IVF Continued & Halloween Happenings

Well, as expected our first fresh IVF cycle did not result in a successful pregnancy.  It did however yield us 8 high quality embryos, which I already adore beyond reason.  The heart is an unusual thing, and attachments formed stronger then I could have ever imagined even though they are have never been inside my body.  It truly is miraculous and magnificent to feel that level of deep love.  Every women should experience this.

After our loss, we slowly and painfully picked up the pieces of our hearts and begin pushing forward towards our fist frozen embryo transfer.  Like most infertility journeys, even the best laid out plan always consists of snags.  Our RE was out of the country for the entire month of October, but luckily our clinic is comprised of a husband wife team, so who better then to transfer our little angel then our RE’s wife…I mean they might as well be family.  We scheduled for 10/28.  Unfortunately, my insurance delayed us by a week, then I needed to travel for work the following week.  We finally landed the date of 11/11 and low and behold I went in to have my endo lining check and now we are out another week with a scheduled transfer of 11/18.  I jokingly told my husband, if we get pushed back another week to Black Friday, I wonder if they will give us a sale price (winking smiley)!

So this Sunday we will confirm a date, and begin the dreaded PIO shots.  Those needles are longer then my fingers.  Holy shit, I’m super scared but I know it will be worth it!

On a lighter note, Halloween in our new hood was SO MUCH FUN!  We took Beefcake to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin,  you know where most people take their children. I carved that thing like a pro and it was HUGE.  Eric dressed up in a mask and scared children, while me and the dog had a blast passing out candy and dancing to Thriller!  We also got to decorate for the first time and I loved every single minute of it. Until next year cob webs…

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Fourth of July Weekend

There is nothing better then a long weekend to regroup and organize. We enjoyed a low key and lazy Saturday with napping and prepping for our lake trip next week, meaning shopping some of the holiday summer sales, including some new bedroom furniture ( minus the bed which will be coming later).  We scored a basic dresser and 2 nightstands. I am super excited about their modern shape and industrial finishes.

Magnolia Home Furniture

I plan to compliment it with a softer upholstered bed like this and industrial sconces like these . Things are finally starting to come together and I will share after in the near future!

Following, we grabbed Beefcake, loaded up the car, picked up burgers from the Twisted Root and caught Roanoke’s fireworks show.  It was GREAT and the dog was so good!!!  We will definitely be going back next year.

Monday we spent prepping for the week and cleaning the house, but also had time to reflect and remember that our freedom comes at a price, and we are so thankful for the families who sacrifice!

#homeofthefreebecauseofthebrave

GREEN with ENVY

For all the great green goodies for Saint Patty’s Day!  Check out my favs below as well as this adorable festive receipe I snagged off of Betty Crocker’s web page and will be trying trying this weekend!Untitled #29