Infertility and getting a puppy

I never thought I would be a puppy owner at this point in my life. Sure everyone loves puppies (except for the heartless haha) but I just thought that would be something I did later in life, like when I had a family and a house. But life doesn’t go how you expect usually. 
As I talked about here, Scott and I have been wanting to expand our family for quite a while now. Infertility is exhausting emotionally and physically. Treatments become your full time job some weeks and all the shots and hormones take quite a toll. It’s a roller coaster monthly and often daily. Is it worth it? YES. Is it hard? YES. Everybody has to do hard, unfair things in life and right now this is mine. It is heartbreaking and I want nothing more than for it to change, but I have learned so much in the process. I have learned I am much stronger and tougher than I thought I was. I’ve learned how to be positive when it’s really hard. I’ve learned that its okay to have hard, bad days with some good crying. And I’ve also learned that there are so many other amazing, wonderful women going through the same pain silently. 
I have to say that getting our puppy has already brought so much healing to my heart. He has given us someone to nurture and love. He has made us feel like parents to an extent. He is my little guy and I just love to take care of him. I feel so lucky to be his furmommy!

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  1. Laura Mitbrodt on February 18, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Awe sorry that you are having a hard time. I love your puppy xo

  2. The Girl who Loved to Write on February 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    So happy you have this little guy to bring some joy into your life!

  3. Mila Adams on February 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    He is seriously absolutely adorable. We rented a puppy the other day and now we want one. I was showing my husband the kind of puppy I would want and I even showed him your picture with your little pups. You're one lucky gal for having such a cute furry friend. xo. milaadams

  4. Beth on February 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Sweet pictures–thank you for sharing your heart. I pray that God continues to fill your heart with courage and strength. Blessings, Beth

  5. Alicia Labossiere on February 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Just found your blog on bloglovin'! Wishing you and your husband all the luck in the world (because unfortunately that's what it comes down to sometimes!) You have a beautiful family. Well wishes!

  6. Unknown on February 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    My husband and I have been dealing with infertility for over 3 years. Last Spring we adopted an 8 week old cockapoo. He looks very similar to your puppy. I love him with all my heart. He has brought so much joy to our lives and has definitely helped heal my sadness. Stay strong!

  7. drcoreydousharm on February 18, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Keep looking forward to your future & never give up. Infertility is one ugly B and can absolutely wreck you if you give it the chance. We have 3 furbabes and for the longest time I thought that would be our life. After almost 4 years of trying (including 3 failed IUIs), we finally got our miracle + & I'm expecting our little IVF dream dude in June. Don't stop the fight. Treatments are a beast, but so worth it! God knows what we can handle and when we are ready for it. That can be hard to believe along the rocky journey, but never lose your faith in the Lord. Hugs and prayers. If you ever need a stranger to listen (sometimes it's easier to share with those who don't know us…..not sure why, but it is!) feel free to DM me on IG @drcorey.

  8. Brooke @ Silver Lining on February 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Prayers for you sweet friend!

  9. Kerri Andersen on February 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I am so sorry you have to go through that. It breaks my Heart knowing that people like you are going through this. I hope that one day, all the sorrow will be replaced with all the joy that a little baby can bring.

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