Bumps and Bruises

Yesterday, Seafoam graduated from embryo to fetus! Hooray, Seafoam! Congratulations!I would have liked to celebrate this accomplishment on behalf of my little stowaway, but we were too busy getting checked out at the emergency room.Driving home from work yesterday, I was turning left into my neighborhood, stopped to wait for opposing traffic to pass. Because... Continue Reading →


Going Public

Since our miscarriage rate is already quite low thanks to pre implantation genetic testing, and hitting 8 weeks with a solid heartbeat under any circumstances is just about a 1% rate,  we decided to go for it and make seafoam public. I hope I don't get reason to regret this.  . . But after so... Continue Reading →

8w4d – Seafoam has feet!

Life - and early pregnancy - just keep trucking along.Friday was our first midwife appointment. After doing some research about our options and the kind of birth I'd like (at least, based on how I feel right now) we decided to go with the midwives at the large, urban hospital - which is, also, the... Continue Reading →

A few months before we started trying to conceive, a (now former) colleague (also a queer woman who, at that point, was pregnant with her first child after a long haul of trying to get pregnant) recommended I check out the GLBT board on bab*center (I am altering the full name because I don't want... Continue Reading →

Actually there (7w3d)

I wasn't even that nervous this morning before the ultrasound. I slept ok (minus bulldog shenanigans. If the bulldogs ain't happy, don't nobody sleep well) and woke up 95% excited and only 5% terrified. Very different from even the beta mornings. I think puking while brushing my teeth has begun to convince me I'm actually... Continue Reading →


Oh man. It's been a helluva week. And yes, I'm well aware the week just passed it's midpoint.Due in part to my less-than-stellar time management last week, this week has been pretty grueling. The fall is always my big training season, since I work with schools, but somehow I forgot how exhausting training by yourself... Continue Reading →

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