Apologies, again, for yesterday’s heap of venting. Sometimes you just need to put it all out there, read it over a few times, and become accountable for your own life. And sometimes you just need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, put on your big girl panties, and deal with things. Which I am […]
Monday, June 10th, 2013. CD3. Warning: Word Dump to Follow… Business first, I guess… If you follow the blog’s Facebook page then you probably already know this, but my last-ditch effort IUI hybrid injects/Femara cycle was a bust. If you’re keeping tabs, that’s five IUIs, four inject cycles, 15 medicated cycles, and Godknowshowmany natural cycles […]
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. CD12. At my dildo-cam appointment this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I have one plump follie (who I have subsequently named Dudley, if you’re interested) measuring around 20mm. I also have a couple of little guys on the left measuring 15 and 13mm, but the doc was doubtful […]
. So I was reading this post about the kind of parent this blogger thought she might be when she was a kid, based on TV parents she had watched growing up. That got me to thinking… . Q. What kind of parent do I want to be? That is, if I ever even get […]
Monday, May 20th, 2013. CD9. Yo. It’s been a hot minute, right? I just haven’t really had much to say lately, I guess. I’m still working through some things, where I am having trouble getting excited for this cycle. I have chunks of time where I feel a little indifferent, but I’m trying. That being […]
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. CD3. Two things happened in the past 24 hours to make me think about my apathy toward this cycle. One, was reading my horoscope late in the day yesterday, after I had already written the post stating how I just don’t know what I feel toward TTC these days. You may […]
Monday, May 13th, 2013. CD2. Howdy folks. I wish I had felt well enough to put fingers to keyboard yesterday, but alas, I did not. There were so many lovely Mother’s Day posts floating around our little corner of the interwebs yesterday though, I doubt you really needed my two cents. Though, of course, I […]
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. CD18. Howdy, folks. I’m so sorry I’ve been slacking lately. I expected to finish out NIAW with this grand Q & A post in vlog form, and then this lovely sinus infection/mucus overload/dry cough/croaky voice thing happened, and I both look and sound terrible. Ain’t nobody wanna see that. So that […]
It’s only fitting that National Infertility Awareness Week should coincide with what would have been my due date. Nothing makes you more aware of your infertility than a baby you loved, but never got to meet. *** Last August, the most amazing thing happened. The pregnancy test strips I was using to test out the […]
Sometimes being supportive isn’t so much what you say to someone who’s struggling, but what you do.
A hug can say more in its simplicity than a whole monologue on how “what’s meant to be will be” and “you’ll be a mother someday, I just know it”.
There are so many ways we can support our fellow Infertiles this National Infertility Awareness Week, and many of them don’t require a word out of our mouths.
For the intrepid few, sometimes a tattoo shows their struggle and their support. These are mine.
You can update the profile photo on your social media accounts with this Twibbon, showing your support.
You can update your Facebook cover photo with one of these fabulous creations from The Infertility Voice.
You can help to educate others and encourage sensitivity by posting links on social media to information that will help others our struggle. There is a great article here, and some wonderful tips on infertility etiquette here.
I particularly love infographics like these:
There’s also this cheeky little claymation rendering of What Not To Say To Someone With An Uncooperative Uterus.
You can support, inspire, advocate, and show a great deal of compassion without speaking a word this week.
Maybe give some of these a try:
I look forward to your submissions, and I look forward to being inspired!
Keep up the good work, folks.
This NIAW, we can get the word out about infertility, and we can do it as loudly or as quietly as we like!