It’s official: we’re doing IVF


It’s happening. We’re doing in vitro fertilization. Officially. Maybe if I say it out loud or type it on the screen it’ll feel a bit more real. We’re still making peace with this decision (conclusion? It honestly doesn’t really feel like we have a choice). After three years, two doctors, several failed cycles of varying medications, hundreds of negative ovulation and pregnancy tests, thousands of dollars and just as many tears, we’ve reached the step in this journey we hoped…

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For about 5 minutes this morning, I thought I was pregnant

For about 5 minutes this morning, I thought I was pregnant

I had a quick doctor’s appointment this morning. I was heading in for a baseline ultrasound and blood draw ahead of a consultation I’ve got scheduled with my reproductive endocrinologist on the 15th. This was all very routine; I didn’t even bring my husband along. “Have you done this before?” the ultrasound technician asked me as we walked into the small exam room. “A million times,” I replied. In fact, just before Thanksgiving I had been in the same room…

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Goals and intentions heading into 2019


I know it, you know it, we all know it– January 1st resolution blog posts are boring and cliche. That said, I think it’s important to take time to reflect on accomplishments and set goals and intentions for what’s to come and a new year is a great time to do that. 2018 was an amazing year in so many ways and it also kicked my ass. I wrote a whole post about that if you’re interested. That said, here…


Ups and downs but mostly ups – Looking back at 2018


When I think back about 2018 and all the things that happened this year, I definitely have a lot of mixed feelings. So many amazing things happened. I accomplished goals I’ve been working toward for years. I also spent more days than I’d like to admit hiding from the world, overwhelmed by sadness and grief. Yin and yang, I suppose. Career First thing’s first– I started this year off with a huge, completely life-altering change. In December 2017 I accepted…


Blistered toes, full hearts (and stomachs): A recap of our trip to Italy


We’ve officially been home from our trip to Italy for a week now, and I’m still in a weird mental place where the whole trip feels kind of like a dream. I always feel like those huge trips where you’re visiting a place very different from home just never quite feels real. Husband and I loved Italy. Sure our feet were sore and blistered, and traveling can be stressful, especially when you don’t speak the same language as everyone else,…

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How I packed for 11 days in Italy with just a backpack

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When my husband I got married, we said we’d love to take a big trip every five years. We both love to travel and want to see so many places, and it’s easy to talk and dream. But our five-year anniversary is coming up next month, and this year we didn’t just talk and dream– we booked a dream vacation to Italy. We leave tomorrow! Our “home base” while we’re in Italy is going to be Rome, and we’ll also…

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Speak Your Truth

Speak Your Truth

Hello world! (I refuse to apologize for cheesy puns and nerd jokes.) Welcome to my brand new blog. “Who are you and why are you writing a blog?” is a question you may be asking yourself right now, and to be honest, I’m still trying to figure all that out for myself. I recently went to a conference in New York City called Write/Speak/Code. It’s a conference for women and non-binary folks who work in tech to learn more about…

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