Moving Forward

Most of the time, I write blog posts because I feel particularly inspired to write – I have an abstract idea I want to get across, and a concrete fertility or pregnancy update that goes with it. This is not one of those times. I’m not sad to be sharing this update, but it’s not going … More Moving Forward

Listen Up

I’m not quite showing yet, but I feel pretty pregnant. When the time comes that it’s a little more obvious what’s going on in my uterus though, I wish it would be appropriate to wear a t-shirt or stamp a temporary tattoo on my head that says “I STRUGGLED TO GET PREGNANT AND YOU CAN … More Listen Up

When It Rains, It FOURS

Today has been a super rainy day in Kansas City. It started last night with thunderstorms. It rained all morning and was pouring when I splashed my way into the reproductive endocrinologist’s office nice and early today. Now it’s late afternoon and another thunderstorm just moved through. It’s not unusual for KC weather: when it rains, it pours. It’s … More When It Rains, It FOURS

Waning Optimism

Before our journey with infertility started, I had a completely different understanding of pregnancy and how it works. I thought, you’re either pregnant, and you get to be happy and tell people and celebrate; or you’re not pregnant, and you have to wait. I feel like we’re in a very gray area somewhere in between … More Waning Optimism

Hold For Release

In the news and communications world, there is a well-known and often-respected term and concept known as “hold for release.” The shorthand is “HFR.” It’s the opposite of “for immediate release” and basically is a request from an information agency for a news agency to wait to share any important information. An HFR gives news agencies … More Hold For Release

New Norms

It’s strange how quickly we adapt to our norms. I mean this generally and the norms of living with infertility. Before we tried to have children, it was normal for me to see my OB/GYN once a year, maybe twice if I wasn’t feeling well or needed a birth control prescription updated. I like her … More New Norms