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The Next Chapter: Expecting A Miracle

The Next Chapter: Expecting A Miracle

We’ve got some exciting news to share… perhaps the best yet. Yep, we’re talking about THAT news you and I have looong been waiting for. We are overjoyed to tell you that after three years of struggling with infertility, two surgeries, supplements, hormones, the help of a bit of fertility meds, and a whole lot of prayer, we are finally expecting our miracle baby in October! We’re 18 weeks along into a healthy pregnancy, still pinching ourselves after so many negative tests, health challenges and 36 months of trying to conceive. The February morning I took the test, I had ... Read More »

You Are Not Your Status

You Are Not Your Status

Recently, there have been a slew of pregnancy announcements in my social circle and newsfeed. When I hear these announcements, sometimes I find that I can’t control my visceral reactions, despite my deep love for my friends. Self-doubt jumps out from the shadows and begins its barrage of accusatory questions. Why her, now? Why not me? I keep getting passed by people who are younger or who have been married for far less time. How is this fair? Why can’t I have the one thing I want so badly and have worked so hard to achieve? I can start to ... Read More »

The Truth About 2016

The Truth About 2016

So it’s been a year. And it has BEEN A YEAR, if ya know what I mean.  I took a full year off from the blogging game, for reasons I still can’t quite articulate. I didn’t set out at the start of 2016 to deliberately ignore my corner of the internet, it just happened. Last December, I started a new copywriting job that was an absolute blessing and so much fun. My boss is fantastic, my hours are solidly nine to five, but flexible because I am a contractor. I have worked on a variety of projects, put some new creative ... Read More »

A Letter To My Former Self: 2015 Edition

A Letter To My Former Self: 2015 Edition

Dearest 29 and 30 year old Erika, You set one intention beyond all others last year, and that was to practice presence. You came out of 2014 emotionally bruised and battered and exhausted by all the expectations you had for the year that refused to come to fruition. You felt your way through the start of the year tentatively, war-torn and bleary eyed, but determined to focus not just on the big stuff, but be proud of how you showed up for your everyday life. 2015 was slow and steady. At times it seemed uneventful and you were kind of ... Read More »

Learning to Love My Broken Body

Learning to Love My Broken Body

I had been putting it off for months. At the beginning of the year, I resolved that in 2015, I would give yoga a try. To deal with the challenges of infertility, I had begun to do what any investigator at heart does: I researched. Running had been my main exercise of choice over the past few years, but running by itself no longer felt right, or like it was enough. Add to that the arguments I read about how running raises your cortisol levels to “fight or flight” mode, signaling to your body that you are in danger, and ... Read More »

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