Stay positive, and stay strong because you CAN do it no matter what the outcome is ♥ You have come this far already and you’re not going to give up now. ➼ Put your mind in the right place and be prepared for each outcome ahead of time. ♥ Just believe you can do it ♥ You would believe in your child if they were trying to do something wouldn’t you? ➼ Do things that make you feel happy, relaxed, safe and calm 🙏🏻 Only surround yourself with people who lift you up with good energy (this community does that well☺️), people who care for you and who really believe in you. Life is too short for people with bad energy🙅🏻♀️. ➼ Plan a night or 2 away together close after test date or in the near future so you have something to look forward to either way. ➼ Do everything you can that you feel is right for you and that will make you feel more in control and that you have covered your bases - eat well to feed your body with the right nutrients it’s craving, take your medications at the same time every day, relax, laugh, watch funny movies, go get a blow dry or buy something nice to wear like a cosy sweater. Light some candles, have dinners without the tv on, do massages💆🏻♀️ Listen to positive podcasts and mindfulness meditations, try using the app @calm or @headspace they are fantastic for chilling out. A little self care goes a long way 🙏🏻 Just believe in yourself and that you can do it because YOU CAN 💯% ♥ ♥ ♥
🤣🤷🏼♀️ YUP. I needed this laugh this early Tuesday morning. I barely got any sleep last night, my hot flashes this third time around with Letrozole have been the worst yet. Today is the last day taking it though, yahoo! 🙌🏼
A lovely way to start the day! I’ve just watched @trying_to_expect un box and describe the diary I sent to her on her insta stories. So nice to see my work through someone else’s eyes especially when it’s something so personal and close to my heart. I’ve started working on an add on diary that is specific to a FET cycle. My FET was a natural cycle so I’m currently gathering info on medicated FET protocols and @trying_to_expect has offered to give me some tips on how a medicated cycle comes together during her journey.
Thanks again @trying_to_expect for your lovely words, I’ll be thinking of you and wishing you all the very best 🍀🤞🏻✨
If you’re interested to see the inside of the diary in more detail pop and take a look at @trying_to_expect stories 💞
**OLD PHOTO** This was January 22, 2016 after our first embryo transfer. Has it really been that long? This was after 5 failed IUIs, endometriosis surgery and 1 failed IVF. Here’s hoping the next photo we take like this will be our last. 🙏🏼
Choosing a word for 2018 was simple. I knew it needed to encompass many areas of life and be the vision I have for my life. So I chose:
a b u n d a n c e
I realize it can be misunderstood or perceived incorrectly. It can have an erroneous meaning. If I say I want abundance you might be thinking I mean I want money.
But what I am here to tell you, is that abundance simply means “plentifulness of the good things in life, prosperity.”
Last year I chose “believe.” And that word changed my perspective, and really my life.—
But my life also got out of balance in 2017. I let certain things (IVF/infertility) consume me. I allowed my layoff to shake my confidence and worth. I may have had great things in one area of life, but in others I was feeling low.
So for 2018, I will choose to balance my life again and focus on abundance in all areas.
Abundance in health and wellness.
Abundance in love and relationships.
Abundance in finances.
Abundance in faith.
I know that my God only wants the best for me. He only wants the best for you, too. He wants abundance for us. I know that He would not put a desire on my heart and mind that He does not want me to have.
There is plenty in the world, there is abundance in the world! It’s ours for the taking. We just have to decide we want it.
We are incredibly overwhelmed by the amount of love and support we have received starting from day one of #OperationBabyWilson . I wish I could go through and thank each and every one of you, however comment moderation won’t allow for that (🙄). I know that it is still so early to be sharing the news but if it weren’t for all of you we wouldn’t have made it through this journey. I just couldn’t keep the secret for any longer, mostly because it would be extremely difficult since everyone knew we had transferred already. I really just want to enjoy every second I have with this babe, even if something (god forbid) goes wrong.
The week we waited for our ultrasound I had a nightmare every single night, that I would wake up and be bleeding and something would be horribly wrong. And it was exhausting. And although the thought is always in the back of my head I can’t live like that, I can’t live in fear of the “what if”. So instead we spent the week telling our family and close friends the good news and just tried to enjoy living in the moment.
And now we can all make it through this part of the journey together, because we still need all of the prayers and positive vibes to keep little Wilson growing. 👶🏼❤️
To My Husband,
Thank you for choosing me everyday no matter the obstacles life has thrown our way. There have been many. Thank you for continuing to love me in my weakest moments, through my crazy hormonal swings, and the days I put zero effort into. Thank you for making me feel loved and beautiful even when I dont love my self and become self conscious of the changes in my body. Thank you for understanding when I need to talk and when i just need you near me.
You will thankfully never fully understand what infertility does to a me both physically and mentally and for that I am Thankful. You are my strength when I feel I cant go on, you are my positivity when im in a negative frame of mind. My knowledge of how good of a Father you will be gives me strength to continue on through this journey no matter how painful or how crappy I feel.
Thank you for loving me unconditionally and proving to me not all men are the same. Your steadfast love proves to me that we are in this journey together and that though our path to grow our family might not be as "easy" as it may have been with someone else, that this is OUR path and it will only make us stronger and make our LOVE for our children even deeper.
In the end...
IT WILL BE WORTH IT!
Just finished watching this on Netflix and really enjoyed it! Sometimes its nice to know that others have felt your pain and your not alone in this. Thank you for sharing your story, I have recommended this to some if my family members as i think it might give them a better understanding and some insight into what iv been through #onemoreshot#ivfsupport#ivf#ivfjourney#myivfjourney#ivfsisters
My coaching is for mama-bears who can't bear waiting another month.
In fact, they're so fucking tired of waiting.
They're tired of waiting to feel:
-A connection to something bigger than themselves
I can show you how to feel this way...today. How do I know? Because I'm there. And you don't need ANYTHING outside of yourself to feel this way. It's all here. Waiting for you. 🙌🏼 ❤️✨(Photo: @teresaearnestphotography)
Friends and Family - we are one step closer to beginning our IVF journey and have had a few people reach out wondering how they can support us. We have started a YouCaring account where, only if you feel compelled, you can donate towards our IVF journey.
We have already spent a lot of money the past year on treatments and are back to square one - we are so thankful for all your love and support as we carry on! We’ve get the goal low to start and are so grateful for all your donations, big and small!!
Friends and Family - we are one step closer to beginning our IVF journey and have had a few people reach out wondering how they can support us. We have started a YouCaring account where, only if you feel compelled, you can donate towards our IVF journey. ❤️
We have already spent a lot of money the past year on treatments and are back to square one - we are so thankful for all your love and support as we carry on! We’ve get the goal low to start and are so grateful for all your donations, big and small!! #youcaring#MakingAMalcolm