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I haven’t done an infertility post in quite sometime so today I wanted to touch on how the holidays can be hard for some but how we can do a few things to hopefully change that. The funny thing is I actually really love the holidays, REALLY love them! But these past few Christmases, years have been tough. See I don’t have a baby to take to see Santa, or a child to watch Christmas through their eyes (both the girls know the meaning now 😭) and boy does it hurt. It hurts so much it often leaves me quite depressed. The holidays can be such a reminder of what you don’t have or of who may no longer be with us but instead of letting loneliness evade our hearts and capture our Christmas spirit lets make a promise to put the meaning of love, joy and happiness back into this holiday season! There is only 12 days until Christmas and for each day I am asking if you would like to join me to do something special, something you wouldn’t normally do. Anything. Go visit a love one, pay for someone’s meal, give a few dollars to the man on the side of the road, help someone load their groceries etc! Instead of letting the devil steal our Christmas spirit lets let the real meaning work through us and watch it change our hearts for the better. 😘🎄 • • Lets choose joy!!! #12daysofchristmas #12daysofjoy #christmas2017
This has been my mantra the past few days. There were a lot of tears this week. We suffered a minor setback in our infertility treatment. We were supposed to start IVF in January but because of a scheduling issue, we can’t start until March. Although a couple months may not seem like a big deal in the scheme of things, when struggling with infertility it seems like an eternity. Even if we succeed the first round, we won’t have a baby in 2018. It makes my heart hurt. I am trying to stay optimistic and to remind myself to trust my heart, because it is stronger than I think. #infertilityawareness #infertilityjourney #1in8 #hellhathnofurylikeawomanwhowantsababy #howtobuyababy
Holy Hannah Montana, guys. Today was a huge sigh of relief- we paid for our baby! 💰👶🏻 . Last week I was going insane. Our insurance coordinator at the doctor office had been out sick for a week so it took us f.o.r.e.v.e.r to hear back regarding the cost. When we did we had to act quick and figure out how we were going to pay for this because- SURPRISE payment in full is due by my next appointment (in two weeks). Holy stress. I was thinking we would never get this done in time. Do we sell the truck? Take out an interest free credit card? Cash out my retirement? Finance through a loan? Ahhhhhh! 🤯 . But alas, the folks at CapexMD were fantastic, our insurance coordinator is fantastic. Everything is fantastic! After a week of sending paystubs and lease agreement scans, and countless phone calls, it is resolved and I could not be happier! 🤪 . One. Step. Closer. Now I am religiously checking my Glow app because I’m ready for my period to come, (it better not be late this month 👊🏼). Day one of Aunt Flow I call the doctor, day four of my cycle I start birth control. Then just one period left after that until stims! HOLLA! 💄🌊 . #ttc #ttccommunity #ivf #ivfcommunity #ivfjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #ivfsisters #infertilityawareness #babydust #positivevibes #lightattheendofthetunnel #babysteps #1in8 #motivation #allthefeels #sighofrelief #rejoice #celebrate
Finally started wrapping presents 🎁 Now it really is starting to feel like Christmas 🎄 I even have on my Christmas slippers 😂🎁🎄🤶🏽🎅🏾 • • • • • • #ttc #ttcjourney #ttcwithpcos #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #ttccysters #ttcover30 #ttcwithmfi #pcos #pcossucks #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #1in8 #infertilityawareness #infertilityfriends #infertilemyrtle #mfi #malefactorinfertility #iui #agonyandhope #ttcbabylane
Induction is scheduled for December 27!!! Only 16 days until we meet our miracle baby girl! My cervix is completely closed, so I will be admitted the night before for cervadil.
Here's a little #MondayMotivation that goes out to everyone already feeling overwhelmed by the week ahead.
New blog post up today as we are gliding past the 5 month mark of #ttc our second child. Feeling kind of sad as I've heard so many amazing stories of women that struggled to have #1 but got pregnant with #2 without even trying. https://maybebaby16.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/5-months-of-hope-5-months-of-sadness/ #baby #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #oneineight #1in8
The Holidays are usually my favorite time of year, but this year it’s a little hard. For me, some days are easier, and some days it just feels like everything hurts. Today is one of the latter. I had been avoiding putting up Christmas this year because I just wasn’t ready for the feelings that came with it. Something about the Holidays just makes it feel like someone’s holding a magnifying glass to your pain. This is the third year in a row I’ve had to put up only two stockings. The third year in a row I’ve told myself “next Christmas we’ll have our baby”. Two due dates have come and gone and we’re still a family of two. Most days are hard, some days are harder. This time last year I was grieving our infertility. A year of trying so so hard, doing all the right things, and having no idea why it just wasn’t happening. This year we grieve the 3 that were and never came to be. Adoption feels like a path forward. Every day we’re one day closer to meeting our child. And there is hope in that. We’re excited, we’re grateful, we’re hopeful. But we still grieve the 3 we lost. I love our home, our family, our lives, but damn, I could have done without the past year. Those two quiet little stockings speak volumes as they hang above the fireplace. The tree will go another year without a “baby’s first Christmas ornament”. And I’m just reminded that things are not at they should be. There will be plenty of joy to be found this Holiday season, we have so much love in our lives and so much to be grateful for. But there’s also a lot to grieve, a lot of pain to be felt. And an empty spot above the mantle just waiting to be filled. . . . . . . . . . #teammcbean #mcbeansadopt #mcbeaniebaby #adoptionrocks #adoption #hopingtoadopt #adoptionjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #miscarriage #pregnancyloss #1in8 #ectopicpregnancy #ectopic
I’m not feeling so great about taking on infertility a second time. #infertility #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcaftermiscarriage #oneineight #1in8 #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney
Everything checked out fine with the 24hr urine collection and we've made it another week! Feeling really grateful to be this far along w/ my preexisting high blood pressure. OB is tweaking my meds now to control it since there's no sign (yet) of preeclampsia. He said they will likely schedule my induction at my appointment tomorrow....only a couple weeks away!!
Celebrating a clean pet scan !!! Wine + fire place + cheese + my hubby = perfect evening!!!! That clean pet scan made it oficial 1 YEAR CANCER FREE AND EVERYTHING IS PERFECT!!! So today me and my husband are sitting down with a glass of wine to make decisions about our future as a family and the treatment to follow!
I could get lost in your big brown eyes all day my brilliant baby girl. You are my favorite gift. ✨
Hi Friends, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. So you all know what’s going on, after finding a lump in my breast, I was diagnosed with 2 primary breast cancers in September. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and I have since had and am recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. Sounds so scary, right?!?! Well it was, and is, but I’m getting through it and working hard on my recovery with great support from my family and friends. The great news is that I do not have to have chemotherapy so I expect to be back to shooting sessions in January. Yay!!! 💃🏻🎉🎈Why am I telling you all of this? Well, it’s simple… I may have saved my own life by doing my regular self breast-exams. Just because Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October, there is no reason to stop spreading the word. So I implore all of you, please do your monthly self breast-exams, encourage your mothers, sisters, nieces, aunts and girlfriends to do the same and follow your doctors recommendations for when to begin and continue your annual mammograms. It is so important that we stay on top of our health and be our own and best health advocates. If any of you have gone or are going through a diagnosis and want someone to talk to, I’m here and am an open book! Be vigilant and strong and I look forward to being back and better than ever in the new year! Love & light, Monica 💕💪✌🏻 #1in8, #breastcancer, #breastcancerawareness, #breastcancerfighter, #fightlikeagirl, #strongaf, #pinksister, #doyourbreastexam, #selfexamination, #mastectomy, #breastcancersurvivor, #breastreconstruction, #cancersucks, #pinkribbon, #pregnancyphotography, #monicasilverphotography, #losangelesnewbornphotographer, #newbornphotography, #newbornphotographer, #maternityphoto, #underwaterphotography, #losangelesunderwaterphotographer
When it's 30° outside we get to wear our dinosaur hat. 🌨 #hethinkshesadinosaur #babyveen #winter #hessocute #stopgrowing #hesabigboy #miraclebaby #1in8 #precious #love
I am very excited as my Christmas decorations are going up this weekend! If you haven't chosen a colour theme yet you might want to go for red and green which were the colours of the ancient pagan winter festival and represented fertility and the the masculine and feminine element!⠀ ⠀ Keep sparkling!⠀ ⠀ #christmas #pagan #redandgreen #decorations #fertility #yinandyang #ttc #fertilitysupport #infertilitysucks #fertilitywarrior #positivity #celebration ' #hope #ivf #ivfsuccess #pcos #endometriosis #miscarriagesurvivor #1in8
Typically in the morning the kiddo wakes up, we make and eat breakfast... But not today. Today started off like this: (see pic) That there folks is good ol’ Progesterone Oil that needs to be injected into the muscle of my rear end. *no it’s not fun *yes my rear is now sore BUT.... when you want something so bad, you do ANYTHING you have to, to make it happen! 🙏🏻 #ivfjourney #ivf #1in8couplesbattleinfertility #1in8 #progrsterone #shotsinthebutt #thesesuck #sodoesinfertility #dowhatittakes #tryingforbaby2 #ivfgotthis