Keepin’ It Real Rewinds 05

Picking up where I left off… God answered our prayers. And He answered with a  "No". BFN. (Big Fat Negative) I can’t say that I was overjoyed with His answer. In fact, it was hard to comprehend. Why would He instill this deep desire to have a child and yet leave me with empty arms?  …

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Keepin’ It Real Rewinds 04

A variety of diagnostic tests followed my first RE appointment, in effort to rule one thing after another out, and nail down a reason for my "brokenness". Needles have never bothered me much, although my veins don’t seem too fond of them.  (I’m the girl who makes even the most confident phlebotomist nervous by the …

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Keepin’ It Real Rewinds 03

(To Catch up on Rewinds Click HERE.) After a few months of me being unresponsive to minimal treatment, my regular girl doc, referred me to the dreaded "Reproductive Endocrinologist".  It was all so… Overwhelming. Disappointing. Complicated. Confusing. Embarrassing. I now knew that I had PCOS (in rare form), but I thought I would be "fixable".  …

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Keepin’ It Real Rewinds 02

Note: I’m sharing a part of our story in this post that has only been shared with a small handful of individuals. It’s a part of our story that is extremely personal for me, but I feel burdened to share it with you, in the hope that I can be a support to someone else …

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Keepin’ It Real Rewinds 01

First off, thanks for the little catchy title suggestions, I decided to combine a few into “Keepin’ It Real Rewinds”.  Now to the “Real” Story behind this post…. I struggled to find a starting point for this reality post, but as I thought about sharing my heart, I realized that WAS the beginning.  My HEART. …

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Keepin’ It Real Rewinds 00

Sweet Henry’s posture captures my spirit well, as I’m stare at my computer screen… if only I could type comfortably in that position. This post has been brewing in my head for weeks now, so I’ll warn you in this first paragraph that it has the potential of being a catastrophic mess of Jen’s thoughts, …

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