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}

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

Prayers · Pregnancy

Asking for Prayer. Not the first time. And not the last. {Week 28 Update}

The wind has begun to howl and wrap icy snow around the house. The clock reads nearly 11 p.m., and I’m wide awake. To be perfectly honest, I’ve had a 2-hour nap, but then woke up and needed a snack. Now, I’m processing. Processing my need for prayer. Again. This evening (while sitting in a… Continue reading Asking for Prayer. Not the first time. And not the last. {Week 28 Update}

Pregnancy

Medical Bills & Energy Limits {Week 26 Update}

The highs and lows of this week have been rather monumental… On Thursday, I opened the first bill from the specialist’s office (consult and ultrasound after false positive spina bifida screening in November) and gulped at the $560 bill. Apparently, insurance only “adjusted” the over-$600 bill by about $95. Yikes! I know that I can… Continue reading Medical Bills & Energy Limits {Week 26 Update}