Infertility. What an ugly word.

That small word has so many emotions associated with it. And you don’t think about that word until it becomesย you. It’s sad to say that, but when you are diagnosed(yes, it IS a disease), you becomeย that word.

I’ve become that word. But I don’t want to be. I am more than that.

It’s not a word that describes most of us either. A lot of us WILL become pregnant. “Infertility” seems like a lost hope….and we are not lost….we are on our way…to becoming pregnant.

From now on, instead of saying that “I’m infertile” I’m going to start saying that “I’m Almost Pregnant”

I’m Almost Pregnant. I like that. You can say “Being Almost Pregnant” instead of “Being Infertile”.

I recently decided, I HAVE to change my mind set. I’ve felt so low and down on myself…and it’s not good. It’s not good for my soul, it’s not good for my body and it’s certainly not good for my mind.

As long as I refer to myself as “Almost Pregnant”, it bring a smile to my face. It makes me believe in myself.

Those words GIVE ME HOPE.

So to ALL of you “Almost Pregnant” women….this is for YOU. Throw “Infertility” out the window and make way in your heart for being Almost Pregnant….because you ARE that…..

Anything is possible if you just BELIEVE…..

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36 Comments on I’m Almost Pregnant

  1. I love this!!! Positive thinking goes such a long way! I’m going to start saying I’m almost pregnant too…because I am just about there!๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thanks girly. I’ve been thinking of you. I was considering doing that ERA that you did…unfortunately my lining has to grow…more than 2-3mm(arg!) for it to be done. I know things have to change for us soon…they just have to…so by thinking that we are “Almost Pregnant” it has to help..xoxo

    • JoJo, I’ve been thinking of you. You have been through some tough times recently but you are right….”our mind is our soul and we HAVE to stay positive!” I love that…we are gonna get there…we will get pregnant and deliver healthy babies…I see it, I feel it, it’s gonna happen…I am believing it! xoxo

  2. As always, I appreciate how your posts make me think about my own journey. Yes, I like the way that sounds.. “Almost pregnant.” I’ve been really working on my ‘self-talk’ but for some reason, I haven’t been doing that with IF.

    • Always thinking about you girl ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you’ve been doing SO great with getting healthy! One..step…at…a..time. You are doing the best you can with what you have gone through…and it’s a lot. You are inspiring and I’m so glad that we are friends(even though you live across the country ๐Ÿ™‚ We will be together through this until the end…when we both deliver healthy babies!! xoxo

  3. LOVE THIS! I no longer use the word infertile when describing myself because I know that God doesn’t call me infertile. He doesn’t think about negative things…only positive and so that’s how I am thinking too. I have actually wrote a post called “I am not a face of infertility” but I haven’t posted it yet. I probably should. It’s been in my drafts for months. :/

    • Thanks girly…and I have been thinking about you A LOT these last couple of weeks. You have been through SO much and yet I still see a spark when I read your posts. You are strong and it’s inspiring. Wishes and prayers for your next FET…xoxoxo

  4. You are almost pregnant! It is a meandering path you are taking to get there,but I know you will get there. I admire your strength and fortitude and am so happy to read you have embies on ice that are ready to nestle into your body. I am an acupuncturist here in LA- in Santa Monica and with happenstance, arrived at your blog. It is such a great outlet to write and share your experience, because as you know, being almost pregnant can be a lonely affair. I wanted to address a few things that were of prevalence to me in your posts. Your doc mentioned a level of inflammation in your endometrium. You also have been diagnosed with Crohns, which is an inflammatory condition (may explain inability to gain weight). As you probably are aware, circulation /promoting blood and blood flow, decreasing inflammation are key to building the endometrial lining. If your acupuncturist hasn’t done so already, please ask about moxibustion and possibly electro stimulation. Blood is very closely associated with the Spleen in Chinese medicine. The Spleen is also very closely related to digesting and transforming food… I hope I’m painting the picture for you that blood, spleen, Crohns are all interrelated. Try to look at the big picture of healing your entire body and the lining will follow. Check blood work to make sure all the levels are optimal.. Especially rbc, mch, mcv, iron levels, ferritin, etc. Detox that exogenous estrogen out of your body. It’ll clear your system quickly. I feel confident you will carry your own baby. Please email me if you have any questions. I am so happy to help and offer any advice I could lend in your journey. All my best to you!!

    • Wow! Thanks so much for all of this info! I’ve been going to an acupuncturist for over 2 years now and she has me on some herbs but we are starting some specific herbs for Crohn’s this week and I’ll ask her about your suggestions. Thanks a bunch!! It’s so hard to know what is connected and what is not, regarding Being Almost Pregnant ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I sure hope that you are right with my lining getting thicker once my inflammation is under control. It’s been a long journey but step by step I know I’ll get there. Appreciate all of the info you suggested…and I hope to BE Pregnant soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo

      • That is fantastic that you have the support of your acupuncturist. Chinese medicine does wonders for people. I know you will be pregnant soon. Wishing you all the baby dust!!

  5. Just found your blog, I too am trying to conceive, baby number 3 for me. I love the ‘I’m almost pregnant’ mindset. I try and imagine myself as on our way to getting pregnant rather than being stuck with infertility.

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