Today, after another top-notch ultrasound, we graduated from our infertility clinic to the midwives, from weekly trips to downtown Chicago to infrequent trips across the neighborhood. At 8 weeks, our soon-to-be-fetus’ heart rate was 170 bpm and measured at 16mm. Or, as the nurse told the trainee who was also in the ultrasound room, “It’s [...]
A week or two ago - sometime during the lost days of illness - I was in the midst of writing a blog post when suddenly, the house was eerily quiet. Gone were Nola’s loud, repetitious ramblings of every book she knows. Gone were the stomping feet running up and down the hallway whenever I [...]
It is now less than 48 hours until we have our frozen embryo transfer and I can say with gusto that I’m still not nervous. Last time we did this we were coming off 2 years of trying to get pregnant. This time we’re coming off of the joys that are raising the coolest little [...]
As most of you know, we’ve been swallowed alive by copious amounts of snow. My neighborhood got around 21 inches. Now that it’s all over and we made it through without losing power I can say that it was awesome. Especially the thundersnow.
It ended up being the 3rd largest blizzard in Chicago history, which [...]
My little girl loves her books to be sure, and I love reading them to her - even if it ends up eating up enhancing two or more hours of my day. Our current favorites are Brontorina, Knuffle Bunny Free and The Quiet Book. It doesn’t even have to be a book. Yesterday we spent [...]
Yesterday I mentioned (borderline bragged) about how Nola slept until 7AM for 10 days in a row. This morning, of course, she woke up at 5:50. I also posted a picture of Nola in her Philadelphia Eagles finest and, for anyone who follows sports, that story ended with one giant thud as well.
I’m not [...]
Nola understood the concept of Christmas about as well as Charlie Brown prior to Linus’ classic speech, but that didn’t make it any less perfect. In fact, this was one of the best holidays of my life. Snow began to fall on Christmas eve and didn’t stop until the number 26 had firmly replaced my [...]