Discovering Depravity: The Hospital Stay

Having to wait so long after surgery for a nurse to come and check on me should’ve been indicative of how the rest of my stay was going to go, but when you’re shaking uncontrollably and your sole thought is your newborn child, the future becomes a far away thing. Why is it that no … Continue reading

Discovering Miracles: My Birth Story

Discovering Miracles: My Birth Story

This probably isn’t going to be your typical birth story full of unicorns, flowers, rainbows, etc. But I wanted it to be real and me. It’s a long one so grab a blankie and a cup o’joe, cuz here we go! I knew from the first ultrasound that my daughter was going to be a … Continue reading

39 Week Details

39 Week Details

What Fruit are you? Baby girl is the size of a winter melon – and my back is feelin’ it Due date:  July 28th – ONE WEEK/7 DAYS AWAY! How far along:  39 weeks. Not dilated at all.  Next appointment:  Tomorrow! Last one before she’s supposed to be here Gender:  Female still. Pretty sure.   … Continue reading

37 Weeks

Well, I’ve finally rounded out and look very pregnant. It’s funny how many people at Church tell me they didn’t know I was pregnant til recently. I am a youth leader in my Ward and this kid who I’ve taught in Sunday School for months looked at me in surprise, pointed at my stomach, and … Continue reading

Discovering Positives in the Negatives

Discovering Positives in the Negatives

“They” say that high school is the pivotal point in your life where you discover/figure out who you are, what you want, etc, but for me, it wasn’t then, or in college, or on the spiritual life changing mission I served, it’s been during this first pregnancy. Shoot, who even knows if I really have … Continue reading

Belly Discovery

Belly Discovery

How far along? 30 weeks! Total weight gain/loss: 4 pounds – school’s been a doozy on me. Sleep: I sleep great! I only wake up once a night. The hardest part is going back to sleep; we have these psychotic birds right outside of our apartment that NEVER sleep and never stop chirping. Ear plugs are my … Continue reading

Discovery: A Baby Story

I know it’s been ages since I’ve blogged   and it would TAKE ages to tell my story, but as an extremely abridged update: I finally met the love of my life, moved to Louisiana, got married in the San Diego temple, and am now expecting my first baby, a girl, due this summer! (There … Continue reading

Fallen Hosts Book 2 Teaser

Here’s a teaser for the second book of the Fallen Hosts Trilogy. It’ll be done sometime this summer! The darkness hid his face from her, but she could hear the pain she was certain was written all over it when he spoke. “Why? Why him?” Tears burned at the corners of her eyes, threatening to … Continue reading