Pregnancy After Infertility…How It Really Feels

May 7, 2017

    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 hold her…


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

January 16, 2017

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…


What to Include in a TTC Tool Kit!

January 14, 2017

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 number of times someone…


It’s Been One Whole Year…A TTC Rant.

September 9, 2016

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…


Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 7 Results

May 28, 2016

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…


I’m Grateful For Answers / A PCOS Diagnosis

April 26, 2016

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 minutes. I couldn’t stop…


Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 6 Results

April 8, 2016

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…


Supplements I Take While Trying to Conceive [And Why I Take Them]

February 23, 2016

Trying to conceive my second baby has become one of the most trying experiences of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love bonding with my boyfriend and enjoying my one-on-one time with my almost 6-year old daughter. However, I piece of my heart is missing. My heart is simply not complete without another sweet baby. Every month that AF arrives, I mourn the loss of a baby that never was.


Operation Baby Bump: Cycle 5 Results

February 16, 2016

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…


A Letter To My Yet-To-Be Conceived Baby

January 16, 2016

To my yet-to-be-conceived baby (yes, I flipped back and forth with what I wanted to refer to you as), I have been praying for the day that we would begin trying to conceive you for years. The day that I moved 1,100 miles away from my family in Bartlett, Tennessee to be with your daddy in New York City, my journey to meeting you began. It’s been almost five months, and you’ve yet…


Operation Baby Bump: Cycle Four Results

January 9, 2016

It’s that time of month again – my Operation Baby Bump results!  For our fourth cycle TTC (click here to read all about TTC lingo), we decided to take a more relaxed approach. Meaning no temping, no OPKs, no incessant symptom spotting, and no (too) early pregnancy tests. We started DTD every other day beginning on CD11, and began increasing it to every day on CD15. We ceased DTD on a…


Operation Baby Bump: Cycle Three Results

December 10, 2015

It’s that time of month! Time to give you guys an update on my TTC efforts and if I actually got pregnant this cycle. I’m not going to draw this out. I’m not pregnant. I’m handling this a lot better than I did the previous cycle, even though our BD (learn about TTC lingo by clicking this link) timing was pretty precise. I started testing at 7dpo, but I began…