infertility · IVF · Picking a Name

What’s in a Name?

"When are you due?!" "Do you know what you are having?" "Have you picked a name?" 95% of the time, strangers, acquaintances, friends, and family alike will ask these three questions in this specific order.  Pretty much word for word.  I'm not going to say it's annoying at all - because it's a complete joy… Continue reading What’s in a Name?

infertility · IVF · Puppy

Weekend of Blossoms

It's been a busy weekend filled with a hodgepodge of activities, surprises, and emotions. "Hodgepodge" might be a better title for this blog, as I'm anticipating it will be rather disjointed in nature.  However, given the level of importance of all of these events in my head (and therefore my desire to document them so… Continue reading Weekend of Blossoms

Faith · infertility

Generations of Faith

To describe that I've been raised in a "Christian upbringing" probably goes without "saying."  My family attended church each week, my brother and I attended a Lutheran preschool,  grade school, high school (and college, for that matter).  However, given all of these "Christian actions" or choices made (initially) by my parents, there was one constant… Continue reading Generations of Faith

Faith · infertility · IVF

What Does This Mean?

Those four words are both common and scary to many LCMS Lutherans (especially those who attended St. John's Lutheran in Racine during their 8th grade year).  They commonly occur in Luther's Small Catechism before good 'ol would Marty would describe in great detail the Ten Commandments, Creeds, Lord's Prayer, (etc.).   Those who attended St. John's… Continue reading What Does This Mean?

Faith · infertility · IVF


(All together now... to the tune of "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof...) TransiTIONs, TransItions!  TRANSITIONS!  TransiTIONs, TransItions.  TRANSITIONS! The word of the week.  Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically. I'm 11w5d as I type this blog post, and I can say with certainty that this week has been a transitional week for me in many different… Continue reading Transitions