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

Love Makes a Family

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ Gandalf – The Fellowship of the Ring We have some news! Though Gimli was upset to learn we would not be fostering puppies, we are very excited to announce that we should very soon be licensed foster parents. We started this process last February after our miscarriage, and … Continue reading Love Makes a Family

Infertility…and Finding an Adventure

I was sitting on the toilet in the bathroom, staring down into the abyss of stark white nothingness…again. I willed myself to see a second line. I crossed my eyes, I held up a light, and I even used the alabaster cabinets hanging above my head as a comparison. I probably looked like a crazy person, but I was years past caring about anything as … Continue reading Infertility…and Finding an Adventure

My Recovery: Returning to Work Postop

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius    Hi! I didn’t mean to take a week off of the blog during my recovery from surgery, but the time  just got away from me. I’m honestly not even sure how I managed to post a recap of the procedure so quickly, because I was basically asleep until … Continue reading My Recovery: Returning to Work Postop

Our Infertility Story: Surgery or IVF

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne Our Infertility Story: The Beginning Our Infertility Story: The Specialist  Our Infertility Story: My HSG Our Infertility Story: The Eye of the Storm Our Infertility Story: Checking His Swimmers Our Infertility Story: IUI Round One Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two After my second failed IUI, my doctor relayed to his nurse that … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: Surgery or IVF