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…And It All Comes Flooding Back

Back when we were in the thick of our infertility and even after we started our adoption process, the question I dreaded most was, “When are you having kids?” It was like a stab in the heart. Every. Time. I know the question is well-meaning and innocent on the part of the asker, but when [...]

Some Thoughts on Grief

I hesitated to write this post, afraid that many wouldn’t relate. But I realized that all of us have or will experience grief at various stages of our lives. And if there’s one thing I know about grief, it’s that it’s isolating. It makes you feel so alone. Like the rest of the world is [...]

“Resolve to Know More”: National Infertility Awareness Week Part 2

Earlier this week I shared some myths and facts about infertility. But, I wanted to share how infertility continues to affect me and Mr. Piñata personally on a regular basis. If I could sum it up, I would define it as an ‘soul sucker.’ That may sound over dramatic, but there are days that feel [...]

“Resolve to Know More”: National Infertility Awareness Week Part 1

This week is the Annual Infertility Awareness Week. A week I’m very passionate about. The theme this year is “Resolve to Know More” and this is right up my alley. From the day we got our infertility diagnosis, we researched every.single.thing we could. Poor Mr. Piñata took every supplement ever known to help with male [...]

pregnancy after infertility

My nuchal translucency scan was yesterday. Before we started the ultrasound, the sonographer asked me a series of questions. Is this your name and birth date? Yes. Do you smoke? No. Do you drink? No. Is this your first pregnancy?  No. What number pregnancy is this for you?  … Five.  How many live births have you had?  … One.  Were the [...]

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Sensitivity & Compassion for the Infertile

Two weeks ago my younger sister had a baby! A 6 lb 7oz ball of pure sweetness and cuteness. I got to meet her this week and it was such a gift to meet my new niece! Loving on my sweet niece! As someone who has been unable to get pregnant for three years, you [...]

A Holiday with an Empty Crib And A Heart Full Of Hope

I know this might seem like an odd title for someone with four kids but, as some of you may know, my journey to becoming a mother was not exactly easy.  While I was struggling with infertility, I often wrote down some of my thoughts.  It felt like it was one of the only ways [...]

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