Showers for Days

Man, it has been a busy several weeks! Babies are growing and we’ve had a TON going on. Let’s recap. We kicked off what was almost five straight weekends of baby showers in September. Our friends Rachel and Jeff hosted the first one almost a month ago, at Jeff’s house. The house looked adorable and … More Showers for Days

Swaddling Sophie

Alternative post title: SwaddleDogs, which seems like a really great band name. Anyway. Here’s a fun exercise if you want to know what the third trimester of pregnancy is like.: Go to the dollar store or Walmart and buy a cheap inner tube. Blow it up. Wear it around your waist for the next two … More Swaddling Sophie

Purely Pregnant

This update is somewhat baby-related, but mostly me just showing off pics from our trip to Michigan, which was BEAUTIFUL. I think you could even call it a “babymoon” although I’m pretty sure if I had used that word to describe the trip before we went… Michael would have refused to go. But first, babies: Things … More Purely Pregnant

Pregnancy Mind Games

Hey, remember that time just a couple weeks ago when I was telling you how we’ve been to the doctor a hundred times in the last two months and it’s crazy how many pictures we have? Well that couldn’t feel like it’s further from the truth now. One thing about having a checkup, ultrasound, or … More Pregnancy Mind Games

Things Get Boring

It’s been almost two week since I last posted. I would have written more… but nothing pregnancy-wise is going on! I’m approaching 15 weeks pregnant and compared to the getting-pregnant process and the first bit of the pregnancy, this chunk of time has been pretty uneventful. Which is good. At this point, no news is good … More Things Get Boring

Moving Forward

Most of the time, I write blog posts because I feel particularly inspired to write – I have an abstract idea I want to get across, and a concrete fertility or pregnancy update that goes with it. This is not one of those times. I’m not sad to be sharing this update, but it’s not going … More Moving Forward

Listen Up

I’m not quite showing yet, but I feel pretty pregnant. When the time comes that it’s a little more obvious what’s going on in my uterus though, I wish it would be appropriate to wear a t-shirt or stamp a temporary tattoo on my head that says “I STRUGGLED TO GET PREGNANT AND YOU CAN … More Listen Up

Waning Optimism

Before our journey with infertility started, I had a completely different understanding of pregnancy and how it works. I thought, you’re either pregnant, and you get to be happy and tell people and celebrate; or you’re not pregnant, and you have to wait. I feel like we’re in a very gray area somewhere in between … More Waning Optimism