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

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

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

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

Camping and Cramping

Some day I will get to take a pregnancy test and sit on pins and needles waiting to see the results. Some day, but not any day this week. The last instructions I had from my reproductive endocrinologist were to bang Michael for three straight days, wait two weeks and call them with the results … More Camping and Cramping