The Day (4 of 4)

Blessing: Julie, our doula at Peace and Birth September 4: It was just after midnight, and my epidural was administered about 30 minutes prior. The rush of pain relief and overall body relief was like nothing else. I was blissed out. I could still feel the contractions but I also felt totally and utterly relaxed.Continue reading “The Day (4 of 4)”

The Day (3 of 4)

Blessing: it sounds silly but the veggie burgers and fries at P. Terry’s September 3: After the first round of Pitocin, I got a one-hour break and was able to eat. Then we started round two. I only went up to 22 units this time when the doctor decided to give it a rest. UltimatelyContinue reading “The Day (3 of 4)”

The Day (2 of 4)

Blessing: my husband for demonstrating real love everyday September 2: So it was just after midnight, and almost immediately I was uncomfortable and in pain from the Cervidil. I writhed in pain all night and got very little sleep. Furthermore the monitors strapped around my stomach were very sensitive, and every time I moved, AaydenContinue reading “The Day (2 of 4)”

The Day (1 of 4)

Blessing: my rockstar husband for always thinking of food! Words matter. I care about how I tell a story. I take a great amount of time to write and read and then re-read what I write to make sure it conveys exactly what I want to say. I mentioned in my last post that IContinue reading “The Day (1 of 4)”

Happy wife, happy life

Blessing: my husband… no truly, I mean it. Definitely blessed by my incredible husband. Throughout this pregnancy so far, I’ve been pretty even tempered. Really. It’s true. But to be fair, going through IVF really had me on an up and down roller coaster of emotions. Feeling crazy, crying at everything – even a stupidContinue reading “Happy wife, happy life”