We got big news today.

Not BIG news, but big news.

I tried all of the ovulation predictor “stuff” for three months solid, a little over a year ago. We tried for six months to no avail so I figured I should try something else. I bought the tests, bought the thermometer, and started “checking.” (I’ll leave it at that!) Each day, nothing. No signs. No dramatic spike in temperature, no positive signs of being fertile. It was frustrating – and expensive – to see the same news every day.

Eventually, I gave up.

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Journey to Fertility

I have been hesitant to share our journey through fertility…no matter how far we’ve come as a society, it’s still a difficult subject. Not being able to produce a child is embarrassing at best, so when that happens to you…it’s just hard to know what to do, what to say…

So today I am writing our story because I believe that one day it may help someone else. At the very least, it may help our families to understand us better.

Shane and I have been trying to have a baby for nearly two years. We waited for about nine months after we were married to start “trying” because my hopeful plan was to be due to deliver around spring break of the following school year and be able to stay at home from then until the start of the following school year.

Of course, that was not to be.  Continue reading