Entry #86: Two Plus One

My 4 Day Evolution So I had the mistaken impression that I’d just have one ultrasound and as long as we saw a heartbeat we’d “graduate” from our fertility doctor and head down the Midwife Highway. I obviously heard wrong as my doc definitely wanted me to come back in 2 weeks following our first ultrasound. And when he said…

Entry #85: Two Plus One

Embracing Minimalism So being a hyper excited first time pregnant gal, I do admit I started looking at Baby Stuff. Being a minimalist, however, and having a few friends out there who’ve also kept it simple in this area, there actually weren’t a ton of things that I felt were truly, truly essential. So I played around on Pinterest for…

Entry #84: Two Plus One

Is it Real? Who the hell knows. I’ve gotten onto the Glow Nurture App to log my symptoms, weight, meds, water consumption, etc. While I’ve yet to throw up, for a solid 7 days I had rampant case of what rhymes with Santa Maria. So that was a joy. Fortunately that mellowed out. I’m sleeping like the dead for the…


Happy Friday! I gotta say that we love the eco-factor of using Airbnb instead of going the hotel/motel route. Not only do we not have to worry about putting a “do not disturb” sign on our door to keep housekeeping from changing the sheets (who the hell changes the sheets every day? this is a hugely wasteful practice that needs…

Week in Pictures

The next stage of flowers blooming is so gorgeous this year! Coneflowers (echinacea), gladiolas, lemon verbena and dahlias all are blowing us away My girl Ruby wanted to be VERY near me as I laid out on the chaise in the garden with my sore back She’s finally figured out that by climbing up on the other chaise when my…

Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and Celebrating My 4th Anniversary!)

Honestly, four years ago I had no idea I’d be where I am today. But hey, who really can predict the future? We all have those “nice to haves” but time marches on, and life evolves, throwing curveballs and opening some doors and slamming others shut. But here I am, celebrating four years as a solopreneur, heading up my own…

Entry #84: Two Plus One

Cautiously Optimistic Well, I gotta say, in the week following what I like to call our “For Real BFP” (2nd beta), I’ve actually been really chill. Not thinking at all about the ultrasound other than wishing it would hurry up and get here so we can hopefully hear a beating heart and exhale a teensy bit more! It really has…

Entry #83: Two Plus One

So these are the seven books about having a baby that we’ve had on our bookshelf since basically we started trying to conceive in early 2015. Not wanting to jinx myself, I basically read one and put them all away until the good news came in. With, say, three days of knowing I was pregnant, I read all but one…

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