A perfect imperfect life …
Do you have a “plan” for how your life is expected to go and then it simply does not happen that way? I did.
For me, I was taught at an early age that you go to school, get a career, get married, have kids, move to the suburbs and then work hard at the same job until it’s time to retire at the good age of 65. Sound familiar? I never questioned this until my “plan” suddenly stopped, after 6 years of trying to become pregnant, when a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own child and that I should give up the idea now… Little did I know, it was one of the best things that could have happened to me. Now I am living my perfect imperfect life and I am determined to continue coloring outside the lines to make it that much better.
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My Fertility Story
Here’s to less than 1% …
My story starts with my 6 + year struggle of getting pregnant. There was a point where a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own baby and that I should start looking into adoption or an egg donor.
Fast forward, I now have my daughter, T and a day never goes by where I don’t feel so grateful and lucky to have her in my life. I hid my story for a long time from family, friends, even from myself in some ways, but now I am telling my story in hopes that it helps others so they know they are not alone.
As I go through this all again to try for my second little miracle, I have decided to document the process through journal entries and FB live feeds. Follow me on FB Live for live feeds and follow me here for continued resources & support.
Snippets from life.
Preparing for your first child is definitely an overwhelming experience. Looking back, I was continually bombarded with items I thought I "needed" to get. I didn't want to be the only parent unprepared (mom shaming starts early!). After having T, I wanted to write...read more
Mother’s Day ... I spent a lot of time in bed this morning thinking about Mother’s Day ... originally I had planned to post a pic of me with my little ones singing all the joys and happiness associated with today but then all these mixed emotions came when I...read more
Take a look at some recipes that I have been experimenting with. All recipes are geared towards a healthy way of living. Happy eating!
Hello Cauliflower rice bowls ... Where have you been my whole life? This meal was so good that the first time I made it, Matt took one bite, said "woah.. " and then asked if this could be put into our frequent meal rotation. I will say that this cauliflower bowl is...read more
Guilt free sweet? Yes please! During my fertility journey I tried just about anything to help my chances of having a child. One of them was changing my diet. Don't get me wrong, I was always on the healthier side but I did have my guilty food pleasures. When I went...read more
All things design, diy and creating!
I've been feeling the urge to nest! When I was pregnant with T, I never had the chance to "nest" because we moved into our home only 2 weeks before T was born. It was less like nesting and more like me going crazy to just unpack and do as much as possible before T...read more
Me: T, what do you want for your birthday? T: CUPCAKES! CUPCAKES! .. T has been asking for cupcakes for her birthday for months now, so the pressure was definitely on to meet her expectations! Some of you know this, but for those who do not, Matt is an amazing baker!...read more
Create your very own belly timelapse!
Introducing the PREGMO APP!
When I was pregnant with my daughter after trying for so long, I was so incredibly grateful and I wanted a way to document the incredible change my body was going through. I started taking a photo of myself almost every day during my pregnancy. Nine months later, I found I had the most amazing animated visual of my growing belly bump, all in a short video.
As I shared my video with friends and family, I had many people ask me how I did it. To most of my friends, the process sounded overwhelming. As a visual artist by trade, I am proficient with programs and processes that allowed me to put together the video, although it was complicated and time-consuming. I wanted to give others the option to create the same thing I did, but in an easy-to-use system.
Thus, Pregmo was born!
Pregmo App is everything I did to create my original belly time lapse, but without the complicated and time-consuming work. Enjoy!
Pregmo allows you to easily create an animated movie of yourself as your belly grows through your pregnancy. You’ll have a visually documented memory that you and your family will cherish your whole life. It features an easy to use interface, calendar and linear views to track your progress, and visual camera guides within the app so that you can easily frame your belly perfectly each time.
Once your photos are taken, with a push of a button, transform those photos into an animated movie to keep and share.
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