Overcoming The Odds {Our Infertility Story: Part 4}

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

This is my fertility story.

You can read Part 1 here >> {Part 1: The Call}
You can read Part 2 here>> {Part 2: Be Still.}
You can read Part 3 here >> {Part 3: The Final Test}


So many times I heard that I was over thinking it or I was putting too much pressure on myself.
Anyone that's fought fertility has probably heard that too.
This is why many of us sit in silence.

People mean well, I'm sure.
But it's just easier to stay silent than explain it all.

My silence had gotten really heavy.

That moment when the tears streamed down my face as I stared at those two pink lines, the year and half of struggles and disappointments boiled over and mixed with feelings of excitement and happiness as it washed over me like a tidal wave.

I was on cloud nine.

I also went to Dollar Tree during my lunch break.
Those tests work too- in case you're wondering.

Three more were positive before I told the hubs. 
I needed to be sure the first few were accurate.
Just in case.



So... I slowed down with blogging.
I left work at work.
And I savored every moment of growing my little miracle baby.



I nested in anticipation.

And the moment that we met our sweet girl is a moment that we had fought for.
Cried for. 
Prayed for.

A moment I'll never forget.

A moment that all the pain, heartache and trial was worth.

I'd do it all again.

I'd fight the fight.

I'd cry the tears.

I'd battle odds.

But I wouldn't be quiet.
I wouldn't feel ashamed.
I wouldn't be alone.

Odds are, a woman in your family or circle of friends has fought the fight. 
Many in silence and embarrassment.
Help them make noise.
Because who does the silence help?

Infertility needs a voice.
Help raise awareness and bring light to their darkness.
WE ARE NOT ALONE.


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Elianna: Hebrew, meaning: My God has answered. 




7 comments

  1. Congratulations Kimberly! Your little girls is beyond precious! Thanks so much for sharing your story! I can totally relate (I too have PCOS) and that's not something that I've ever shared publicly before. Infertility is absolutely heartbreaking. I'm so happy yours had a happy ending!

    Karyn

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  2. Sweetest story ever, I read them all and you made me cry!! Thank you for speaking out!

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  3. GOD IS SOOOOOO GOOD!!! What a beautiful name! What a beautiful baby girl! What a beautiful family!!!! Enjoy EVERY minute of her. Congratulations!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing testimony. :)
    I guess your awesome 'Art' posts will have to wait for now....tee hee hee

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  4. Thanks for sharing your story Kimberly! You are an amazing woman and mother! Many blessings for you and your family! xoxo

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