In order to have some context, let’s go back a few years… 2014: I’m midway through my predoctoral clinical psychology internship (read: I’ve been in school my entire life, I’m 26-years-old, I’m highly stressed, and I’m still working on my dissertation), the grandmother of my boyfriend of 9.5 years has heart problems which eventually leads… Read More A year in hell topped with a cherry
Baby was born 23 days ago and since that time it has been a non-stop adventure of firsts and chaos, and changes, and love, and frustration, and relief. I am so sleep deprived I honestly can’t remember what I wrote in my last post since her birth, so I’ll summarize to make sure we’re caught… Read More 23 Days into Motherhood
New Year’s Eve night, 11:30pm I started getting contractions. They continued all night, kept me up most of the time, and in the morning we called the on-call doc. He instructed us to go in, and the contractions then stopped. Go figure. So we go in, I throw in the towel and ask to be… Read More Induction and L&D
No baby yet…. the docs had me go to the hospital for a NST and an AFI to check on baby- which we did two days ago (no problems!) and now today we get to go back to the hospital to do it again! Woo. yeah not exactly what you’d call fun. For the AFI,… Read More 40+3 days
……. I’m totally over being pregnant. Time for an eviction notice for baby. We have our 40 week apt tomorrow and I’m pretty sure we’re going to talk about induction. Ug. Everything we’ve had to do to get pregnant with IVF, all of the shots and medicines, the weight and other restrictions, and now baby… Read More 40 weeks exact tomorrow, still no baby…
I am 39 weeks pregnant and all I can think about at this point is when baby will decide to arrive and what that will be like. In another 11 days it will be exactly one year since we started the Lupron injections for getting ready for the egg retrieval. I can’t believe it is… Read More One week left- hopefully.
The biggest headache that I’ve found to bring pregnant is the general not being able to do the things you typically can do when not pregnant. What I DO know now, is that I’m 110% sure I’m going to be doing nothing more physically, emotionally, and spiritually fulfilling tasks once I’m recovered and can be… Read More 38.5 weeks
My am I ready to see this pregnancy completion….. I’m not huge, but I feel like a whale. We had our baby shower on Saturday and received a bunch of important items for baby like diapers, and a pack and play, and a boppy, and swaddles… then we also got a few really sweet things… Read More Week 37 and our final ultrasound tomorrow!