Month: January 2018

No More Nevers

In our journey to become parents, Dan and I have heard a lot of negative things: Getting pregnant will be hard. PCOS will wreak havoc on your body forever. You will never get pregnant without fertility drugs. Your chances of having another ectopic pregnancy are high. Couples who lose children, have hard marriages. The list ...

To The Babies I’m Waiting For

My Precious Miracle, I dream of you all the time. I often wonder if you will have your Daddy's eyes or my dimples. I wonder if you will be hilarious like your Daddy or stubborn like me? I wonder if you will talk endlessly about sports facts with your Daddy or walk the isles of the craft store with me? Will ...

The Corner that Couldn’t Winter

In March 2010, Dan and I bought our first house in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We were so excited to own a home we could put our mark on. We had big dreams of what that house would be and quickly started dreaming of LOTS of projects. When we bought the house, the yard was ...

Snakes, Aquariums and Being Brave

I am afraid of snakes. Actually, "afraid" may not accurately describe how I feel about snakes. I am terrified of snakes. I jump and close my eyes when a snake comes on the TV. I can't read about snakes. When a snake pops up on social media, I have to quickly scroll past the image or story. ...

The Year We’re Rooting For

In November 2014, Dan and I decided to pick a word to embrace in 2015. We had never picked a word of the year, but we felt like it would be a fun tradition to start. When we choose the word "Brave" for 2015, I immediately expected that we were going to get pregnant and ...