The final injections!!!!.
Today was the last regular injections, you can see how many fewer boxes we have in our cupboard and it gave my wife the final tick on the schedule given by our clinic..
Just to see the smile on her face knowing the are no more injections (well there is still the trigger!) showed how brave she's been through this whole thing.
#ivf #ivfwarrior #ivfjourney
We’re back on track and over the moon 🌙! It’s even looking like things are going to go ahead a little bit sooner now. Late August here we come! #ivfgotthis
When we were going through IVF, I listened to so many sermons for encouragement. Sometimes it was the only thing that could keep me from breaking. One of my favorite messages was from @christinecaine
(if you’ve not heard her speak, she’s amazing). She told a story about a man named Cliff Young- a 61 year old farmer who decided to enter Australia’s most grueling race that spans 543.7 miles. The other competitors thought he was crazy when he showed up, in overalls and work boots no less. When the race began, he was left in everyone’s dust, naturally. Most entrants strategies that ran the race was to run for 18 hours a day and sleep the remaining 6 hours. The only thing is that no one told Cliff that. You see, all of his years of farming and rounding up sheep, staying up for days on end, had been training enough. He quite literally ran the entire 5 days straight, winning the race and setting a new record. When interviewers asked him at the end of the race how he finished so fast he said ‘I just kept going’. This became my life mantra - just keep going. Even when it feels too hard, hurts too much, or feels impossible, just keep going. Sometimes it’s not about finishing the race first (though that’s nice), sometimes it’s just about finishing what you started.
Is anyone still having pain in the area where progesterone was injected ? Two weeks after stopping them?
Hi 👋 I wanted to share with you all a little bit about my story and why I wanted to start Ignite Hope Box. For six long years, my husband and I struggled with infertility. Doctors told us we were both healthy. That meant for six years we had no explanation as to why we couldn't get pregnant. It was impossible to wrap our heads around why it wasn't happening for us without a diagnosis giving us the answer. We made the decision to go through fertility treatments, three IUI’s, a miscarriage after we had stopped doing IUI then one IVF cycle and that didn't work either. Those years were full of lots of tears, unanswered questions, and prayers. Then in October 2016, our prayers were answered. We got pregnant naturally with our rainbow baby. Now, we have a beautiful baby girl, we call her our 'miracle baby'. My goal with Ignite Hope Boxes is they will bring hope and encouragement to those going through a similar journey to ours. I know how hard it is to experience infertility, but if I've learned anything it's that the wait is worth it. Our little girl was worth it. #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsisters #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsisters #ivfcommunity #ivfsupport #ivfpregnancy #ivfwarrior #ivfmiracle #rainbowbaby #sisterhood
Making time go quicker. I’ve seen quite a few posts over the last few days from ladies in the 2WW, especially following fertility treatment, which is a special kind of torture. So here’s a shout out to anyone in the 2WW. Fingers crossed that time ticks quickly and remember that we are all here for you in this community, no matter what the result 🤞🏻 X Fabulous illustration by @selftherapista
Later this week many of my fitfam is heading to our annual Coach Summit. I’ve gotta admit, I’m feeling a little left out because I missed our reward trip to Mexico and I won’t be celebrating in Indianapolis with our team either. It’s ok, there’s always next year when Baby Girl T can go with me!
Our team will be celebrating HUGE successes in health and fitness - many thousands of pounds lost, many thousands of people off prescription medications, hundreds of thousands of happier, healthier people who are beating the trend of obesity.
But they’ll also be celebrating successes like being debt free, homes being paid off, people quitting their jobs to coach full-time and just being happier and more fulfilled people.
It’s going to be one big celebration of abundance and belief and positivity…doesn’t that just sound awesome?
Even though I won’t be there in person this year, I’ll be there in spirit...and glued to my girls' updates!
#fomoisreal #alwaysnexttime #waybackwednesday #myfitfam #mygirlsquad #squadgoalsachieved #infertilitysupport #infertilitywarrior #infertilitysisters #ivfsisters #ivfstrong #ivfwarrior #ivfsuccess #pregnancyjourney #dobetterbebetter #fitmomtobe
Lying here in bed thinking about all the things I want to always remember. Sleepy mornings cuddled up in bed after long nights of nursing. That extra hour or two of sleep, feeling your whole body as it takes each breath. The way you dramatically arch your back, hands open, in our face while you’re stretching to wake up. The first smile you give me each day, like you’re seeing an old friend again. You scrunch your nose and your face lights up. The way you look at me, studying every detail of my face while we nurse. No one has ever stared into my soul the way you effortlessly do. How your little fist opens and closes while tucked into the center of my bra while you eat. Your tiny sticky fingers on my skin. The sweet smell of milk always lingering on your breath. The tiny grunts and whistles your nose makes when you sleep. Your sweaty little hairs on the back of your head and the way you nestle into my neck as if that spot was made for you. How soft the top of your head feels on my cheek and my chin when you’re dreaming away on my chest. Those subtle startles and flinches before you find your calm. Dreamy nibbles, your perfect lips sucking and smiling while you sleep. The little dimples on the backs of your hands and the fuzzies on the tips of your ears. No matter how many times I kiss you it will never be enough, I’m still pinching myself that you are real. Everything about you is pure magic.
YAY! This appointment couldn’t have gone better. We chose to start in August so that we could spend all of July celebrating my 30th birthday 😂😂#noreally
! And then we leave for Ibiza for a week on sept 1st and when we come back on the 8th it’s go time for transfer prep! My doctor has high hopes and we are so excited for a summer 2019 baby!
Update on my follicles...
I have about 4 "bigger" ones on each side measuring between 12 and 14 and then several smaller ones on each side as well. They told me I was progressing, but I started off slow since he started me off on a low dosage. So I still don't know my egg retrieval date quite yet. 😔
I go back Friday morning for another ultrasound and hopefully these follicles will be bigger and they can give me the exact date of retrieval. 🤞🏻
Such a beautiful rainy day!
A midweek reminder to all of you strong women. You dont have to do it all. I found that the months where I took on way too much and tried to have the 'textbook perfect' cycle, I would become so stressed trying to follow everything i.e. 5 days of this and 10 days of that and dont do this, instead do that.. it all becomes overwhelming and way too much to do on top of following strict med schedules and appointments. My advice, listen to your body. If its saying rest, rest. Say no to plans if that makes you feel better, and do your best to live balanced and healthy, but dont drive yourself crazy trying to do it. We're all doing the best we can! 📷 @onesmallthing
For those that have DM'd me here are all the medications I had to use while TTC. I honestly cannot remember all the names as it was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There were times when I felt defeated because I had to go through IVF but our minds were set on having a family. For those that are TTC please don't give up hope and keep going no matter how hard you think it is cause in the end it is worth seeing their bright smiles. .
#IVF #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #IVFWARRIOR #TTC
It’s not just about working out everyday.
It’s about doing things to make me feel better on the inside, mentally AND physically.
The benefits from living a healthy lifestyle have been documented time and time again. But when those benefits start bleeding into your mental well-being, your perspective on many things starts to change. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t just involve fitness; it encompasses diet, mental clarity, self-care, and more.
So how am I different now than before?
For starters, I see things more clearly.
I’m not overwhelmed by the little things anymore.
I’m not consumed by negativity anymore.
I’m able to accept things as they come.
I’m just living with more clarity.
And it feels awesome.
It’s more than going through the motions of a workout. When you put your MIND into it, everything changes for the better.
That’s my lifestyle.
And I make no apologies for it. .
#25weekspregnant #moveyourbodydaily #ivfwarrior #DEIVF #imisswine
#firsttimepregnant #fitwhilepregnant #loveyourselfenoughtochange
Finally! Feels like it’s taken forever to get here! As a type A personality, I am most excited to learn what our PLAN is! My period is due in five days and I am hoping to be able to do egg retrieval in August! Fingers crossed!!
Warning....ultrasound pictures ahead. .
Yesterday, at 8 weeks 3 days, I got to hear the heartbeat of my baby for the first time!!! I was so surprised to hear it so early it brought tears to my eyes! I’m so thankful to this community of supporters who have given me courage and hope to keep going. Thank you!!! #ivfsuccess #ivfjourney #fuckinfertility #ivfwarrior #rescuedogsofinstagram
When your husband sends you a big bouquet of roses to the office on the anniversary of the day you first met... feeling very grateful to have him in my life ❤️. Especially as baseline this morning was not the best, so not sure if we will proceed with IVF#5
this cycle or not.
Seeing you guys share the love when your orders arrive makes me feel all warm and squishy inside 💖💖 Thank you for your kind words @babyeng2014
I hope your girl gang love their happy mail 💖💖