20150716_121610The subject of infertility is very close to my heart and I am very excited to share infertility awareness on my website.

Along with starting this blog to share our home building, designing and decorating tips and tutorials, motherhood topics and other Jones family adventures, I've gone a little out of my comfort zone and decided to also add blog posts that will talk about infertility. When my blog went "live" one of my very first posts was about my own infertility experience.

When deciding to have an area about infertility on my blog, I didn't want to just share my own experiences but also wanted to add in others’ personal stories as well. You see, infertility has many faces whether it be your first time trying, second, third, etc, or even that you have conceived but the pregnancy ends in a miscarriage. I have learned so much about the complexity of conception, and I hope that the things I share here can help those who might be in the same boat.

That is also why I’ve asked some friends of mine to write their own personal experiences for me to share with you as well. During last year's National Infertility Awareness Week I shared a blog post each night with my courageous friends' personal infertility struggles. Our hope is that all our stories can help raise awareness of the many types of infertility and can encourage those who might be going through the same thing that

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

WE ARE HERE.

WE ARE WITH YOU.

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  • Seven Week Sonogram

    Throwback to this day last year… Oh was it a big one for me. We had our 7 week sonogram appointment at my REs office. Walking into that waiting room, I remember not being able to sit still, fidgeting, flipping through magazines I wasn’t even pretending to read, my mind racing. Is this it? Did […] Read more…

  • March 14, 2016: The Day We Have Been Waiting For, And It Was Worth the Wait

    March 14 2016 5:42 AM My phone alarm beeped. I set it the night before knowing I wouldn’t need it. I had been awake already for an hour, and only went to sleep 2 hours before that. Plus, I get up to pee every 15 minutes like clockwork, soooo….. really no need for an alarm. […] Read more…

  • Twin Girl Pregnancy Announcement

    MORE BOYS? GIRLS? ONE OF EACH? WHAT WILL THE TWINS BE??

        I thought long and hard about how to reveal the twins genders…After all, we found out their genders over a month ago and I’m just now posting this! (This could be due to my favorite personality trait, procrastination. Or my second favorite, forgetfulness. Which pregnancy is only magnifying!) Pinterest was scoured, Google was searched […] Read more…

  • One Year Ago…

    This EXACT time one year ago I received another upsetting phone call from my OB’s nurse repeating those awful three words I’ve heard her say to me many times before, “You’re Not Pregnant” “I’m Sorry, it didn’t work this time”. Followed by these words, “We don’t know where to go from here… We’ve tried everything that […] Read more…

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    Staying in Control

      I have always had long long hair. It was always a staple of mine. I also had never put any color in my hair. All my friends in middle school and high school were bleaching and highlighting their hair, but not me. I stayed a dark brunette. I think I was just way too nervous to […] Read more…

  • Mandy’s Infertility Journey

      Mandy is the next guest blog post for my infertility series, You Are Not Alone – National Infertility Awareness Week. Thank you Mandy for sharing your story!! Mandy and I go waaaaay back. We met in the 4th grade and she was my first very best friend. I can’t tell you how many sleepovers we had dreaming […] Read more…

  • My friend’s story

    A dear friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous, is the next guest blog post for my infertility series, You Are Not Alone – National Infertility Awareness Week. Ya’ll…this story is raw. And real. And unfortunately, it is what a lot of women suffer through in silence. My wish and hope is that someone who has […] Read more…

  • MY TRAGEDY AND JOY By: Sarah Stagg

    Sarah is the next guest blog post for my infertility series, You Are Not Alone – National Infertility Awareness Week. Thank you Sarah for sharing your story!! Sarah was one of the first women I knew who went through a miscarriage. When I heard about her terrible news, I wasn’t sure what to do or say. It’s […] Read more…

  • Allie’s Infertility

    Allie is the first guest blog post for my infertility series, You Are Not Alone – National Infertility Awareness Week. Thank you Allie for sharing your story!! Allie is so special to me because she is the one who referred us to our infertility doctor. Without her suggestion, I probably would still be waiting for answers […] Read more…