" Down Syndrome.... What the heck is that? " When I was 16 weeks pregnant, the doctor called to tell me my blood results showed 1 and 7 chances of my baby being born with Down Syndrome - the phone call was short, but it quickly brought me to my knees. I spent weeks searching… Continue reading Awareness
When I decided to start a blog, I was nervous. I didn’t want to hurt feelings or make people around me uncomfortable; but the truth is, every person is entitled to their journey and how they go about dealing with it. I have found blogging to be an extreme release of emotions when I have… Continue reading Silent Struggles
Monday eventually came and we felt defeated as we learned the IUI failed. We knew this was an option but questioned why? We were going to every appointment, taking every medication. Life is becoming foggy and while Dr. Cortez insists we stay positive - it's becoming very hard. Moving forward, we've decided to be… Continue reading The struggle of infertility
Sometimes, we get upset at God or the one we believe in for not granting our every prayer. Today, while I would have been more than thankful for a pregnancy this month; I am understanding as to why it did not happen. (Or at least, assuming this allows me to feel somewhat better). Today,… Continue reading Everything happens, for a reason.
Throughout our journey to start a family, we’ve encountered a number of obstacles that have severely changed my outlook on life. There are so many things we take for granted every day, whether it’s a job, a spouse, a new home or a baby. I’ve had to learn to stop taking things for granted; even… Continue reading What you can’t change; Changes you.
Earlier this afternoon we went for our first IUI insemination. The morning was difficult as I was unable to sleep much last night but when Nikki woke up she was beyond excited and this kept me from feeling anxious, she even took photos - so unlike her. I am thankful though, her high spirits kept… Continue reading Our First IUI
Sometimes, in the midst of our storms we forget those around us. We tend to lash out on the ones we love the most. Starting the process of an IUI or dealing with the possibility of infertility, a million things change from day to day. After the medication, after the sleepless nights and unanswered prayers;… Continue reading Remember what’s important
The fertility drugs I am currently taking have incredibly annoying side effects. Thankfully, after a five day dose - I finished the Clomid last night! I started this week with very little thoughts about what would come of this, as a matter of fact; I've focused on everything and anything I could in order to ensure… Continue reading Order up!
Tonight I begin my first dosage of Clomid for the month. After last months fail, the doctor raised my dosage to 100MG in hopes of better follicles. The emotions I'm experiencing are bizarre and today has been especially rough as I've been dealing with my insurance covering my regular monthly medication that has nothing to… Continue reading All aboard!
I always knew the road I was taking would be a little more difficult. I remember the day I met her, I certainly wasn't sure if it would work out but we decided to give it a try. The truth is; It was complete hell - we were in two very different chapters of our lives… Continue reading The Journey Begins