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Read more on Dec 15’s blog at ZenFertility.com.
“Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”” In this section Jesus is taking to His disciple Thomas. Jesus proclaims just how lucky and fortunate he is for knowing, seeing and have a human connect with Jesus. However, Jesus then reminds Thomas what true belief is by those who have not witnessed Jesus’ humanness like he has. So here we are: you and me. We are believers of Jesus. I’ve never been fortunate enough to meet Jesus in the flesh, and neither probably have you. But we believe in Jesus. We have faith in Jesus. We believe in Jesus’ Work. Why? Because faith is about standing behind your beliefs 100% even if you can’t see it, can’t feel it or haven’t witnessed it yourself. But we all have witnessed the work of God, every day: a new baby in this world, doctors healing bodies, Jesus filling our souls, flowers growing and so on. Why is this important to infertility? There is no answer as to when or if our infertility will be lifted, but we believe in Jesus and follow the work of God by having faith that one day they will break our barrenness. The important message from today is even though you have not personally witnessed Jesus in the flesh, you have witnessed Him in the Holy Spirit that lives in you and in me, thus, keep strong in your faith and believe without seeing. Know God is working in your favor. Keep walking the walk and talking the good talk because Jesus has you girl. #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityfighters #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilityhope #infertilityblogger #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttctribe #ttcsistersareawesome #makingbabies #faith #godlywoman #hope #thepineappledevotionals
So confused on what to do. I don't know if I want to take it anymore. Got to move to the highest dose now and I just don't know if it will work. Should I just give my body a rest? So confused 🤷‍♀️ I need a crystal ball 🔮 #tryingtobecomemum #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #infertilitysisters #ttc #ttcuk #ttcsucks #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #ttcsupport
Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no makeup on 🎶😂 Taking a sec to just breathe and reflect and maybe have some wine here in a sec if I can muster the motivation to stand up. 🍷 This little corner of our living room is one of my favorite spots in the house! And it's exactly where my booty has been parked ALL day checking in with my current challengers and getting a bunch of awesome ladies signed up for the test group of our newest program. I cannot freaking BELIEVE that we get to be coached and mentored by THE celebrity trainer herself! Eeeekkk! #fangirl 😬 Also kinda can't believe I haven't moved from this spot in, like, 5 hours. 😳 Literally just texted one of my teammates and told her I needed to find some balance bc I've been doing this ALL day. 😂 But ya know what? Hours upon hours of sitting in my favorite spot in my house in my favorite pair of leggings helping people change their lives for the better ALWAYS beats that 9-5 grind! 💯🙌🏻 2018 is about to be INCREDIBLE. Wanna join us? Send me a DM! Let's make it awesome together. 👊🏻
on wednesday, november 22, I went to my clinic at 7:30am and had the official hCG blood test done at 12dp5dt (12 days past 5 day transfer). that sunday prior, I took a home test that came back with a faint positive line. we knew something was going on inside me, but the results from the blood work would give a more finite answer to what outcomes we were dealing with. . around 10:30am, my phone rang. it was my nurse calling with my results. I quickly did a conference call and got my husband on the other line. . “are you guys ready….? this is the phone call you’ve been waiting for! ………you are very, VERY pregnant!” the tears. oh the tears. . doctors typically like to see hCG levels above 100 mIU/ml to be considered a potential viable pregnancy. my level came back at 605 mIU/ml! . what is crucial with hCG levels is that the levels double every 48-72 hours. with my ectopic pregnancy, the first time I had blood done, my hCG was at 12. that in itself set off warning bells for me, but I continued to get blood work done every other day to monitor it. however, the highest it got to was 758 before later that same day dropping down to 516 when I was in the emergency room. that night ended with bleeding around my uterus, immediate surgery, and losing the pregnancy. . the initial beta result coming in at 605 was a huge sigh of relief that indicated that a pregnancy was happening where it was supposed to be- in my uterus, and not in my fallopian tube. but now, we needed to see that it was rising appropriately. with every victory, there’s always more to overcome. I would be returning to my clinic in 5 days for another blood test, and we hoped it would be in the range it needed to be. . in the meantime though, I opened another expired pregnancy test and peed on it. because, for the first time in my life, I knew for a fact that it would be as positive as positive could be. that’s a type of assurance I’ve never felt. and for that moment in time, man, it felt really, really good. #worththewait
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OH MY @museumoficecream!!!🍦The ice cream experience was everything I hoped it would be...more pink than the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, as glittery as my junior high makeup and rainbows on unicorns mixed with magic. 🌈 🦄 ✨ Oh and 💯 responsible for giving my kids the biggest sugar high of their lives! Grant loved playing in the pool of sprinkles (we found some in his diaper later) Gianna legit freaked out every time she finished a treat (or when she was asked to share) crying for more “ouce cweam” and Mom and Dad got a serious workout just keeping up with our sugar crazed kiddos. The MOIC was so much fun (even Gabe liked it) and totally worth the hype. (Swipe to see us “melt” down 😂) #moic #icecream #sanfrancisco
Not sure what to eat in order to boost your fertility? We’ve created a guide that you and your significant other can follow in order to increase your chances of conceiving. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/fertility-boosting-diet (link in bio) • • • #health #healthylifestyle #diet #healthy #eathealthy #healthymeals #healthydiet #fertilitydiet #fertility #FertilityTips #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #fertilityjourney #infertilityjourney #infertility #infertilityawareness #ttcsupport #infertilitysupport #fertilitycommunity #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysucks #secondaryinfertility #fertilityfriend #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #community #support #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysisters
Super excited, tune in on the hour @ https://www.facebook.com/thefertilityexpert/ Repost: @the_fertility_expert:Im going live about pregnancy exercise in just a few minutes! If you’re thinking about getting fit then pop over and hear my interview with Nicole Brodie from @nicole_fitandfab! See you there! x. . . . . . . . . #ttctribe #ttcsupport #ttcwithpcos #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #pcos #pcossucks #infertility #fertility #pregnancy #prepregnancy #womenshealth #momfit #ttcjourney #ttcdiet #tryingtoconceive #babydust #ivf #ivfjourney #iwantababy #ttcadvice #infertilitysisters #infertilityawarenes #infertilitywarrior #fertilityjourney #fertilityawareness #fertilitydiet #fertilitycoach #fertilitytreatment--
do you ever see a picture of yourself & you can remember exactly how you felt that day? this picture came across my page this morning & I remember feeling so at p e a c e with life. we had just gotten back from a wonderful family vacation to✨disney, it was the beginning of a new season here for us, a change in weather, lots of sunshine, & I remember just being filled with h o p e for the days ahead. 💕 . it’s funny how feelings and circumstances can change in such (what seems) little time. . I’ve been longing for that peaceful feeling again. things have been challenging lately & there’s been a whirlwind of emotions. I’ve allowed myself T I M E lately... to just b e which is why I havent been AS present on here as usual. & sometimes I find myself beating myself up for that (we are our own worst critics), but then I remember that it’s important to 💕✨ give yourself g r a c e & to recognize that this time in your life isn’t forever. it’s just a 🌱 s e a s o n. . ❄️ happy friYAY, beautiful friends! let’s have a g r a c e-filled weekend! . #godstime #godstiming #hisword #hisplan #godsplans #giveyourselfgrace #grace #seasonofgiving #innerpeace💫 #forgiveyourself #bestillandknow #bestill #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #pcosfitness #pcoswarrior #pcosfighter #autoimmunewarrior #friyay #fridayvibes #snowydays
Już od stycznia razem z Anią będziemy niosły Wam radość, nadzieję i wsparcie w drodze do płodności 👶🏻❤️😍 Przed nami bardzo dużo pracy, ale chęć spełniania marzeń naszych i Waszych jest niesamowitym akumulatorem! ❤️ Dobra energio-ruszaj w świat! WIĘCEJ JUŻ NIEBAWEM #płodność #nieplodnosc #niepłodność #nieplodnosciniewidac #nieplodnosctoniewyrok #infertilitysisters #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #fertilitydiet #peace #love #happy #happiness
SAY YES AND YOU'LL FIGURE IT OUT LATER. I wanted to introduce you to a dear friend and infertility warrior, Mary Beth. I met this fabulous woman and her family about a year ago as they eagerly awaited the arrival of Jude, their fourth adopted baby. She graciously said yes to sharing her story on the blog. So grab some coffee (or a cocktail) and settle in. You're gonna want to read this until the very end. Link in profile. ❤
Six years of waiting. Two rounds of IVF. One lost embryo. One miscarriage. Nearly 200 injections. Thousands of tears. Thousands more prayers. One miracle in the making due June 29. To God alone be the glory. New on the blog! (Link in profile.)
Good morning.
A friend sent me this a day I needed support. This week has been a tough one emotionally with one thing or another, no weigh in this week as I have been totally off plan... This weightloss infertility journey will not beat me #infertilityissues #infertilitysucks #infertilityweightloss #infertilitywarrior #ivfstrongertogether #ivfjourney #ivfweightloss #ivfbabble #cwp #cwpjourney #toughweek #infertilitysupport #friends
This came up on my On This Day on FB and it seem amazing that we are here, a year later (and 3 years after the original iteration of the post), prepping for our baby shower this weekend. . . Running gave me this pregnancy, in many ways, and although sure, I got hurt during the pregnancy and am not currently running, my runner's mind and marathon mindset is still at work. . . I have a new blog post up today catching everyone up on the past week's adventures, but I'm going to link tok this infertility post in my profile (after you read it, click home for the most recent!). . . Running isn't always about speed. That is why even the slowest runners can hold their heads up high when they cross that finish line. . . Infertility post http://suzlyfe.com/marathon-mindset-pregnancy/ Weekend Update +Friday Catch Up http://suzlyfe.com/friday-catch-up-12-15/ #GoYoshiGo #morethanmiles #whyirun #flashbackfriday
Fact Friday: I absolutely LOVE celebrating others, but find it uncomfortable & unnecessary to celebrate myself. Happy Friday loves - we’re ALL works in progress. Everyone has shit that’s makes even them go, “Hmm... well, what’s that about?!” No one has everything figured out. Stop thinking your individual “stuff” is weird, unrelate-able, or not transformative, & if you’re up for it, find ways to appreciate -even the unpleasantness- of what that “stuff” is. ✌🏼💜😍 Photo cred: @shaz4371
Cuteness overload... she’s my #chorkie Layla, she is 5 and lives with my parents in Italy! I love her! My first dog! My shadow, also! She is part Yorkshire and part chihuahua, very smart... also gets scared so easily! Yesterday I went to the doc and I have to get some medicines then I have to go back after Christmas... he told me he’ll run a complete screening of HPVs and will test the quality of my eggs... he told me he’ll get me ready to get pregnant as soon as my husband will come back! He got his specialization in infertility in #Stanford gave me #hope 😍 #unexplainedinfertility #endometriosis #ttc #ttchope #ttctribe #ttcfamily #ttcsisters #ttcfriends #ttcsupport #ttcwarrior #ttcwithinfertility #ttcwithclomid #infertility #infertilityhurts #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysupport #infertilityfighters #infertilitybattle #clomidfail
A good Disney quote for you! Stay strong this Christmas your miracle is coming your way soon.
For #TTC couples, the goal is clear- baby (ies), however, the path(s) to getting there raises concerns for some. Regardless of the path (plan) you choose, don't let doing nothing be an option. #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttc #pcos #ivf #ivfcommunity #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #ttcjourney #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #ttccommunity #infertilitysisters #ttcsisters #infertility #ivfsuccess #infertilitycommunity #infertilitysupport #Thefertilechick
And then there are moments everything goes right! My baseline ultrasound showed a possible small cyst that would affect our start date. Hubby’s last analysis had an increase in sperm count, but no motility. I got the call today that my labs are normal and hubby had enough sperm to freeze an entire vial!! I burst into tears. Last Christmas we were suffering the heartbreak of knowing we wouldn’t have a biological baby. My husband focused on his mental and physical well-being and got his sperm back without medications...tonight I’m starting the first meds for IVF and feeling so happy!! #ivfcycle1 #infertilitywarrior #ivf #ttcsisters #healtylife #infertilityjourney #naturalhealth #ttc #malefactorinfertility #happy #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #grateful #smallvictories #positivethinking #wellbeing #ivfjourney #infertilitysupport
So.. I’m supposed to be doing Lupron prior to my next FET for my endo and my RE told me that it would be just one shot. One time. I thought Lupron was a one-month or three-month thing? Don’t get me wrong, I’d prefer not to take all those shots, but I just want to make sure I understand and he mentioned that he’s never prescribed Lupron before so I’m worried there could be some confusion. Anyone have any experience with this?
Interesting, right? Sometimes it feels like us versus them: infertile versus fertile. Lines are drawn, enemies are made and jealousy sets in our hearts. It’s easy to grow cold hearted to those that have what you pray for, what you desire and what you dream of. But what if, just what if, God wants to see the gold in the fertile. What if He wants us to draw closer to the fertile instead of pulling away from the fertile? I know crazy, right?! Just think about it, how many close friends are now distant friends because of your infertility and their fertility? Honestly think about how this fact has changed and morphed relationships, friendships, sisterhood, and so on. Ladies, we have the power to control your feelings, thoughts and emotions or we can continue to have our feelings, thoughts and emotions control us. If I’m honest my infertility has push away so many people, it’s changed relationships, and I’ve even let it change me into a person I never wanted to be. But the beauty is we get to decide: control it or let it control us. Today do some thinking, maybe some journaling on how infertility has impacted your relationships and how you plan to see the gold in others instead of seeing the dirt. #infertility #infertilitysupport #infertilityfighters #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #infertilityhope #infertilityblogger #infertilitysisters #infertilitycommunity #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttctribe #ttcsistersareawesome #makingbabies #faith #godlywoman #hope #thepineappledevotionals
"In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6 Though these trials may be painful and heart-breaking, they cannot compare to the wonderful joy that lies ahead! So be truly glad, knowing that we know the God who's reality is the impossible, who is always working for our good and His purpose and who ALWAYS keeps His promises! #iwillpraiseyouinthevalley #godisfaithful #faith #bejoyfulinhope #standingonthepromises #theheartofhannah #infertility #infertilitysisters #infertilitysupport #ttc #ttcsupport #ttccommunity #ttctribe #overcominginfertility #blessingsinbrokenness #womenoffaith #hope #womenofgod #infertilitywarrior #iamHis
It’s CD 14 and time to start all over again with the OPK’s. I forgot to test this morning so testing at work it is! #yougottadowhatyougottado #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #justkeepswimming
For the Longest time, I held no space for everything I wanted & who i wanted to be. 1 of my 2018 goals, is to be those things & help You create space for all that you want too. To all my crazy, weird, left of center, outside the box, singers in the rain, rock goddesses, sensitive men, & dancers to their own beat, who feel like the abnormal misfits of life - You're a diamond! Maybe a cool black diamond- but regardless, own it. I understand your resistance. I fight mine too! But, if I do it & you do it, then maybe all those like us will find the courage to let it feel less crazy "bad" & more crazy "good"! ✌🏼💜😘
3 days before my hCG blood work, I stood in the bathroom with an unopened and expired pregnancy test in my hands. it was a sunday morning, and the official blood test would be on a wedneday. my hands were shaking, and I was debating on whether or not to take this at home test- even though I swore to myself I was going to wait for the official beta results. . I have a lot to say on what transpired that morning. too much to write in this instagram space. I’ve talked a lot about how this process is about celebrating the little victories, but knowing that there are many more hurdles to cross. this was a huge victory, but nonetheless still riddled with doubt and fear. for the full story, please go read it all on my website. the direct link is in my insta profile. ❤️ #worththewait
A beautifully boxed hamper with the best products available to help your TTC journey…. with a few free gifts thrown in too!
Results are in for DHEA-S & Prolcatin. Again my levels came back completely normal and where they need to be. Still pending results on the other two tests and will keep you guys updated. One step closer to finding a solution hopefully! 🤞🏻😬 #makingbabyvaughn
Does anyone else have a small stash of items tucked away since #ttc ? Sometimes I have to exercise some serious restraint 😊😬. Admittedly, most of these items were bought before we knew where this journey would take us... Some days I am incredibly hopeful and want to buy things, others I feel like I am going to cry when I see really cute items in store...
You can barely see the @teamiblends tumbler because my busy babes are going a mile per minute! (Per usual!) If you know me, you know I need my coffee everyday, otherwise I'm not human 👽 but Teami Alive helps me cut back on ☕️ because it gives me an insane amount of energy for being just a little tea bag- it packs a punch! But it's natural, with no additives so I feel much better drinking it knowing I won't crash from sugar later on. If you're looking for the healthiest caffeine kick, I highly recommend learning more about Teami! You can use ALEXISD for 20% off yours! #thankyouteami #imsupermomnow
So at 2100 my phone rang and it was our local hospital number.. thought it was work but when I answered, to my surprise it was my consultant 😊😊 how lovely of him to ring at this time of night checking I was ok and if he could do anything to help with all the upset. After all the wrong doings you hear about the NHS I really really can’t not fault our consultant. He is amazing and has done everything in his power to help us. For him just to ring to make sure I’m ok after our bad news, he has taken that one extra step which really means the most and I will never forgot how thoughtful and caring he has been throughout this whole process. • • • #nhs #nhsconsultants #gynacology #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilityjourney #infertilitycommunity #infertilitywarrior #ttc #ttcuk #ttcladies #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #pcos #pcoslife #pcoswarrior #pcosfighter #pcoswarrior #clomid #failedtreatment #negative #headspace
Really gorgeous dinner tonight. Roasted lamb chops, parsnips, carrots, potatoes, onion and sprouts. Feeling nice and full and looking forward to a bath and perhaps I can persuade pete to give me a lengthy massage too. Really am full of aches today. #pregnancynutrition #pregnancyjourney #healthypregnancy #ttc #infertilitywarrior #ttccommunity #pregnancydiet #nutrition #mumblogger #mummytobe #31weekspregnantb #pregnancy
I don’t know exactly when I became one of those people who process hardships outwardly. Truth be told, I’ve been the opposite of that pretty much my entire life. But God keeps telling me to be transparent about the near-miss stuff, to be real, warts and all. I suppose that’s a good thing because I can’t imagine I would be very effective at raising awareness about the maternal health crisis in the US if I’m not willing to be an open book about all of the struggles that come along with it. It’s not easy and it sure is uncomfortable at times. But God knows I want to help the moms who come after me and if this is the first step in doing that, I will gladly take it. . What is God calling you to do? It could be big but it doesn’t always have to push you far outside of your comfort zone either. It could literally be connecting those two friends going through the same thing. Sending that card. Making that phone call. Taking someone a meal. . Whatever it is, answer the call. You won’t be sorry you did. . .Whoever refreshes others will also be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)
This beautiful little #snowflakebaby is now #twoweeksold today. She’s filled our hearts with more love than we knew existed and has her brother at full attention. She loves to be close and calms down whenever we have music on. These days it’s either Christmas classics or Tracy Lawrence radio on Pandora. She prefers to eat the second she wakes up, otherwise you’ll hear her strong lungs. She also hates being swaddled and will grunt, groan and moan until you let her arms out. That makes nighttime so much fun!! Lol. #babybianca
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Because we are strong, badass women. No matter what, we keep going! Loves all you babes! #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcwarrior #infertility #infertilityjourney #infertilitysisters #infertilitywarrior #justkeepswimming