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 · Motherhood · New Resources · Pregnancy · TTC Baby #2

Self-Care. Self-Love. And, Paleo Pep Talks.

In my last post, I wrote a bit about how TTC #2 is different this time. More grace and less time. More understanding and even less energy to cope. There is a give and a take to this IVF journey that terrified me just mere months ago. How would I ever care for Abby while… Continue reading Self-Care. Self-Love. And, Paleo Pep Talks.

DONA Doula · Motherhood · Pregnancy

A New Calling {And Effortless Joy}

I’ve been hinting that something big is coming. Some new revelation that breathes of life change and new direction and…freedom. It’s not that I didn’t love teaching. That wouldn’t be true. I’ve sobbed over and over again about leaving my classroom, students, and colleagues (Read more here on how that came about.). On my first… Continue reading A New Calling {And Effortless Joy}