My monthly trying to conceive (TTC) journal article, “Moving Forward while TTC After Loss” chronicled November’s cycle. From the article, “Going into our seventh cycle of TTC after losing Patrick, I felt fairly hopeful—not necessarily about getting pregnant that month, just hopeful in general. This hopeful nature helped me realize that it was time to start moving forward. It’s important to note that moving forward does not equal moving on or “getting over” our loss and the TTC process–quite the opposite. It’s recognizing what’s known in the grief and loss world as the “new normal,” the before and after, and trying to regain some semblance of living again.