Infertility · Motherhood · Pregnancy · TTC Baby #2

Finding My Foundation & Just So Nauseous {6 Week Update}

There is a me-shaped imprint in my disheveled bed. A bed that I’ve been retreating into as much as possible for the past four days. Right on schedule on the first day of my sixth week pregnant, the nausea has hit and hit hard. The first day, I made it through a workout and walk… Continue reading Finding My Foundation & Just So Nauseous {6 Week Update}

Infertility · Motherhood · Pregnancy · TTC Baby #2

5 Weeks, 2 Days {And I’m buying frozen meals}

The exhaustion this time around seems all-consuming. Perhaps my memory has grown foggy, but I feel like I’m so much more lethargic in early pregnancy than I was when pregnant with Abby. Perhaps it is because I’m chasing a two-year-old now. Or perhaps it is just because this season of our family’s life has a… Continue reading 5 Weeks, 2 Days {And I’m buying frozen meals}

Giving Thanks · Infertility · Motherhood · Pregnancy · TTC Baby #2

My Little Lion Baby {Forever}

*Warning: For those deep in the trenches of the infertility battle, this post may be hard to read as it references pregnancy success. Please feel free to come back when your heart is ready. I understand. I truly do.* I’ve needed to write this post for over a week now. But, I didn’t have words.… Continue reading My Little Lion Baby {Forever}

Infertility · Motherhood · Pregnancy · TTC Baby #2

Lion Baby {And other FET updates}

In summary, everything yesterday went smoothly with the embryo transfer and now all that is left is to navigate “resting” with a toddler while waiting for pregnancy test results in the next couple of weeks. Oh, yay, resting and taking a whole lot of meds. But, beyond the summary, the DETAILS of yesterday are what… Continue reading Lion Baby {And other FET updates}

Infertility · Prayers · TTC Baby #2

Knowing this day would come {And choosing to hope}

When I wrote yesterday’s post, I knew my heart would not be satisfied with Netflix and ice cream for long. I knew my tired body would become what this Lion Baby needs. For, I am brave. Brave enough to whisper my fears. Brave enough to reach out with what terrifies me. Brave enough to utter… Continue reading Knowing this day would come {And choosing to hope}

Infertility · TTC Baby #2

When embryo transfer is two days away {But the heart and body are over it}

I would rather just eat my outrageously rich coconut/almond ice cream and watch Netflix right now. Not write. Not process. Not face the fact that my body aches, is bloated, and hormonal, while my baby is not yet even inside. Two more days. I am stronger this time around. While I’ve felt “off” on the… Continue reading When embryo transfer is two days away {But the heart and body are over it}