A year ago last night the pains were beginning. The pain was much-anticipated and at the same time, much feared. Unlike the five other times labor had begun for me, this time brought a new sense of angst and worry coupled with prayerful hope and peace. 1,032 more words


Our Story (part 1: Pregnancy and Birth)

I tell people all the time that conversations with me don’t always make sense unless I tell “Our Story,” so here it is.  Let’s start at the beginning. 482 more words


IT'S A GIRL! But there's more to it than that.

If you haven’t heard by now, our family is expanding, and we will be experiencing an increase in estrogen levels in roughly 18 more weeks. We are having a girl, and I am psychologically preparing. 1,019 more words

Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy after loss was challenging in a lot of ways for us. It took us three months to get pregnant after losing Helen and they felt like an eternity, because I was convinced we either would never get pregnant again or we would have another miscarriage. 330 more words


Turner Syndrome

As mentioned in the previous post, I was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome when I was 21 years old, and I just wanted to elaborate a little. 156 more words

Ramblings About Life

Chasing Happiness

As February and Turner Syndrome awareness month comes to a close, some old debates in the Turner Syndrome community rear their ugly heads.  Every now and then, someone brings up the subject of how women with Turner Syndrome are portrayed in popular culture.  590 more words