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Julia Spencer
Searching for a way out of infertility
Searching for a way out of infertility


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She's Here, She's Here!
On May 9th, Baby Sister made it into this world safely.   I am so lucky.   She's just amazing. First, the obvious.  Childbirth sucks. The story, if you're interested: I was induced at 6pm on Sunday with a cervical foley catheter (balloon).  It dilated me to...

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39 Weeks
It's hard to believe that we're soon going to meet Baby Sister.  It's hard to believe that this is even happening to us at all.  But it is.   It blows my mind.   We're so lucky. I haven't had any signs of labour.  I want some though ;) I can't remember if I...

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32 weeks
This pregnancy is going well.   I'm starting to get large and people are commenting on it.  Got my first "you look like you're ready to pop comment" today.  Didn't feel that great to hear given that this baby is due 8 weeks from now and I've been doing well...

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Placenta Previa
So, we've hit one little snag in the pregnancy.   I'm hoping it stays little. I've known for a while that I have placenta previa (aka a low lying placenta).   This week, after a bout with a gastro-bug and some personal stress in my family, I had a bit of bl...

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Checking in
I'm still in disbelief that this is really happening to us.   My worries have thankfully faded a bit from weeks ago about this pregnancy not continuing.   We've reached the point where this pregnancy could be viable if the baby was born -24 weeks today!   T...

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Still pregnant, huh?
Holy crap. Guess what? I'm still pregnant. Like as of 5 minutes ago when I heard the baby's heartbeat on my home doppler.  Whaaaaa?!?!?  This is nuts.  I'm 11 weeks, 5 days.  The time is creeping sloooooowly along.  The shock has not subsided. Acceptance is...

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Update on life with a toddler
I think of this space almost every
day. I love reading other blogger's posts, and sometimes I feel guilty about
dropping off the face of the blogger-earth, especially when writing, and your
comments were such essential lifelines to me for so long. I've been...

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Adoption panel, cleaning lady and 7 month (almost) update
Well, I started taking the pills!  I realized that it was anxiety that was stopping me from taking them originally... which probably seemed super obvious to all of you... but when you are living with it on a daily basis, thinking like this has a way of beco...

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So a while back, I posted something about my moods still not being right.  I've been tracking them on the app called Optimism for a few months - a huge win for me to continue doing this for this length of time.  I'm not the greatest at sticking to stuff lik...

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Trying again
A recent post helped me clarify some thoughts on trying for baby number two.  It's one of the many things I love about this blog.  I always seem to feel more at ease after going through the process of writing out my thoughts, and reading your comments. What...
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