Essie Ruth
  • contingency plan

    as a way of dealing with the “only four tries left” anxiety, i have taken some steps to learn more about our contingency plan,…

  • hopeful

    i barely registered last cycle’s two week wait. i think that was partly because we were busy selling our house, and buying another one,…

  • … but how?

    people are often curious about the logistics when we tell them we’re trying to conceive. i am pretty happy to discuss the process, because…

  • body things

    we’re gearing up for cycle three. i am getting mixed signals from my body, which is really stressful. i wish i could be totally…

  • not.

    i would have been flabbergasted if it had been positive. i didn’t honestly think one not-quite-perfectly timed insem was going to do it.but i…

  • cycle two

    a month is a really long time when you’re trying to conceive.when i got the negative result last cycle i was a bit sad,…

  • tutorial: ‘bear paw’ quilt block

    i really like this block – it’s traditional, and it has character. cuttingred fabric:eight 2-7/8” squaresyellow fabric:four 4-1/2” squaresbackground fabric:eight 2-7/8” squares,four 2-1/2″ squares,four 2-1/2″…

  • take one…

    we’ve had our first cycle of trying to conceive.while i haven’t actually started bleeding yet, i’m petty sure i’m not pregnant this time. i’ve…

  • further reading

    i’m still reading as much about ttc and pregnancy as i can, and i thought i’d share another book that i’ve found really useful…