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