In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week and #tbt, I want to share our 9 week ultrasound. It's one of the few, if not the only, advantages of fertility treatments, besides a beautiful baby... is you get to see your baby grow from a microscopic ball of cells, to an embryo, to a fetus. I was 9 weeks, 2 days at this ultrasound. I was so full of fear, yet so full of hope. Lydia was about an inch long and the size of a bean or olive.
Now, that we are on the other side of infertility, the side we get to hold our sweet girl... smell her sweet smells... hear her sweet baby sounds... experience a love like no other... it's easier to share things like this, because back on September 1st, I was so afraid that that sweet heartbeat would go away. I prayed so hard for her to stay with us, and God answered... and I am forever grateful.
If you are on the other side of infertility... the side where your soul is/was shattered by one more negative pregnancy test... a failed IUI and/or IVF cycle... a miscarriage... know you are not alone. Know that there are so many of us who have been there. Know your time is coming. Stay hungry for your dream... stay hopeful... stay faithful... #niaw #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #im1in8 #1in8 #oneineight #listenup #iwillnotbesilent #miraclesdohappen