It took me a while to muster up the courage to show this. So please read with care. I know what you might be thinking. Just another instagrammer feeding into the monetization of clicks, likes, followers, all at the expense of showing skin….well, sure. I think that sometimes too. BUT, everyone has a community they’re serving here and sometimes that community might need you. They might need to see your pre/postpartum vessel in all of its glory. Because it helps us realize we are in this together! And can have a powerful effect if someone is having a dark day. .
For me, I know a lot of you are here because of my experience with Infertility and IVF. This is what IVF looked like for me. It was painful, emotional (EMOTIONAL), tiring, expensive….but beautiful. Giving myself needles several times a day wasn’t ideal. But after 3 ectopic pregnancies resulting in both of my tubes being taken, this was our only option to have a baby. I was always reluctant to share what I went through because I follow a bunch other mamas on here who are still struggling, years later (have you seen @?! 💗). I compared my journey with theirs and thought, gosh, it could be so much worse. But everyone’s journey is different. And everyone’s pain is real. I look at Emmett now and can’t believe he’s a result of everything I went through. Poked, bruised, and swollen. The emotional shadow was some of the darkest days of my life (hormones are a b*tch). Whether you’ve been here, are heading here, or are a spectating mama, just know everything you do for your babies is worth it. There will be a time you will look back and reflect on these moments and it will just be a glimpse. .
For those who are still struggling, may you find peace and comfort in your season and your decisions. I’m sending you all the virtual love. And as always, I’m here if you need to talk/ask questions.