Yes, I went Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving. Don’t judge.

I know, I know. People should be home with their families.  Those poor employees- having to leave their Thanksgiving tables to cater to the greedy mobs.  Another sacrificial lamb to the marketing gods. But sometimes, a mom’s just gotta get out. I don’t really know what prompted me to do it this year.  I don’t really…

From Little Babies to Little Boys

So, that first blog post after you haven’t written in a while?  Sort of like running into a friend whose phone call you never returned…little awkward…not sure where to start or what to say, but every time you try, it doesn’t quite feel natural. But here goes… I don’t really have any reason other than the…

The Joys of Napping Twins (Said No One Ever)

If I could just subtract naptime from the equation, I swear my life with my boys would be perfect. Most days are great.  They really are happy, funny, pleasant little guys. But, dear Lord.  Save me from having to coordinate 4 naps a day for 10-month-old twins.

Our Twins’ Birth Story, Part 2

When I wrote Part 1, I never anticipated that it would be 4 months later that I would get around to writing Part 2, which is the real story.  I was hoping it would fortuitously land on a significant day, but I missed the 37-weeks-in-37-weeks-out thing and their 1st birthday is still 2 months away,…

Goodbye 2015, Thanks for Everything

I know I’m behind here (story of my life lately) for the looking-back-looking-ahead-tributes, but I just can’t move on to 2016 without giving a salute to 2015. My typical reflections of past years usually end with a conclusion that the year was a mixed bag, full of ups and downs, lessons learned, la, la, la….

Our Twins’ Birth Story, Part 1

Being pregnant with and giving birth to twins didn’t leave much time or energy to blog about the experience.  I find my memories getting fainter and fainter, here it is, as best as I remember it: God was so good to me through this pregnancy.  I made it to 37 weeks, 1 day, which is…

The First 150 Days with My Twin Boys

It’s been five months since Michael and James (formerly Baby A and Baby B) arrived. I’ve heard people say that once you have kids, it is hard to remember life without them.  Well, I still remember life pre-babies, but I wouldn’t want to go back. Since having them, I feel like my life has been…

Pregnancy #3, Final Update: Rainbow Babies Have Arrived!

I’m way behind here – about 3 weeks to be exact- but our long-awaited, miracle rainbow babies are here.  Sleeping in their swings, in fact, as I type. On April 2nd, at 1:57pm,  Michael Robert (6 lbs, 4 oz) and James Anthony (5 lbs, 12 oz) entered the world and our lives, and I feel…

Pregnancy #3, Update #5: Halfway There

This is a long, overdue update. First, all is well. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to me while I was absent.  That I was still even in your thoughts, prayers, and ‘wonderings’ means so much to me.  The silence wasn’t intentional – just super-busy at work, behind on projects that…

Pregnancy #3, Update #4: Game-Changer

It’s been about 4 weeks since I published my last pregnancy update. And the silence was intentional. It’s not that I didn’t want to blog about it. I did. But, I was finding that my real-life and my blog were bleeding together, and there was some material I wanted to share with my blog-people but…

Pregnancy #3, Update #3: Graduated

It’s the day every IF patient prays for: getting discharged from her RE’s office back to her OB. Because she is pregnant. Graduating. Today, I graduated. I was in for my 9 week sono, and I knew my day was coming, but I wasn’t sure it would be today.