The Gift of Life: Part Seven

On April 28, 2013, my parents moved back home. It was bittersweet, leaving behind the friends that they had made but so looking forward to all the memories to be made at home. His transplant journey was far from over though. He would have to continue visiting St Louis for the rest of his life. […]

The Gift of Life: Part Six

The recovery process had started. The transplant program focused on a fast rehabilitation process, with lots of vigorous conditioning, preventing the body from getting used to being in bed and keeping his new lungs in the shape they were in before transplant. He was sitting up in bed just two days after surgery and out […]

The Gift of Life: Part One

Story time! I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog before. I was going to write one post about it, but soon realized that there was way too much back story for it to be in one single post. So I’ll be doing a series instead. Coming up on five years ago […]

Cycle3 TTC3 CD30

This cycle has been a series of unfortunate events. I really felt like everything was against us and it was all a bunch of signs telling us not this time.  First, we only BD once very early in the window. Once. That alone had me giving up all hope. Next, I thought I had a […]

Cycle2 TTC3 13DPO

I am really surprised. This cycle, too, was a bust. Completely blank BFNs for four straight days. I was shocked. I was sure that we had done our job perfectly this time and that everything was going smoothly. I don’t know what happened. I was doing so good this cycle too. I wasn’t antsy at all […]

Bump day week 37!

We are so close to the end! I had an NST on Monday and baby brother weighed about 5lb 6oz. My doctor’s appointment went really well yesterday. I brought in my birth plan and we talked it over. My doctor said that there wasn’t anything unreasonable in it and that he felt like we would […]

Bump day week 36!

Hello cankles! This week I have started getting swollen ankles by the days end. It isn’t too bad yet but I do notice it. My back is also bothering me a little bit more as it is really starting to curve back. I have been drinking lots of water to try and keep hydrated and […]

Bump day week 34!

My baby boy is the size of a melon at 4 and 3/4 pounds! He is still pretty active for as crowded as we are getting. I seem to have lost my appetite this week and I don’t really want to eat anything. There are days when I have to make myself pick something from […]

What’s In My Diaper Bag?

In my honest opinion, I don’t think you need much of anything for baby when you go to the hospital. The hospital/birthing center will usually provide you with everything that you need to get through those couple days that you stay. Diapers, wipes, formula (if you choose), binkie, a swaddle and even a little onsie. […]

Bump day week 32!

This week has been another pretty average week. My second NST went much more smoothly and I was in and out in just over an hour. I even waited for a room because OB was busy. They didn’t do any extra testing even though my contractions were still consistent. I am really anxious to hear […]