With all the events of the last several hours highly impacted by emotions, exhaustion, and anesthesia, it may be difficult to write/recall just how beautifully our journey into "Earthly parenthood" began. None-the-less, my emotional cup is currently so "full" that if I pass on jotting my feelings down I simply may burst in two. So… Continue reading Benjamin Russell Seager – Birth Story
"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?
One of the worst parts of dealing with infertility was living years of my life in two week increments. Two weeks until we can "try" again... followed by two weeks of waiting to "test" and see if the "trying" resulted in a pregnancy. Once you're pregnant there's a whole lot of other types of… Continue reading Don’t Wish Your Life Away
Nothing poetic - just an "update blog" of sorts. What a week! It's crazy to think that less than a week ago I was getting ready for a shower with some fantastic Racine Theatre Guild friends - school was still in session, I was feeling good, and Georgie's "poops" were "looking up." Oh how things… Continue reading The Last Week of School
"Happy Three Day Weekend!" Have you seen or heard this phrase over the past couple of days? I'm certainly guilty of hearing it (and saying it!). I mean, it's human nature to be egocentric. We as humans are programmed to think about ourselves first, and the others around us second. Survival of the fittest at… Continue reading The Servant
Today was one of the most odd days of "Spring weather" I've experienced in a long time. I woke up early (5:20am) and was surprised when I took Georgie outside for "Morning Potty," that it was a comfortable 65 degrees with little to no breeze. An hour later I'm getting ready and hear what sounds… Continue reading Promises and Pictures
I recently participated in a study at Carthage College related to pregnant women and their sense of smell (and got paid a WHOPPING $20 after my two hours of "sniff and tell.") One of the many tasks involved my smelling a scent, followed by my counting backwards from 280 by 2s for a total of… Continue reading 26 Week Potpourri