Bump Update: 37 weeks

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.

Baby is the size of romaine lettuce

Birthday Recap: Life is Fine at 39

Hi Guys!  I recently celebrated my 39th birthday and I enjoyed myself so much.  I know that ideally I'm supposed to post tons of photos, but I didn't take a single one really.  I just wanted a day to be in the moment and that's exactly what I received.  I told my husband and the children that since the heat index was to be 115 degrees that day (OH MY GOSH!), I was perfectly happy with someone picking up Bonefish Grill after church and bringing it to me to eat home.  Of course, the kids and S. wouldn't let that fly.

The heartbreak of the Manukyans and the questions raised by their IVF journey

I've been following the story of Anni and Ashot Manukyan since it hit the major news media circuits a few days ago.  Anni and her husband struggle(d) with secondary infertility and decided to use CHS Fertility to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Weekend Recap: Top 5

Hi everyone!  I hope your weekend was filled with lots of joy and family time. We had an enjoyable weekend filled with faith and family fun. It was nice to be able to spend some time together.  I picked out a few of my favorites to share with you on our Weekend Recap:  Top 5.

Happy 4th of July

I sincerely hope your day is blessed with friends, family, and love.  I also hope it contains prayers for those who do not know freedom and are waiting with great expectation of God to deliver just that to them.

We're shutting down for the day to spend time as a family. We will see you all again soon, God's will.

Have an amazing day!


An unexpected L&D visit

Hi everyone.  Today I visited my obstetrician's office for my 35 week (technically 34 + 6) appointment.  Everything was going fine, but I mentioned the back pain that had steadily been increasing this week.  The physician's assistant decided she wanted to go ahead and swab me for Group B strep and also run a cervical check just in case.  The cervical check was painful, even more so because my back protested me lying on it.  The cervix was still high and closed, but she was concerned about my discomfort, even though I tried to down play it.  She looked at me at the conclusion of the exam and told me she was sending me to Labor and Delivery immediately and that the hospital would be awaiting my arrival.  Ummm, okay.

Hello July!

Hi everyone!  Wow, it's July!  I honestly was thinking I had a couple of more days left before the change, but I'm not complaining.  I love July.  It's my second favorite month--filled with birthdays, holidays, celebrations, and opportunities for fun.  I am certainly here for all that this month may bring!