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Another New Place

We have been on the hunt for another new place for two months now. We tolerated this apartment all winter and won't spend another winter in it. We spent so much time last summer picking what we thought was a family home. We wanted to bring our first born home here and hopefully our second if we hadn't bought a home by then. We were confronted with a host of lies and surprises since we moved in.

What we failed to notice:

1. The landlords placed air fresheners all around the front door of the duplex and the hallway. We thought it was because they were painting. No, it was because the front porch contains (still there) a fire hazard worth of junk from the downstairs neighbor and friend. The friend (more on that later) finally cut up one urine soaked rug and washed two others that have hug outside all winter over the wood fence. YUCK!

2. No HEAT the first week of January. Did I ever mention that we live in Minnesota? We didn't have heat for a week and the landlord asked us to …

Second Time's A Charm?

Second time's a charm right? Well we hoped so. Mr. Mind and I went in for the second donation procedure in June. We were much more relaxed and calm. We knew what to expect and where to go. We used the best ovulation sticks and I kicked managed the coffee habit two weeks prior. I've spent a month increasing my intake of fruits and veggies with smoothies and juicing. Strawberry picking for my business, SpoonFull, helped to increase the intake. I heard so much about the pineapple core trick and tried it when we were trying naturally. So I tried the pineapple again this time. I limited a lot of stress this time. My three jobs are currently now down to two and soon to be down to one. More on that later...

It took a while to accept the percentage possibility of getting pregnant that the doctor gave. I am satisfied that the more I try this, the higher the chances of pregnancy, yet the poorer we will be. Mr. Mind and I are giving this the good ole baseball homage: "One...two...t…