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The Truth about Tryin Tuesday: Infertility Acronyms

Here is a link to all the infertility acronyms.  I had no idea there were so many!  Some of the most common: http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/Managing-Infertility-Stress/infertility-acronyms.html 2ww = 2 week wait AF = Aunt Flow, menstruation AI = Artificial Insemination ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology BFN = Big Fat Negative (Not Pregnant) DE = Donor Eggs DH = Dear Husband DW = Dear ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Which Spouse is More Patient?

Does the waiting phase of infertility drive you and your spouse batty?  Do you feel like your husband just isn’t as invested as you are?  Does your wife seem consumed with every detail about having a baby?  Are the roles reversed?  Are you in such a hurry to become a mom/dad but your spouse casually says, “It will happen some ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

If you are in the waiting stage today, take a moment to journal the top three triggers that make you think about your infertility.  Is it seeing another pregnant woman?  Is it feeling a cramp in your tummy when you are waiting to see if you’re pregnant?  Is it simply looking at a calendar, with everything revolving around your ovulation?  ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Is God Punishing Me?

In the book “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake chapter three is titled, “Is God Punishing Me?”  I think this thought occurs to all of us.  It is the human need to know “why”.  Sometimes in life there are direct correlations (if I don’t water my plant it will die)  Other times there is not ( I can take good care of my ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

For this Wednesday, journal about something you’ve had to wait for in the past.  A college acceptance letter?  A job?  Meeting the right spouse?  How does waiting to get pregnant/bring home a child differ from that experience?  How are they the same?  What did you do to get through your waiting before?  Would that help now? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

Here are some helpful ideas from a Fertility Clinic on how to get through the TWW (two week wait)! Tips to help you stay sane while waiting for your pregnancy test results Try to focus on the first and most important advice: Once your insemination or embryo transfer has taken place, there is nothing that you can or cannot do to influence the outcome.  ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

This Wednesday journal about your biggest fear (expand on “I fear I will never have a baby.”)  Sometimes if we write out our fears it takes a little punch out of them.  You may be able to work through some feelings or fears that are unwarranted.  I was fearful about adoption but the more I learned about it, the more I looked ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

This weekend I heard about a couple who is now expecting in November after a two-year struggle with infertility.  I stopped to think about how long that is.  That’s 24 months of disappointments!  How many of us would get turned down from a job 24 times?  Or ask someone out 24 times?  24 rejection letters?  That’s a lot!  Some of you ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

Waiting is one of the hardest struggles related to infertility.  The infamous 2 week wait (2ww) to see if you’re pregnant, the waiting 2 more weeks to try again when you find out you’re not, the wait to see the specialist, the waiting on test results.  If you are further down the road maybe it’s the wait for the next round of ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 10

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can ... Read More »