Last Day of TTC Blogging Challenge

Day 30:
After a month of infertility talk, we need a distraction. Give us a link to one of your favorite non-infertility-sites, or tell us about your favorite distraction activity/book/feel-good movie.
My favorite non-fertility sites are Facebook , Swagbucks, and  Pinterest.  Speaking of Facebook, follow my blog on Facebook too!  I could spend hours on Pinterest pinning away. I actually make/do a lot of the pins I pin. I excited to show some of them on this blog in the future.
My favorite distraction/ obsession is my DH. I absolutely love spending time with him. We have such good times together. Everyday our relationship gets stronger and stronger. My second obsession is Disney. Anything Disney pleases me. I collect the large snowglobes, movies, art, blankets etc. My bathroom, kitchen, and living room are all Disney themed.  My third obsession is art: painting, sewing, jewelry making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, and gifts you can make.
My favorite book is the Bible, though I haven’t been that faithful lately reading it. I will get better as I am joining a Bible study/ water Zumba class soon.
My favorite feel good movies are The Devil Wears Prada, Cinderella, Tangled, The Princess Diaries, and Beauty and the Beast.
This Challenge was fun!  A big thank you to those that have started following my ramblings about trying to conceive with PCOS and hypothyroidism.  I feel your support in more ways than I can express on here.  I considered all of you friends and an accountability system.

TTC Blogging Challenge-Friendship

 0cd5893415a88858e5f0e97d7d0fa8deDay 29 of the TTC Blogging Challenge:
Tell us about a friendship you lost or a relationship that changed for the worse because of infertility.
I have not lost a friendship due to infertility; I have distanced myself from some friends though.
I have done non-discreet things like hidden a friend from my Facebook feed or just not talk to a friend as much.  I know I shouldn’t do it, but jealousy and depression sometimes takes over. I want a baby so bad. Seeing other people, especially people who I don’t think should have kids, really gets me upset.  I know it is wrong because that is not what God wants us to do as friends.  The Bible says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  Proverbs 17:17  A loving friend doesn’t block those who have good news, but should rejoice with them.

                I know how it feels to be on the receiving end of such treatment. I had asked a certain friend to be my bridesmaid for my wedding. She said no because she was jealous of me for finding love. I was disappointed and hurt. I wanted her to be part of my special day. I am sure that is how women expecting are feeling. I  am going to try to do better.

 

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TTC Blogging Challenge Day 25

Day 25: Talk about a time when you made someone in your life understand more about infertility.

 

ea4b4c866baa82c022ca0558150e3c47I think I try to share about infertility with most people I come in contact with. I try to get at least 4 points across.

4 Things I want You to Understand about Infertility

  1.  “Just relax and it will happen”–That is a myth. If that were the case I would have been pregnant way before I started officially trying. I have fun in the bedroom. We do it often enough. I don’t even stress that much now about ttc. I don’t even take my basal temps. I let go and let God for several years and it did has not happened yet.
  2.  Just because I can’t conceive doesn’t mean God doesn’t want me to become a parent. Through fertility treatments, adoption, and foster care God has provided many means for us to become parents. I do not feel as if I am going against God when and if I use fertility drugs or treatments. Are you going against God when you get vaccines, take antibiotics, or wear makeup?
  3. It is just not your time. Who is to say that? God determines when my time is, not you. He determines whether I am at peace with certain fertility treatments and/or adoption options. I especially don’t like when people tell me, enjoy your life without kids. Yes, there are some perks being childless, but when your heart is breaking for kids in both your and your husband’s heart I think the time has come.
  4. I am against abortion and teenage mom reality shows. I would give anything for those babies that get tossed away or born to mothers who hardly have the maturity to raise their children. Granted some teen moms are great, I just think it should not to glamorized.

Most people just don’t understand. I think the person I have tried to get to understand about infertility the most is my MIL. My MIL though doesn’t even care if we have kids.

 

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