Sleep has been an interesting adventure these past few months. Who knew that while pregnant you’re really only supposed to sleep on your left side? (Although some disagreement, like all things pregnancy, exists out there- the reality is that while sleeping on your right side and back the extra weight from your new human growing… Continue reading Local L7 Pillow to the Rescue!
Yesterday I watched as a cup of blood and giant clot off stuff just emptied out of my body. Between tears and sobs I reassured myself, out loud, that it would be ok. That the baby was fine. That likely it was just another round of blood clots. (see my post at week 10 for… Continue reading When Pregnancy Isn’t the “Happily Ever After” of IVF/Infertility
For years now I’ve been making my own whipped body butter. Now and then I’ll have a moment and buy something pre-made and then immediately regret it: they’re just never as good. So, the thought of buying special “belly butter” or “belly balm” seemed ludicrous. A quick look at the ingredient list for most natural… Continue reading DIY Pregnant Belly Butter
Tomorrow marks 18 weeks (or 4.5 months)… and this time has been a huge lesson in letting go. When I imagined my pregnant self (during immensely hopeful moments in the infertility process), I imagined a super duper healthy eating, healthy living, daily yoga practicing superstar. Oh- I figured I would be a bit ill in… Continue reading Pregnancy really can suck.