I’m Not Brave – I’m Simply A Parent

Blog, Pregnancy & Infant Loss

You keep telling me how brave I am. I know you don’t know what else to say to a loss parent. Sometimes I believe you. Sometimes I do feel brave. Sometimes you’re right.
You keep telling me how brave I am. I think I am too.

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NIAW 2020 // Advocate Spotlight with Alys, Lori, Sara and Jenell

Blog, Infertility

As NIAW comes to a close, I am once again amazed at the advocacy that is happening around the globe to break the stigma around infertility and empower people to speak out about something that 1 in 8 women struggle with (1 in 6 in Canada). There is a lot of loud voices and shaky […]

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NIAW 2020 // Advocate Spotlight with Maranda, Shauna and Amy

Blog, Infertility

You know what my favorite thing about #NIAW (National Infertility Awareness week) is? It is when someone shares out about their family building challenges and infertility for the first time. When someone says “I’ve been so scared of doing this for so long, but here it all is.” They let it out into the universe […]

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NIAW 2020 // Advocate Spotlight with Nicole, Kylee and Michelle

Blog, Infertility

We are halfway through NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) and I cannot say it enough, I am blown away by this community. No story is the same, yet each one is so important. No outcome is the same, yet each one holds so much value. RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association @resolveorg has asked that we […]

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Baby B’s Birth Story // Part 1


Blog, Pregnancy After Loss

B’s birth story! Better late than never, right? It’s pretty wild how quickly one of the best days of your life becomes a blur due to adrenaline running sky high. So I have been spending some time looking back at pictures and texts and the few notes I tried to keep in my phone while […]

February 29, 2020

Frozen Embryo Transfer Day


Infertility

On February 25th, in the middle of a record breaking snow storm in Seattle and just 5 days after Adeline’s 3rd heavenly birthday, it was Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) day! This is what I wrote after that incredible day: The day is here! It’s time to tuck an embryo safely inside, hopefully to stay for […]

July 18, 2019

New Year, New Hope


Infertility

January 1, 2019 – Retrieval Eve Happy New Year! We were up bright and early for my last blood draw before egg retrieval. We drove into Seattle first thing in the morning and we were in and out of the office, quick and easy. It’s our tradition to take a walk somewhere, anywhere, by the […]

January 3, 2019

Ending 2018 with IVF


Infertility

What a wild ride 2018 has been! We have endured the financial, physical, emotional and mental stress that comes with both child loss and infertility. We had many unsuccessful clomid rounds (the fertility gateway drug) and 4 failed IUI’s (Intrauterine insemination) and 2 cancelled IUI’s in this past year and have now arrived to IVF […]

December 31, 2018

Baby B’s Birth Story // Part 2


Blog, Pregnancy After Loss

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 // 37 weeks + 5 days pregnant: Plot twist!  What I thought was just a visit to triage to err on the side of caution, quickly escalated to “change into this gown, it’s time to have this baby!” If you missed Part 1 of B’s birth story, you can read it […]

April 7, 2020

A Baby Shower for our Miracle Baby


Blog, Pregnancy After Loss

A baby shower is not something we thought we would do. I have avoided going to them for the past three years because they are so triggers. I have walked completely around stores to avoid baby things. I have hidden pregnant people and new parents on my Facebook account because it is too hard to […]

September 22, 2019