Try and try again, the cyclic routine of a shoe crazed woman and her hopes for pregnancy

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It’s been a bumpy summer.  Or rather, we’d hoped it would have been a bumpy summer, in that I might have started to have a baby bump by now.  Sadly, such is not the case.   The hubby and I don’t get to spend as much time together as we would like, given my crazy schedule and traveling, but we are still trying to remain hopeful.  Those of you who have been following along know that we began trying to {Read More}

Anovulatory blues


For women trying to get pregnant, having an anovulatory cycle can be incredibly stressful.  It means more waiting than the dreaded two week wait.  It means more concerns piling up on an already worrisome mind.  It means, in short, an unknown length of time in which that woman must simply wait.  And wait.  And wait. What is an anovulatory cycle? Ovulation does not always happen every single cycle.  A cycle in which a woman does not achieve ovulation is called {Read More}

Trying to conceive


Trying to conceive can be a confusing time in a woman’s life.  Many of us have spent so many years trying so hard not to get pregnant, and now we’re learning just how hard it can be to actually see that glorious plus sign on the pregnancy test.   We’re in month two of trying for baby, and while I know we have only just begun to try, I’m already doing everything I can to make sure we get pregnant. {Read More}

A big announcement! We’re trying to start a family!

pickles and ice cream

It’s official- We are trying to conceive!  There are pickles in the fridge, testing strips in the bathroom and hope in our hearts. Our families are thrilled and we couldn’t be more excited. Or nervous.  Mostly excited.     I’m overwhelmed by the amount of information regarding making a baby.  I had NO idea it was going to be as difficult as it turns out to be!  I mean, haven’t we, as a species, been cranking out kids for thousands {Read More}

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