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How TTC #2 Is Different {Beating Unexplained Infertility Take II}

Last night I blogged my first love letter to our second baby. A baby yet unconceived. A baby not yet in my body, not yet rooted, not yet growing. But, a baby in my heart. In our family’s dreams. In our prayers. A baby requiring bravery.  I know many of you can relate. We walk… Continue reading How TTC #2 Is Different {Beating Unexplained Infertility Take II}

Infertility · Motherhood · Prayers · Remedies · TTC Baby #2

Bravely Breaking the Silence {TTC Baby #2}

Years ago I wrote a poem that narrated both my brokenness and my healing. And, tonight, I’m drawn back to the emotions that flowed then. That flow now. ~~~ Illuminating. Probing. Unburying. Dawn streaks across the sky. I whimper beneath a warming ray. Afraid to thaw – afraid to let my emotions cry.   Whoosh.… Continue reading Bravely Breaking the Silence {TTC Baby #2}

Pregnancy · Remedies

Essential Oils for Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care

Since I was a little girl, my mom pursued natural methods to treat common childhood ailments. She used a combination of essential oils from Young Living, nutrition, and prayer. Sometimes, medications were needed, but they were not the “go-to” remedy in most situations.  In recent years, I became a distributor for Young Living essential oils.… Continue reading Essential Oils for Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care

Giving Thanks · Infertility · Prayers · Remedies

OUCH! {The things most people don’t prepare you for}

Ten p.m. rolled around last night, and I was scouring the kitchen for something new…something salty…something that would relieve the incredibly painful bloating and cramping. Then, I found them. Pickles. 220 mg of Sodium per dill spear. Just the ticket. Follow that up with some salty, cheesy crackers and some trail mix, and then wash… Continue reading OUCH! {The things most people don’t prepare you for}

Giving Thanks · Infertility · New Resources · Prayers · Remedies

334 Licks {And other important numbers}

334 licks. Not likes. Licks. Thanks to an amazing friend who sent me to Houston with a thoughtful care package, including a lollipop for the waiting rooms and times.  While I was coming out of the fog of my anesthesia (quite a delightful fog, too, I might add), I assigned DH to counting. And count… Continue reading 334 Licks {And other important numbers}