First Trimester · Health & Lifestyle

Real Talk: Pregnancy Nausea

Let’s talk pregnancy nausea. I don’t mean “morning sickness”, or the occasional upset tummy or gagging. I mean full blown, all-day/all-night PREGNANCY NAUSEA. With puking. When I was pregnant with the twins, I had the all-day queasies the entire first trimester, a bit early in the second, and here and there in the third. But… Continue reading Real Talk: Pregnancy Nausea

First Trimester · Mothering · Pregnancy · Trying to Conceive · TTC

A Festivus Miracle!

We are pregnant. Naturally. Even writing it down I still can’t believe it. Even after multiple pregnancy tests, blood draws, and ultrasounds; I still find myself doubting that it is true. I just never thought a natural pregnancy (or even another pregnancy at that matter) was in the cards for us. But here, as I… Continue reading A Festivus Miracle!

First Trimester · Pregnancy

The first trimester in a nut shell (egg shell?)

Weeks 1-2 These are the weeks leading up to ovulation. Most women spend this time taking ovulation tests and having lots and lots of baby-making sex. For us IVFers, it’s a little less hot and heavy. This period is usually filled with stimulation drugs (if having a fresh transfer) or other drugs like Lupron, Lovenox,… Continue reading The first trimester in a nut shell (egg shell?)

First Trimester · Pregnancy

Are you sure there aren’t two?

The moment I asked the ultrasound tech that question has lingered in my mind for the past several weeks, “Are you sure there aren’t two?” Two weeks after our second beta, which sky-rocketed up from 697 to 2003, we had our first ultrasound. Let me tell you, the days leading up to the appointment were… Continue reading Are you sure there aren’t two?