Over at Dandiewinks, I’ve shared several cards to honor the grief some of us feel on Mothers Day.
Here’s a small preview of a couple of the them:
There are also cards for those of you are missing your own mothers and grandmothers and a “Thinking of You” card for TTC, IF, and adoptive mommas, who are still waiting for their babies. You can also view and share the cards via the Dandiewinks Facebook Page.
Wishing you ladies love, light, and peace today.
The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is: What is something you always pack on a trip?
For that past two years, one of my packing staples has been a digital thermometer, a digital basal body temperature thermometer to be exact. For those who don’t know, your basal body temperature is your body’s lowest temperature while at rest.
Why did this thermometer become one of my going-on-trip must-haves? So I could track my BBT. So I could look for the pre-ovulation temp dip that would tell me that ovulation is on the way. So I could confirm if/when I ovulated by seeing the temp spike. So I could obsess over every post-ovulation and wonder if the sustained higher temperature meant pregnancy or if the drop meant the dreaded AF was on the way.
Except this time, for our upcoming trip to Florida, I’ll be packing my thermometer so I can (hopefully) be assured that my body is producing enough progesterone to hang on to this baby.
This post is part of the NaBloPoMo daily blogging challenge. The theme for this month is “Between,” which goes perfectly with how I’ve been feeling and where I find myself: between hope and despair, between love and fear, between trying to conceive and holding a living child in my arms.
Pregnancy update and a photo pregnancy tests to follow, so please feel free to click away if this is not something you can or want to read about right now. I understand. Read more…
As I mostly officially announced yesterday, I am pregnant. I know that I have some readers who are still trying, and my heart really aches for you. I know feeling “left behind,” and even now, even after learning that we are blessed with another pregnancy, I still feel pangs of jealousy at hearing another BFP announcement. I am grateful for this chance to bring a living child into this world, but I’m also sorry for the longing and aching this news must cause some dear friends. So I want to remain sensitive to that. There will be pregnancy talks and another photo below, so please feel free to click away if this is not something you can or want to read about right now. I understand. Read more…