Baby Shower

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Baby ShowerPregnancy

by Whitney on September 17, 2013 with 8 comments

This past weekend, we had our first baby shower, hosted by my friend, Cindy.  It was so sweet and so much fun.  She had done such a wonderful job with everything — the decorations, the food, everything. We were so blown away by everyone’s kindness.  Erick’s aunt and cousin came all the way from Atlanta.  …

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The time we installed a formaldehyde floor in our new nursery

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The time we installed a formaldehyde floor in our new nurseryDIY, Home & Garden, Pregnancy

by Whitney on August 13, 2013 with 5 comments

No, really.  We did.  That was fun. We have a 14-year-old chocolate lab who peed on our carpet like it was her job.  I know she couldn’t help it, but still — gross!  So, we knew we needed to replace our floor before the babies arrive.  I wanted to put down wood laminate and I …

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Pain

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PainHip Dysplasia

by Whitney on August 12, 2013 with 8 comments

Hello, friends.  Well, if you were wondering if I had dropped off the face of the earth, the answer is yes.  It’s incredible to me how quickly I went from relatively normal to non-functioning and flat on my back due to my hip problems.  I say hip problems, but the problems only start there and …

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Hip problems

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Hip problemsHip Dysplasia

by Whitney on June 27, 2013 with 1 comments

What’s worse than having one bum hip?  TWO bum hips!  I have acetabular hip dsyplasia on both sides.  I also have a femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) on one side.  And, I have something wrong with my sacro-iliac joint.    [Have no idea what this means? See my original post.]  Unfortunately, I’m not much closer to having a …

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House prep

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House prepHome & Garden

by Whitney on June 12, 2013 with 1 comments

Wow, we’ve been busy lately.  In May, we went to Richmond twice, to Norfolk, to Washington DC, to Philadelphia and to Boston last week.  But, no rest for the weary. We are preparing the house, which in our case, seems to be way more work than you would think.  That’s what happens when you neglect …

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Second Trimester!

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Second Trimester!Pregnancy

by Whitney on May 17, 2013 with 17 comments

We made it to the second trimester! Someone pinch me! We have officially passed the farthest we’ve ever made it now. Last week after a great day on Capitol Hill advocating for infertility, we headed to Norfolk to visit Nicole and to attend our big 12-week doctor’s appointment with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist (MFM).  …

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