My very first post about our journey and struggles with infertility -I'm actually proud of myself for doing this. For so long I've read so many blogs & articles on the topic - the struggles they've endured, the ups & downs, and all of it has led me to have a new found admiration and respect for those women and couples who share their own private stories. They're putting it all out there and letting others know "you're not alone" in this fight. My husband and I are but only one (actually 1 in every 8 couples) who are struggling with infertility issues. The thought of that number "1 in every 8" is mind boggling...I mean it's staggering right? How do I wrap my head around that? There are so many other couples that I know personally who have either struggled with fertility issues, or who are currently struggling with it. The statistics break my heart....so many couples, great people who would be wonderful and loving parents.....why them, why us? Well I will tell you that for me, finding other's blogs on the topic have really helped in knowing we're not alone, and that in itself is emotionally heart warming and calming. My goal of starting this blog and sharing our story isn't to make anyone feel sorry for us, and it is certainly not to gain any pity. I'm doing this to try to bring more awareness to anyone who will listen, to make it known that infertility is a big issue to many couple's lives all over the world. It's normally something kept in the dark, not to be talked about, or to easily feel ashamed for. Well it certainly shouldn't be any of those things to any of us struggling with the issue. Please if you have the time, read my "about" section of our story and our journey thus far. I hope it touches just one single person - that's my goal. I certainly know that if someone didn't share their journey with me, that I may not have taken the steps that my husband and I have taken thus far to fight our battle with infertility, and continue to do so. I'm thankful for that person, although during her struggle I didn't quite understand it then to isn't full extent....I mean how do you understand fully when you haven't yet been in their shoes. Now I think it was God's way of introducing me to the infertility world, and prepare me of what would soon be my own journey.
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.