Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Painting is serious business

Canyon and I decided to paint a birdhouse I had laying around. He was so intent on the project that when I tried to make a funny he told me to be serious. I love this little boy.

PS I'm struggling with how he holds pencils, crayons, etc. Any tips on helping him do it correctly? Thanks!

Monday, August 12, 2013


In the throws of depression I stumbled upon an amazing blog that has me looking for the hope in all of this. Tarryn of PCOS Diet Support is my new best friend-ish. Not only does she help with the diet side of battling PCOS but she is always posting to encourage and inspire. Her site is exactly what I need.

Today marked the first day of my sugar-free, dairy free, and processed-free diet. I'm doing a-okay so far...and it's 10:45 am. Hmmm, I guess I'll do a progress report later this week about how I'm feeling. You'll get a better idea of how the diet is affecting me.

I really wanted to say thanks for all the support. Yesterday's post wasn't to throw a pity party but to get it out and move on. I'm so grateful for the kind words I received in response. Thanks! At this rate, maybe Hawkins baby #2 won't be too far out of reach!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


I'm a fan. Big fan. But sometimes is scares me silly. Today marks a big change.

I still don't know how to formulate the words for my struggles and honestly most of the time I don't want to. I try to keep things light here on the blog but I guess I need to get things out and maybe the change will be easier.

Last week, Zach and I found out that I have PCOS. An ultrasound confirmed our suspicions and showed many many cysts. While poly cystic ovarian syndrome is not an impossible obstacle to overcome, it is making things difficult. Financially we aren't in a place to continue working out our infertility issues so I'm going to start where I can, tackling the PCOS with diet, exercise and herbs.

Well, that was depressing, but it's out. Now to take the leap forward and be done with hiding the pain and loneliness that comes from infertility. I'm going to keep up on here with my progress and maybe I will be able to find strength in the words of friends of family. Who knows, maybe my journey will inspire others around me. Thanks for always being a support, and I hope I don't drive you bonkers with all this:)