Thirty One.

by katelin on April 24, 2015

Tomorrow marks my thirty first birthday. It seriously seems like yesterday I was writing about turning thirty and how excited I was and how, holy crap, I’m in my thirties.

Now, thirty one. This year’s celebrations are much more on the low key side. There will be wine and hopefully a date night (our first A.R. – After Riley) and perhaps a brunch sometime. My wish list for a pedicure has already been fulfilled by my sister who surprised me last weekend with a pampered afternoon out (I almost cried it was so delightful).

Birthday pampering

This year’s birthday is different. Today I’m spending time with family celebrating the life of my great aunt. Yes, it will be hard and sad. But it will also be fun to introduce Riley to so many new family members.

My actual birthday will be spent driving home. And enjoying functioning on minimal sleep. And hopefully eating a donut. And drinking wine.

Clearly my thirties are so much weirder and unplanned than my twenties.

But that doesn’t make them any less awesome.


I love birthdays. And tomorrow is mine. So hurray my birthday, hurray life. And hurray another year!




happy weekend!

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National Infertility Awareness Week.

by katelin on April 22, 2015

You Are Not Alone.

That is the theme of this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week. And an incredibly fitting one. Dealing with infertility can be devastating and isolating. It’s easy to feel like no one really knows what you’re going through. And honestly, no one truly does. But you are still not alone.

One in eight couples struggle with infertility. One in eight. And so few of those couples talk about it. So few people in general talk about it. So few people know how to comfort their friends that are struggling.

I, on the other hand, can’t imagine not talking about. Struggling with infertility is a chapter of my life. One that hasn’t closed just because I had a child. I want people to know my journey, know the journey of others and know just how difficult infertility is. Riley is now in my life partially due to the support of the people around me. The people that constantly told me that I wasn’t alone, to keep me head up and to keep moving forward.

I may have had dark days and sad days, but I always knew that I was never alone. Matt is my partner and we had the constant support of family and friends and readers near and far. And for that I am grateful. And it’s that feeling I want to extend to anyone struggling to have children. If you ever think you are alone, you’re not. If you need to vent or cry and just ask why, I am here. Lots of us are here.

Reach out. Speak up. You are not alone. We are not alone.




happy wednesday!

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Highs & Lows.

April 17, 2015

TweetThis week was a weird one. A very weird emotional rollercoaster one. High: Riley smiles. Low: Riley vomit. Too much. High: Monday night Riley slept five hours! FIVE. Low: Tuesday night he was back to his regular every two hour wake up. The five hours was good while it lasted. High: Got our taxes done on […]

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A Mini Garden.

April 14, 2015

TweetLife has been a blur lately. A good, lovely blur. However, in this blur it’s come to my attention that I should develop some better eating habits. So alas, I’ve decided to try maintaining a patio herb garden yet again. When we first moved into our apartment almost two years ago Matt’s mom gifted us […]

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My Practical Birthday Wish List.

April 9, 2015

TweetIn a few short weeks I’ll turn the ever allusive, 31. I don’t even know what that means. But it’s my birthday. And I love my birthday. And this year my birthday wish list looks much different than past years because really this is all it is:   1. FIVE CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF SLEEP. 2. […]

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Riley: Two Months

April 7, 2015

TweetOn Sunday, I became the mother of a two month old. No really. I am. How that happened I have no idea. He: – Is a little goofball. Seriously he makes the best faces and just always makes me laugh. –  Still sneezes a lot (just like me!) and it’s the cutest. The bottom right […]

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April 1, 2015

TweetI get this look from Riley on a daily basis. And it always makes me laugh. So much judgement from such a little person.   happy wednesday all! 

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Things That Have Happened.

March 26, 2015

TweetI know, I am getting real clever with my post titles these days. Maybe when I’m not functioning on little sleep I’ll manage to post things a little more exciting or with a catchier headline. In the meantime, things have been happening over here (obviously) so I figured I’d talk about them. – Spring has […]

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