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

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

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

Baby Limbo

Obviously the worst thing about infertility is the problem of infertility itself: being unable to have a baby. Once you’ve accepted that as a challenge and part of the burden to bear though, it becomes more of a “given.” I’ve gotten comfortable with the mindset that pregnancy without in vitro fertilization would be a boon, a … More Baby Limbo

Everything is a Pregnancy Symptom If You Google Hard Enough

File this under: two-week-wait rants. We are one week into a two-week-wait that seems like it’s taken about four months. This cycle has been crazy long because our nurse and doctor were pretty conservative with stimulating my follicles. That was a little agonizing, but going to the ER with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome definitely would have been worse. … More Everything is a Pregnancy Symptom If You Google Hard Enough