Category Trying to Conceive

If you build it….

After 3 weeks of construction and one year (at least) of shopping to pick out the “perfect _______” (Insert anything baby here… cloth diapers, detergent, theme, color)…  The nursery is done! There is not much going on with the actual adoption.  We’ve had at least one more situation come and go since my last post….
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BIG update

First, we had our final follow-up a few weeks ago. I’m healing just fine. I still get some occasional pain but that’s from the scar tissue and is getting much less frequent. At the follow-up, I asked a question I’ve wondered about for quite a while. With my pregnancy history, will I be considered high…
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And it starts!

Within hours of the announcement we had people asking how they could help. A few of those ladies, rather than asking, offered to run a fundraiser for us. The first is now up and running: https://kcardwell.scentsy.us/Buy?partyId=38314673 Kristin has gracious offered to let this run for 6 weeks and is giving us 100% of her profit…
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New plan (again)

Hopefully, this will be our last ever ‘new plan.’ Today, we went to an adoption seminar. I won’t bore you with all the details. I will say that Chris and I are both glad we went. There were three attorneys present that spoke about the local laws. Going in, I was nervous that this would…
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A Post In Which I Talk About A Bit Of Everything

I know, I know, I’m a bad blogger. Once again it has been way to long. I’ll start off by announcing that our first NTNP (not trying, not preventing) month was a bust. I didn’t track ovulation, but I did start four days early. I’ll see what happens next month and maybe we’ll start tracking…
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An agreement

Chris and I have reached a ttc/adoption agreement. You see, Chris isn’t ready to be done. He wants to jump into soy if I’m not pregnant. I, on the other hand, am very ready to be done. After four years of losses and infertility, I’m ready to move on. We talked about it again this…
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Change of tone

Within a few weeks the content of my blog will be changing some. I’ll still talk about our angels, but the ttc aspect will no longer be here. We are done with medical assistance after tomorrow. If tomorrow’s IUI does not work, we will be moving to adoption and that will be my main focus…
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A conversation snippet I posted on my loss and ttc boards:

DH: “They were here for days. Not my fault you didn’t eat more of them.” Me: “It’s not MY fault I was nauseous for days.” DH: “It might be.” Me: “No it’s yours.” Lex: “Hopefully it’s baby’s” Me: “Yea, and you put the sperm there, so it’s YOUR fault.” DH: “You put the egg there.”…
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The Truth About Infertility.

Truth Number One: Nothing hurts more than waiting for the first. Never knowing if you’ll be a mom. Never knowing if you’ll ever have a child. That is a hell I’d gladly never remember. Of course, at the time I was waiting for said first child, I worked fifty hours a week, spent twenty hours commuting….
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Letting Go

A strange thing has been happening to me over the last month.  After 2.5 years of unexplained infertility, I think I just might be finally letting go. The first inkling of this came a few days after we returned from my husband’s 40th birthday cruise in mid June.  We had spent a week with good…
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