CategoryInfertility

PCOS ramblings

In the future, don’t be surprised if you see more blogging about pcos around here. I’ve been reading more lately about it, and am learning some really interesting things. The books have been from a variety of sources, but it seems that regardless of where I read, the basic principles are the same. Reduce or eliminate refined, white carbohydrates, and increase vegetables and protein. Exercise. Some of that is probably obvious, but it’s things that I’m hoping to implement more […]

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I am thankful

I am thankful for so many things, but tonight I am thankful for my three children. I am thankful that God gave me children at all – when I am one who is not “supposed” to have any children at all. I am thankful that God allowed us to adopt Samuel. I am thankful that He brought that precious little boy into our lives. I listen to Samuel sing – with such an innocence that I am reminded of how […]

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Mother's Day

Oh my. Where to start. Today was a bittersweet day. This was my first Mother’s Day as a mother of two children. It was wonderful. S came running up to me a dozen times at least. “Happy Mudders Day, Mommy!” In many ways, it was a Mother’s Day like those I used to dream of. But that’s just the thing. Even though my S is four and I have a darling 3-month-old C, it seems somewhat odd how infertility still […]

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This was worth the wait

After waiting so long to become a mother, there are moments now that make me look back and say that it was worth the wait. I just had one of those moments. S and I were eating lunch together. He looked at me and said, “Mommy, I love you. You’re so beautiful.” Then he grinned his biggest grin – with an adorable three-year-old face covered in tomato sauce from his Spanish rice. How can I not love that? It was […]

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Pregnancy after infertility

I’ve been mulling this over in my head for weeks, wanting to post, and yet, being unsure of what to really say. Well, ok, more how to put everything down in writing. One of the many things I’ve learned about infertility is that the pain seems to always be there. Even after seeing part of God’s perfect plan unfold – and seeing exactly why He planned things the way He did – that pain, and especially the memories of infertility […]

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Sometimes God sends surprises

Last week our family got an amazing surprise. After almost six years of infertility, we were stunned to discover that I am pregnant. I am still amazed. In many ways, it still doesn’t seem real. We received our diagnosis of PCOS before we ever started trying to conceive. Over time, we tried some fertility procedures, but none of them worked. Eventually, God led us to adopt our precious son. I honestly believe that God’s plan for my life included infertility […]

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Mother's Day from an infertile mother's perspective

It’s that time of year again. Mother’s Day is tomorrow. Once again, I find myself waffling between two very different and very opposite viewpoints about the holiday. I dread Mother’s Day. I know it will probably end up being a nice day with my family (my parents are visiting for a few days), but there is a part of me that, even though I am a mother, still dreads the arrival of Mother’s Day. We celebrate our 6th anniversary this […]

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Doctor visits today

Little man and I both had doctor visits today. They were something else. Poor guy – his ear infection is still not completely gone so the doctor prescribed him more meds to hopefully get it cleared up soon. For me, I could write a book about the day’s appointments, but I won’t. I’ll spare you (big grin here). When Stephen lost his job last year, I had to go off the meds I take for Insulin Resistance and the PCOS. […]

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Packed up the cloth diapers today

Today was such a different day. Although Little man is doing better, he still wasn’t feeling well enough for us to take him to church. Poor little guy – he’s just miserable enough that he doesn’t know what he wants. Since we need to be moving soon, I figured I’d better get packing. No, we still don’t have a place to live (thanks for asking, Lora!), but I didn’t want to go nuts trying to pack everything all at once […]

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Don't wish me a happy Mother's Day

Have you noticed lately how commercialized Mother’s Day has become? Have you seen all the commercials and other ads? I have. While I’m plenty sick of commercialism, there’s something else on my mind. Infertility. I’ve been there. I still am hoping to conceive someday, even though this summer marks five years of no pregnancies. I love adoption, and I am thankful for it. Because of adoption, I now celebrate Mother’s Day. But what about all the other ladies dealing with […]

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