Hello, my loves. I’m sorry things have been a bit quiet around here. After transferring our last frozen embryo in early March we were delighted to learn I was, at long last, pregnant. After three emotionally and physically exhausting rounds of IVF, Simon and I were over the moon to say the least. We excitedly called our parents and siblings and I texted all my sweet girlfriends that had been rooting for us along the way. Simon began whispering funny things to the little embryo in my belly and I filled my Amazon cart with baby books. Then, on my 31st birthday, I miscarried. Needless to say, our hearts are broken. READ POST
As with every IVF two week wait, today I have cute, bouncing babies on the brain. Despite this being attempt three, I’m still optimistically flagging sweet items for our future children. This morning, I thought I’d share some of my very favorites (this jacket! these sneaks!) with you. Below, find darling spring pieces for the little ones you love. Above, a cutie patootie sporting this spring meadow dress. READ POST
Hello, my loves. Sadly, Simon and I learned this week that our second IVF attempt failed. The call from the nurse was devastating, but somehow a teeny bit easier than our first round of disappointment. Perhaps, amidst the heartbreak, we’re growing stronger. I still have faith that we’re meant to have a baby, it’s just going to take more time. We’ll be transferring our last frozen embryo in a few weeks. Hopefully, third time’s a charm. And if not, we’ll start over at the very beginning with a new fresh cycle. I am trying to focus on all we have to be grateful for—our supportive family and friends, pug cuddles, our sunny apartment, and this blog and my sweet readers. Most of all, I’m thankful we ended up in Denmark, where fertility treatment is roughly a third of the cost it is in the U.S. (the main reason we’re able to keep trying). This weekend, we’re going to watch movies, have friends over for dinner, and just get hygge. Wishing you all a cozy weekend with the ones you love.
(above, a ridiculously cute cardigan for little girls)
Unsurprisingly, I still have babies on the brain. We transferred one of our two frozen embryos and are now in the midst of the two-week wait. I begged the doctor to transfer both blastocysts (twins!), but they are rarely willing to transfer more than one embryo in Denmark. The transfer itself didn’t go as smoothly as we’d hoped (the doctor had a lot of difficulty and I cried the whole way home), so I’m not very optimistic, but maybe we’ll get lucky this time. Meanwhile, I’m still flagging all the cute baby clothes and accessories I come across online. Isn’t the crochet cardigan above as cute as can be…?! Below, I’ve shared some more of my current baby favorites.
Floral Flutter-Sleeve Baby Dress (on sale)
Oxford Baby Boy Boat Shoes (on sale)
Elephant Fitted Crib Sheet (on sale)
Classic Cord Shorts (so Prince George!)
Eyelet Chambray Flutter Baby Top (on sale)
Bow Baby Ballet Flats (on sale)
Daisy Ruffle-Back Baby Leggings (on sale)
Elephant Knob (so fun for a dresser or changing table…)
Eyelet Ruffle One-Piece Baby Swimsuit (on sale)
As we prepare for a frozen embryo transfer (read about our IVF adventures here), I can’t help but have babies on the brain. It also feels, when you’re struggling with infertility, as though everyone is pregnant but you. Rather than cry about it (I’ve done plenty of that, trust me) I’ve been searching for some cute cards to send my expecting friends. I love having greeting cards on hand for special occasions, otherwise I never get them in the mail on time. Below, are some of the most darling options from my beloved (honestly, I should become a spokesperson…), Etsy.
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Just popping in to update you all on our IVF adventure and wish you all a belated happy holidays. On Christmas Eve I had my egg removal (what a trip, more on that later…) and on Tuesday they transferred one beautiful, little embryo back into my uterus. We now wait two weeks (surely the longest two weeks of my life…) to take a pregnancy test at the fertility clinic. Simon has been spoiling me rotten (he adorably brought Madeline to the egg removal and read it to me while I recuperated…) and I’m just doing my best to stay stress-free. We are so excited and feeling very optimistic. While it was hardly your typical Christmas, it was a memorable one indeed. I hope all of you had a cheerful holiday full of family, friends, and delicious treats. Below, are some fun baby items I have my eye on. If we get a positive pregnancy test, I fear I may go on a bit of a spree! Above, a must-have baby bear suit.
Giraffe Shaped Wicker Basket, $79 (on sale)
Blythe Oval Crib, $899 (other colors available)
Bunny Booties, $23 (on sale)
Bunny Nursery Mobile, $112 (on sale)