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Friday ramblings: pregnancy sickness, holiday limbo, social events

Do you ever feel like you can’t get ahead?  Like you finally get your self together and something else throws you off? That’s the way things have been around here lately, and I’m sure we’re not the only ones! This pregnancy has tested me in new ways, primarily in the vomiting category (sorry to those… Continue reading Friday ramblings: pregnancy sickness, holiday limbo, social events

Parenting · Pregnancy · Wellness

Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to the blog, but I’m excited to share some news that might help explain some of my absence: I’m pregnant! Exciting, right? Although I have to admit, I’m pretty nervous to admit it. I find that after two miscarriages, there is fear that comes with announcing a pregnancy,… Continue reading Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

Pregnancy

Infertility and PCOS: Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me

Becoming a mom was no secret, my struggle becoming one was. I had PCOS and it caused more than just irregular cycles, agonizing cramps and acne — it affected my fertility. Worst part? I went undiagnosed, so had no idea I had it. Fertile … or not? I remember the day of our wedding, during… Continue reading Infertility and PCOS: Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me

Mental Health · Pregnancy

Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

I want to start this post by mentioning that this may be a trigger for some readers re: pregnancy loss and miscarriage. It’s raw and somewhat fragmented, but it’s real. Miscarriage is never a light topic. My intention for this post is to remind myself and others that we are not alone in this. I… Continue reading Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

Pregnancy

Back to the Bump: First Trimester

Getting pregnant was not easy for me. I have/had something called PCOS — Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease. Without going into too much detail, my cycles were all over the map, I rarely ovulated, and I had a very difficult time getting pregnant. I cannot tell you how many negative  pregnancy tests I’ve seen, how many times… Continue reading Back to the Bump: First Trimester