Infertility · IVF · Miscarriage

Infertility, Miscarriage, and other things that Shall Not Be Named. 

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the things we have not shared with others throughout this journey. All the feelings I have not shared out loud; feelings that I have words for and those I do not. The miscarriage, shared only with the closest few and work necessities now seems like a figment of our… Continue reading Infertility, Miscarriage, and other things that Shall Not Be Named. 

Infertility

Infertility & Loss Playlist: 17 Songs to Help You Heal

Everyone is looking for their own place of peace through this kind of journey. Some find solace in prayer, their family, or in their support system.  Me, I find that music is the best place to rest my heavy heart.  To let someone else say (sing) the words that fill my heart with truth.  A… Continue reading Infertility & Loss Playlist: 17 Songs to Help You Heal

Grief · Infertility · Miscarriage

Anger and the Other Stages of My Infertility Grief

As if this Christmas was not hard enough, we received the results of this cycle’s blood test yesterday.  Negative. There are so. many. feelings.  It is amazing how quickly you cycle through the stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.  After 2 years of trying to conceive, I’ve got the sequence down to a… Continue reading Anger and the Other Stages of My Infertility Grief

Christmas · Infertility · Miscarriage

A Letter to My Family About My Infertility at Christmas.

Dear Family, Please believe me when I say that I do not mean to be bitter or distant this Christmas. Believe it or not, I actually began this holiday season with giddy hopes about Christmas and the luck and joy it could bring to our lives. Unfortunately, my once optimistic and giddy excitement for the… Continue reading A Letter to My Family About My Infertility at Christmas.