Monday, September 30, 2013

31 days in Anticipation of Expecting - Welcome and Prayer - Day 1

For the next 31 days I want be focused. I am motivated, like I've never been before.  I want to get my heart, body, and mind prepared to conceive life if God blesses us.  I'm going to use this challenge from The Nesting Place to document this journey.

My lord has been so faithful in so many other areas of my life. However, I find myself plagued with wondering if I have done my part in preparing for the conception of a child. Have I failed on my end of the bargain?  

Infertility is heart breaking; it’s overwhelming and it is an uphill battle. There are so many unanswered questions in the Medical Community, so many unknowns.  We do our best to surround ourselves with people who support and love us, however there are those who don’t understand, and use our inability to conceive as a weapon. All of this carves away at my faith and self-confidence.  Outside of continued prayer and faith in my Jesus, there are other areas that I can impact change in:

·         Healthy Choices
o   I need to lose weight. The doctors say if I lose as little as 10% it may impact my PCOS diagnosis and help regulate my hormones
o   My Ideal Body Weight is 150lbs for my height and frame. Being closer to this weight will not only help in my chances to conceive but also in my ability to parent a little one.
o   I need to change the way I eat as well as exercise on a regular basis.
o   Educate myself more on PCOS, Medications, Supplements, and Acupuncture

·         Soul and Heart Choices
o   Research Biblical stories and wisdom of barren women and their journeys.
o   Prayer – Unceasingly about this hope and what God has in store for our lives in this area.
o   Find healthy ways to deal with how “Others” feel about our struggle, and share openly with my husband who loves me so much.
o   Find ways to rest in the Faith of my Jesus, realizing that this journey will also supports our hope to adopt.

This is a list of my posts planned for the next 31 days.  I will add the links to them as the days progress.

Post Title
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Welcome and Praying for the Journey
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Friday, October 04, 2013
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Monday, October 07, 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Being Enough for Him - Finding Contentment
Monday, October 14, 2013
Progress Update 2
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Week 3 Exercise Plan
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Week 3 Food Plan
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Questions that need answers
Friday, October 18, 2013
Infertility that Awful word
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wanting of a Baby – Rebekah
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Progress Update 3
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Week 4 Exercise Plan
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Week 4 Food Plan
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Deep Breath
Friday, October 25, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Wanting of a Baby – Sarah
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Ovulation Tracking/Pregnancy Tests
Monday, October 28, 2013
Progress Update 4
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Connecting to those who walked before us
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
What does the next 30 days hold?
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Prayer for continued Journey

I pray for your blessing as I work to align my body in healthy ways to support the conception of a life. I pray for strength and endurance of mind and body, and everlasting hope in you.  
With Love Your Daughter


  1. I am so sorry you have to walk this difficult journey! And I am truly sorry for the harshness of people. I miscarried my first baby and it was through that I learned that we have absolutely no control over when or how often we will get pregnant. It is not ours to determine, but God is so good and faithful no matter what!

  2. My husband and I are also on this journey, and we are at the same spot that you are. I look forward to following your series for the next month and seeing your progress. - Jen at