I'm sorry I've been so MIA. I just have had a really hard time coping.... I hate that we lost ANOTHER bean and I want to keep trying, but I keep thinking about the pregnancy failing..... We're still trying, and hopefully soon, a rainbow baby will join our family. 💔
I learned about this during my studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a lot of countries have banned ingredients that the US still declares safe! Especially red food dye. It’s a known carcinogen in other countries, even the World Health Organization declares it so, yet it’s still on our shelves here in the USA... mostly in food marketed towards children. // follow @thefoodbabe for more great info like this to protect yourself and loved ones! She’s amazing
5564117 February, 2019
Pregnancy app: Your baby is the size of a grape and your uterus is the size of an orange - your pants are getting a bit tight but you don’t have much of a bump yet.... .
Me: Pfft... Claims IVF pudge, bloat and too many Tim Tams as my “bump” 😂🤷🏻♀️ #5MinutesPregnantLooking5Months
Roses are red, violets are blue. Adding another Valentine with baby #2 !💗❤️👶🏼(go check out my YouTube video) Happy Valentine’s Day! 💋
1,40221414 February, 2019
If this isn’t the best idea for those beloved embryo photos, we don’t know what is. Look at that sweet baby, holding his first photo 😍 “Byron was born in January 2019. We began our journey with The Fertility Center in May 2017. After five failed attempts with IUI in 2017, we decided to move on to IVF beginning in 2018. We were fortunate to finally experience success after a frozen embryo transfer in early May 2018. We are so excited to have such a sweet boy in our life and very grateful to The Fertility Center for making our dreams come true. The staff was great to work with and we enjoyed getting to know all of the doctors, nurses, and other staff members.”
5371718 February, 2019
The Truth About Trying To Conceive .
This series has been the hardest thing for me to do but it needs to be done for so many reasons. Episode one is now live on my channel (link in bio)
There’s so much I want to say but most of all, you are not alone. If you are going through this, I am putting my hand up to be your voice. I want people to understand what we go through and how hard it is. It’s changed me as a person and is a roller coaster full of emotions. .
Feel free to share your story or just leave some hearts showing your support and love but I do encourage you to watch the series. It’s raw. It’s emotional. And most importantly it is REAL LIFE. .
Love you guys 💗💗 #thetruthaboutttc#ttc#ttcjourney
It's a great privilege and honour to have you as a loving father, amazing coach and a rare mentor.
Your commitment to leadership development, the wisdom and insights you pour out and your purpose driven life have made immense positive impact to who I am and becoming.
I'm grateful to God who has connected me to you, RSO.
I'm better off than when I first met you!
Thank you Sir!!
I celebrate you greatly!!! #RSO#SamOye#GratefulHeart #TTC#ToR#Love#Mentor
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So we regroup with our doctor in a few hours about the results of the bloods and biopsy. I’m nervous!! Why?
Have you ever noticed that an especially busy or stressful month can be followed by more intense premenstrual symptoms? Your period is like a monthly report card offering clues on your overall health 🧐 🤔 Yet so often these helpful clues go unnoticed until things get more serious.
Factors such as the length of the cycle and the nature of the menstrual flow (heaviness, clots, accompanied symptoms such as cramps, headaches or mood changes) are all significant and can identify any glitches in the smooth movement of Qi and Blood.
Taking notice of these details (even recording them in a journal or app) can help to pick up on the early signs of imbalance and take more informed and proactive steps towards maintaining your overall health, plus your acupuncturist will love you! 🤓🤓
Beach boys on repeat like some sort of meditation mantra and the first signs of spring
4118 minutes ago
In my TTC journey, I’ve also learned not to be too hard to myself. I treat myself sometimes whenever I feel so down. I sometimes munch chocolates 🍫 eventhough I’m not allowed or go to my fave resto and eat my fave food. 😌 How do you pamper yourself when you’re feeling down?
3018 minutes ago
Que spice girls - 2 become 1
😂😂😂😂 High fertility CD9!
Wednesday from hence forth shall be CAMPAIGN DAY!! We have collectively worked too hard for this #twnts campaign to be relegated to a page on my website and a video every now and then. To create real change we need momentum and consistency. I’m on it. A GP said this to a fertility patient and it’s just...URGH. So. Many. Things. Wrong. Just VALIDATE OUR EXPERIENCE PLEASE MEDICS!! Seriously. I know you’re under a lot of pressure but if you can Think before you say something which will only compound the deep pain your patient is already going through, it would really help. Is it True? Helpful? Informative? Necessary? Kind? No? Then don’t say it. Find some other way to say what you need to but please stop invalidating pain experience for people going through infertility. Just stop it. Comment below if you want me to include something you’ve had said to you as part of this campaign. We’ve got to call it out!! Enough of this nonsense. Come on now. X
P.S see my campaign page on thisisalicerose.com (link in profile) to see my hilarious videos (!) and more on what this is all about. #twnts
24528 minutes ago
Yesterday, I had an #icsi kind of day.
I woke up at stupid o’clock thinking about icsi. Not the actual procedure by the way...I just couldn’t get the 4 letters out of my mind. I.C.S.I. 🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉 I was lying in bed thinking ‘Internal Crime Scene Investigation’ would be a great title for a #endometriosis#infertility#icsi documentary. From there, my brain went bananas. I couldn’t stop it...see what I did there?
🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌 So I wrote down my icsi ‘poem’ that some of you may have seen in my story, where every word started I then C then S then I (please tell me you got that and didn’t just think I’d become some hacky sack poet!) ***
🤹🏼♀️🤹🏼♀️🤹🏼♀️🤹🏼♀️🤹🏼♀️ Then, whilst enjoying my @pretamangeruk#non -decaf #soyalatte in Bristol, I was chatting to Mr R about this round and how using #icsi might be an improvement and showing him my ‘poem’, when he uttered the immortal (much ranted about in my story) line, “What’s icsi?” I nearly fell off my #hipstercoolstool (I mean I’m not the thinnest but seriously, does anyone find them comfy?) #whatsicsi
I honestly thought he was joking. Nope! My darling husband had no idea what I was rambling on about! 😂🙉🤦🏼♀️😂🙉 I did have a little moan on my story about it. My #mum did message me. I did feel a bit #cowbaggy . Again.
Then I realised a lot of people may not know what icsi is. So tomorrow, I’ll pop a post on about it and why it’s been recommended for us this time. So there you go!
💕💕💕💕💕 In the meantime, don’t forget to tag me anytime you put that bra on and leave the house to do something fun instead of hibernating.
Use the icsi hashtag #icouldstayindoors and tell me what you did instead! 👩🏼🌾💃🏻🏃🏾♀️💇🏽♀️💆🏻♀️ ***A little reference there for us oldies...did you get it? 1999 film ‘She’s All That’...
Faith & Knowing ✨ In this moment I was healing from endless months of being so focused on the little babe that was ‘missing’ from our life. Here I was starting the healing process. My mind & body were feeling so violated after month after month of ovulation timing, IVF cycles, IVF medication, rollercoaster of emotions being so positive then so so down when we got the news we didn’t want to hear each month. I was tired in so many ways! I was so disconnected from my SELF.
Being in nature and holding this little angel in my arms allowed me to clear the fog and open my eyes to endless amounts of gratitude for what I already had in my arms.
I was able to start restoring that true sense of KNOWING and FAITH. A shift from ‘saying’ I believed I would fall pregnant again to ACTUALLY FEELING and KNOWING it truly would. The next shift was finding gratitude for what I KNEW was about to happen (whenever it was ready).
It’s about TRULY believing you are worthy and that it IS coming 💫 It’s a belief that what your soul needs to experience on this earth WILL unfold if you allow it.
Find moments in your days to STOP, and FEEL!
Feelings are sometimes difficult to discover - and often more difficult to acknowledge. But once you tap into your feelings, the trust comes and so does knowing. Every decision is that little bit easier after that. The worry starts to lift and you allow space for the magic to start unfolding as it needs to ✨ #trust#believe#know#motherhood#ttc#ttccommunity#ttcjourney