Baby Boy · IVF · Third Trimester

26 Week Potpourri

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

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

Baby Boy · IVF · Walt Disney World

The Perfect BabyMoon

Have you ever heard of that term before?  Babymoon? Before this pregnancy I never had.  According to "Google" a  babymoon is "...a newly coined term for a period of time both parents take to relax and spend quality time together before the baby is born."  AKA - one last pre-baby vacation. Relax?  Not really our thing per-say. … Continue reading The Perfect BabyMoon

Baby Showers · Faith · IVF

All You Need is Faith and Trust, Plus a Little Baby Dust – Baby Shower Edition

It's a long title, but it sums up (with a Disney touch) the many emotions of this past week.  I suppose it sums up specific feelings that have been present several of the last years. Baby Showers. As a member of the female population, once you reach about 16 years old, you begin to become… Continue reading All You Need is Faith and Trust, Plus a Little Baby Dust – Baby Shower Edition

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