Our Journey with Infertility

john16On May 11, 2013 I married the man of my dreams. We had gone through pre-marital counseling and agreed that we wanted to wait at least one year before we started to try and have a family. We wanted to have some time to ourselves to get used to the normal give and take of marriage and getting used to living with another person. At our year anniversary, I decided that I just wasn’t ready yet. I wanted a baby, don’t get me wrong, but I felt like my husband and I needed more time. It was around Thanksgiving of 2014 that I began to really feel like I was ready to make the jump into parenthood. My husband was thrilled as he had been wanting to start a family since the day we got married. Little did we know, this would be the start of our journey with infertility. A journey that would have ups and downs, loss, hope and disappointment.

I plan on using this blog to hopefully encourage other women as so many other women have helped to keep me encouraged and keep me going. Infertility is something that isn’t talked about like it should be because of how we women sometimes feel when the word infertile is used to describe us. I hope that there are women and couples out there who will read this and use their experiences to help other women on this journey.

 To view all of the posts available, you can go to the menu option of Our Journey with Infertility and there will be a drop down menu of choices, you can choose categories on the left hand side of the page and choose Our Journey with Infertility, or you can choose the links below.

The Diagnosis: PCOS                                                                         Understanding PCOS

Treatment A: Surgery and Metformin                                        Losing Riley

Surviving a Miscarriage                                                                    Encouragement from Mom

Innocent Words that Hurt: Part 1                                                Words that Hurt: Part 2

What to Tell & When: Infertility                                                     The Labels of Infertility

TTC: Month 24                                                                                       TTC: Month 25

TTC: Month 25 Update                                                                      TTC: Month 26

TTC: Month 27                                                                                      TTC: Month 28

TTC: Month 28: Update                                                                    TTC: Month 29                        

TTC: Month 29: Update Pregnancy and a Miscarriage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Resources

Memorial for Riley and Oakley