ICLW Welcome!

If you’ve stopped in for ICLW, welcome to my little corner of the Internet. The infertility/adoption/loss community has been so incredibly supportive, and I am thrilled to ‘meet’ some of you and hear your stories. I wish it could have been under different circumstances.

A little about me: I was married at 21, and when I kicked the hormonal birth control just after my 22nd birthday, I never dreamed we would have troubles conceiving. What 22 year old even thinks about infertility? After a year of trying on our own (charting, temping, OPKs), I headed for the doctor.

I was diagnosed with PCOS in spring of 2012, and told that losing 50lbs would solve my problems. Not willing to take this as my only solution (from a small town doc who didn’t know what to do with me), I sought naturopathic help.

After 23 months TTC, a 25lb weight loss, a ton of prayer and a whack of naturopathic supplements, I got pregnant in November of 2012. We welcomed our baby girl in August of this year, and I couldn’t be happier.

Though I’m on the “other side” of infertility, my journey sticks with me, and my heart breaks for those of you dealing with similar situations. I will always be a member of the ALI community, and am so grateful for the people I’ve met along the way.

So thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or shoot me an email. I’d love to meet you!

7 thoughts on “ICLW Welcome!

  1. Hi from ICLW and thanks for stopping by my blog! I am on that other side too, and know exactly what you mean with your journey sticking with you. After all the treatments and losses we were put through, there is no way I could look at the world without a certain infertility perspective. Your blog looks really nice, inviting!

  2. I have read that when you become pregnant after infertility, you don’t really feel like you ‘belong’ in the fertile world, even though others see you that way. It’s good to know that even after I am no longer on this journey (gosh I hope that’s soon) that I will always have a place in the IF world and feel a connection to others still waiting for their baby.

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