I learned that (due to MFI) the journey to grow our family would require medical intervention. This is the first time I adjusted my expectations around the birds and the bees. After 4 IUI’s that were unsuccessful, I had to adjust my expectations once again. Due to my advanced maternal age and unexplained infertility diagnosis we needed to pull out the big guns and rely on IVF to conceive.
2 egg retrievals, 1 fresh transfer and 1 frozen transfer later, here I am, a very happy mother of an almost two year old.
My name is Kristin, nickname Kiki, and, sister, I am so glad you’re here! This is the place for you:
*if you long to be a mother.
*if the journey to becoming a mom is WAY longer and harder than you ever imagined.
*if pregnancy and birth announcements always sting
*if growing your family doesn’t just happen after love and marriage as it requires doctors and medicine.
*if you no longer want to feel alone.
*if you’re looking to connect with someone who’s been there.
I love pineapples, t-rex jokes, inspirational quotes and to help people. I cry as much as I laugh and overuse exclamation points!!
A little fun fact for me, I was a volunteer EMT for my town ambulance in high school. At the ripe age of 15 I delivered a baby. Never would I have guessed that I’d have to wait 22 years to have my own.
As the big sis, I want to share my hard-learned lessons so it can be an easier journey for you.
I learned that it is possible to go through the infertility journey staying positive, staying hopeful, keeping your relationships strong, and not putting your life on hold.
It just cannot be done alone.
I’d be honored if you let me help you do that.
How can I support you?
Depending on the stage you’re in, there are ways I can help support, encourage and inspire you. Girl, you don’t have to do this alone!
You know you can do this, but doubt & fear keep popping up. Let me help you build your resiliency!
Check out all the ways below:
Two Week Wait Challenge
If your transfer date is set, sign up for the TWW Challenge. The program is all about bringing inspiration and the infinite value of experiencing 7 Two Week Waits myself to the most difficult 14 days following the embryo transfer. All in an effort to help you stay positive until you get your positive on Beta day!
One on One Coaching
You have people around you who cheer you on, but you want to talk with someone who’s been there, and who gets it. I offer 1:1 coaching to help you feel emotionally supported, to prepare you for the bumps ahead, and to feel like your big sister is there to hold your hand no matter what the outcome.
IVF Sisterhood Facebook Group
If you are going through IVF please join our inspiring, encouraging and supportive discussion over in a closed Facebook group. It’s a safe environment to connect with other women who know the trials, challenges, ups and downs of infertility who want to cheer you on. We hold regular Facebook Lives as a way to connect and share. Think of it as your infertility support group – without having to leave the house!
Find me on Instagram
I documented our infertility journey on Instagram and now I post inspiring quotes and advice, as well as a weekly favorite called #IVFMiracleMonday. No matter where you are on your journey you’ll find something valuable there.
My dream to become a mom came true after multiple IVF attempts. Now it’s time for your dream to come true.