The Adventures of John, Abby, Valor & Grant Perseverance

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family motto

In the age of Pinterest and a thousand mommy blogs, it’s easy to feel the urge to rush down everyone else’s path for parenting and homeschooling (or just feel inferior and lame).

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full of it

For the past three Novembers, we’ve started with a bulletin board with only the trunk and limbs of a bare tree fashioned out of brown paper, and we’ve ended the month with a craft which depicts the various things we are thankful for as leaves. This year is the fullest our tree has ever been.

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brick or treat

Life continues at the House of Gjertsen, in every sense, we believe. We are so thankful that the pregnancy seems to be chugging along. Percy has a mild case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, a kid-virus that is very...

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heartbeat

We had yet another beta hCG test with good results (4447 last Wednesday) and the first ultrasound was scheduled for this afternoon.

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living in the unlikely

The chance of being pregnant with triplets was really small, I think like 5%, but as John and I thought back over our reproductive history… we said to each other, “We live in the ‘unlikely!'” Unexplained infertility, never-before-seen genetic problems, reversed infertility, two unexplained second trimester miscarriages, embryo implantation on a c-section scar. What mean statistics to such as we?