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Infertility Awareness Week

As some of you know this week is Infertility Awareness Week. I have spent some time using this blog as a forum for informing people what infertility is like and how it effects you. Although I don't talk about it much anymore infertility is still a part of who I am. I want more kids. I haven't made any bones about that. I have watched as many of my previously infertile friends have had that "omg, I needed IVF before but I spontaneously find myself pregnant" moment. The moment of surprise that I will never have. The bitterness and the loss never leaves you. It leaves an impression on your soul that never, ever goes away.

I think it is so important to know about infertility. To understand that people who are dealing with infertility are grieving an unexplainable loss. That saying things like "if you would only relax" or "maybe you should consider adoption" make that person go home at night and sob in the shower until they feel numb.

For anyone who is interested HERE is a website you can go to and read about some of the facts and misconceptions about infertility. I urge you, strongly, to learn about what infertility is, who is effects and how you can better handle it.

I am going to take a page from a friend and fellow bloggers book and spend some time this week writing about our infertility experiences.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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