Pregnancy After Infertility…How It Really Feels

    April 19th, 2010...the day that changed it all. The birth of my first child, Isabella. . If hindsight were 20/20, I would've cherished those precious first moments more than I did. I was freshly 19 years old and barely out of the womb myself. When I was holding my swaddled newborn, I had no idea that it would take me years to achieve another pregnancy and ... Read More

35 Ways to Pass Time During the TWW (Two Week Wait)

Lord have mercy...I don't know what goes by slower - a minute on a treadmill, a minute on the microwave...or the two week wait when trying to conceive a baby. Time goes by at a dinosaur pace during the TWW. Not only does time stand still, but it's also an incredibly emotional time for those actively trying for a little one.   "Am I pregnant?" "Will this cycle be the ... Read More

What to Include in a TTC Tool Kit!

Disclosure: Affiliate links included for convenience. So, you're trying to make a baby? Whether you've been trying for a month or many months, you've come to this page to hopefully learn about items you might want to include in your own Trying to Conceive Tool Kit! While simply relaxing is one of the most common pieces of advice, it's not very helpful. I can't count the ... Read More

It’s Been One Whole Year…A TTC Rant.

When I first made my cute little Lilypie ticker, I thought I'd only have to keep it in my BabyCenter signature for a few months. Six months max. I never thought it would say "1 year & 2 days". Not even four hours into the dreaded one year anniversary of us TTC, I had a massive cry fest. The word "year" stings like salt in a wound. 1 in 8 women experience that same unique ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 7 Results

Eeeekkkk! I am SO late getting this up, and I am so so sorry. Today is CD9 of cycle #8, and that means...I'm not pregnant. Boo. To be honest, I wasn't expecting this past cycle to work out since I was out of town (sans Dennis), but there was a part of me that remained hopeful. A lot happened during cycle 7. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome aka PCOS. I'm not ... Read More

I’m Grateful For Answers / A PCOS Diagnosis

After trying to conceive for eight months, I knew something wasn't right. I've always read that doctors won't see you for a fertility check-up until you've been TTC for a year. Going into my appointment today, I was prepared to have my intuition brushed aside and be told to wait just a little longer.  .   I was stuck in Exam Room 4 for approximately 30-40 ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 6 Results

Finally. FINALLY. After 52 days, my period finally arrived. I'm not going to lie. I got my hopes up. I thought I was going to be one of those women who only get a positive on a blood test. I've been emotional since AF showed up yesterday, but I'm glad that I'm no longer being strung along. My body was exceptionally cruel this past week. I was feeling nauseated Monday night. I ... Read More

Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 5 Results

This just seems like a cruel joke now. I don't know why it's taking so long for me to conceive this baby. I wish I could be one of those women who went on and on about how grateful they are for the process, but I can't do that! I'm not going to be all smiles and profess how thankful I am when there is nothing more exhausting and heart-wrenching than trying to conceive a baby. I ... Read More