Part 1: No news does not equal good news

  1. Alissa says:

    I'm totally digging your transparency, Courtney. I love that you're fighting for your babies even before the test says "positive." You go, Mama Spena. High five!

  2. Candace says:

    Such a great post! I LOVE your honesty and the fact that you are sharing your story. It will bless so many and I'm blessed just following your journey. Praying for these treatments and that God uses them in his plan for your family!

  3. The anxiety that follows clicking "publish" and waiting for the first few comments is always agonizing. Your responses are a balm, comfort, and encouragement to me. Thank you so much!

  4. Marla says:

    I read this post earlier in the day and you've been heavy on my heart since then. I didn't comment earlier because I wasn't sure what to say. Or at least- the right thing to say. I have not struggled with I can't even begin to imagine….but I do have a sister that is currently struggling with it. All of this to say- I still don't have the right words to say! i want you to be encouraged and lifted up. Know that I am thinking and praying for you!

    • I really, really appreciate you not using something cliche to say to fill the void. Hearing, "I have no idea what to say" is MUCH appreciated. Believe me! Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement.

  5. I love this post!!!! (just not the non-pregnant part) I love everything that you had to say & your appraoch to it all. I could not agree more. We are also big pro-life & thankfully didnt have an blast to spare. 2 retrivals to have enough to get 4 blasts. all but 1 took. AS I always say God is still so involved in IVF. He still has the last say.

  6. Joining you in prayer and lifting your sweet family up to the Lord. I am glad you guys are moving forward in this way to grow your family. Will be praying for an all encompassing peace as you and Jim navigate your way through the IVF process.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Courtney, as a fellow infertile, I wanted to thank you for sharing your story so fully, bravely and honestly. I stumbled onto your blog through a Pinterest post while looking for kitchen curtain ideas (your DIY Burlap Curtains are now on my "to-do" list), but before I found the curtain tutorial, your posts on infertility caught my eye and I immediately dived into them.

    So much of what you are going through is what I am going through (I am about to start my 2nd IVF cycle). And so much of what you shared so bravely is what I have been unable to share with most, save for my wonderful husband, supportive mother and a couple very close friends. You are inspiring and I just wanted to thank you for laying it all out there. I know it's not an easy thing to do. I'm wishing you all the luck in the world and will be praying for you. I hope that your IVF journal will go smoothly and have a happy ending for you and your family.

    If you ever want to chat with fellow "infertiles" going through IVF, there's a wonderful, small group of ladies on BabyCenter that have been incredibly helpful to me. Just search for "Soul IVF Sisters." -Kimberly

    • Kimberly,
      Thank you so much for reaching out to me and taking the time to comment on my blog. This comment means the absolute world to me. I'm so glad that my post touched you. That's why I put it out here. Best wishes to you on your 2nd IVF cycle. I hope this cycle they get everything perfectly right and you are holding your sweet little one this time next year.

      Thanks for the babycenter invite, I'm actually a "bumpie" 🙂 There is a great secondary IF board that has been an invaluable resource to me. I sometimes lurk on other IF boards because they are a wealth of valuable information, but never post because it's kind of tricky already having a little one.

      Please stop by again- and keep me posted on how your IVF #2 goes!

  8. Amy says:

    big hugs Courtney.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Courtney, I'm so glad my comment meant the world to you. Thank you for positive thoughts and well wishes for our second IVF cycle. And as far as "bumpies" go, our board has a couple of ladies that have been trying for #2 also, so all are welcome. -Kimberly

  10. Kelley says:

    Hi there!! My name is Kelley. I am a friend of Courtney Jeremy's who turned me on to your blog!–I'm hooked!! I am not a mama (pray to be one some day!!!) I, as well was giving the ugly "infertility" diagnosis. I totally understand all the feelings you are going through. I look forward to your future blogs! You and your family are in my prayers!

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