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The Thursday Thinker: What if?

Allow yourself a day of hope. Today imagine that in a year from now you are holding your new baby. Just for today allow yourself to believe that it will happen. Let your dream live for a day. Allow yourself to go there with all the emotions. What if this came true? It is coming true for women all over the world ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Are More Distractions Better?

While you are waiting, going through infertility, is it better when you have a big deadline at work, or you have to put in overtime to finish the project, or you pick up a couple extra shifts at the hospital? Does being more busy help you get through the waiting or do you feel like you are not devoting enough ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: While I’m Waiting (Song)

I know the movie Fireproof came out years ago, but the theme song is a touching one about waiting that also applies to waiting for a baby. The lyrics for “While I’m Waiting” by John Waller can be found here. -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Vent Today, Free-Up Tomorrow

So how did you do last week? Did you try to postpone your worries until today? Was it harder than you thought? If you did hopefully you will be able to have a good discussion with your spouse today which will free you up tomorrow (Valentines Day) to focus on your relationship. To focus some time on just the two of ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: Battling the “What if’s…”

It’s three a.m., you got up to use the bathroom and now you can’t fall back asleep.  This is when our mind and heart like to play the “What if…” game.  “What if I never get pregnant?” “What if we can’t afford Assisted Reproduction?” “What if the birth-mom changes her mind?” “What if my husband never agrees to adoption?” “What if ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: When I Feel Anxious…

Today, journal five ideas of things you can do, or think, to get your mind off the waiting.  So as soon as you catch yourself feeling anxious you can___________.  (Call a friend, call your spouse, make a snack, read a magazine, read something funny, set a future 10 min window to worry/problem solve).  Keep your list nearby and use it whenever you need ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

This Wednesday all I can think to write is to acknowledge how hard it is to wait.  There are coping skills to help us through, tricks to help us pass the time, but the fact is, it is incredibly difficult to wait and continually be disappointed.  My heart goes out to you today if you are in the waiting period.  ... 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 »