Infertility · Motherhood

Time to Say Goodbye {For a Short Time}

Abby is one-year-old. I am 13 months postpartum. My body looks different. I’m still nursing. Haven’t ovulated (but that hasn’t happened since I was 16…i.e. my “unexplained infertility”). Losing chunks of hair in the shower. Drinking too much coffee. Life is good. I still take pregnancy tests every so often, and they are always negative.… Continue reading Time to Say Goodbye {For a Short Time}

DONA Doula · Infertility · Motherhood

Admission of guilt {And other 8.5 month updates}

For this season, I’ve become one of THOSE bloggers. Those bloggers that update their Facebook statuses without a thought to updating their journals. Those bloggers that fail to respond to comments on what little they do manage to write (I’m so sorry!). Those bloggers that I probably judged in seasons past. Alas, no more… I… Continue reading Admission of guilt {And other 8.5 month updates}

Infertility · Motherhood · Pregnancy

This Story Could Have Gone Either Way {Being Perfectly Honest}

This morning I’m amazed. Amazed at the heartache and fears of these past years and past months of pregnancy. Amazed that…finally…I’m a mom. Amazed as I read Psalms 27 again this morning (a chapter that I read nearly every day for about five months of pregnancy) that “I would have lost heart, unless I had… Continue reading This Story Could Have Gone Either Way {Being Perfectly Honest}

Love letters to Abby · Motherhood

Dear Abby {Five Weeks & Mama’s First Mother’s Day}

Dear Abby, You are growing up so fast. Each day more of your personality emerges. Each day you change and keep my world spinning. You “chirp” in your sleep, as your Daddy so eloquently dubbed your baby noises. You’ve been on two frozen yogurt date nights and assisted your parents in experiencing their first official… Continue reading Dear Abby {Five Weeks & Mama’s First Mother’s Day}