First Trimester Symptoms: How Pregnancy Turned Me Into a College Frat Boy

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Seeing that it took me three long years to get pregnant, I vowed that once I did get knocked up, I'd be grateful for all of it. Even the anxiety-panicked-I'm-having-a-baby-for-reals moments, the bouts of queasiness, the fatigue and everything that you read about when it comes to first …
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At Last! At Long Last! I’m Gonna Be a Fit Bottomed Mama!

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Do you guys know how long I've been waiting to write this post, guys? MORE THAN THREE YEARS! And, at last, at long last, my infertility journey is closed, over, done-zo. Because finally --- finally! --- after years of hoping, wishing, praying, giving up, trying harder, and everything darn …
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Trying to Conceive? How to Survive the Two-Week Wait

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After three years in the trying-to-conceive (TTC) camp, I know extremely well how agonizing the two-week wait between ovulation and either pregnancy (hopefully!) or your period can be. You spend the first half of your cycle waiting and excited to start "trying," then you try a few times (always a …
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Making Space for Baby

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In addition to feeling and releasing ALL THE EMOTIONS, my sessions with Brandon Hyde (a certified Emotion Code practitioner) have given me a brand-new perspective on all this stuff I've been doing. And by "stuff," I mean the endless doctors appointments, decision-making, non decision-making, …
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Trapped Emotions, Inherited Emotions, All the Emotions!

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Remember that divine intervention I mentioned a few weeks ago? The one where I said I got an out-of-the-blue email from Brandon Hyde, a certified Emotion Code practitioner, and that I'd be talking about my work with him more in future posts? Well, today is that post. And I've started it about 20 …
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Fertility Herbs, Acupuncture and Cracking the Emotion Code

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It's funny; my husband and I planned to start acupuncture regularly in spring of this year ... and then September. But, life got in the way, and there was just too much on our plates. Not to mention that the timing just felt rushed. (Remember this post? Still very, very much following that mindset.) …
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A Perk of Getting Older: Learning to Trust Myself

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I came across this quote the other day on The Daily Love, and it really struck me. It echoed loudly in my soul --- in that warm way where you know it to be absolutely true but also in that hollow scary way that kind of terrifies you. Yeah, that kind of Oprah aha moment. "The key is to learn how …
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Making Peace With Time: Sometimes You Just Need a Break

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I've officially been "trying" to get pregnant for two years now. Two years.  That's kind of hard to swallow. Two years is a long time --- even though, in a lot of ways, it's gone by fast. I've seen friends get pregnant, have kids --- and then have more kids. I've co-written two books. I've …
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Life Inside the Infertility Bubble (And Taking a Break From “Trying”)

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So it's been awhile, eh? Unfortunately, I don't have much to report on my infertility journey. In fact, in a lot of ways, my life has gone back to "normal." Well, as normal as it can be after coming to grips with the fact that making babies isn't going to be as easy as I'd hoped when I was seven and …
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