I had my phone consult this morning with renowned TAC surgeon Dr. Haney out of Chicago. After 2 hours of amazing conversation and questions, I hung up the phone and felt - dare I say it? - confident. Confident that we had made the best decisions we could when faced with my IC diagnosis, my… Continue reading today is a good day
This will be the first Lenten season I observe in over 10 years, and surely the first time I participate with understanding and purpose! For this season, I am giving up eating out, which includes fast food. While this is a particularly difficult thing for me to do as a chicken nugget connoisseur, I chose… Continue reading Lent
Anybody who was around for our first pregnancy knows that our first son was nicknamed Nugget. His full story can be found under the "Our Sons" dropdown. Now, nine months after losing him, Jason & I have finally given our first son a proper name - Noah. Why? What a loaded question. First I'll address… Continue reading Naming Noah
I love that Jason was so happy from the first positive pregnancy test, even knowing things might not work out. I love how excited he got when talking about his plans for Omie, all the things they'd do together. I love the way Jason fought for Omie's life, never giving up. I love how he… Continue reading love love love
If you asked my friends & family to describe me, they'd all come up with a similar list of adjectives, but neither "spiritual" nor "religious" would make the cut. Indeed, until recently most of my loved ones would have correctly labelled me as a self-avowed agnostic, on a good day. So why do I blog… Continue reading Belief & Grief
** Quick TAC update - I'm officially scheduled for a consult with TAC team Dr. Atlas & Dr. Im of Baltimore, MD in mid-February! Totally unrelated to today's post but an important first step towards my healing - so excited to do a full post on that consult and all the other steps of my… Continue reading Truth Tuesday – Fear
I think one of the questions I've dealt with most in the past week is "What next?" Where do I go from here? What do I do now that I have birthed and lost a child? How do I experience motherhood when I don't have my children earthside? In what ways can I support Jason… Continue reading What Next?