Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Postpartum Depression (PPD)

70 – 80% of people will experience the baby blues or PPD to some extent after giving birth.  And most people will go undiagnosed + untreated.   As someone who has struggled with depression her whole life, I knew that I would likely be prone to this after...
choosing a sperm donor

choosing a sperm donor

when talking about starting a family, choosing our donor was a HUGE part of the process.  this would be half our kid’s DNA!  so, like we always do, we sat down and made a list of characteristics and traits that were important to us and then the “online...
our Old Navy photoshoot!

our Old Navy photoshoot!

wow.  what a week. . two weeks before we left, this wasn’t even something we knew about.  It was a very early Friday morning and I was at the Philadelphia airport on my way to LA for a business conference (free where they spoiled the ish out of us “New...
why we decided to do RIVF again.

why we decided to do RIVF again.

so I wrote a post a few months back that we were planning to do IUI for baby 2 so that I could try for a bio baby.  but something just kept bringing me back to the two remaining embryos we had.  I also have PCOS and so the thought of doing a medicated IUI scared the...
does DNA make a family?

does DNA make a family?

before I had my own child, I would have said no.  I have friends + family who were adopted and who raises you and loves you and cares for you is your family.  but it’s not ever something I really thought about.  of course I would have a biological child. ...
loss of a family pet.

loss of a family pet.

it’s been a rough year on our family and extended family. we lost 4 animals in less than a year. our cat, my parent’s dog, Jordana’s dad’s dog and her mom’s dog. the pups were older and had lived wonderful lives, although my...