In the infertility world, we talk a lot about doing what's best for you to make it through this crazy journey. This was the first time I truly did what was best for me no matter how anyone else felt about it. I skipped a friend's baby shower. I never thought I would be one … Continue reading I Skipped My First Baby Shower…And I Don’t Feel Guilty
Hi Maybes! I've been a little quiet because.....I just finished my first protocol for egg retrieval. We're going to freeze and transfer in a few months once we get this thin lining resolved. Updates on my cycle soon to come. Having just finished the whole processes of stimulation and retrieval, I feel like there are … Continue reading 8 Things You Need to Know about your IVF Protocol that No One Told You
Dear Tyra, Hey girl! I wanted to drop you a quick note today because, you were "on my heart" as the church ladies say. I guess you can say I've been a fan for years. In the 90s, when you were in your modeling prime, I was in high school, and it was always nice to … Continue reading Dear Tyra: An Open Thank You note to Tyra Banks
Last Sunday night, I was curled up in my bed for the season premiere episode of the final season of Downton Abby. (At this point, if you haven't yet watched that episode, spoiler alert ahead!) Within the first 15 minutes, Anna reveals (implies) that she'd recently suffered a miscarriage, and that this wasn't the … Continue reading Monica, Robin, and Anna, but not Whitley, Aunt Viv, or Mary Jane: Why aren’t Black Characters in the Infertility Narrative?
This week kicks off the American Holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve. Plenty of food, parties, shopping sprees, drinks, and time with family and friends. Time with family and friends usually means people want a life update: How's School? How's Work? Did you get the job you interviewed for? When are you going … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home (And Endless Questions) for the Hoilidays