I looked in the mirror last night and examined my belly, per usual, when I discovered stretch marks under my belly button. I swear they're only just now visible because I go through this regimen every night. But, thank goodness skin stretches rather than ripping open. Bodies are an interesting thing. We paid our embryo… Continue reading Stretching is better than splitting
At this time last year, we were gearing up for our second egg retrieval in January. We had lost all our embryos from the previous cycle and were trying to reconcile that feeling of loss with a way to push forward. And I was angry and hurt and alone and isolated. It's a weird thing… Continue reading What a difference a year makes….
Egg retrieval #3, attempt #5-7, what was different? Why was this one successful, both in our highest quantity of embryos and in a twin pregnancy? It was supposed to be the first of 3-5 embryo banking cycles - all with genetic testing, gearing up for back to back frozen transfers until one worked. It ended… Continue reading What was different?
Be thankful and grateful. We lost Justin's grandmother last night, which brings on a slightly more somber tone to our Thanksgiving in St. Louis this year. We left work early on Tuesday to spend some time with her as we were unsure if waiting until today was the right move. I'm thankful we got that… Continue reading Today and every day…
Ah, 1998. I was 11 and my emotions were at their highest. Also, my understanding of my future career as a performer was omnipresent. Being a singer/rapper/lyricist/songwriter, I knew that memorizing lyrics and notes was going to be paramount in my upcoming famed career. It was a time post Garth Brooks' banger of "Ain't going… Continue reading One week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC4xMk98Pdc This is too funny (kind of) not to share. If you don't want to read, skip on past. I won't know, so you won't offend me. So, I've heard several people in my life tell me about their children (generally boys) who have to take off all their clothes to go poop. I've known… Continue reading And now they always say it’s constipation!
So much fairly uneventful information to catch you all up on! We had our level 2/anatomy ultrasound last week and everything looked great. We still have a little boy and a little girl growing along, albeit much more visibly this time. Weighing in at about 13 oz each at that time (they should each be… Continue reading Maternity Clothes and their Colors