Are you a worrier??? My whole life I've worried about EVERYTHING! Most of that insecurity stemmed from lack of confidence in myself.
It's amazing to me how a simple decision to finally say yes to me and my health has CHANGED EVERYTHING! * I'm in amazing physical shape at age 38.
* I have found a community of women I call my friends (many whom I've never met) and lean on daily.
* I am running a business helping other women whom I was once in their shoes.
* I don't let what other people's perception of me cripple me.
Sure, I'm not 100% worry free because that wouldn't be human......but it certainly does not drive my life like it used to.
If you still struggle with self confidence, I'm just a message away! ❤️📩
#conqueringyou #lettinggo #awholenewworld
I feel really good about today💕⠀
Our top grade blastocyst is beautiful if I do say so myself. Even the doctor and embryologist say so 🌈 ⠀
THANK YOU to everyone who sent sweet messages full of prayers and good vibes. We definitely felt them. 🥰
Been taking it easy today... took a nap 😴 when we got home, ate ramen 🍜 for lunch and binged @theloomingtower
with hubby and @elizwd
who brought us sooo many treats 💐 🍫 🧀 ⠀
The 2WW is going to be brutal but I’m planning an activity for every day to keep my mind occupied 🙏🏼🌈 Nestle in little one! You are already SO loved 💕
So I saw this on another page and had to share. I love this so much! This is me to a T!!! I don’t mind missing out on what others deem important. Never have, never will. Yes I go out and have fun. But I also love to sit home, snuggled up in the couch, glass of wine, TV, etc. Who knew there was actually a name for this. I came across this article and wanted to share. Don’t feel obligated to do what you don’t want to. Don’t be made to feel guilty. The article gives you tips and advice on how to live your JOMO. Especially on a Saturday night when you’d rather be on the couch. Like me right now😊
Started the day with finishing my first week of my new program + ended it with a 6 mile hike through Sedona. #optoutside #idhikethat
I want to have a baby more than anything, but....
I want it to have our DNA, a little being created by us, grown and carried in my own body, anything less I wouldn’t want.
Why don't you "just adopt"? I have had various people ask me.
Why dont you just shut the f**k up?
Why should I? Why does everyone around me just get to fall pregnant and get their baby while you essentially telling to simply take what I can get and be grateful for it?
I resent the idea that I should just accept this second-rate path to parenthood.
Isn't part of the amazing journey to becoming a mother feeling this little soul inside you move and grow each day.. To feel that bond and love.. To put your body through what I can only imagine as enormous pain to deliver them safely into this world. Into the arms of the parents who wished, prayed and cried for this miracle baby to arrive! --
Why should I settle for anything less?
I deserve to get what I want... and to all the other TTC ladies you deserve to get what you want too! Don't let anyone even make you feel like dont!!
-- ***Adoption is great way of providing a permanent family to a child who cannot be brought up by their own parents, but sorry it's not for me.***
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It’s a messy hair kind of Saturday!
I can be ashamed of it, I can cover it up, or I can own it. Today, I choose to own it.
That can go for a lot of things in our lives—infertility being one. You can be ashamed and hide from the world. You can try to cover it up and pretend everything is okay. Or, you can own it.
Own it by finding a doctor who supports you. Own it by doing what’s in your power to optimize your chances. Own it by surrounding yourself with the support you need.
You don’t have to feel lost and alone. Seek support. Advocate for yourself. Own it.💪
Had some serious FOMO goin on this week!! All my girls were testing out the new weighted workouts so I decided Clara and I would see what all the hype was about!! Ok......LOVED IT!! There’s just something about the burn of weights that makes ya feel so gooooood! 😆 Finished off with a little balanced recovery and now to get some shizzzz done! 👊🏻 Check out my stories to see us in action.....and the little mishap we had. 🤦🏼♀️
#conqueringyou #pottytraininglife #mommydaughterbonding
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One thing last year and the beginning of this year has taught me is that I am strong, I am brave, I can overcome anything.
I’ve never been so focused about reaching my goals, to have my rainbow, to lose weight, to be better at work, To pay off debts, to be a better wife, a better mum. No matter what it is I can do it because I believe I can.
I have also realised that this community is full of so many strong women, after suffering so much sadness, so many losses, but just getting up in the morning and putting one foot in front of the other makes you strong! 💪🏼
Don’t give up on your dreams, I’m routing for all of you 💗
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The storms of life have certainly been raging lately. I’m extremely open about our struggle with infertility and try to be candid in hopes of spreading awareness. As many of you know, we have to do IVF with PGD testing on our embryos due to us both being carriers of the same genetic disorder. You can follow our complete journey at @theawkwardwaitingwomb.
We've had a few heartbreaking setbacks regarding our first cycle, but we continue to CHOOSE JOY. We know God is working for our good, and He makes no mistakes!
I've created this Bonfire t-shirt fundraiser, not in an attempt to raise a bunch of money (although it would certainly be helpfuL), but in the hopes of creating a way for our friends and family to show support. This journey has often been a lonely one and having our friends, family, and even strangers, rocking their CHOOSE JOY shirts would definitely help us feel less alone. Any proceeds will go towards the cost for PGD testing of our embryos.
Shirts are available in several styles and sizes! Link to purchase and for more information on our story is in my bio. If you choose to purchase, thank you so so much for the love and support. And when your shirt is received, be sure to tag me!
“Choose joy, even when the storms of life are raging. God’s got this!”
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It was about this time last Saturday, I recieved the call...my fur baby had passed over to the otherside. Still smiling, on his fave spot, with his fave blanket....he took his last breath and laid to rest peacefully. Loving, happy, handsome to the last day. Cancer is a bitch. (One of his last pics a day before his last, swipe to last photo)
The picture before that is the cat at the vet comforting me 😻 while we choose the fate of his remains.
But amongst the chaos of the day and whilst trying to shake the feeling like im trying to climb out of a sand pit that keeps pouring sand in..( much has happened in the last couple months and many of it I have yet to share with social media)..I kept moving forward any way that I could.
I know with the opportunities that came that day, it will help me in so many ways I cant imagine at this moment. But I know.
So my message to you. If you are willing to hear. If you are listening...remind yourself, hard times are temporary. Dont stop life when life gets hard. Take some time. Appreciate support and keep doing the things, going to places, seeing people, moving forward. Even if it hurts every inch to move because your stressed, depressed, sad, mad...keep living. Keep moving forward.
We had such a fun day today celebrating Eden’s 4th Birthday 🎈 the jungle theme was brilliant, Ophelia loved touching the hedgehog and snake 🐍 @mumofmadlads @dadofmadlads
Thanks for having us ❤️
“The staff are amazing and look after you every step of the way. They are professional, efficient and very welcoming.
After a few visits, I felt very much like a friend to the staff members, as they are so kind and caring. Everything from my first consultation up until my egg collection has run smoothly and my needs and questions were always met.
abc ivf is brilliant, not only for the price but also for their professionalism and care.” Thank you so much for your review, Sandra! ❤
This is my season of dreaming. My season of picking baby names, dreaming of our nursery and dreaming of our little face ♥️♥️ I am no where closer to pregnancy, no where closer to our baby, but dreaming feels beautiful right now.
I used to not go there, feeling so heartbroken and superstitious that dreaming would somehow jinx us. I have realized that it feels good to dream, and have gotten over my fears of dreaming.. .....does anyone else go back and forth with dreaming? I can’t be the only one! It sometimes feels so decadent to dream, almost too good. But I have to get over the fear to enjoy my day to day ♥️ #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitywarrior #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #thisisinfertility
Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away 🎶🎶 ... and enjoy your TTC journey being treated like your own family does.
Our team will pick you up from the airport and we'll accompany you both during the whole stay.
You'll enjoy your FERTILITY MOON in the best hotels in Barcelona and we'll do our best for you to get pregnant 👶