5:00am : Alarm goes off. Why do I get up at 5am voluntarily? Money. Ok let’s do this. #moneyismymotivation 5:15am: Coffee. All the Coffee. 5:45am: Arrive to teach my group fitness class. People look tired. And their tired face makes me excited. How can I wake these people up without being annoying. #ChallengeAccepted. Kelly Clarkson. […]
Kent's birth story still brings tears to my eyes at the very thought of it. So many regrets. So many what ifs. Reliving that day in my head is like torture. The kind of torture that has a happy ending. Like a happy ending to a horror film... if you will. I know there's no changing the … Continue reading reliving my birth story & what I know now.
"Ready for number two yet?" asks an innocent, smiley employee at the local grocery store (and 100 other random people). http://www.wititudes.com/wp-content/uploads/420x294xtheres-nothing-quite-as-painful-as-suppressing-much-needed-eye-roll-ecard.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Kvr2rv9keQ.jpg My eyes don't physically roll back as far as I want them to when I hear questions like this. Not because the idea of another child is so absurd or the question itself is … Continue reading “ready for number two yet?” hashtag wink wink
I started this blog for no other reason other than to distract myself from my infertility journey... and by distract myself I mean to talk more about it. If it was possible to talk something to death, my infertility journey died. Lots of times. But it didn't take long for this weekly Friday posting to became more of … Continue reading Holla at my Newbies : A little about me.
All week I've been pondering about what to write this week. Orginally I started this blog in efforts to break the silence about infertility. Reach out to others who experience similar pain. But mostly a way to deal with my own personal infertility. A way to bring my family and friends to a place where … Continue reading A New Direction: Life After Infertility
Infertility Awareness Month! Launching another beautiful and inspiring story this week! After 4 fresh IVF transfers, 1 Frozen transfer, 1 miscarriage, and countless disappointing pregnancy tests... let's cry happy tears together with the ending of this infertility story! Meet Jennifer & Brian Jennifer has been through the wringer... to say the least. The patience of a … Continue reading Infertility Awareness: Jennifer’s Story
Infertility Awareness Month! We wish, we hope, and we power through for the dream of creating a family. Sometimes the world seems so against us. But one thing I know for sure is… you are not alone. Meet Chelsea & Josh Chelsea is an inspiration to me. In addition to countless medicated cycles she's also … Continue reading Infertility Awareness: Chelsea’s Story
April is Infertility Awareness month. I chose four amazing women to share their infertility story each Friday on the blog this month. This is for all of you who know what it's like to struggle for something that comes so naturally to most. We wish, we hope, and we power through for the dream of … Continue reading Infertility Awareness: Beckie’s Story
Q~ #HeyMallory I'm approaching my beta day after transferring two embryo's from my IVF cycle. I tested at 10dp3dt (10 days past a 3 day transfer = 13 days past ovulation) and it was negative. I have three more days to wait until my official beta (clinical pregnancy test) but I'm feeling hopeless. What can I … Continue reading #HeyMallory: How Do I Prepare for an IVF Beta Day?
We've got a doosy of a problem today, people. #HelpASisterOut Q - Hey Mallory, here's a little background to my question: My husband and I have been going through infertility treatments for about 1.5 years. We've done a few rounds of clomid, IUI's and a devastating IVF cycle in the Fall. I am now prepping for my frozen transfer. … Continue reading #HeyMallory: My Husband Is Smoking Marijuana & Lying About It.