Infertility · Motherhood · TTC Baby #2

Here’s to doubled estrogen medication {And explosive bathroom experiences}

I would love to romanticize all aspects of this journey and hold on tight to the beautiful moments of preparing my body for a baby. But, let’s be honest folks, there are crappy moments. Crappy aspects. Crappy hormones. And, I don’t use that word lightly. Take for example, my recent bathroom habits. The additional estrogen… Continue reading Here’s to doubled estrogen medication {And explosive bathroom experiences}

Infertility · TTC Baby #2

Pregnancy {And why WebMD makes me laugh}

Dear Lion Baby, Today, I’m at the end of Day 1 of the 40 weeks of pregnancy that technically includes the two weeks before conception. Technically, I’m pregnant. Probably fitting too, since I had my first true hormonal meltdown this evening with an angry, ugly cry in front of less-than-understanding family. If only I had… Continue reading Pregnancy {And why WebMD makes me laugh}

Infertility · Motherhood · TTC Baby #2

Undress from the waist down {And other FET adventures}

While I have been quiet for the past week or so, it has not been because life has been slow or the days quiet. Rather, the past week has been a flurry of activity to wrap up all my doula client responsibilities in Colorado, situate our living arrangement so that I could be gone for… Continue reading Undress from the waist down {And other FET adventures}

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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.

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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}