Each morning I get up and check my phone. It used to be to check for emails from work, but now that is secondary. The first thing I do is check the reader of the blogs I’m following, then go over to the search area where I have “IVF”, “infertility”, and “miscarriage” tagged and see who else is out there,…


Look at what the husband made! A couple months ago he decided he wanted to make a little something for the future bebe’s room and we found a seashell mobile and rather than buy one, he grabbed a piece of driftwood from our recent trip to Bandon and used a ceramic drill bit to make holes in a bunch of…

Week in Pictures

My honey’s birthday on Sunday was all about celebrating love…and GREAT food! With his growing interest in learning the art of charcuterie, I gave him a mini-library of great books (presenting one each day up until his birthday) that give four perspectives of beautifully, respectfully, sustainably and deliciously honoring everything Pig. And for the piece de resistance? A French canvas…

Let the Games Begin…

Kickoff… After a nervous five days awaiting the start of my period, it finally arrived, signifying the official beginning of round five of DEIVF.  For those not familiar with what I deal with, I start estrogen on the first full day of my period after finishing a round of birth control pills…but if I don’t get my period by a…

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Happy 49th birthday to the love of my life! I wouldn’t trade our life together for anything in the world. Thank you for being my sweetheart, my rock, my partner, my best friend. I love you more than anything in this world – I call you my beloved… And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?…

Hypothyroidism and Miscarriage

Hypothyroidism’s Proven Link to Miscarriage So I’ve been diving even deeper into hypothyroidism and have learned more than I almost wanted to know. Did you know that “a maximum TSH level of 2.5 before pregnancy in HYPO-Rx women has been recommended recently by the Endocrine Society in a Clinical Practice Guideline”? Which means, even though “normal range” is anything under…

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