WARNING: honest post alert!!!🚨 So people keep asking how I stay motivated losing weight and getting fit..............my motivation - I want to be a mother. Unfortunately due to some dodgy genes ICSI will be the only option for us (or a miracle)......this is how I stay motivated! I have never worked this hard for anything in my life ever! It’s not one bit easy but I know it’s worth every tear, every drop of sweat and every bit of strength I have. My BMI is so close to where it needs to be for funding! We only get one free shot at this so I’m giving it my all. It’s early days in the process for us but wish us luck! #infertiltyawarenessweek #infertilitysucks #ivfjourney #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #icsijourney #icsisisters #ivfsisters #slimmingworld #ivfmotivation #icsimotivation #slimmingworlduk #gettingfit #gettinghealthy #losingweightforbabies #positivevibes #staystrong #infertiltysucks #ivfgotthis #letsdothisshit #geneticsproblems #niaw2018 #niaw #dreamingofbabies #iwanttobeamum #itsworthit #fingerscrossed
If you have ever had a dream about a #baby, you know how potent they can be. Truly, they are some of the most breathtaking dreams I've ever encountered. They can also be very challenging. One way to begin an exploration of a dream about a baby is to understand that the baby as a reflection of the most vulnerable, tender, and pure aspect of deep self or your soul. Your relationship to the baby in the dream could potentially reflect your relationship to that part of yourself. To learn more, check out my blog post here: http://keziavida.com/dreams-about-babies/ #dreams #dreaminterpretation #dreamguidance #dreamwisdom #dreaming #dreamwork #carljung #dream #dreamsaboutbabies #dreamsaboutsoul #babydreams #dreamingofbabies #dreamwork #dreamworker #dreammeaning #dreammeanings
So we shared our ducks distrust in our ability to incubate their eggs properly and their efforts to build their own incubator (a really cool nest), and here is proof of their commitment. I had to ninja up and take this picture over the top of the nest box and it still drew a odd hissing/ rumbling sound. All we can say is “You go girl!” #5cfarm #dreamingofbabies #babiesfordays #arkansashomesteading #arkansashomestead #ducksofinstagram #ducks #ducklingsofspring
Well I've been a bit absent for a while, though I've still been active cheering all of you lovely ladies on. I needed a little time to regroup, and it looks a little like this: a research binder and 3 journals to help with visualization, mind/body work, etc. Right now my focus is on getting my reproductive health in check, no matter the outcome. My retest did come back in the normal range, but I'd like to see my numbers even better than they are now, and to FEEL BETTER. So I've been dairy, gluten, amd sugar free for somewhere around 2 weeks now, have started acupuncture, and am getting myself more active -- and I honestly feel great! But it feels even better to be back posting and really building my team in this journeu, which includes all of you! Thanks for sticking around, and hello to all the new follows! 👋 #preconceptionhealth #prenatalhealth #preparingforpregnancy #dreamingofbabies #functionalhealth #functionalstrength
I am floored right now. I mean sitting on the floor in shock. If you check a few posts back you'll know that I recently came off hormonal birth control in September, had regular periods followed by one VERY irregular period in January. I went straight to my OBGYN who did an ultrasound and that was encouraging. She said she didnt see any cysts or polyps, I had follicles and my eggs looked healthy. She didn't think she'd find anything but would run bloodwork just in case even though she thought this was just my body adjusting to beung off birth control. .. Fast forward to this morning when her PA calls to tell me that my FSH and LH levels are "extremely high" and "almost premenopausal." She gave me no info other than that ky OBGYN wants me to retest on the 3rd day of my period because when I tested initially it was CD 11 rather than 3. . Can anyone offer any info on this? Could the timing affect my results that radically? And what can I realistically expect in regards to fertility? . I'm sorry if I'm upsetting anyone with the above post...I just feel like my chance at motherhood is being stolen away before Ive even tried. And all I can do is go over my life choices and wish I hadn't waited. #fertility #dreamingofbabies #preparingforpregnancy #prenatalhealth #preconceptionhealth
This is a sort of pre-hab workout I’ve made for myself that focuses on stretching and low impact body-weight or lightweight exercises. I’ve been wanting to get back into the swing of working out, but the last few weeks I’ve been dealing with back pain that has gotten consistently worse. I’m hoping this, along with a few other strategies, will help gently ease me into a more robust workout situation. Although I wouldn’t say I suffer from chronic back pain by any means, my back feels better + stronger when I am working out consistently, especially if I am strength training. Kettlebells are my absolute favorite! In the past I have never been very careful or cautious about working out. My default tends to be to just rely on my gut sense of where the line is between not strenuous enough and too strenuous. And I think for the most part this has been fairly successful, at least by the standards of my never having overtrained to the point of affecting my hormones or period. But I want to learn to be more aware of what kinds of activity my body perceives as stress, because I know that will impact my fertility (thanks @taramccannwellness for the pep talk on that!). I want to make that awareness a habit that I can bring forward with me for when I do #ttc in earnest. This might require some work with my doctor and even maybe some physical therapy/chiro work. But I thought trying this little prehab routine might help me better address exactly what I’m feeling, what kinds of movements exacerbate/relieve it, etc. so that I can communicate it better to others who can help me. It will also help me get better at being willing to build the village/team that will help me and my husband realize parenting. It is hard for me to embrace the “it takes a village” concept for various reasons, but I’m working on it. I’d like to share some ideas on working on core and (pelvic) floor strength when I’ve researched more about it. But I also want to wait until I can offer some direction and materials in a way that does not increase the pressure mamas in the making already feel to DO ALL THE THINGS to increase preconception! Are you thinking of working on this kind of thing?
. Sometimes I like to go a little nuts with pens and markers 😂 What's a literature PhD with a serious pen addiction to do? CELEBRATE 100+ FOLLOWERS, that's what! Thanks so much for all the welcome and love this community has shown me! In comparison to other accounts 100 isn't a lot, but I never expected my voice and my journey to resonate this way. It means quite a bit to me that you all are getting something from this account 😀 . 💖👶🐣🍍 . Now off to plan a sweet little giveaway for when I hit 200! Stay tuned: I'm hatching plans over here even if I'm not hatching babies yet 😂 📝 #preconceptionhealth #prenatalhealth #preparingforpregnancy #consideringconception #fertileground #fertilitymindshift #fertility #womenshealth #functionalhealth #dreamingofbabies
Confession: although we're not actively trying to conceive, hubs and I keep an official running list of baby names 😂 And then Facebook so wisely deduced I might be interested in literary baby names since I read and analyze literature for a living. But for me the list was kind of stale and basic. That got me thinking it would be fun to hear your favorite literary (or otherwise themed) baby names? What names would you imagine or suggest for a literature PhD like myself? #preconceptionhealth #prenatalhealth #preparingforpregnancy #fertilitymindshift #fertility #womenshealth #dreamingofbabies
Self-care Friday over here! Hubby is out so its me, the pups, a blanket, and some Kenneth Branagh in Wallander. Its no Hamlet or Henry V, but what more can a renaissance geek ask for? ... 📖 ..... But this particular episode and a few coinciding posts/encounters/conversations the universe threw at me got me thinking about the influence of the parental relationship on one's attitudes toward parenting? 💭 How does our relationship with our own parents, especially if it involves unresolved issues or trauma, affect our self-image as (future) parents, the mechanisms we adopt (or don't!) to deal with stress, and our likelihood of setting clear, healthy boundaries or seeking out positive, supportive relationships? What do you do -- for yourself and future children -- when your relationship with one or both parents is not a healthy one? ..... 👸💑👯 ....... I've seen first hand how, for example, a fraught mother-daughter relationship can cause a woman to question her ability to be a good mother, esp. to girls, and to have an unclear sense of what being a good mother means to her. No matter what your situation though, I think that working through these questions -- learning to set healthy boundaries, seek supportive and nurturing relationships (both same and opposite sex, but for me especially with ladies I admire and respect), learning to deal with stress in productive ways (hello dog training, exercise, journaling, and the Insta community -- plus research for this nerd) and seeking out good maternal/parental models is a vital but often underlooked aspect of preparing for conception. . 🌻 ..... How are YOU nurturing your future mama? How are you and your spouse cultivating your individual and joint self-images as parents? #preconceptionhealth #prenatalhealth #preparingforpregnancy #dreamingofbabies #fertility #fertilitymindset #fertilitymindshift #futuremamasunite #futuremamas #holisitichealth #functionalhealth #mindbodyconnection
Just got my hands on this! Reading it alongside medieval literature, armed with a pen and sticky notes because that's how we roll. Would anyone be interested in an honest review? #fertility #fertilityfoods #prenatalhealth #preparingforpregnancy #preconceptionhealth #foodsfromtheearth #paleoish #functionalhealth #womenshealth #menshealthmatters #dreamingofbabies #makingamama #makingadaddy
Sweet potato hash and/or sweet potato quesadillas! This is an old recipe inspired by Jessica @howsweeteats but I hadn't thought til now how great it could be for fertility! .🐣. Sweet Potatoes are high in Vitamin A, C and B, specifically B6. Both A and B vitamins are helpful for preventing free radical damage to sperm and eggs, and helping our bodies deal with stressors more successfully. This is key for overall health, from what I've witnessed just by supplementing with Vitamin C. 💪 B6 in particular helps promote healthy progesterone levels. They're also high, as @coachjolinda taught us today, in Vitamin E which helps give dads healthy sperm and moms healthy cervical mucus -- winning combo 🍼Lastly, magnesium: important for cellular health, HUNDREDS of functions in the body, and progesterone production. Swipe through to see process pics! Here's what I did: 1. Finely dice sweet potatoes into 1inch cubes or smaller 2. In a bowl, GENEROUSLY season with sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, anchored chili powder (and a little cayenne for the truly adventurous). Drizzle with enough olive oil or other healthy oil to coat, and mix until all cubes are coated evenly with the spice mixture and oil. 3. In (preferably) a cast iron pan drizzled with more olive oil or fat of your choice, saute sweet potatoes until they start to brown/crisp on the edges. I ate these on a plate with organic grassfed shredded cheese and sour cream, but hubby had them quesadilla style on organic corn tortillas. Enjoy! Let me know if you make these or any variation -- they're also great with eggs for a fertility one-two punch! 😀 #fertility #fertilitydiet #fertilityfriendlyfoods #prenatalhealth #preconceptionhealth #womenshealth #functionalhealth #dreamingofbabies
Not the prettiest picture but when I know I'm not feeling well enough to eat as well as I want, or will be out and about with few options...I don't beat myself up about it. I know there are really disciplined people out there who will eat the salad when they're sick but really just want soup with pasta in it, or will find the healthy option when their friends are sharing a not-so-healthy appetizer. But seeing how my hormones react to stress, and knowing that is probably the worst thing for preconception and definitely pregnancy, here's my current game plan: 1. Take usual supplements. At the end of the day, at least I know I've gotten nutrients from organic, whole-food sourced prenatals, and a few others like Vitamin C, Zinc, and EPA/DHA. I was taking Ashwaghanda for stress/hormone balance but want to ask my doctor at our next appointment about its safety during pregnancy. My suspicion is that because it is an adaptogen and therefore helps our hormones "adapt," it might not be suited for a time when your hormones are supporting another human being. But we'll see. For now I've discontinued use. 2. Hydrate: lots of water and coconut water. 3. Smoothies: I try to at least get in any easy smoothie with minimal effort. The one pictured above includes: Trader Joe's acai berry pack for antioxidant goodness, almond milk, Bulgarian yogurt (90 Billion probiotics for good gut health which is so important for fertility! More on that another day). Organic peanut butter for healthy fat. Collagen Peptides for hormone support, minerals, and because the protein present in them is literally the building block of skin, bones, muscles, teeth, cartilage and other tissues that make up healthy bodies -- our own and any future babies. I haven't verified Collagen Peptides' safety for use during pregnancy yet, but I've read about lots of women using it with good results so I'm hopeful its something that can continue to be used. If I can, I sneak some greens into the smoothie, too. What do you do to deal with bad eating days? #preconceptionhealth #prenatalhealth #womenshealth #paleoish #preparingforpregnancy #dreamingofbabies #foodsfromtheearth #functionalhealth
Today was a huge step in our journey! We signed legal contracts for our 3rd gestational surrogate, signed our transfer consents, and our storage instructions for our remaining embryos! Now I feel like I need to sleep for days. #TeamBabyG #onestepclosertobringinghomebabies #surrogacy #gestationalsurrogacy #intendedparents #intendedfamily #waitingforourrainbows #rainbowbabies #thirdtimesacharm #ivf #ivfbabies #ttc #ourjourney #surrogacyjourney #surrogacyrocks #infertilitysucks #infertility #fet #frozenembryos #frozenembryotransfer #babiesthrusurrogacy #intendedmother #intendedfather #loveyoualready #dreamingofbabies #hopingfortwins #ivfbababies
😂😂 If this isn't me on any given day y'all... This funny picture my sister sent me got me thinking, though. I'm not a medical doctor and have no formal training in medicine (or science) for that matter. ..... 📝📖 But I am a researcher with a growing interest in fertility, natural medicine, and nutrition -- and a growing desire to complicate and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Western medicine when it comes to women, especially those wanting to conceive, pregnant, or elsewhere in the stages of mommyhood. ..... 👶🍼🐣 That being said, are there any topics you'd like me to research and provide data on? I can't promise I'm better equipped to interpret it but I can promise I will dig up some info and try to locate the perspectives of those respected in the field. If you have any ideas and want to share my self education in this regard, comment below! .... 🙏 Please be patient though -- I am birthing a dissertation, you know! 😂 #preconceptionhealth #prenatalhealth #preparingforpregnancy #foodsfromtheearth #paleoish #onehabitatatime #dreamingofbabies #wholefoods #womenshealth #functionalhealth #integrativemedicine
Sorry I've been quiet for a bit, y'all -- just some standard post-holiday reflection and preparation. That kind of thing is always magnified for anyone who teaches, coaches, or otherwise leads others but especially in this season of, as someone put it to me, "trying to expect" or "expecting to expect." In any case, I'm coming back with a recipe for a vanilla peanut butter smoothie inspired by @jvictoriahealth who put up a recipe last weak for a cookies and cream smoothie. I'm sure that was delicious but I was really craving a vanilla/pb ice cream shake today and this hit the spot! Check my stories for the recipe, and let me know if you'd like to see more recipes! #preconceptionhealth #dreamingofbabies #paleoish #womenshealth #organic #wholefoods #onehabitatatime #prenatalhealth #functionalhealth #foodsfromtheearth #mindfuleating #preparingforpregnancy #expectingtoexpect
Yep I just finished my Christmas workout! Some days like this, where I think about all the mommies and daddies waking up with their babies and how much I want that, I remember that there are advantages to not having babies yet. That I get to get up when I want on a holiday and do my workout, enjoy some time with my guy and just be grateful for where I am in life. If you are like me and aren’t where you thought you would be at this point in life, no worries, I got you! Just think of something you wouldn’t get to do as much or on your own timeframe, if that dream came true. Then smile and be grateful for everything you have in life and know that today of all days, God has big plans for you and me both. Merry Christmas!
Clearly I am super bored of sitting around attached to machines. I have great news, initial pathology came back benign 🥂and we are elated bc they prepared us for the worst. We made some progress toward getting me out of here and one big leap back. I ended up having to stay. I didn’t realize how much your bladder takes a beating during a hysterectomy and since the first two days my pain was out of control and I was on pain pumps and a spinal, I was cathed and couldn’t get up to use the restroom. the cath came out this morning (praise God) but my bladder doesn’t want to work. If things aren’t better by tomorrow I get to go home cathed 🙀 I am praying that won’t happen. On another happy note I have had so many friends come visit, send flowers, drop meals off at our house or offer to help with laundry, groceries or whatever is needed! My hospital room smells like a floral shop and I love every beautiful bouquet! I am truly thankful to have so many people that care so much about us and have offered a helping hand! Especially since we have no family near that could come help. Our friends are our family and community and have been loving us through this! I still have a long road to recovery but a huge weight was lifted that I don’t have to worry about chemo or seeing and oncologist or more surgeries. Now I can focus on getting healthy and getting ready to bring home our rainbow babies next Fall! #surgicalmenopause #hysterectomy #hystersister #ourjourney #anothernewnormal #waitingforourrainbows #gestationalsurrogacy #intendedparents #intendedmother #intendedfamily #dreamingofbabies #babydreams #ivf #infertility #frozenembryos #healthybeforebabies
Sorry for the video, we have documented every step over the last 4 years and today was a huge high in our journey!!! We flew to Sacramento to meet our surrogate and her family and love them all already! It's really surreal that someone we just met feels like family. We have been taking things slow and talking for months before we took any steps forward. She is truly an incredible person who inspires us to be better people! We can really picture this happening now and she has passed 4 of the 5 steps to be cleared!!! Next stop one day work up and as long as they will have, we have a match and they are stuck with us for good! Only 👆🏻God knows what will happen next but we are 🙏🏻 that it involves babies! #surrogacy #3rdtimesacharm #wehaveamatch #sheisamazing #infertilityhope #dreamingofbabies #waitingforourrainbows #ttcstruggles #intendedparents #intendedfamily #babiesthroughsurrogacy #ivfbabies #secondaryinfertility #hopefulbabysteps #babydreams
Oh Sunday how I love you ... currently laying in bed listening to Keira & her friend building a fort and trying to be quiet 😂 This is one of my fave photos because it shows some of my fave stores 🙌🏻 Tap for details! . . #sundayfunday #weekends #bliss #norush #sleepovers #somuchlove #supportsmallbiz #supportaussiemade #smallbizlove #loveaustralianhandmade #handmadeaddict #mumswithcameras #mumswithstyle #dreamingofbabies #onedaywewillhaveourlittlemiracle #mylifeinsquares
So this happened today! The first giant leap forward in this long process! We feel so many emotions but mostly super hopeful! We have 3 CCS tested frosties patiently waiting for us, and she is the perfect person to deliver them into our arms!!! Next step phone interviews and meeting her and her family! 🙏🏻 #intendedparents #intendedfamily #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #surrogacyislove #selflesslove #secondaryinfertility #ivfjourney #endowarrior #pcos #waitingforourrainbows #dreamingofbabies #babydreams #infertilityhope #babydust #prayersforthistobehisplan
This is spot on in every way! I will be so glad when we can get of this crazy train and focus on raising our babies instead of focusing on how to get them here! 📷 credit @ccrm_ivf #infertility #ivf #ivfjourney #ttc #ttcstruggles #ttccommunity #surrogacy #intendedfamily #intendedparents #infertelitywarrior #ivfwarriors #endowarrior #pcos #surrogacyjourney #gestationalsurrogacy #waitingforourrainbows #dreamingofbabies #babydreams #babydust
Throwback to our ER on August 4, 2015! Today is filled with so many emotions. We retrieved 15 eggs,13 mature and a 123 million sperm that resulted in 11 fertilized,9 making it to day 3,and 8 blasts frozen and biopsied on day 5 & 6. We did CCS testing and 5 were healthy and available for transfer. We are so thankful knowing that we have healthy babies waiting for us and don't discount it! However, 2 years later still in the same place after so many heartbreaking set backs is rough! Anyone going through this knows what I mean when I say it's impossible to think in the moment that the step you are taking won't work. After a year and a half of trying to get my body to cooperate, coming to terms that our only option was gestational surrogacy and rushing to do ER so we could transfer into our surrogate ASAP, having her flake and then losing our babes with the second surro is a daily emotional battle. The unknowns of when and if the next time will work is extremely hard to think about. There is no road map for this and the need to protect your heart paired with the hurry up and wait of this process is so incredibly draining. We are super hopeful with our new prospect, we think she is pretty amazing and praying that soon this will all seem like a moment in time instead of an eternity of waiting. #infertility #ivf #ivfbabies #surrogacy #surrogacyjourney #intendedparents #intendedfamily #waitingforourrainbows #onedayatatime #powerofprayer #babysteps #babydreams #ttc #dreamingofbabies #makingbabies #ourjourney #frozenbabies #ivfwarrior #endowarrior #pcoslife #ttcjourney
Ouch! These injections are my least fav but I'm not complaining bc taking them means that #iui5 is done!! We are at the very beginning of our #tww and feeling so very hopeful!! #positivethinking #positiveenergy #positivevibes #positivemind #thinkitsayitbelieveit #iui5 #iuijourney #iuicommunity #iuiwithinjectables #iui5inthebooks #progesteroneshots #pleasebemyturn #prayingforbaby #prayingforamiracle #babydustneeded #babydustprayers #ineedallthestickybabydust #pleaseletthisbeit #ijustwannabeamommy #imready #dreamingofbabies
It's not a popular first date technique, but we talked about wanting children on our first date (obviously not together, in principle, that would be too wierd!) I was 28 and he was 32, we had both wanted children for a long time and I don't think we would have gone for a second date if the other person didn't want children. We'd both had other long term relationships that went nowhere and didn't want to waste time. Wanting children was a non-negotiable for both of us #dreamingofbabies #wanthisbaby #loveatfirstdate #broody
Saw this on @Pinterest today and found it to be sooooo very true to how I feel at times. Yes, it's a struggle every month for not only myself but for my husband as well, but I have to believe that God is working on bringing us our baby and granting us our family. Today, I am not sad and I wasn't sad when I saw this pic...instead, I felt more validated by my real/raw feelings and know that it is part of the process.....I am also so grateful/thankful for the love and support that has been aimed our way. We appreciate our prayer warriors going to battle for us!!!!!!! #dreamingofbabies #tryingtoconceive #infertility #preseed #premama #ourbabyiscoming #babyonthebrain #ohana #love #husbandandwife
The reviews about this product are pretty incredible.....also order their other product premama drink packets...in conjunction with the acupuncture, hormones, and other weird "getting pregnant" techniques we are trying, we will see if this helps! Keep sending us baby dust!!!!! And keep us in your prayers!!!!!!! #thinkingpositive #fertility #makingbabies #prayingforourbaby #dreamingofbabies #ourbabyiscoming #preseed
Oh just another set of labs.and tests.... as I sit here waiting for my name to be called I'm thinking hey with all the tests going on Im pretty lucky to know what's NOT wrong with me.... so yay!!And it's also helping me work on my patience and help me to Trust in Our Lord more and more....and honestly that's just so precious to me how much I'm trusting Him more and more as this journey goes on... it's such a blessing cause who knows where I would be in my without this cross...so even though it's a super hard road to be on , I'm trying to focus on the silver lining ..... #lovemyfaith #tryingtoembrasemycross #anotherdayanothersetoftests #moreblood #morescans #traditionalcatholic #dreamingofbabies #infertilitystinks #justwantingsomeanswers #tuesdaytests #dreamingofrainbowbaby #hopingforsomeanswers
"In our journey on earth, we discover that life is made up of challenges—they just differ from one person to another. We are success oriented, striving to become “wonder women” and “super men.” Any intimation of failure can cause panic, even despair. Who among us cannot remember moments of failure?... Change for the better can come to all." 💙Thomas S. Monson. 💙 After a weekend of reflection I'm wishing to you all joy, knowledge that we can all change for the better. We can be better and failure does not mean forever. It just means we get to try again. Thank you for your kind words and huge amount of support over the last year. "Friends" has taken on new meaning for me. #liveauthentic Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed, For I am thy God and will still give thee aid. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by my righteous, … omnipotent hand. … The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!
You. Guys. My kids about tackled the post lady to get these... I'm not kidding when I say this.... they didn't even make it inside. @baresnacks is changing up the snack game and I'm not even upset. It's perfect. In our house we do low/no sugar for all of us. I care a bit about what goes in my kids bodies.... so... Helicopter mom alert. But seriously. And since my kids seem to think snacks are their meals and NOT what I make them for breakfast, lunch and dinner... I'm just thankful for good snacks that my kids really honestly truly 100% love. #baresnacks #barebite #AD #SPONSORED
When Chase was Lilah’s age I was about ready to pop. I was so pregnant with Lilah. This morning I woke up and remembered that I’m not pregnant. The storm clouds outside seemed to be a perfect match to my mommy heart. Lilah will be so much older than that Chase was by the time she is a big sister. When you struggle with infertility the days go by slow, fast, painful and hopeful. There is fear and anxiety there too. I don’t know if I’ll ever get off of the rollercoaster of emotions... I feel like I just will always be left wanting more. I feel like we are missing little members of our family and I’ve spent days missing them terribly. BUT I will say one thing… How blessed. I am so greatly blessed with my children. With little Lilah who is the silliest and yet strongest tiny lady, she still needs me. She needs to be snuggled. She needs to be kissed on her little lips and those chubby cheeks. She needs me to teach her and to be present. I’m thankful for this stage in her life. I’m thankful for her. And my sweet Chase… mamas. He is my favorite little boy around. I always think… HOLY SMOKES how did I make that and still have him be so perfect…. He loves, he is tuned in to the emotions of his loved ones, he strives to be good. Not just obedient, he wants to be good. He is the kindest little old soul and he still asks me for snuggle time. He prays every single day we can have a baby and I am so thankful for this stage. Although…. Knowing he goes to kindergarten in a few months is nearly enough to send me over the edge. So yes, I have PCOS. Yes my body fights against me. And yes… doughnuts are literally my birth control (the sugar and carbs… DON’T EAT THEM! Reminder to self….) And it’s okay to have hard days. Give yourself that. It’s okay. I’m okay. Some days its just plain hard. . To all you ladies that are struggling with infertility or have struggled with it? What is one thing that helps you keep your hope or to pull you up when you are getting down? What is one thing that you do?? One of my tricks?? To buy a few baby books or tiny preemie clothes boy or girl, it doesn’t matter. And then my other trick?? Get lost in service. Look to the needs around you.
I'm in love with my new good luck leggings as I go through this fertility journey. Going to bed dreaming of future possibilities. #twistedsistersfromeasttomidwest #lularoefashionconsultant #lularoeleggings #lularoe #lularoelove #lularoelife #lularoelifestyle #lularoemodel #lularoemodels #lularoeaddicts #lularoesleepingattire #sleeping #fertility #dreamingofbabies #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney
My bath tonight @cc_scent.sational.soapbars luxurious milk bath and cosmic recharge bath brew crystals @thebathinggardenofficial pink sugar pie crust buttermilk bath salts plum rain showergel and graveyard bath bomb by @witchbabysoap 💕💕❣️today sucked just sucked but tomorrow is a new day we are getting a new baby In our family tomorrow morning 🤗my cousin is having her baby n im so excited I can't stand it 👶🏻👏🏻👏🏻can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl #tomorrisanewday #baddayatwork #nothingahotbubblebathcantfix #bathbombaddict #supportsmallbusiness #bathlover #soak #relax #momtime #familyisallthatmatters #dreamingofbabies