Catching Our Rainbow

Hoping for a rainbow after the storm…

Welcome!

on July 19, 2012

Welcome to Catching our Rainbow!

My name is Danielle, and almost a year ago, my husband and I entered the world of “Trying to Conceive.” We both thought this would be a fairly easy process—all you have to do is have sex, right? That’s how it happened for our best friends: they decided to have a baby, they started trying, in less than a month they had a positive pregnancy test, she was pregnant for nine months with no complications, she gave birth, and now they have a beautiful 4 ½ month old son. I think this gave us some unrealistic expectations about fertility and conception. I thought we would get pregnant immediately, and my best friend and I would be pregnant together. Unfortunately, that is not how our story goes. We tried to get pregnant for nine months, and when I finally saw that positive test, I had a miscarriage. Then I had another miscarriage. It has now been almost a year, and we still do not have a child. Our next step is to start trying again with the help of progesterone supplements.

I decided to start this blog to have a place to share my story, possibly connect with some women who have been in my shoes, and also to have a safe place to vent. Topics like infertility and miscarriages make people uncomfortable, so it isn’t always easy to find someone to talk to. Even when you have supportive friends who will listen, you reach a point where you feel like you’ve bothered them enough—I don’t want to be the woman who is always upset or complaining. I also wanted to start this blog to bring some more awareness to infertility and miscarriages because they are both so much more common than people seem to realize. I can’t tell you have many people I’ve talked to who had trouble getting pregnant or had a miscarriage. So I created this blog: Catching Our Rainbow.  For those who don’t know, a baby that is born after a miscarriage is called a rainbow baby, so we are currently trying to catch our rainbow.

Over time, I will try to write some entries that tell more about what we have been through up to this point: doctor appointments, my miscarriages, people’s reactions to what we are going through, etc. I will also try to keep everyone up to date on what is going on now and our progress.

-Danielle

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3 responses to “Welcome!

  1. storkchaser says:

    I’m here from Baby Center and want to welcome you to the wonderful Infertility/Loss blogging community. I hope it’s as supportive, caring and fun as it has been for me. Xoxo

    • Thanks girl :) I’ve started reading your blog, and while I’m not at all happy that you are dealing with infertility/loss, I’m glad I’ve got a buddy out there who understands what we are going through! I’m KMFX for you!

  2. Melanie says:

    Thank you for this blog, I’m reading from the beginning. Feel free to read my story at http://angelheartsforever.blogspot.com/. We were able to get our rainbow babies and they certainly ease the pain of the loss and the difficult journey. I hope your outcome will be like ours. Take care, Melanie

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