You guys, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve shared my first ever post on Facebook regarding my infertility.
My hands are still shaking and my heart feels like it may jump out of my chest.
But, it also feels so liberating.
I didn’t wake up this morning with the intention of sharing personal information, but as the day went on and I read more about National Infertility Awareness Week I felt compelled to write something.
I felt that I was tired of dodging questions of why the hubby and I don’t have kids yet and tired of coming up with witty responses. And, so I shared a snippet of my private life with my friends on Facebook.
In the post I didn’t go into detail about my failed IVF cycle or my multiple losses as I still want some things to be private, but I did let others in on my secret of infertility.
The one thing I did forget to do was let my hubby in on the fact that I just posted something quite monumental on Facebook….oops. Oh well, I guess his family now knows our secret. Sorry hubby!
If you haven’t shared your story with others I encourage you to do so. It is the scariest thing you will do and you may second guess yourself for a few minutes, but as you see the supportive and sweet comments roll in you will forget the fear and feel the love.
On instagram you can join in on the #morethan1in8 movement and share your story. I wrote the following:
We are apart of this club that nobody wants to be in, the #morethan1in8 club. We never signed up for it or even knew it existed, but this is where our life has lead us.
Over the past 9 years the hubby and I have created some wonderful memories together….We traveled, we partied, we graduated college, got married, & danced away many nights….and, together we’ve had hard times….his medical discharge from the USMC & transition to civilian life & the loss of loved ones.
But, nothing could have prepared us for how hard these past 3 years have been and how hard it is to loose 6 babies. Through this we have learned how to grieve together and how to support one another. It’s not always pretty, but together we make it work. I’m so grateful to have this man by my side and to have connected with so many strong and supportive women who understand the struggle of infertility and pregnancy loss.
The hubby and I through the years.
I finally had my consult with Dr. Kwak-Kim yesterday. I am working on what to write as there is so much information and decisions that need to be made. So keep posted.