Today’s post is linked up with Write on Edge’s RemembeRED prompt that asked us to…

“…write a story – your choice of topic – as a tweet. That’s right. One hundred and forty characters. Not words. Characters.”

Here’s my offering…

Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love. Girl and boy marry, have baby, then another. Try for one last baby. Try for 14 cycles. Girl is defeated.


  1. MamaWantsThis

    Oh Nichole. :(

  2. Hugs my friend! xoxo

  3. Eileen

    Nichole, you know how this story makes me feel. I'm sorry and I love you.

  4. Laura

    Hugs and comforting thoughts from me. I can't say anything else b/c I don't have the right words. I'm just sorry you're going through this.

  5. Tonya

    I’m sorry, Nichole. Sending baby dust and love. xoxo

  6. Stasha

    Oh Nichole.

    I am so sorry.

    You are in my thoughts.

  7. Helen Jane

    Oh love, do something good for yourself.

  8. jess

    Honey, lots of love and prayers to you both.

  9. Kirsten

    My heart knows this pain and is aching with yours my friend. I am so sorry.

  10. CDG

    Much love to you.

  11. Grape

    I'm so sorry.

    I am also amazed how much emotion you can inspire with so few words.

  12. My heart is hurting for you right now. I am so sorry Nichole :(

  13. Nancy C

    Oh, Nichole. I'm so sorry life is being so hard right now…at least this part of it.

    I have never felt so helpless and frustrated and just plain tired than when I was trying to conceive. It's the opposite of empowering.

    I want you to know that you're in my thoughts a lot. I read as often as I can (obviously, I'm a terrible commenter), but I think of you and your family, and I'm sending love all the way across the US for you.

  14. anothermomof2

    Oh love. there's nothing that helps through this, I know. We went through this with our second and pray not again. We have found timing tends to have reasoning even if we have no clue. Um, not that that helps.

    Love my friend.

  15. I'm sorry this has been so frustrating and difficult for you.. =(

  16. John


  17. Krista

    Oh Nichole. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

  18. My Pajama Days

    Your post was poignant – I could feel the frustration in your words. I am so sorry for your family.

  19. So sorry you are feeling this way. I do agree with what Ashley said above.

  20. mryjhnsn

    Sweet and sad all in one. Brilliant.

  21. Merry120

    Sending hugs & love! I'm sorry this is so hard.

  22. Evonne

    I'm so sorry. My heart is breaking for you.

  23. Katie

    I love you.

  24. thisismynewmoon

    Hugs. You can have all of my baby dust.

  25. This makes you cry.

  26. melanieb120

    Brave woman, hang in there. So admire your determination and strong will.

  27. Simple, tight, and heartbreaking.

  28. Sigh — I am so sorry. I wish I had more words, but with this short post comes a short response of just love.

  29. Sherri

    Oh sweetie….I am so sorry. This is such a hard thing for you two and it's taking a toll on you I can tell.

    You are on my mind all of the time with this, and I'm wishing I had an answer.

  30. sarah

    It took us three years of trying – and being told nothing was wrong with either of us – until we got pregnant with our first. And, along the way everyone told me to just relax, keep trying, it will work out eventually.
    I was going mad, making myself sick with all of it.
    Of course, the minute we decided to stop and started looking into other options, I got pregnant.
    So, you just never know.
    Hang in there.

  31. Lori

    Love to you, my incredible friend.

    Much much love.

  32. Rita aka YippyMomma

    I'm so sorry about your struggle. I have been there and know how tough it is on the heart, mind and soul. Sending much love and ((((((((Nichole)))))))

  33. Sorry I have not been here in your home, but I traveled this journey. Timing, drugs, tests, ivf, frozen cycles … then we chose another road. I want to be here and tell you that it will all work out. But it doesn't seem right for me to share those words … does that make sense?
    So know you are in my thoughts and prayers …

  34. janaekrell

    Big hugs to you!

  35. Do not accept defeat! The time will be right, wait and see.

  36. Hugs, hugs, and more hugs!

  37. Alena

    Your 140 characters made me cry. I love you Nichole and I hate that this is your story.

  38. Oh Nichole. Way to make me cry this morning. Hugs!

  39. Oh, Nichole, I'm so sorry. Hugs to you.

  40. My heart breaks with this. Hugs!

  41. Aww, Nichole.. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how you are feeling. Hugs to you.. Lots of hugs.

  42. amazing how you can convey so much in 140 characters. I'm sorry for your pain, and offer many hugs and comforting thoughts.

  43. MsPDrama

    Don't have the correct words to say. Just know that I send you hugs. Lots and lots of hugs.

  44. Just so sorry for your pain. I hope you find fulfillment and joy.

  45. lovelifeproject

    I'm so sorry. I've been trying for 14 months too. Had one miscarriage nine stupid months ago. I wish nothing but the best for all of us on this road.

  46. galitbreen

    Oh you with your heart on your sleeve. So much love to you.

  47. ithoughtiknewmama

    I'm so sorry. Hugs.

  48. Krystyn

    This could have been my post just a couple months ago. And, nobody is ever the same, but it was a very difficult time for us. I'm so sorry and I hope things turn around for you.

  49. Cheryl @ Mommypants

    It ain't over til the fat lady sings and I ain't even humming yet.

    I have no idea what that means.


  50. julie gardner

    Love to the Girl. Love to the Boy. And both the babies.
    So much love.

  51. Jennie B

    A lot of emotion in this one, though I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Big hugs to you and your precious family, perfect just as it is, though I hope you aren't truly defeated.

  52. Hard stuff is easier to say quickly. I'm sorry.

  53. Tina

    There aren't any words that I can say that convey my sorrow, or ease your grief. I'm speechless.

  54. so sorry. i hope you make peace with whatever the end result may be.

  55. logyexpress

    I'm so sorry. Wishing good things for you…

  56. Your lifetime expressed in 140 characters. Wow. Imagine if all tweeps had your capacity for this!

    As for the tale within, I haven't even started trying yet (working to get healthy enough to be allowed to do that!), so I can't speak to that specific frustration, but I can empathize with the wait. Your time will come. Remain positive and, as much as you can, enjoy the trys ;)

    All the best!

  57. alisha

    just love & light to you. 14 cycles…love & light & peace. xo

  58. Jen Has A Pen

    I feel so bad for you. I hate that it has been this difficult. It's just not fair and it doesn't make sense. Do you have any thoughts of medical intervention? I know you said Clomid was hard on you, but I can't remember if you intended to do anything other than natural cycles.

    I wish you the very best!

  59. Elaine

    I'm sorry Nichole. I know you are hurting. Wrapping you in hugs and love. xo

  60. Its amazing how simply put heartbreak can be.

  61. Jessica

    I'm so sorry for you Nichole.

  62. Shell

    Oh girl. Sending you prayers. xo

  63. Missy | Literal Mom

    Oh, I'm so sorry. Be as strong as you can. :(

  64. Suz

    :( Sadface for you my friend.

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