Baseline Appointment went Perfectly! Tonight's the night! First dose of #clomid  50mg at bedtime for the next 5 days. My RE says he is super confident this is guna work for us and get us that #bfp  - we do have a 10% chance of twins 😯->SOs face when RE said that! (the guy in the pic is SO pacing lol he does it a lot) 🚨 MOOD SWING WARNING! 🚨. I'm so excited!!!!!!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🎉🌈👶🏽 or 🌈👶🏽👶🏽 #clomid50  #medicatedcycle  #secondaryinfertility  #rainbowbabymission  #infertilityjourney  #ttcover30 
Letrozole for the win... this third round has been the worst hot flashes yet. This BETTER MEAN it’s working 🤣🤣🤣😩😩😩
Letrozole for the win... this third round has been the worst hot flashes yet. This BETTER MEAN it’s working 🤣🤣🤣😩😩😩
Who doesn’t love a huddle of kittens. I’m really feeling miserable and alone at the minute in fertility aspects. I mean I see all these women getting so much help and advice and I just get told I’m to fat, I’ve seen women bigger than me get the help so why can’t I literally so angry and frustrated with it all. I’m going back to the Drs Tues and asking for a second opinion. I’ve also been bleeding again for nearly 3months so probably got polyops again...it just seems never ending. Please people tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel #kittens #bundleofkittens #lovethem #fluffballs #5weeksold #ttcsupport #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #ttcsucks #ttcbabyplanells #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport #pcos #pcossucks #isolated #alone #angry #frustrated #allthefeels #fedup
Who doesn’t love a huddle of kittens. I’m really feeling miserable and alone at the minute in fertility aspects. I mean I see all these women getting so much help and advice and I just get told I’m to fat, I’ve seen women bigger than me get the help so why can’t I literally so angry and frustrated with it all. I’m going back to the Drs Tues and asking for a second opinion. I’ve also been bleeding again for nearly 3months so probably got polyops again...it just seems never ending. Please people tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel #kittens  #bundleofkittens  #lovethem  #fluffballs  #5weeksold  #ttcsupport  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcjourney  #ttcaftermiscarriage  #ttcafterloss  #ttcsucks  #ttcbabyplanells  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitysupport  #pcos  #pcossucks  #isolated  #alone  #angry  #frustrated  #allthefeels  #fedup 
Ovulation Update. If any of you remember, my period was 3 days shorter than usual this cycle. I am getting absolutely no line progression on my ovulation tests. At this point, I'm not even picking up a line. By now, I would have definitely picked up a line- even if it was the faintest. I'm getting worried that I may not Ovulate this cycle. (I'm testing both in the AM and the afternoon). Positive vibes please, this is really stressing me out 😥🤞🏼 .
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#ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsisters #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcmembers #ttctribe #ttcafterloss #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilityhumor #infertilitywarrior #infertilityawareness #tryingtoconceive #makingababy #babyinprogress #infertile #infertilemyrtle #pregnancy #pregnant #baby #newborn #ovulating #ovulation
Ovulation Update. If any of you remember, my period was 3 days shorter than usual this cycle. I am getting absolutely no line progression on my ovulation tests. At this point, I'm not even picking up a line. By now, I would have definitely picked up a line- even if it was the faintest. I'm getting worried that I may not Ovulate this cycle. (I'm testing both in the AM and the afternoon). Positive vibes please, this is really stressing me out 😥🤞🏼 . . . . . . . #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcjourney  #ttcsisters  #ttcaftermiscarriage  #ttcmembers  #ttctribe  #ttcafterloss  #infertility  #infertilitysupport  #infertilityjourney  #infertilityhumor  #infertilitywarrior  #infertilityawareness  #tryingtoconceive  #makingababy  #babyinprogress  #infertile  #infertilemyrtle  #pregnancy  #pregnant  #baby  #newborn  #ovulating  #ovulation 
“(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.

When insomnia was to blame for women’s sleeping difficulties, they were more than four times as likely as peers who slept well to experience infertility, the study also found.

Previous research has linked what’s known as apnea, or disrupted breathing during sleep, with infertility. But the current study looked only at women with other types of sleep disorders, offering fresh evidence of the need for women to pay close attention to healthy habits that can help with sleep if they’re trying to conceive, said lead study author Dr. I-Duo Wang of the Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Women of child-bearing age should sleep earlier, avoid night shift work or cellphone use before sleep,” Wang said by email. “Moreover, a healthy diet, regular exercise and a good lifestyle are important to prevent infertility.”.
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“(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests. When insomnia was to blame for women’s sleeping difficulties, they were more than four times as likely as peers who slept well to experience infertility, the study also found. Previous research has linked what’s known as apnea, or disrupted breathing during sleep, with infertility. But the current study looked only at women with other types of sleep disorders, offering fresh evidence of the need for women to pay close attention to healthy habits that can help with sleep if they’re trying to conceive, said lead study author Dr. I-Duo Wang of the Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Women of child-bearing age should sleep earlier, avoid night shift work or cellphone use before sleep,” Wang said by email. “Moreover, a healthy diet, regular exercise and a good lifestyle are important to prevent infertility.”. . . #ttccommunity  #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttcsupport  #fertility  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #lgbtparents  #fibroids  #pregnancy  #baby  #babyhope  #pcos  #pcosawareness  #endometriosis  #endometriosisawareness  #losangeles  #pasadena  #conference  #expo  #family  #americanfertilityexpo  #sleep  #insomnia 
Well your best days are gone, It's all down hill from this day on so raise your glass get drunk off your ass -Happy Birthday to you. •
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I thought I should re-introduce myself and tell you a bit more about myself now that I have reached over 300 followers. I can’t thank this community enough for your support.
So our journey began a year ago, we had already been trying a year and had no success in conceiving our first child. I was already aware the I had PCO in one ovary, but had been reassured on many occasions that this shouldn’t cause any problems. Early last year we were referred to the fertility clinic. Hubby’s semen analysis came back all good. My ultrasound showed two very small fibroids, which aren’t believed to be a problem in us conceiving, and PCO now in both ovaries. The HSG thankfully showed no blockages or complications. We are now on the waiting list for IVF on the NHS, which is unlikely to start until September at the earliest. We have further tests in March and meet with the consultant too. It feels like we’ve already come so far, but still have a long way to go. I take great comfort in knowing that we are not alone, and value your support. I love seeing your success stories, and feel for you who hit stumbling blocks. Thank you for following our journey #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityhurts #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysisters #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #infertilitystruggles #ivfcommunity #ttcjourney #pcos #pco #fibroids #strongertogether #breakthesilence
I thought I should re-introduce myself and tell you a bit more about myself now that I have reached over 300 followers. I can’t thank this community enough for your support. So our journey began a year ago, we had already been trying a year and had no success in conceiving our first child. I was already aware the I had PCO in one ovary, but had been reassured on many occasions that this shouldn’t cause any problems. Early last year we were referred to the fertility clinic. Hubby’s semen analysis came back all good. My ultrasound showed two very small fibroids, which aren’t believed to be a problem in us conceiving, and PCO now in both ovaries. The HSG thankfully showed no blockages or complications. We are now on the waiting list for IVF on the NHS, which is unlikely to start until September at the earliest. We have further tests in March and meet with the consultant too. It feels like we’ve already come so far, but still have a long way to go. I take great comfort in knowing that we are not alone, and value your support. I love seeing your success stories, and feel for you who hit stumbling blocks. Thank you for following our journey #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityhurts  #infertilitysupport  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitycommunity  #infertilitysisters  #ivf  #ivfjourney  #ivfsisters  #ivfsupport  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #infertilitystruggles  #ivfcommunity  #ttcjourney  #pcos  #pco  #fibroids  #strongertogether  #breakthesilence 
17 days until my first appointment in IUI cycle 3! 
And I totally wish it looked like this in east Texas :( my back yard is all mush now.
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#infertilitysucks #infertility #infertilityjourney #waitinginhope #infertilitysupprt #infertilitysisters #ttc #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcsisters #ttcfouryears #iuisupport #iui #iuijourney #iuisisters #ivfjourney #ttcbabyhunter #babyhunter2018 #babyhunterjourney #winter #17daysleft #thefinalcountdown #ttccommunitty #iuicommunity #infertilitycommunity
17 days until my first appointment in IUI cycle 3! And I totally wish it looked like this in east Texas :( my back yard is all mush now. . . . . . . . . #infertilitysucks  #infertility  #infertilityjourney  #waitinginhope  #infertilitysupprt  #infertilitysisters  #ttc  #ttcjourney  #ttcsupport  #ttcsisters  #ttcfouryears  #iuisupport  #iui  #iuijourney  #iuisisters  #ivfjourney  #ttcbabyhunter  #babyhunter2018  #babyhunterjourney  #winter  #17daysleft  #thefinalcountdown  #ttccommunitty  #iuicommunity  #infertilitycommunity 
In my nine year journey, this was my first #ttcmeetup 😬 1- there wasn’t events like this throughout most of my journey & 2- I’m much more comfortable being the supporter not the supported, so support groups aren’t necessary my thing. But I must say @healthycatcan & @ivfbabble did a great job, finding a fab pub in London & bringing together some amazing speakers!!
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@tryingyears from @fertilitynetworkuk was inspirational & if you do want extra support or info, this seems like an amazing place to go. They’re also doing some get campaigning to make a round (or two) of IVF free for everyone - no more postcode lottery (which we were totally effected by & had no financial support 😏) And even thought I’ve been through 2 rounds of IVFs & 3 FETs - Dr. George Christopoulos’s talk was very informative & I even learnt something new 🙌🏽 And I would go as far to even say, if you’re looking for a new clinic go check him out at www.thamesvalleyfertility.co.uk
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@chloebrotheridge did a cool group mediation & looking forward to reading her book and passing down some tops times over on @mymindful_me 💆🏽‍♀️ There was many more, but this post is getting to long 😜 Lovely to meet some faces behind the IG accounts, making a few new friends & hanging with old 💚 Big shout out to my boys who had a hard day playing in London waiting for mommy - they both hit a wall on the train ride home!! Also got my pin in support of #ivfstrongertogether but too lazy to take a pic, so I borrowed Cat’s & thanks Kate for letting me borrow the money to buy it 🤪
In my nine year journey, this was my first #ttcmeetup  😬 1- there wasn’t events like this throughout most of my journey & 2- I’m much more comfortable being the supporter not the supported, so support groups aren’t necessary my thing. But I must say @healthycatcan & @ivfbabble did a great job, finding a fab pub in London & bringing together some amazing speakers!! • @tryingyears from @fertilitynetworkuk was inspirational & if you do want extra support or info, this seems like an amazing place to go. They’re also doing some get campaigning to make a round (or two) of IVF free for everyone - no more postcode lottery (which we were totally effected by & had no financial support 😏) And even thought I’ve been through 2 rounds of IVFs & 3 FETs - Dr. George Christopoulos’s talk was very informative & I even learnt something new 🙌🏽 And I would go as far to even say, if you’re looking for a new clinic go check him out at www.thamesvalleyfertility.co.uk • @chloebrotheridge did a cool group mediation & looking forward to reading her book and passing down some tops times over on @mymindful_me 💆🏽‍♀️ There was many more, but this post is getting to long 😜 Lovely to meet some faces behind the IG accounts, making a few new friends & hanging with old 💚 Big shout out to my boys who had a hard day playing in London waiting for mommy - they both hit a wall on the train ride home!! Also got my pin in support of #ivfstrongertogether  but too lazy to take a pic, so I borrowed Cat’s & thanks Kate for letting me borrow the money to buy it 🤪
After being told two different times to be “cautiously hopeful” and having a total of 3 different betas we wrapped up a week tests, happening every other day, on a Friday. 
My HCG levels had tripled every 48 hours, every time and then finally the nurses finally felt comfortable enough with my levels to say - I’M PREGNANT!

So 1 egg retrieval, 2 (and a half) FET cycles, 3 embryos later - #OperationBabyWilson is officially SUCCESSFUL.
After being told two different times to be “cautiously hopeful” and having a total of 3 different betas we wrapped up a week tests, happening every other day, on a Friday. My HCG levels had tripled every 48 hours, every time and then finally the nurses finally felt comfortable enough with my levels to say - I’M PREGNANT! So 1 egg retrieval, 2 (and a half) FET cycles, 3 embryos later - #OperationBabyWilson  is officially SUCCESSFUL.
20th of January 2018 Saturday ovulation test.Cycle day 14 😱😱😱🌈🙌🏻💗 never have I ever and I mean ever ovulated this early ever.I am shocked.I felt side pain and I was a bit nauseous so but I don’t usually ovulate till cycle day 19 20 21 22 and that’s been my main issues over the last few years,even with I was on clomid and gonal f I never ovulated this early😱 I am soooo praying this cycle works.I took a opk thinking no way but to my surprise positive.Please let this be the start of a good year.Maybe my luck will be changing in 2018🙌🏻💗🌈🤞🏻🙏🏻 #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcsupport #ttcjourney #ttchope #ttcaustralia #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysisters #ovulation #ovulationtest #cycleday14 #hope #rainbowbaby #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #goodyear2018 #love 🌈💗💖❤️🤞🏻🌈🦋
20th of January 2018 Saturday ovulation test.Cycle day 14 😱😱😱🌈🙌🏻💗 never have I ever and I mean ever ovulated this early ever.I am shocked.I felt side pain and I was a bit nauseous so but I don’t usually ovulate till cycle day 19 20 21 22 and that’s been my main issues over the last few years,even with I was on clomid and gonal f I never ovulated this early😱 I am soooo praying this cycle works.I took a opk thinking no way but to my surprise positive.Please let this be the start of a good year.Maybe my luck will be changing in 2018🙌🏻💗🌈🤞🏻🙏🏻 #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcsupport  #ttcjourney  #ttchope  #ttcaustralia  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitycommunity  #infertilitywarrior  #infertilitysisters  #ovulation  #ovulationtest  #cycleday14  #hope  #rainbowbaby  #ttcafterloss  #ttcaftermiscarriage  #goodyear2018  #love  🌈💗💖❤️🤞🏻🌈🦋
✨ When you believe in your PURPOSE, nothing can stand in YOUR way.✨
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I’ve always been a “go-getter.” I like setting goals and rarely let the opinions of others stand in my way. It’s brought me a lot of experience, joy, heartache, and possibly made me a little unpopular too 🤷🏼‍♀️ .
But here’s the thing...EVERYONE is capable of doing something amazing, but so FEW people are willing. .
SHARE your story. DO the thing. DON’T look back. Remember the scariest rides always end being the biggest thrills 🎢
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#motivation #motivationdaily #motivationalquotes #confidence #willing #youarecapable #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #westvirginia #westvirginiagirl #community #bedifferent #beweird #shareyourstory #embraceyou #goaldigger #goalsetter #dontlookback #saturday
✨ When you believe in your PURPOSE, nothing can stand in YOUR way.✨ . I’ve always been a “go-getter.” I like setting goals and rarely let the opinions of others stand in my way. It’s brought me a lot of experience, joy, heartache, and possibly made me a little unpopular too 🤷🏼‍♀️ . But here’s the thing...EVERYONE is capable of doing something amazing, but so FEW people are willing. . SHARE your story. DO the thing. DON’T look back. Remember the scariest rides always end being the biggest thrills 🎢 . . . . . . #motivation  #motivationdaily  #motivationalquotes  #confidence  #willing  #youarecapable  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitycommunity  #westvirginia  #westvirginiagirl  #community  #bedifferent  #beweird  #shareyourstory  #embraceyou  #goaldigger  #goalsetter  #dontlookback  #saturday 
Oh my Lanta 😂😂😂 30 min and I’m dead hahahaha day 6/80 I did it!! Week one in the books 💪🏻💪🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 feeling stronger day by day! ♥️
Oh my Lanta 😂😂😂 30 min and I’m dead hahahaha day 6/80 I did it!! Week one in the books 💪🏻💪🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 feeling stronger day by day! ♥️
Blog updated..it’s been a rough week and after a second [unsuccessful] membrane sweep and being denied an elective induction, we have been super stressed about baby boy not arriving in time before the husband has to leave for a job. Time to surrender! And continuing long walks like this one from the other day. The dr says I’ve been in prodromal labor which means lots of intense contractions with minimal dilation. Frustrated but still hopeful he’ll come in time💙 #ivfwarrior #ivfsuccess #walkinthewoods #pregnancyafterinfertility #infertilitysucks #ivfbaby #ttccommunity #ivfsisters #ttctribe #ttcsisters #prodromallabor #thirdtrimester #bunintheoven #webeatinfertility #miraclebaby #madewithloveandscience #worththewait #1in8 #infertility #infertilitywarrior #ivf #infertilityjourney #ivfjourney #pleasecomeout #fullterm
Blog updated..it’s been a rough week and after a second [unsuccessful] membrane sweep and being denied an elective induction, we have been super stressed about baby boy not arriving in time before the husband has to leave for a job. Time to surrender! And continuing long walks like this one from the other day. The dr says I’ve been in prodromal labor which means lots of intense contractions with minimal dilation. Frustrated but still hopeful he’ll come in time💙 #ivfwarrior  #ivfsuccess  #walkinthewoods  #pregnancyafterinfertility  #infertilitysucks  #ivfbaby  #ttccommunity  #ivfsisters  #ttctribe  #ttcsisters  #prodromallabor  #thirdtrimester  #bunintheoven  #webeatinfertility  #miraclebaby  #madewithloveandscience  #worththewait  #1in8  #infertility  #infertilitywarrior  #ivf  #infertilityjourney  #ivfjourney  #pleasecomeout  #fullterm 
Hey guys so thought I’d give a little update on #ovasitol as I’ve been taking the supplement for a month now. Firstly I’ve found it super easy to take- it comes in prepackaged little packets which is perfect as there’s no measuring or fussing, just open, pour, stir and drink. It doesn’t taste of anything- which makes it easy to knock back.. so in general I’ve got to say, I feel really happy with this supplement. I have noticed a huge difference in my mood, I feel ‘normal’ whatever that is 😂 instead of ‘foggy’ exhausted and fatigued. That was a real problem for me so we’re winning there! In terms of my cycle, I’ve seen 2 very big improvements. 1- I ovulated without meds on CD 15!!!!! That has never happened! Not before CD20 anyway. And 2- my LP so far is at 11 days 🙌🏽 now this was a real problem as my LP has been averaging 7-9 days for the past 5-6 months! So this is brilliant for me. I absolutely love the fact that these improvements have taken place after just one month and plan to continue taking this supplement for a very long time. For the first time EVER, I feel like something is actually working for my #pcos I’ve also decided to stop taking metformin which I’ve been taking on and off for approx 10 years with little positive affects. Now if only they would make ovasitol easier to get hold of in the UK and a lot cheaper too- that would be great!! 👍🏿🤞🏽😁 #pcosuk #pcosusa #pcosttc #pcosfood #pcospregnancy #pcosweightloss #pcosdiet #pcossucks #pcoscommunity #pcoscysters #ttc #ttcbaby2 #ttcjourney #infertility #itsnotwhatifitswhen #infertilityjourney #opk #ovusense
Hey guys so thought I’d give a little update on #ovasitol  as I’ve been taking the supplement for a month now. Firstly I’ve found it super easy to take- it comes in prepackaged little packets which is perfect as there’s no measuring or fussing, just open, pour, stir and drink. It doesn’t taste of anything- which makes it easy to knock back.. so in general I’ve got to say, I feel really happy with this supplement. I have noticed a huge difference in my mood, I feel ‘normal’ whatever that is 😂 instead of ‘foggy’ exhausted and fatigued. That was a real problem for me so we’re winning there! In terms of my cycle, I’ve seen 2 very big improvements. 1- I ovulated without meds on CD 15!!!!! That has never happened! Not before CD20 anyway. And 2- my LP so far is at 11 days 🙌🏽 now this was a real problem as my LP has been averaging 7-9 days for the past 5-6 months! So this is brilliant for me. I absolutely love the fact that these improvements have taken place after just one month and plan to continue taking this supplement for a very long time. For the first time EVER, I feel like something is actually working for my #pcos  I’ve also decided to stop taking metformin which I’ve been taking on and off for approx 10 years with little positive affects. Now if only they would make ovasitol easier to get hold of in the UK and a lot cheaper too- that would be great!! 👍🏿🤞🏽😁 #pcosuk  #pcosusa  #pcosttc  #pcosfood  #pcospregnancy  #pcosweightloss  #pcosdiet  #pcossucks  #pcoscommunity  #pcoscysters  #ttc  #ttcbaby2  #ttcjourney  #infertility  #itsnotwhatifitswhen  #infertilityjourney  #opk  #ovusense 
Someone asked me the other day how Beautycounter competes with other “safer” brands, popular brands, cheaper brands, and dermatology recommended brands on the market. 🤷‍♀️ My answer was simple, we don’t aim to compete with other companies. We aim to educate, institute change, and  encourage ALL cosmetic companies to change the way they create their products! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Beautycounter is a mission first company and their transparency and commitment to change is why I fell in love with their products. 😍

Beautycounter is committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: As a company, we have banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market. 
IT’S NOT EASY WORK, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH IT. 🎉🎉🎉 So for anyone else wondering, we aren’t in competition with anyone else. We are on a mission to change the way the entire industry operates. And together, as consumers and consultants, WE are making a difference! 
Thanks for being a part of our journey friends Because every little bit counts!! 💕
Someone asked me the other day how Beautycounter competes with other “safer” brands, popular brands, cheaper brands, and dermatology recommended brands on the market. 🤷‍♀️ My answer was simple, we don’t aim to compete with other companies. We aim to educate, institute change, and encourage ALL cosmetic companies to change the way they create their products! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Beautycounter is a mission first company and their transparency and commitment to change is why I fell in love with their products. 😍 Beautycounter is committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: As a company, we have banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market. IT’S NOT EASY WORK, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH IT. 🎉🎉🎉 So for anyone else wondering, we aren’t in competition with anyone else. We are on a mission to change the way the entire industry operates. And together, as consumers and consultants, WE are making a difference! Thanks for being a part of our journey friends Because every little bit counts!! 💕
I know waiting and frustration well. I waited for years wondering what was taking God so long to answer my prayers for a baby. He wasn't moving fast enough on my behalf, despite my tears and pleading. So to encourage you a bit today, try to think that even in the midst of waiting that the longer He is taking, the greater your reward will be. His answer of no right now could actually be just not yet. He loves you and He has not forgotten you, despite where you are at in the process. He is working behind the scenes on your behalf because that is who He is. And in the meantime, He alone can be your true source of comfort if you let Him. I'm interceding on your behalf today and will continue to stand in the gap for all who are battling infertility. #nobunintheovenbook #nobunintheoven #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivf #ivfsuccess #infertilityjourney # ivfsisters #ivfsuccess #ivfsucks #infertilitysupport #findingfaithininfertility #findingfaith #godstiming #miscarriage #miscarriagesurvivor #miscarriageawareness #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #endosisters #twins # twinboys #nicu #prematurity #prematurebaby #prematurityawareness #nicubaby #miracles #infertilitybooks #miraclebabies
I know waiting and frustration well. I waited for years wondering what was taking God so long to answer my prayers for a baby. He wasn't moving fast enough on my behalf, despite my tears and pleading. So to encourage you a bit today, try to think that even in the midst of waiting that the longer He is taking, the greater your reward will be. His answer of no right now could actually be just not yet. He loves you and He has not forgotten you, despite where you are at in the process. He is working behind the scenes on your behalf because that is who He is. And in the meantime, He alone can be your true source of comfort if you let Him. I'm interceding on your behalf today and will continue to stand in the gap for all who are battling infertility. #nobunintheovenbook  #nobunintheoven  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #ivf  #ivfsuccess  #infertilityjourney  # ivfsisters #ivfsuccess  #ivfsucks  #infertilitysupport  #findingfaithininfertility  #findingfaith  #godstiming  #miscarriage  #miscarriagesurvivor  #miscarriageawareness  #endometriosis  #endometriosisawareness  #endosisters  #twins  # twinboys #nicu  #prematurity  #prematurebaby  #prematurityawareness  #nicubaby  #miracles  #infertilitybooks  #miraclebabies 
https://miraclestakealittletime.com/  make a vision board and use the law of attraction to perpetuate your goals #ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #iui #infertilityjourney #visionboard #lawofattraction
Holy 🍍🍍🍍 This move right here ⬇️⬇️ It’s been a super busy morning...this was from my 6am Day 6 workout: Cardio Flow 
Getting it done even on a Saturday 👊🏻 #saturdaymorningworkouts #gettinitdone #bootygainz #fitmom #infertilityjourney #pineapples
Of course I would get this card last night! And I held on to it until the very end because I couldn't bring myself to use it without feeling completely uncomfortable and crushed. It was sincerely the last card I played, and only because it was on my hubby. So he would know I was ready to leave. 😢😭😭 Sometimes I wish people knew how a brief moment or encounter can be an absolutely devastating reminder to people going through infertility. A simple card game with my family, that we love, and laugh so much at, had me anxiously waiting and wishing to leave to go back to my safe little bubble. Because it hurts, and I can't hurt in front of people, because people don't understand this kind of hurt. #cardsagainsthumanity #ourbaby #nobabyonboard #infertility #infertilityjourney #ivf ##ivfcomingsoon #ivfjourney #makingababy #saytheFword
Of course I would get this card last night! And I held on to it until the very end because I couldn't bring myself to use it without feeling completely uncomfortable and crushed. It was sincerely the last card I played, and only because it was on my hubby. So he would know I was ready to leave. 😢😭😭 Sometimes I wish people knew how a brief moment or encounter can be an absolutely devastating reminder to people going through infertility. A simple card game with my family, that we love, and laugh so much at, had me anxiously waiting and wishing to leave to go back to my safe little bubble. Because it hurts, and I can't hurt in front of people, because people don't understand this kind of hurt. #cardsagainsthumanity  #ourbaby  #nobabyonboard  #infertility  #infertilityjourney  #ivf  ##ivfcomingsoon  #ivfjourney  #makingababy  #saytheFword 
This girl. 
She sparkles.
I want that for her every day of her life. And my heart already aches for the first moment something in this broken world dampens her sweet spirit. But that's not today.
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Today, We celebrate! Three years ago, after the longest labor I could have imagined, partnered with incredible back pain, this little one pushed her way into the world-outside-the-womb and changed my life forever.
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There are hardly words to describe my love for her. But every day she surprises me with her verbal skills, her comprehension of things around her, her creativity, and her joyful manner of living every day like it's a celebration
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Madison Jean-bean, you bring light to our lives, you are curious and creative, musical and merry, you remember people's names, places we went and things we did (months ago!) and everywhere we go, I'm so proud to call you my daughter.
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Happy 3rd Birthday little precious girl! I am in awe that God chose me to be your Momma.
This girl. She sparkles. I want that for her every day of her life. And my heart already aches for the first moment something in this broken world dampens her sweet spirit. But that's not today. • Today, We celebrate! Three years ago, after the longest labor I could have imagined, partnered with incredible back pain, this little one pushed her way into the world-outside-the-womb and changed my life forever. •⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are hardly words to describe my love for her. But every day she surprises me with her verbal skills, her comprehension of things around her, her creativity, and her joyful manner of living every day like it's a celebration • Madison Jean-bean, you bring light to our lives, you are curious and creative, musical and merry, you remember people's names, places we went and things we did (months ago!) and everywhere we go, I'm so proud to call you my daughter. • Happy 3rd Birthday little precious girl! I am in awe that God chose me to be your Momma.
Who has two thumbs and scheduled an appt with the fertility doc two days before her period?! This gal 🤦🏽‍♀️
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Take a listen to see how we got here, our next steps and why these shades are so important 😎
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#yearofdetermination #infertilityjourney #wegotthis #ttcjourney #ttcfam #positivevibes
I caved. Time for some nutrients and additional calories. Banana, strawberries, low fat vanilla yogurt, splash of orange juice, spinach and peanut butter. #smoothie here’s to hoping I don’t disturb my metformin. 🙌🏻
I caved. Time for some nutrients and additional calories. Banana, strawberries, low fat vanilla yogurt, splash of orange juice, spinach and peanut butter. #smoothie  here’s to hoping I don’t disturb my metformin. 🙌🏻
Every day, every workout, it can be easy to focus on the things I can’t do right now. I can’t lift as heavy. I can’t hold moves as long. I can’t do most of the moves on the ground anymore. Laying on my back is now completely out of the question. .
And it is bringing me back to when I first started this journey. I couldn’t do 30 seconds of jumping jacks, I couldn’t make it through a whole warm up without stopping to catch my breath. I couldn’t do half {actually most} of the moves without modifying. A LOT. .
But focusing on what you can’t do is the wrong attitude. We all start somewhere, and if we gave up based on what we couldn’t do, we would never get anywhere. .
If I had quit my first day 18 months ago because of what I couldn’t do, I would never have improved. I most likely would not be pregnant right now. I would be stuck in the same, depressed rut I had been in for about 10 years. .
So today, instead of focusing on everything my body can’t do, I am going to focus on all the wonderful it is doing right now. Starting with growing a tiny human. And still allowing me to show up for myself the best way I know how. .
Be kind to your body, no matter where it is today. Show it some grace and be thankful for what it is doing right now. And then show it some love by giving it some movement.
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#fitpregnancy #pregnant #pregnancy #25weekspregnant #2ndtrimester #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitybaby #babyontheway #miraclebaby #rainbowbaby #21dayfix #autumncalabrese #nevergiveup #babyboy
Every day, every workout, it can be easy to focus on the things I can’t do right now. I can’t lift as heavy. I can’t hold moves as long. I can’t do most of the moves on the ground anymore. Laying on my back is now completely out of the question. . And it is bringing me back to when I first started this journey. I couldn’t do 30 seconds of jumping jacks, I couldn’t make it through a whole warm up without stopping to catch my breath. I couldn’t do half {actually most} of the moves without modifying. A LOT. . But focusing on what you can’t do is the wrong attitude. We all start somewhere, and if we gave up based on what we couldn’t do, we would never get anywhere. . If I had quit my first day 18 months ago because of what I couldn’t do, I would never have improved. I most likely would not be pregnant right now. I would be stuck in the same, depressed rut I had been in for about 10 years. . So today, instead of focusing on everything my body can’t do, I am going to focus on all the wonderful it is doing right now. Starting with growing a tiny human. And still allowing me to show up for myself the best way I know how. . Be kind to your body, no matter where it is today. Show it some grace and be thankful for what it is doing right now. And then show it some love by giving it some movement. . . . #fitpregnancy  #pregnant  #pregnancy  #25weekspregnant  #2ndtrimester  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #infertilitybaby  #babyontheway  #miraclebaby  #rainbowbaby  #21dayfix  #autumncalabrese  #nevergiveup  #babyboy 
We went to look at wedding venues this morning! It was very exciting. Has anyone else planned a wedding whilst ttc? People who know keep assuming that we will stop trying until after the wedding and are shocked when we say we won't. If I'm being honest I'd rather not be pregnant at our wedding but I'll be sooo happy if it finally does happen. In the grand scheme of things it's not the end of the world- we would have everything we wanted! #ttc #ttcover30 #ttcsupport #infertilityjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #clomid #clomid50mg
We went to look at wedding venues this morning! It was very exciting. Has anyone else planned a wedding whilst ttc? People who know keep assuming that we will stop trying until after the wedding and are shocked when we say we won't. If I'm being honest I'd rather not be pregnant at our wedding but I'll be sooo happy if it finally does happen. In the grand scheme of things it's not the end of the world- we would have everything we wanted! #ttc  #ttcover30  #ttcsupport  #infertilityjourney  #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #clomid  #clomid50mg 
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ELEVEN days. 11. That’s how many days are left to join Senegence and receive the January deal! • No monthly fees 👏🏻 • No monthly minimums 🙌🏻 • 20-50% off product 😍 • Amazing and supportive upline team 👯‍♀️ Message me or comment below if you even have the smallest bit of interest. 😉 I would love to share more information with you and answer all your questions! I promise, this company is doing amazing things for my family and it can for you too! 💋💰🎉
Ain't no shame in my game!!! Traveling today and I came prepared! Post workout meal on the road! 🛣️
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Salad, tuna & mayo, and green peas! Mix that baby all together and eat it up!
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P.S. I'm not driving! 😬
Ain't no shame in my game!!! Traveling today and I came prepared! Post workout meal on the road! 🛣️ . Salad, tuna & mayo, and green peas! Mix that baby all together and eat it up! . P.S. I'm not driving! 😬
My (maybe) advice to mamas in the making- kiss sugar goodbye. After four failed fertility attempts, we were desperate and I did every bit of research I could. On December 1st, I decided to cut out ALL artificial and added sugar from my diet. I also eliminated any enriched and dairy products. It wasn’t easy, but I think this is the missing piece to the fertility puzzle. This last round feels right, I feel ready. My body is happy, and I am filled with such excitement and joy ❤️ Perhaps nutrition is the last piece of this puzzle! I guess we will find out soon...CD 11, 18mm eggie, just waiting to surge 🥚 #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #fertilityfood #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters
My (maybe) advice to mamas in the making- kiss sugar goodbye. After four failed fertility attempts, we were desperate and I did every bit of research I could. On December 1st, I decided to cut out ALL artificial and added sugar from my diet. I also eliminated any enriched and dairy products. It wasn’t easy, but I think this is the missing piece to the fertility puzzle. This last round feels right, I feel ready. My body is happy, and I am filled with such excitement and joy ❤️ Perhaps nutrition is the last piece of this puzzle! I guess we will find out soon...CD 11, 18mm eggie, just waiting to surge 🥚 #infertility  #infertilitysupport  #infertilitycommunity  #infertilityawareness  #infertilityjourney  #fertilityfood  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters 
When I first got involved in the infertility community, I didn’t realize the impact the symbolism of the pineapple would have on me.
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For me it symbolizes hope and belief, community and sisterhood, and love and support!
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In the normal world, the pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality. So when I saw these stirrers from my friend’s company @drynkware, I knew I need to have them!
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We might not be having many cocktails when we’re ttc’ing, but they work amazing for tea and coffee drinks too.
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Check them out! I’ll put a link in my profile for a couple days. 😊
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#infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilityhope #infertilitylife #infertilitycommunity #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #ivfsupport #ivflife #ivffirsttimer #ivfover30 #ivfwarrior #infertilitywarrior #bfpvibes #pineapplevibes #ttcsister #ttccommunity #pineappleswag #lovepineapple
When I first got involved in the infertility community, I didn’t realize the impact the symbolism of the pineapple would have on me. . For me it symbolizes hope and belief, community and sisterhood, and love and support! . In the normal world, the pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality. So when I saw these stirrers from my friend’s company @drynkware, I knew I need to have them! . We might not be having many cocktails when we’re ttc’ing, but they work amazing for tea and coffee drinks too. . Check them out! I’ll put a link in my profile for a couple days. 😊 . . #infertilitysucks  #infertilitysupport  #infertilityjourney  #infertilityhope  #infertilitylife  #infertilitycommunity  #ivfjourney  #ivfsisters  #ivfsupport  #ivflife  #ivffirsttimer  #ivfover30  #ivfwarrior  #infertilitywarrior  #bfpvibes  #pineapplevibes  #ttcsister  #ttccommunity  #pineappleswag  #lovepineapple 
Many women rely on birth control to avoid pregnancy. 
However, what kind of effect does it have on fertility, especially when used long term?

Find out here: http://bit.ly/hormonal-birth-control (link in bio)
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Many women rely on birth control to avoid pregnancy. However, what kind of effect does it have on fertility, especially when used long term? Find out here: http://bit.ly/hormonal-birth-control (link in bio) . . . #birthcontrol  #hormones  #thepill  #bc  #hormonalbirthcontrol  #fertility  #FertilityTips  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #ttcjourney  #fertilityjourney  #infertilityjourney  #infertility  #infertilityawareness  #ttcsupport  #infertilitysupport  #fertilitycommunity  #infertilitycommunity  #infertilitysucks  #secondaryinfertility  #fertilityfriend  #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike  #community  #support  #infertilitywarrior  #infertilitysisters 
This documentary resonated with us so much...I cried through the entire thing. Literally 3mins in, it mentions infertility statistics and I stared crying. Part of that was just the fact that it reminded me once again that we are not alone in this struggle. 
Infertility is not shameful. Infertility is not a taboo subject. I urge everyone to check it out.
This documentary resonated with us so much...I cried through the entire thing. Literally 3mins in, it mentions infertility statistics and I stared crying. Part of that was just the fact that it reminded me once again that we are not alone in this struggle. Infertility is not shameful. Infertility is not a taboo subject. I urge everyone to check it out.
First I’m gonna apologize for my blinding white legs....it’s kind of like a solar eclipse, just don’t look directly at them and you should be ok😂.
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I struggled so much during this workout, more than normal cardio days.  I got to the 9th move and then...ding ding...I remembered I forgot my pre-workout🤦🏼‍♀️. Suddenly it all made sense.  If I was wondering if it helped before, I’m not anymore. .
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I’m a creature of habit, and normally when I do my pre-work meal no one is up yet, but since it’s the weekend I was able to sleep in a tad. So, everyone was up, I forgot my teaspoon in my shake and my pre-work.  But I got it done.
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I cringed and died a little on the inside when I found out this is going to be the normal Saturday workout😱.
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First I’m gonna apologize for my blinding white legs....it’s kind of like a solar eclipse, just don’t look directly at them and you should be ok😂. . . I struggled so much during this workout, more than normal cardio days. I got to the 9th move and then...ding ding...I remembered I forgot my pre-workout🤦🏼‍♀️. Suddenly it all made sense. If I was wondering if it helped before, I’m not anymore. . . I’m a creature of habit, and normally when I do my pre-work meal no one is up yet, but since it’s the weekend I was able to sleep in a tad. So, everyone was up, I forgot my teaspoon in my shake and my pre-work. But I got it done. . . I cringed and died a little on the inside when I found out this is going to be the normal Saturday workout😱. . . Do you like cardio? . . #prayerchangesthings  #prayerispowerful  #trustinHim  #myworld 🌎 #over40andfit  #momliferocks  #infertilityjourney  #noenergy  #myboy 💙#mealpreplife  #sahmstyle  #mombie  #findingbalance  #motheroftheyear  #blessedmom  #infertilitysux  #Infertilityawareness  #homeschoolingmom  #homeschoolperks  #preworkout  #cardioday 
“Small progress is better than no progress.” 🏋🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️ #infertilityjourney #ttcsisters #septumuterus #ttccommunity #pcossupport #weightlosstransformation #diabetic
We are now PUPO 🥚💕💙🤰🏼🤞🏼🙏🏼#ivf #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilityjourney #prayforus #hopeful #pleasework
I just started journaling this past year. While I wasn’t very consecutive  on journaling everyday. My goal for 2018 is to journal at least 3 times a week. .
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I have found a new way to release frustration for the day or thoughts i may not want to share with anyone else
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I am also journaling about our fertility journey. Which has helped me out a lot!! It has helped me learn to accept what we are going through and to have faith that our time will come. .
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Infertility is never an easy journey but learning how to destress is very important and I found that it is Gods plan and we are just along for the ride! 
#infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #godsplan #powerofprayer #journal #sendituptogod
I just started journaling this past year. While I wasn’t very consecutive on journaling everyday. My goal for 2018 is to journal at least 3 times a week. . . I have found a new way to release frustration for the day or thoughts i may not want to share with anyone else . . I am also journaling about our fertility journey. Which has helped me out a lot!! It has helped me learn to accept what we are going through and to have faith that our time will come. . . Infertility is never an easy journey but learning how to destress is very important and I found that it is Gods plan and we are just along for the ride! #infertility  #infertilitysucks  #infertilityjourney  #godsplan  #powerofprayer  #journal  #sendituptogod 
Saturday Jan 20, 2018! One year ago today I met our IVF Dr for our consult (after 8 years of “trying”testing, surgery,crying miscarriages and anxiety) She told me we have a 25% chance of success with IVF and that we would attempt a 3 embryo transfer when the time came, she also said we would increase our chances to 50% if I had my tubes taken out- oh and the big one, I needed to lose 33 pounds. We left there and immediately changed things around. We were going to do IVF and have a baby! I was working out, counting calories and I had my tubes out in March, acupuncture weekly and working out everyday- at one point in June I only had 4 pounds to lose.  Now it is January and from June until now I have gained everything back, my sadness creeped back and I struggle with anxiety again. Disappointed and embarrassed. But today I decide to try again- I can’t let the enemy win this one. I am thankful for you all sharing your lives with me. #ivf #infertility #infertilityjourney #ivf2018 #weightlossjourney #help #invitro #fertility #losingweight #losingweightforivf
Saturday Jan 20, 2018! One year ago today I met our IVF Dr for our consult (after 8 years of “trying”testing, surgery,crying miscarriages and anxiety) She told me we have a 25% chance of success with IVF and that we would attempt a 3 embryo transfer when the time came, she also said we would increase our chances to 50% if I had my tubes taken out- oh and the big one, I needed to lose 33 pounds. We left there and immediately changed things around. We were going to do IVF and have a baby! I was working out, counting calories and I had my tubes out in March, acupuncture weekly and working out everyday- at one point in June I only had 4 pounds to lose. Now it is January and from June until now I have gained everything back, my sadness creeped back and I struggle with anxiety again. Disappointed and embarrassed. But today I decide to try again- I can’t let the enemy win this one. I am thankful for you all sharing your lives with me. #ivf  #infertility  #infertilityjourney  #ivf2018  #weightlossjourney  #help  #invitro  #fertility  #losingweight  #losingweightforivf 
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9 days on #PIOSHOTS and only... 9 weeks to go 😂💉(hopefully). I've been taking a photo every night to help hubz remember what side to inject. Some of them are pretty funny. It's surprisingly hard to get the booty, husband and your face all in one pic, while keeping your butt relaxed 🤷🏻‍♀️ So lucky to have such a wonderful and cute "murse"
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If your PIO shots are hurting more than a small pinch and slight soreness... YOUR'E DOING IT WRONG. Location matters so much, should NOT shoot in middle of booty or close to spine. Ice first 10 mins heating pad and heated blanket after ❄️
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9 days on #PIOSHOTS  and only... 9 weeks to go 😂💉(hopefully). I've been taking a photo every night to help hubz remember what side to inject. Some of them are pretty funny. It's surprisingly hard to get the booty, husband and your face all in one pic, while keeping your butt relaxed 🤷🏻‍♀️ So lucky to have such a wonderful and cute "murse" . . If your PIO shots are hurting more than a small pinch and slight soreness... YOUR'E DOING IT WRONG. Location matters so much, should NOT shoot in middle of booty or close to spine. Ice first 10 mins heating pad and heated blanket after ❄️ . . . #ivfjourney  #myivfstory  #ivfstims  #ivfstrong  #ivf  #ivftips  #ivfsupport  #infertility  #endometriosis  #endowarrior  #expensivesciencebaby  #ivfstory  #infertilityjourney #ivfcycle1  #pio  #piotips  #ivfshots  #progesteroneinoil 
I’m so thankful that I had the intuition years ago to trust my gut and follow my dreams even when the people closest to me didn’t “get it”. TBH, some still don’t, and that’s ok with me. 
It’s not easy pursuing something that isn’t traditional, but I spent so many years completely unhappy. I struggled severely with my own self worth. There was no joy in my day-to-day existence. It was...get up, hustle doing a job I didn’t feel passionate about, work hard for someone else’s dreams, give everything of myself so I could be “the best” at what I do (I’ve learned recently, this was my incessant need to seek approval from others), and then be disposed of when I lacked the fire I had in my eyes when I started. That fire dwindled a tiny bit every day as I was told that giving my everything wasn’t good enough, until I was a shell of a person...unhappy with life...unhappy with myself.

It wasn’t until I experienced it first hand...the COMMUNITY. A safe place filled with people who believed in me. People who saw my potential, not for what I could give them, but for what I was capable of doing for myself. They knew that if they loved me more than I thought I deserved, I would BLOSSOM. I would feel what it’s like to have joy again. I went from being the least confident person you’ve probably ever met...guarded...keeping other women, especially, at a distance because of my own insecurities...to an ordinary girl that now had the capability to love others with every ounce of my being. 
They knew what I didn’t know...it’s the ripple effect. They loved me so hard, until I loved myself so much that now I want nothing more than to love on others so hard until they love themselves that much. The ripple effect will continue and THAT is what I am passionate about.

I thank God every day for sending me someone who loved me enough to show me it was worth going after what I wanted, even when my inner circle didn’t get it.  I would be an entirely different person today if it weren’t for that opportunity. Nothing happens by chance...this is my calling. My fire is re-lit every single day when I go into my Virtual Gym and see the triumphs from my girls. They have my entire heart ❤️
I’m so thankful that I had the intuition years ago to trust my gut and follow my dreams even when the people closest to me didn’t “get it”. TBH, some still don’t, and that’s ok with me. It’s not easy pursuing something that isn’t traditional, but I spent so many years completely unhappy. I struggled severely with my own self worth. There was no joy in my day-to-day existence. It was...get up, hustle doing a job I didn’t feel passionate about, work hard for someone else’s dreams, give everything of myself so I could be “the best” at what I do (I’ve learned recently, this was my incessant need to seek approval from others), and then be disposed of when I lacked the fire I had in my eyes when I started. That fire dwindled a tiny bit every day as I was told that giving my everything wasn’t good enough, until I was a shell of a person...unhappy with life...unhappy with myself. It wasn’t until I experienced it first hand...the COMMUNITY. A safe place filled with people who believed in me. People who saw my potential, not for what I could give them, but for what I was capable of doing for myself. They knew that if they loved me more than I thought I deserved, I would BLOSSOM. I would feel what it’s like to have joy again. I went from being the least confident person you’ve probably ever met...guarded...keeping other women, especially, at a distance because of my own insecurities...to an ordinary girl that now had the capability to love others with every ounce of my being. They knew what I didn’t know...it’s the ripple effect. They loved me so hard, until I loved myself so much that now I want nothing more than to love on others so hard until they love themselves that much. The ripple effect will continue and THAT is what I am passionate about. I thank God every day for sending me someone who loved me enough to show me it was worth going after what I wanted, even when my inner circle didn’t get it. I would be an entirely different person today if it weren’t for that opportunity. Nothing happens by chance...this is my calling. My fire is re-lit every single day when I go into my Virtual Gym and see the triumphs from my girls. They have my entire heart ❤️
years ago i was in a relationship with who i thought was “the one”...
one day we were out + i stopped + stared at him - scared, hurt, + vulnerable.
i told him there was a chance that i wouldn’t be able to have kids, because of my inconsistency with my periods. i told him that it was going to probably be hard if we tried for kids.
and you know what he did? he got scared - his walls went up. immediately he started giving me options and ideas of what we could do + was mad that i would say that, when i’ve never been diagnosed with anything.
fast forward to when i met my husband... again, i knew that i would have to tell a guy the issue i have + i was terrified of how he would react. it was dumb to even worry, because he responded with, “well, we’ll figure that out as the time comes. it’ll all work out in His plan.”.
ladies, don’t just pluck the petals + accept that if it ends on “he loves me”, that he actually does. when the hardest moments of pure vulnerability come out, see how he responds. find a man who’s gonna love you no matter what flaws you have. •
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years ago i was in a relationship with who i thought was “the one”... one day we were out + i stopped + stared at him - scared, hurt, + vulnerable. i told him there was a chance that i wouldn’t be able to have kids, because of my inconsistency with my periods. i told him that it was going to probably be hard if we tried for kids. and you know what he did? he got scared - his walls went up. immediately he started giving me options and ideas of what we could do + was mad that i would say that, when i’ve never been diagnosed with anything. fast forward to when i met my husband... again, i knew that i would have to tell a guy the issue i have + i was terrified of how he would react. it was dumb to even worry, because he responded with, “well, we’ll figure that out as the time comes. it’ll all work out in His plan.”. ladies, don’t just pluck the petals + accept that if it ends on “he loves me”, that he actually does. when the hardest moments of pure vulnerability come out, see how he responds. find a man who’s gonna love you no matter what flaws you have. • • • #infertility  #infertilityhurts  #infertilityjourney  #fertility  #fertilitycoach  #fertilitysupport  #pcos  #ttc  #ttccommunity  #ttctribe  #marriage  #honorableman  #intentionalliving  #purposekindness  #willfullykind 
Day 3 bloodwork!  This lady was so awesome she was friendly and talkative and I barely felt the needle and definitely didn’t come close to passing out like I always seem to!  Taking all that as a good sign of things to come!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 #ttc #ttcpcos #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #malefactorinfertility #ivfsoon #day3bloodwork