Infertility and Miscarriage can be devastating. This is a very sensitive topic. I know…because I’ve been there. I went through so many pregnancy tests, I started just buying them in bulk. So many times in my early married life, I wondered if my dreams of motherhood would ever come true.
Trying to get pregnant over and over and over again and not being successful is a very emotional road. I share my story only with the hopes that I might comfort or even help someone else who is now where I once was. I’m obviously not a medical professional, just a mom sharing her experience.
Growing up, I was the oldest of 8. One could say, I was born to be a mother. I helped raise my siblings after all, didn’t I? My own mother must have done a pretty good job, because all I ever wanted to be in life was a mom. I loved taking care of babies.
When I went to college, it was a no brainer, my major was early childhood. I became a preschool teacher when I was 18 and loved it. When I was 24, I married my best friend. I felt like life just couldn’t get any better…
Whenever my husband sees this picture he says, “That couple had no clue what they were in for!” He was right!
Although we agreed to wait a year before we had any kids, we ended up changing our mind a month after we were married and took the plunge! Two months later I was pregnant and ecstatic! We couldn’t wait to tell EVERYONE!
Thoughts of finally having a baby of my own to cherish filled my mind every second of the day. At 8 weeks, my worst nightmare happened and I miscarried. It was extremely painful both physically and emotionally. I went to my doctor who could only say that she was sorry but that it was completely normal. Anyone who’s been through a miscarriage knows that it does not feel ‘completely normal.’