Thank you for an amazing 2018!


Christmas Recap 2018-Part I

What an absolutely beautiful Christmas season it has been. This holiday was just beautiful. There was so much love, so much fellowship, and so much genuine enjoyment and merriment. What a blessing it is and was to be with family. The Friday before Christmas, I grabbed the kids and we went to Walmart so that the kids could buy each other Christmas gifts.

The rules were simple. You have $20 to spend for a total of three gifts—one of each of your siblings. Guys, it was such a beautiful process watching the kids walk through the store putting serious thought into each other’s gift. I allowed Bug to go off by himself and then come back to me with his concealed in his cart. I took baby A. and Honeybee with me and the girls had so much fun selecting gifts.

Super excited to find this gift for her brother

Weekend Recap: Celebration!


Hi everyone! What an amazing weekend! It flew by, but I have no complaints about that. I’m hoping your weekend was awesome. This weekend was filled with some of my favorite things—food and fun! Saturday was my sister in love’s birthday celebration. Her husband, my brother in love, hosted a girls’ night out weekend for her. It was so sweet.

The medication discussion

Today I had my appointment with the doctor who prescribed my anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications.  I've been nervous about this appointment because I wanted to know the risks and benefits associated with my continuing medication while expecting.

Things have definitely been easier and more emotionally stable for me being on the medication.  I feel like a better mother, wife, and woman than I have felt in a long time.  That being said, as the pregnancy progresses I've felt the familiar anxiety I felt before when my hormones were out of whack.  I know that recently when I take a bit more of my medication, I feel much better so I wanted to discuss maybe upping the dosage as a standard, but ONLY if it won't harm the baby.

FET Update: Beta #3 and spotting

Hi everyone.  I apologize for the delay in reporting this update.  So much happened that I kind of shared to Instagram and kind of didn't.  So, here's what has been going on.  I received y #3 beta on Friday afternoon.  My number was 5705, which was a great jump in numbers.  I didn't post because a lovely #TTCsister with whom I have been sharing this journey received bad news on her beta day and I didn't want to cause more pain in my posting.

Saturday morning, I woke up to take Bug to his youth Christmas Concert rehearsal.  I went to the bathroom to get ready and was shocked to see spotting akin to my first day of my cycle.  I was immediately concerned and called the fertility clinic after dropping Bug at the station.  I was called back about twenty minutes later and given some reassurance.

The nurse said about 30-40% of IVF patient's experience bleeding in the first trimester.  After checking that it was light spotting, she put me on "pelvic rest" which included no intercourse or orgasm for the weekend.

I felt a bit better, but was still cautious through out the weekend.  I spotted again on Sunday, but not near as much as the day before.  I've been cautiously observing and making sure not to overdue it.

I am still relieved to feel the nausea that lets me know that something is still going on.  I won't know what until December 17th when we have our ultrasound. I'm praying for great things

So, that's our latest and greatest.  I'll make sure to keep you posted.  Have a wonderful day.


Weekend Recap: Yep, it's really looking like Christmas now

Hi everyone.  I hope you had an amazing weekend.  It was a pretty perfect one as far as close to Winter entrances go.

FET Update: Beta #2

This post will contain thoughts on this pregnancy and also the journey to get to this point. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. Furthermore, I will continue to do so on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. Don't lose hope and don't give up.  It WILL happen.)

Hello everyone.  My apologies for not posting yesterday.  I made sure to share the results on Instagram, but completely missed the opportunity to do the same on the blog since I was running around.

I went to the fertility clinic early in the morning and gave my second round of blood hoping for a doubling number.  I received a call around 1:00 p.m. and was informed that Beta #2 is 2703!  That's 751 more than it needed to be!  The office was really happy with that number.

I am still super nervous.  I think I'll be better once I see a heartbeat.  Right now, though.  I'm just blessed to be on the journey.

Beta #3 is tomorrow morning.  I'm praying for great news. 

FET Update: Beta #1- 976!

Oh my goodness!  I am sitting here still not quite sure of how to react.  I don't feel pregnant.  Besides a bit of nausea, I don't feel anything.  But God is good and my test results say that I am definitely pregnant.  I don't know if there is one or two little ones in there, but someone is there and someone is fighting to hang around.  I'm so thankful.

Wow!  God really is amazing!  So, if the information on the due date calculator is correct, I am 4 weeks, 4 days pregnant today.  My due date is August 9, 2018.  This is surreal.  Wow.  I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant.

Wow....Beta #1 is 976.  Wow!!!!

Weekend Recap: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas




Hello everyone!  I hope you've had an amazing weekend.  This weekend was the start of the Christmas season.  As such there were several gatherings and parties this weekend...all happening at the same time!  Unfortunately, S. and I don't possess that be in the same place at the same time super power, so we honored our RSVP for our company's holiday party.    Attire was semi casual, so I donned a beautiful black sweater, some sparkly jewelry, and swept the braids into an updo.  It was the perfect outfit.

FET Update: 12dp5dt: Beta Eve

Hello everyone.  Tomorrow is the day.  Tomorrow I will know whether or not I am pregnant.  Guys, I have no idea what the results will be.  I have had bouts of nausea, but I don't know if that is the medication or an actual baby.  I feel slight tugging sensations, but it could be my imagination.  I feel occasional cramps.  It could be my cycle ready to come.  I have had spotting that could have been implantation bleeding....or it could have been breakthrough bleeding.  I honestly have no idea how this will go.

I've still not tested.  I still haven't had a drop of alcohol.  I've cut out the caffeine.  I have paid attention to all the hormones in my system.  I've been keeping a wide eye on all of this.  I'm excited regardless. 

Let's see what happens!

Prayers are always appreciated.

-K