• 9 weeks pregnant with twins. {& belly pics}

    February 21, 2012

    The wand moves around on my stomach. Sam and I peer at the monitor above and listen to the tech chat about heartbeats and measuring me and how I charted. I tell her, “I’m 9 weeks 1 day according to my charting, so it’ll be interesting to see how close the baby is to that.”…

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  • First Midwife Appointment – I was listened to.

    February 3, 2012

    It’s taken me all evening and night to process how to write the impact of a caring medical person on a nervous to-be mother. But when I walked into my midwife’s clinic yesterday, I knew from the moment I met the first nurse that this was it. I had found the place I needed to…

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  • Guess What? {TTC update & an italic overload}

    January 17, 2012

    So you all know we’re TTC with the FAM method (charting/temping). Since Dec. 8th I’ve hunkered down and started charting for reals. And this past week I’ve been: exhausted achy bloated hungry ravenous having to pee all the time gassy (that’s just plain delightful to Sam – payback honey) irritable breaking out like I’m 15…

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  • Desert Beauty

    January 11, 2012

    When I slow down and take a closer look at where we live, I’m often surprised to see a kind of wild beauty around me that I never expected in a place quite barren of moisture and green. The small details remind me of the life that’s really inside the desert – besides sand. Jen…

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