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.
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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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Day 25: Talk about a time when you made someone in your life understand more about infertility.
I 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
- “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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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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- I absolutely love the shows House, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly. Other than those shows I don’t watch much TV.
- My cat and dog are named after mice on Cinderella- Jaq-Jaq and Gus-Gus.
- Most of my teen years I spent in foster care.
- I am a very picky eater; slowly I am growing out of that.
- I am addicted to chips and salsa.
- My favorite footwear is flip flops. I think it is the state shoe of Florida. LOL
- I love watching the sunset at the beach, though I hate the beach during the day because a couple years back I got stung by a sting ray.
- My favorite non-Disney movie is the Devil Wears Prada. I can watch that movie over and over.
- Sometimes I think I talk too much, sometimes I don’t talk enough. I reveal stuff too quickly to strangers. I am trying to work on that.
- I have an AA in psychology from Liberty University.
- There are so many arts and crafts I want to try but my husband would kill me if I spent more than I already do on my hobbies.
- I only wear makeup for special occasions. My husband likes me without it.
- My favorite Disney Movie is Cinderella.
- I taught at a Christian school for a long time, quit after a lot of ESE kids were accepted and I couldn’t handle the stress of that. I don’t think I ever want to go back to a classroom again.
- Jesus Christ is my Savior! Without Jesus, my life that was filled with abuse and neglect would have taken me over.