Unsolicited comments are a constant in today’s society, especially with the prominence of social media. Thus, during my time undergoing fertility treatments I experienced no shortage of, let’s call them “unfiltered” remarks. Similar to that of comments made to a pregnant woman (minus the lovely ones like “don’t you look beautiful” or, “congratulations”), comments made… Continue reading Thinking before you speak when it comes to infertility
Well, we made it to Florida and back….barely. The drive there wasn’t too bad, even though it was pouring down rain for about 70 percent of the drive. The girls were pretty well-behaved, and we had the assistance of my parents. That, coupled with free movie downloads from Netflix and the excitement of warm weather… Continue reading Road-Tripping with Toddlers
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!
Identical twins. Two children, of the same sex, that look exactly alike in their external features, and share the same DNA. That is what I was prepared for. I was prepared to have trouble telling the girls apart. I was prepared for people always asking “who is who”. I was prepared for Parent Trap inspired… Continue reading Birthmarks – Finding beauty in our differences
I just finished watching the documentary, “One More Shot”, on Netflix. Guess what? I am still crying. This film is so real. So truthful, so heart wrenching, so me. In 90 minutes this movie managed to completely transport me back in time and to accurately explain the roller coaster of emotions we went through just… Continue reading One More Shot – Documentary Review
#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Now, to the taking action part... Getting healthy doesn't have to be all or nothing, or a complete overhaul of your entire life at once. I often encourage my clients to take a "stepwise" approach, especially if they are just starting out on their journey. Ways to take… Continue reading Baby Steps (pun intended)
Pinpointing ovulation is one of the most difficult, but most important aspects of trying to conceive. Your entire cycle evolves around and is categorize based on the one day. Your follicular phase is the days leading up to ovulation – but you won’t know how long it is until ovulation is confirmed! Your luteal phase… Continue reading Ovulation: An EGGsact Science
You heard that right....I have finally posted my birth story! 15 months to the day after Rowe & Lennon were born. I was trying to add an element of suspense. I think that was a success! Anyway, I added my birth to the top-nav of my blog, but you can jump right too it here.… Continue reading The birth story you’ve all been waiting for!
Since announcing the gender of our babies to our family, friends, and on social media (video below!), several people have asked us how we knew the gender so early? We revealed at 15 weeks and 1 day. Usually the earliest that gender can be determined via ultrasound is 16 weeks, and many parents wait until… Continue reading Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
February 1, 2016. 11dp5dt. This was test day and I had never been more scared for something in my life. Leading up to the day I had experienced some cramping, and a “lightning bolt” stab of pain in my uterus the day after transfer. I had also hit a blood vessel in my stomach when… Continue reading IVF #2 – Test Day