Category Archives: Infertility

Sharing

Categories: Gospel, Infertility

A question was posed in church this morning about why people dealing with certain trials needed to come out and tell everyone what their trials are. Shouldn’t they just keep that to themselves since it’s really nobody’s business to begin with? … You might not need to know the details of my mortal struggles. But if you don’t know my struggles you can’t know me. Keep reading

I’m so crafty

Categories: Family, Happy Things, Infertility, Life

I’m crafty gosh darn it! And several times I cried because of all the things I could make and do, I couldn’t make people. … It is an incredible blessing. The potential that these mortal and imperfect bodies have is immense. And it has very little to do with my crafting abilities and what I can do with a sewing machine or a glue gun. … I don’t want to forget that the role I played wasn’t the only role. It took me, Brett, our fertility doctor, the embryologist, the scientists and doctors over the last 40 years who made IVF as successful as it is today, a quick thinking/working OB, and God. He is the ultimate Creator. Just look at all the people He’s made. Keep reading

ILMES

Categories: Family, Infertility

On my left hand I wear the wedding band Brett gave me when we got married seven years ago next week. When I’m not changing diapers so much I’ll wear the engagement ring he gave me again as well. I love the simple symbol it is of our love and marriage and the promises that holds. I wanted something similar for our kids. It needed to fit my style which meant something simple and something that wouldn’t get in the way, so traditional jewelry was out. And I needed it to also acknowledge the two we lost and believe we will have in heaven. Keep reading

How to Make a Sibling (or two)

Categories: Family, Health, Infertility

Since we brought them home a year ago today, it’s time for the exciting conclusion… Keep reading

The Infertile Mother

Categories: Family, Infertility

Three kids call me Momma (or some form of it). I often even refer to myself in the third person that way. … I have endometriosis. And for us that means we are one of the 1 in 8 couples who have infertility. … I am a mom. But I am an infertile mom. Keep reading

Faith to Overcome

Categories: Gospel, Infertility

Medicine did not help us overcome infertility. Children did not help us beat infertility. Infertility will always be with us, always be part of who we are. Faith helped me overcome infertility. Prayer helped us get through our struggles. Keep reading

One in Four

Categories: Family, Infertility

One in four pregnancies will end in a miscarriage or still birth. One in four. I’ve had four pregnancies. Two of my pregnancies ended completely in miscarriage. My fourth pregnancy was a mix. Keep reading