When our daughter was conceived (and birthed) in 2013 after years of unexplained infertility, I had no trouble getting pregnant afterwards. It was staying pregnant that became the problem. But I had three pregnancies in 2017 (vs one in 2016, none in 2015 and one in 2014) so something must’ve been working while something else… Continue reading The Woo-woo Behind My Woo-hoo!
As I sit here in bed, tears gently stream down my face dripping awe, disbelief, gratitude and joy upon the keyboard. Today marks the one year anniversary of What We Don’t Do. Reflecting back on this year has left me extremely emotional; I’m overflowing with gratitude, shaking my head in awe at the circumstances that… Continue reading A Full Circle Year: The One Year Anniversary of WWDD!
When I was first told as a teenager that I'd probably never conceive, I didn't care. I was a teenager hellbent on partying and then partying some more. Besides, I never had a maternal yearning to ever have kids. I never connected with them. Even spending time with my friend's kids felt foreign and awkward.… Continue reading Why I Don’t Cry Over My Infertility Anymore
Where I live (Saskatchewan, Canada) a couple must actively be trying to conceive (ttc) for a year before their family doctor will refer them to a specialist or request any tests done to determine if there’s any problems. An entire year of ttc feels like a lifetime especially when you’ve made the decision that you… Continue reading When One Period Feels Like A Thousand and Twelve Periods Feel Like A Million
I originally wrote this when I found out I was pregnant in January with hopes of selling it to a certain publication. Since it's now posted here, you will see it was not accepted. I had no plans of ever posting it or trying to sell it again because soon after receiving my first rejection… Continue reading Handling Pregnancy Fear After A Loss
I have endometriosis and was told having a baby would be incredibly hard. When I found out we were unexpectedly and shockingly pregnant growing a family became more tangible and possible. I had a healthy pregnancy and birthed a beautiful baby girl that took my world and turned it upside down. Prior to motherhood, I… Continue reading Calling a Truce With Infertility
I need to know that what I'm feeling is normal. That what I'm going through is a part of the process of grieving. Even though I've had two previous angel baby losses, it's easy to forget how you felt in those moments. The first was almost three years ago and my memory of the after… Continue reading Living In The Void