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I'm a 20-something Catholic woman trying to keep my eyes fixed on Christ while walking the road of infertility.
I'm a 20-something Catholic woman trying to keep my eyes fixed on Christ while walking the road of infertility.

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Ups and Downs
As many of you know, we've been working really hard on all of our adoption stuff the past month. I have been a terrible blogging friend and haven't kept up with all of you. I've spent pretty much every second of my free time working on adoption stuff. There...

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The 'Miracle' Supplement that could be causing your unexplained infertility
Luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome (LUFS) often goes undiagnosed, in fact, in my experience it is almost never diagnosed by doctors that aren't Napro trained. It is easy to overlook because the hormones usually rise and fall as they would if you were i...

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Checking in...
I've been on a hiatus from the blogging world for the past couple of weeks. Life has been very busy and I will have lots to report when I get my act together- hopefully soon. The gist is, I had a grueling 2WW with too many pregnancy symptoms to bear and now...

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Saved by the same stranger twice
In high school I read a book called  Standing with Courage by Mary-Louise Kury . I'll never forget the book as it had one of the biggest impacts on my conviction that I needed to resist the norm among my friends and my school and save sex for marriage. A ye...

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My first 'Little Happies'
-one-  Marshmallow Peeps: I reaped the benefits of our secular culture's disregard for the liturgical calendar. Easter Monday all the Easter stuff was 30% off at T.arget but I knew it wouldn't be long before it was marked down even more. Yesterday, I stoc...

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Be Born In Me
Two week waits are not for the faint of heart! I am in awe of the strength and faith so many of you demonstrate each month during this terribly difficult time. As much as never ovulating was discouraging and depressing, the clarity and certainty of it all g...

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A 2 week wait
I had my peak+3 ultrasound today. I had 1.6 cm corpus luteum cyst on my right ovary and a 2.6 cm follicle on my left. Based on the presence of a corpus luteum the doctor thinks I ovulated!!!! This is a HUGE deal and a HUGE step in the right direction to ove...

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Infertility Awareness Week: A Catholic Perspective
Infertility Awareness Week, 2014: A Catholic Perspective  One in six couples will experience infertility at some point in their marriage. Infertility is medically defined as the inability to conceive after 12 cycles of “unprotected” intercourse or 6 cycles ...

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A new beginning
I really feel like I failed at lent this year. At this time last year, I was still attending daily mass and twice monthly confession. I attended my first Easter Vigil. My spiritual life felt like it was soaring. Then life hit me with a whole new kind of suf...

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I'm not crazy. I'm grieving!
As a sat on my therapist's couch today, one big ball of tension and anxiety, I finally said it. Tentatively. And with this disclaimer, "I'm normally uncomfortable with any kind of attention..." like a true Irish Catholic, I'm terrified of being perceived as...
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