What We Did We kicked off the month by celebrating our second wedding anniversary on September 8th. Actually, we celebrated more so on the 7th, when we went to a nice dinner at Stone Creek Dining. The Bengals were playing at 4 on Sunday and would be playing through dinner, so we opted for celebrating… Continue reading September Recap + Favorites
First and foremost, please allow me to clarify that any of the symptoms I've mentioned below are NOT coming from a place of complaint. I am beyond grateful. Even through my worst of nausea, or my 100th trip to the bathroom that day, I am SO VERY THANKFUL. Every little annoying symptom feels like reassurance,… Continue reading First Trimester Recap
After three losses, we have sooooo much anxiety and apprehension to even announce this. But... We're pregnant again! With our triple rainbow baby. Ironically, the day that I am writing this, is National Rainbow Baby Day (August 22). How did we know we were ready to try again? In short, after three devastating miscarriages, I… Continue reading FINALLY.
My Fitbit actually told me I was pregnant. I've been exercising a ton (because hello, that's what everyone does in January!) and I noticed that my average heart rate kept increasing (1-2 beats every day for almost two weeks) when it should have been decreasing. We chatted about it, we knew it was a possibility.… Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm
Last Thursday, I met my mom at the Oak Hills Cemetery where the Angel statue is that I talked about in this post. The statue is so beautiful, and I know I will be visiting often. I am thinking about having a brick engraved and placed around the statue. It's relatively inexpensive, and I think… Continue reading The Angel Statue & Test Results
When I began writing this post, I again, did not anticipate it turning into another nightmare. It couldn’t. I was excited. Terrified, but excited. The odds of two back-to-back miscarriages were slim. We knew it was possible, but surely it couldn’t happen again. The odds were against us. This was our rainbow baby. We were… Continue reading A Second Loss
Please understand when we skip your baby shower. Or when we don't reply to snap chats of your beautiful, growing baby belly, or stack of baby books. This doesn't mean we aren't happy for you, because we absolutely are. We were just as excited and planning all of these same things. However, our happy ending… Continue reading Grieving.
1 in 4. I am 1 in 4. 1 in 4 women will miscarry their pregnancy. These odds are far too common, yet it's something women rarely speak of. Sure, the odds are 25%, but you never expect that it will happen to YOU. The "standard" is to wait until the second trimester before you announce… Continue reading Miscarriage.
January 29, 2018 The waiting is absolutely killing me. Justin and I will go to the OB tomorrow morning for our follow-up ultrasound. I still have no symptoms of miscarriage, but that doesn't mean that we are in the clear. My biggest fear is that we will go in tomorrow and there will no longer… Continue reading Waiting… Part 2
After our morning ultrasound, we had both planned on going in to work. I knew there was no way I would be productive at work after hearing news like this, so I told my boss I would not be in. Justin decided to work from home because he has that amazing luxury, but mostly to… Continue reading Waiting.