Our miracle RAINBOW BABY BOY arrived 8/2018

1st IVF = BFN
2nd IVF = Baby A, born May 2015
3rd IVF = Miscarriage at 14 weeks
4th IVF = BFN
After we paid for 5th IVF, positive pregnancy without IVF!

Because the important moments in life just don’t fit in a status update! I started this blog when I was training for my first ½ Ironman, (70.3 miles) to record what I hoped would be growth and progress but ended up being a huge learning experience. Although fitness is one of the key ingredients to a happy life, it certainly isn't the only ingredient. My blog has evolved to document growth, progress and setbacks in other areas too. From my surprise proposal in Rome and wedding in the fall of 2013, to Mom's devastating stage IV cancer diagnosis and death 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Who knows what shape it will take, but thanks for being along for the ride.

Monday, December 7, 2015

New: My Etsy Shop

Crocheting is something that I learned from Mom, and when I do it, I feel connected to her. I'm excited to announce that I've opened an Etsy shop! You can view my one lone listing HERE. It's a crocheted crown that I made for my girl. I loved it so much that I wanted to be able to share it with others. I ship worldwide and take custom orders, with sizes from newborn to one year. I also have several different colors to choose from, like baby blue for a little prince, with more to come. I'm not sure if I will be listing other crocheted items in my shop, as that may be a bit ambitious once she's mobile and I'm back to work, but do plan to keep up with making the crowns as they're ordered.

Please visit my listing on Etsy and shares are always much appreciated!


  1. This is so sweet, she looks just like a queen!

  2. Your baby girl and your crocheted crowns are adorable! My sister-in-law will be having her first boy in December, and I think a blue one would be perfect! Quality handmade items make the perfect gifts! I have also been thinking about opening an Etsy shop. Do you have any tips that could be useful to me?