THE TWO WEEK WAIT: WAITING TO PEE, WAITING FOR A BABY

This is our first month trying to conceive. It’s been very exciting (making babies!!!), but a little frustrating (The Two Week Wait), as well.

I’ve been charting my basal body temperature (BBT), checking my cervical…fluid, and using ovulation tests to check my LH (luteinizing hormone) levels. I started charting my BBT 5 weeks or so before we started trying,
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TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY
BY TONI WESCHLER, MPH

If you are looking for just one book to read about trying to conceive, fertility or infertility…look no further! Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH is the most comprehensive book covering these topics out there, and it’s written in terms that anyone can understand. On its own cover it says that it is, “The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control,

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THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK:
PEE STICKS & THERMOMETER!

So, you’ve decided it is time to have a baby. Or at least it’s time to try to have a baby. CONGRATULATIONS!! Now we are in the same boat. Welcome to my boat!

I knew that I would want to chart my basal body temperature prior to (and during) trying to conceive, so I needed an accurate thermometer. I also knew that ovulation kits would be helpful,

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AMAZON DEALS:
BABY BARGAINS

Amazon has some awesome deals right now! Well, let’s be honest, Amazon always has awesome deals…that’s what makes it so dangerous, haha. But seriously.

If you’re currently childless, but in the market for motherhood in the near future, then you’ve probably wondered whether or not to get a bassinet, or a crib, or both, or neither. I’ve always liked the idea of a bassinet. I’m not sure that co-sleeping will work for us,

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IF I WORRY ABOUT HAVING A BABY
AM I STILL CRAZY?

The other night I was laying in bed with my husband. He was already asleep and happily snoring, but I was amped up on some ill-advised late afternoon coffee, so I was still scrolling through Instagram. I don’t remember how I found the account I was looking at, I think one of the National Parks I follow might have re-posted one of her photos,

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NURSERY ROUND-UP #2
APRIL 3, 2016

Hello there, and welcome to my second Nursery Round-Up post! If you missed the first one, which featured some of my favourite gender-neutral nurseries, you can find it here!

For this Round-Up, I wanted to look at nurseries with an outdoorsy, rustic or woodland vibe. I was surprised, but it was kind of hard to find many well-done rustic nurseries. I don’t know if it is just too new of a trend for there to be very many featured online,

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