Friday, January 20, 2017

New Year, New Chances

Well good riddance to 2016! I sure don’t wish to re-play that year.
The last half of 2016 was L-O-N-G.  Maybe you have your own reason for thinking so too!

We spent the first half of 2016 traveling a lot. We went on a few cruises, we went to Germany – and when that was all over, we were settling in at home for a summer of birthday parties, pool days and the dreaded TTC.

If you’ve been around the blog or instagram for a while, you know that I have two babies. You also probably know that neither of those babies came without a long long journey consisting of many trial and errors to bring each of them a reality. And guess what? Baby #3, we’re waiting for you!!

It took 3 years for our first baby, and 13 months for our second. The one thing that both of those have in common, we got pregnant and saw those two beautiful pink lines with a confirming blood test after our first round of treatment when we were finally given the “Go!” from our infertility specialist. So baby #3 shouldn’t be too hard, right? We’ve done this before; we’ve attended this rodeo. WRONG!

Fast forward through 12 months of trying on our own, and 6 months trying with our infertility specialists. Negative after negative, I have nothing to show for it but piles of bills, many tears shed and an extra 10 pounds from all the medications and hormones. We decided to take a step back, and to stop seeing that specific specialist. We attempted four rounds of treatment and for some reason or another; they just weren’t coming together to make our third miracle happen. Perhaps it wasn’t our time.

We’ve been taking a break from all of the extra added stress and just working on the things we can control here at home, for our personal selves and our relationship. Things like essential oils, less toxic skincare, baby aspirin, PCOS diets with clean eating and The Stork OTC have entered our lives. And boy, they are so much cheaper!

The Stork OTC is an At-Home Conceptive that I found at our local CVS for just $79.99! Seriously, you can use this AT HOME! That’s amazing. If you haven’t heard of The Stork OTC yet, it almost reminded me of an IUI procedure, without the hefty price tag and pain. It’s designed to be used during ovulation by enabling the sperm to bypass the vaginal tract and placing the sperm as close as possible to the opening of the cervix, allowing the sperm to swim up through and meet the released egg!

A recent study had shown that in that 85% of cases, The Stork OTC increased the sperm value by 3.23 times, resulting in a greater chance of getting pregnant when that is placed so much closer to the egg, not needing to do more work and swim further! Using this cervical cap insemination, you are increasing your chances of getting pregnant by 20%. SIGN. ME. UP!
I am so thankful for science and doctors. This product has been wonderful in our efforts to become pregnant again. It’s given us more time to spend with our family because I don’t have to run off to a doctor appointment every two days and it has decreased my stress in more ways than one. That alone is a game changer, because trying to get pregnant is tough enough.

If you have been to my blog because you are also struggling with trying to conceive or even infertility, please remember that you are never alone! It is okay to take a step back and breathe. I know that this road can seem so dark and lonely on some days, but it is okay to take care of yourself, look outside the box and try a new approach!

Please join me on January 26th at 8:30PM EST for a Twitter Party and tune in using the hash tag #2017StorkOTCjourney to follow along!

This is a sponsored conversation by Mums The Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Oh momma, I'm praying for you and miracle #3 to happen soon.
    Heart you so much!!

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