Deciding on the Time to Begin IVF

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ~Dr. Steve Maraboli Deciding to start IVF was not the first step on our new journey. A lot of  choices led to our decision. After some much needed vacation therapy in Europe this summer, IVF was the next logical step. Part of me wanted to dive in as soon as … Continue reading Deciding on the Time to Begin IVF

We Begin Again: Starting IVF

“And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”  ~Meister Eckhart      I can still remember, when I was quite young, standing in the grocery store and reading magazine covers that talked about this celebrity or that celebrity undergoing IVF to have a baby. I definitely didn’t know what it was at the time, but I just have … Continue reading We Begin Again: Starting IVF

Healing

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life…….” Akshay Dubey  Things that were once really difficult for me seem to be getting easier lately.  For the first few years that we were trying to get pregnant, and especially once I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility, I had a really difficult time seeing pregnancy announcements. Don’t get … Continue reading Healing

Lularoe Fundraiser for Samantha & Mark’s IVF Procedure

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~Ziad K. Abelnour I was so touched when my longtime friend, Sarah approached me about doing a Lularoe fundraiser for our IVF fund with her consultant, Loni Waltasti. I have known Sarah since I was in eighth grade…so almost 20 years…woah. We both acted at … Continue reading Lularoe Fundraiser for Samantha & Mark’s IVF Procedure

Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?

“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” ~Thomas Fuller I’ve recently started learning quite a bit more about nutrition, especially as it pertains to endometriosis and infertility. While learning about meal plans to boost fertility, I had read, and been told on many occasions that the Mediterranean Diet was the way to go, because it increased nutrients from vegetables, and boosted Omega 3’s and other … Continue reading Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?

Infertility and Adventures: Visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland

“To travel is to live.” ~Hans Christian Andersen My husband and I have returned home from our amazing adventure in Europe. Well, truth be told, we came home almost a month ago, but out return was followed immediately by hurricane preparation, and eventually, evacuation. Thanks, Irma. When we came back to our house after our mandatory evacuation, we went without power for 5 days, had … Continue reading Infertility and Adventures: Visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” ~Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor I know that I have not updated this blog in a pretty long time. I feel like I have … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly