Artemis’s Birth Story: Part Two

Unfortunately, the second half of our birth story will not be an easy one to share. Our beautiful babe arrived safely, but the birth was not free of complications, and so I want to post a clear content warning before I finish our story. This post will contain a detailed account of postpartum hemorrhaging. I always want to mention that in order to protect our … Continue reading Artemis’s Birth Story: Part Two

Artemis’s Birth Story: Part One

I always knew that I would want to share my birth story, not just because I think it is an important part of any pregnancy after loss and infertility journey, but also for me. I knew I wouldn’t want to forget a single detail of the day our rainbow finally joined our family. At my 35 week appointment, my doctor told me that she would … Continue reading Artemis’s Birth Story: Part One

Our Whimsical Lord of the Rings Inspired Nursery

I had the idea to make a Lord of the Rings nursery long before I was pregnant. We had been trying to have a baby for about a year, and were in the process of moving to Florida when I had the idea. We had just moved into a small two bedroom apartment, and someone gave us a blanket for the spare room that reminded … Continue reading Our Whimsical Lord of the Rings Inspired Nursery

Downtown Maternity Photos

I think maternity photos were sort of on my mind since the beginning of our second trimester. After all, it is very unlikely that we will ever have another baby, and part of me wanted to capture this time in our lives forever. Though I mentioned it to my husband in passing, I think I knew that financially, it just wasn’t in the cards. We … Continue reading Downtown Maternity Photos

Adventure Awaits – Our Travel Themed Baby Shower

I had a panic attack the morning of my baby shower. And not just a little one, but the full blown kind with chest pains, hyperventilating, sweating. All of it. Though a baby shower is basically a right of passage for any first time parents in America, I was extremely apprehensive about having one of my own. In fact, basically from the moment we knew … Continue reading Adventure Awaits – Our Travel Themed Baby Shower

IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

There is a lot more to our story – a lot that happened between the moment we started round two of IVF and our clinical trial, and today. We had a failed fresh transfer, I developed a massive cyst that caused my ovary to twist when it ruptured, I had surgery….but all of that is for another day. Because I realize that it has been … Continue reading IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

IVF Journal: Round 2 – Night 0

October 1, 2018 IVF Eve: Well, our second round of IVF officially started on Wednesday, September 18 when my period started. That was the day that I called my clinic, and scheduled my meeting. Once there, I was given birth control to start that evening (September 19), as well as a bottle of Lupron and my shot schedule. Because our second round of IVF is … Continue reading IVF Journal: Round 2 – Night 0