Well, my sweet little rice traveler stuck! His name is River Blues and he is the sweetest, happiest baby in the whole world. He’s now 8 months old (I can’t believe it!) It’s been the most important year of my life since my last post, and I decided to come back to blogging for a couple reasons.
Since posting and being open about our struggle with infertility and having to do IVF, I’ve had SO many people reach out to me about going through the same. Both total strangers and people I know well who I had no clue were dealing with infertility have opened up to me about this very personal and difficult experience. It’s important to me to help whoever I can get through this. I hope our story can be inspirational. I also feel like I’ve learned SO much through our experience and hearing so many others’ stories.
I also had really bad postpartum depression after River was born. Since posting about it on Instagram, the same thing happened with people coming out of the woodwork to tell me about how they were experiencing the same thing! I know they say 1 in 7 women experience ppd, but I swear it seams like that number is actually much higher. I’ve become so passionate about spreading awareness about this issue because I had zero knowledge about it, and when it hit me that made it so much more terrifying.
I’m determined to keep putting these things out there to help as many people as possible. If you found this post and need someone to talk to about infertility, IVF or postpartum depression, please feel free to dm me on Instagram! @kateordie