I live in West Michigan and work in for a statewide nonprofit organization. I am married, and my husband and I are trying to start a family. We currently have two cats to keep us company. I love reading and doing handstitched embroidery (my Etsy shop!). 





Florida or(and) Bust!

In early January, my brother in law told me he wanted to send my sister to Florida in February for her birthday. He couldn't get the time off work, but would I like to go with her? He'd buy my ticket ....more

No surprise here: I'm still not pregnant

In case anyone was waiting for the outcome of this cliffhanger: I'm not pregnant. It didn't come as a surprise, as you may have gathered in that last post, but it was still a huge disappointment. I had to go to work the day I found out, and I had a very full day ....more

An (un)happy ending?

I really thought I might be pregnant this month. Everything was in perfect order. When I lost my "May baby" I did the math and realized there was a good chance I could get pregnant again in January and have an October baby ....more

My Mo is two years old

Two years ago, I gave birth to a baby. I. Gave birth. To a baby ....more

2014 in Review

1. What did you do in 2014 that you'd never done before? Mothered a one year old ....more

Mo - 23 month

In (just under) one month, Mo will be turning 2. With no exaggeration, it seems like only a few months ago that I was at her first birthday party. How it has been 11 months since then, I have no idea ....more

What I wanted

I was fine. Or I thought I was fine. Thanksgiving started as a tough day, dining with two pregnant relatives ....more

Mostly I wish

I'm reading the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin right now. You'd think it has something to do with my recent miscarriage, but you'd be wrong. I'm in a book club at work, and we're discussing this book in reference to how our organization might implement a happiness project on a corporate level ....more

Mo - 22 months

Earlier this week, Mo turned 22 months. In the last month her language has really exploded. I wrote about this last month, too, but even since then she's talking significantly more ....more

The pain of miscarriage does not end when the pregnancy ends

It still hurts. It has been three weeks since my D&C, six weeks since that first ultrasound, the one where we first learned our baby was not growing as expected. I am starting to heal, but I think it's important for people to know, anyone who knows someone who has gone through this, that it doesn't go away quickly ....more