18 - What I've Learnt
This shit ain't easy! Making a baby is not how it looks on TV when you are actually trying. So all the folks who got knocked up on one night stands/flings or without even trying are just a buncha fertile lucky ass people! Ok, I'm kidding and Im not hating or jealous of anyone. While I do wish I had my sweet little baby in my arms by now, I'll never take this process for granted. This is hard and I've worked for every bit of it so I'll hug my babies even tighter and love my husband even more for being with me thru this ride!
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After a ridiculously lazy day yesterday - 11 hours on the sofa watching #Netflix ! - I was far more productive today. Not only do I have a clean home and an empty laundry basket, but I stocked up at the local #farmersmarket and did some healthy batch #cooking this afternoon before dinner out with the girls and an evening at the #LondonLitFest . If I am able to upgrade from #PUPO to #pregnant I really hope I get into a good habit of cooking fresh baby meals instead of too many store-bought options. .
I want to share with you my experience with my miscarriage so Here’s my ectopic pregnancy story. Before I found out I was pregnant I was waiting for my period since we weren’t trying but also not preventing it, so anyways I was having really bad cramps also back pain and I thought nothing of it, just thinking it should be here any min now so for some reason I decided to take a pregnancy test and it was positive we were so happy I couldn’t believe it I took like 3 test, but those cramps never went away, I think I had those cramps for about 2 1/2 weeks so one night I couldn’t sleep because of the pain and when I woke to pee I had a bit a brown discharge and I just felt something wasn’t right so I called my OB and set up and appt to check up on my pregnancy and Dr did an ultrasound and he said I don’t see your baby, he said your pregnant but there’s nothing, he said maybe is just too early to see, so I did some blood work and he call me back and said that everything look fine so then the following week I went in for another ultrasound and he still couldn’t see anything so that’s when he told me it was an ectopic I didn’t even know what that was, so it was on one of tubes and I had to get the shot to ended before my tube rupture, Dr just said I’m sorry I don’t wanna end your pregnancy but it’s better to do it now, I was just in disbelief this was happening to me, why me I couldn’t even cry I was just so angry so many emotions running through my head, till I got home I just broke down. Everything happen so quick. I got the shot and I was in so much pain physically and mentally. Now 9months later I’m sad thinking my baby would’ve been here with me, I’m excited to try but also have a fear that it might happen again my heart wouldn’t be able to take it. I pray for god to send me a healthy rainbow baby to fill my empty heart and brighten up my life. #ttc#ttclife#ttcaftermiscarriage#ttcsupport#ttccommunity#ttcbaby#ttcjourney#ttccommunity#ttcafterectopic#ttcafterloss#ttcmembers#ttcsisters#feelingempty#pregancyandinfantlossawareness#ttcbaby1#ectopicpregnancy
I have been so lazy this month. Stress free. Doesn’t change how badly I want this. I guess I am changing my approach for my health. I didn’t even take OPT until it was too late and they were showing negative. I am relying on my body and temp - it really is accurate. I pray when the time is right it happens. December 7th is my surgery 🤞🏻 #ttc#infertility#ttcsisters#ttccommunity
Wasn't feeling a tough workout today so I'm really glad for my yoga Challenge I started for myself!!! Not to say it wasn't challenging....because it WAS! Core yoga is intense and the moves from this routine are like nothing I have seen but it's fun and I love how I feel afterwards!!! 😍
Not mad at the doggies anymore...lol they are cute and innocent again 😂
They wanted to cuddle so much right after I had to push them off lmao!!!
I know that our sufferings on this earth are our testimonies to the goodness and faithfulness of our loving God. As I gazed at our little pumpkin decorations, I could not help but feel that longing ache of meeting our own little, miracle pumpkin one day.
Then it took my mind to this scripture:
"Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing when they return to their harvest." Psalm 126:5-6
Though we may be weeping, we must continue to plant our seeds of hope and faith, weeding out the lies and torment of the enemy as they grow and adding spiritual fertilizer of God's Word, until our Harvest Day! Then, just as all the nations saw what God had done for His people, they said "The Lord has done great miracles for them!" When doctors, nurses, friends and family see what God has done, is doing and will do for us, I know they will proclaim, "The Lord has done great miracles for them!" Our story, His glory!
Special thank you to everyone who celebrated baby Herrings gender reveal! Those who were invited and came know firsthand how difficult this journey was for us and how we really started to prepare ourselves for if this day would never come. Having @jelisajanaephotography taking our first maternity shoot was extremely special because through this journey we continued to capture this moment we craved so badly for other couples with @herringmomentsphotography Photography. We are just so thankful and filled with joy and honored that God honored this prayer. Thank you to @banksliketyra for keeping this secret for a MONTH! For my family and sisters (@ladyr219, @ms_kdw, @grrreentee) for traveling from back home and Atlanta. Just so much love for this baby boy and so excited to meet baby Tristan! 💙💙 #babyherring2018
Happy Monday everyone!! (If you can even be happy on a Monday lol I hate Monday's!!) Well my partner left early this morning for his 2 week stint away! I was half asleep when he left so I couldn't get emotional which was good lol! #7dpo today and I listed the symptoms I experienced yesterday! I didn't have frequent urination! I don't know ladies, maybe this is all in my head! I guess I'll find out in 5 days when the Ovia App suggests I take a test. If I get AF early next week, I have a short window next cycle while my partner is back from working away. Him working away is going to make it super hard to #ttc . Anyway, have a wonderful day! #ttcsisters#ttccommunity#ovulationtest#opk#pregnancy#pregnancytest#fertilityjourney#fertility#baby
For those trying to conceive, this one is for you. Hope you're hanging in there, and if you need some cathartic entertainment, you can always watch #vegasbabyfilm on @netflix, @amazonvideo or @itunes. #ttc#ivfjourney
Scrolling through FB this past week or so has been hard.... seeing everyone’s family pumpkin patch pictures... baby announcements... and pregnancy reveals that are fall themed. It’s also like people expect you to virtually “like” the picture and then bring it up in real life. One time, I was having a hard day and just didn’t have the energy to get on FB and “like” pictures of my friends’ kids. A friend in conversation was like “oh, did you see the pics of (name of kid)? I noticed you didn’t like my pumpkin patch pictures I posted on Facebook.” I shrugged it off and responded, “I haven’t had time to go on FB the past few days, sorry I must’ve missed it.” This person isn’t aware of all the details in my #ttcjourney except that I haven’t gotten pregnant yet. So I can’t fault her for her comments, plus she’s one that “wasn’t trying” when she had her baby. Again cannot hold that against her. It just gets a little tiring not only having to virtually “like” a photo and talk about it in real life, too when sometimes it kills me inside that I don’t get to experience that right now, too. I know it’ll be amazing someday if/when I experience it myself... it’s just that “someday” part that is hard. #ttc#braceyourselves
I’m doing a 7 day clean eating challenge starting tomorrow, Monday the 23rd because I’ve been slipping way more than I care to admit 🤷🏽♀️.
👉🏽Meal plan with recipes, beginner style at home workouts with intensifiers, daily challenges, and support/accountability. .
I have a #Halloween party and a #convention to go to this week, so I’m striving to make small lifestyle changes, not to be perfect. Because let’s be real, #perfect is boring and having 20% of fun in there makes the world go round. 😜
Want to join me?
This man dedicated his "vacation" to spending a whole week with my family.
On top of that, he sacrificed opening day to drive the almost 700 miles home yesterday. He drove for over 14 hours, not once complained, not once asked me to drive.
The world convinces young girls that they are on the hunt for a Prince Charming straight out of a romance novel.
If I've learned anything in our almost 9 years of marriage, I've learned that type of "love" is overrated, not of God, and frankly fictional.
I choose the man that stops what he is doing to pray with me.
I choose the man that isn't perfect, but continues to pray for sanctification.
I choose the man that chooses to love me every single day--because he knows True Love doesn't originate inside us.
I pray that we are able to teach our future children these lessons. I pray that God provides the babies and the wisdom to raise them in His will. ❤️ #infertility#infertilityandfaith#marriageworks#miscarriage#ttc
Now time to visit the residence of one of Toronto's former mayors that once stood at the northeast corner of Bathurst and St. Clair. Taken from Lost River Walks: "Robert John Fleming, one of the city’s most popular mayors, lived from about 1900 until 1927, in a large house that once stood north-east of Bathurst and St. Clair. He sold it to the Sisters of St. Joseph, who used it as an orphanage until 1948 when they sold it to the Basilian Fathers to become part of the campus of St. Michael’s College School.
This house was immense with many verandas, surrounded by extensive lawns, gardens and orchards and stood well back from the intersection of Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue West. We don’t know who built the house, though early atlases show it as the property of someone named Rembler Paul. Around the turn of the century we do know that it became the home of Robert John Fleming, who in the 1890’s had been elected Mayor of Toronto by the widest margin in the city’s history. He served four one-year terms. Fleming resigned before the end of his last term to take on the job of the city’s assessment commissioner.
When he requested a salary increase after a few years, the city refused, so he left to become general manager of the Toronto Railway Company operator of the city’s streetcar lines. During this period, he was associated in business with men such as Sir Henry Pellatt and Sir William Mackenzie, whom he had often opposed as mayor of the city. In 1921 the Toronto Railway Company’ contract with the city expired, and with it Fleming’s position. Once more he ran for mayor, but lost by a very small margin. He sold the house in 1923 for $250,000, and retired to a thousand acre estate on the Don River called Donlands. He died two years later."
I'm so excited that I've been chosen to be a Stork OTC ambassador. I'm not actively trying to conceive right now, but boy do I wish The Stork had been available when I was. You see, we had to wait for several months in between trying naturally and doing IUIs. When the IUIs failed, we had to wait several months between that and moving on to IVF. And when our second IVF failed, we had to wait several months before we did our 3rd (and ultimately successful) IVF. And let me tell you... those months of in-between waiting were really hard. Yes, I believe in miracles and I prayed for one. But I think the waiting would have been a little easier if I'd felt like I was at least able to boost my chances of conceiving naturally a little bit. For me, the Stork OTC would have been the perfect thing to use during those "in-between" waiting periods. It's affordable, there are no side effects like with meds, and it might just be the boost you need. To read a full review I wrote awhile ago, or to find out where you can get The Stork OTC, click on the link in my bio.
why do we do it to ourselves ladies? only 7dpo so don’t know why i bothered just so impatient, feel so sick tonight literally like ill spew at any second, but i’ve felt very fluey all day so probably just coming down with something!! #7dpo#ttc#ttccommunity#ttcsisters#rainbowbaby