A New Mom

I became a mother at 4:33 p.m. on a Tuesday. It was a short delivery, via cesarean. Our little one flipped in the last week of pregnancy and was breeched. This was far from the natural, unmedicated birth with dim lighting and classical music that I had envisioned, but it was our safest option. IContinue reading “A New Mom”

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Fertility Story: Part 5 – The Final Test

This is the fifth installment of six about our struggles with infertility. Read parts one, two, three, and four. This is our story, nothing more, but we share it to add another voice to this often unspoken struggle. There was no plan after the third IUI. If it didn’t work, we wouldn’t be able toContinue reading “Fertility Story: Part 5 – The Final Test”

Fertility Story: Part 3 – The Second IUI

This is the third installment of six about our struggles with infertility. Read parts one and two. This is our story, nothing more, but we share it to add another voice to this often unspoken struggle. They say athletes should have short-term memories. To continue after a setback, you must forget the failure. You canContinue reading “Fertility Story: Part 3 – The Second IUI”

Thanksgiving in 2020

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s the day we get to wear earth-toned sweaters, eat a bunch of deeply satisfying and comforting foods, drink wine at 11 a.m., and take multiple naps throughout the day. It’s the kickoff to the festive season, but it comes with no obligations. Just gathering, indulging, and giving thanks. EveryContinue reading “Thanksgiving in 2020”