Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fertility posts that made my day yesterday

I follow some women who are going through some of the same issues or have been successful with the procedures and yesterday while catching up on some of their posts, I came across these two that made my day for 2 different reasons.

1. Conceive This! - this one talks about how much money all of this can cost. I am thankful that my insurance covers tons of the stuff, but we are still talking about a huge out of pocket cost. She also talks about if you tell the child about how much money this whole process costs, I have ever intention on being honest with our children when they are here about how hard Mom and Dad worked to get them. I want the students to understand we wanted them and did everything in our power to have them and even sought the attention of medical professionals to make it happen. I want my children to know we didn't "waste money on them," we "invested in them" long before they were even conceived. Aaron and I don't care at this point what it is going to cost us to have the child because it will be worth it in the end.

2. Semi-Charmed Life - this one made seriously laugh right out loud because it is exactly what I have been feeling for a long time. People believe they are being supportive and helpful, but all they are managing to do is make me mad. Seriously, go read it - she says it better than I could.

It really helps to have other women dealing with many of the same issues as me. It helps me feel not alone and crazy on the days when the fertility meds make me want to physically hurt the next person who tip-toes over the line with me. They are amazing women who have helped me through this now 19 month journey and I thank them for it.


  1. Awww! What a fabulously undeserved shout out. :) Thanks a bunch! I find that talking through the issues has helped tremendously. And meeting all of the truly AMAZING women who put their bodies through the same stress that I do--totally worth it. In fact, I see myself saying, "It was the support system" over "It was xyz meds" when the day comes we finally conceive and carry to term.

    Love your blog too! You have a fan for life. :)

  2. Thanks! I have been writing in it for over a year now, on and off. I have been asked several times about turning it into a book, I am considering it even though it's not something I thought about at all until someone mentioned it. I just write for me, what I am feeling immediately at the moment I type, I don't even tend to edit it after I wrote it. This thing has been my life saver for our journey, it helps tremendously.

  3. Love, Loved this one! It is such a priviledge to get to hear your thoughts as well as these two other wonderful women. It was great to be able to read a few other perspectives on the topic as well. It is inspiring not only for the ones that are going through similar issues as you, but also for people who have no clue what you are going through. I think it is important for people to know. How well do you know these other ladies? They are excellent writers too. It would be awesome if you all could compile your blogs into a book as a sort of "guide" to infertility. It would be a great read for anyone really and maybe could be food for your soul to get your thoughts out there :)