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Traveling Mum!

Our trip to OKC started out as a bit of a disaster.  I had packed for two weeks straight so that it wouldn’t pile up at the end.  I purchased a cute backpack from Zara to help with all of our carry on items as I knew my hands would be full – thank goodness I did, it was a lifesaver.  We also carried on our Ergobaby carriers which we love!

Flower Power!

I am obsessed with fresh flowers but unfortunately I can’t afford to buy them all the time.  The other day I went shopping for a party that I was planning and came across this adorable arrangement!  I am always hesitant buying fake flowers but when I found this cute little pot I knew I had to have it.  I even purchased another one in a different color.  Where do you guys go to purchase fake flowers?

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Smells so good!

This has been such a crazy week!  We received some very exciting news that I’m not quite ready to share yet…no, I’m not pregnant!  But we should be announcing soon so be ready.  Brent has had to travel the last two weeks so life has been exhausting.  As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was spoiled rotten with gifts and here is a picture of one of them.  Casey knows how much I love Voluspa candles (that’s all that we have in our house) and I had been saying how much I wanted a diffuser so she surprised me with one! 

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Recap!

Back at it!  I promised myself that I would write a post this week and why not today – it’s the perfect reason to start back at it – our little miracles just turned 6 months old.  I can’t believe that it’s their half birthday!  We have their pictures coming up and I am so excited to see how they turn out.

The last 6 months have been a whirlwind.  I can’t believe that our little babes are now on the verge of crawling! 

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Our IVF/ICSI Journey

It worked – it actually worked (this is what I have to keep telling myself because there are days when it still doesn’t feel real)!  The last three months have been quite the roller coaster for us.  We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support from our friends and family.

We started the testing process back in the fall to make sure everything was okay to move forward. 

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First Impressions

I just realized that I never wrote a post about my entryway.  I was so excited to finally complete it that I only posted a picture on Instagram!  I was also thrilled to get a call out from OneKingsLane for using their ginger jars on their Instagram feed – check it out here.  Our entry is one of my favorite spots in our home- it’s simple, bright and big – it’s also the first thing that our guests see when they come over! 

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Day 4 – 2 Injections

I thought today was going to be easy until I found out that I had to take the second shot.  As soon as I read the message in my portal I started to shake.  I don’t mind the needles.  In fact, I’m getting pretty good at injecting but I am just so worried the entire time that I am going to screw something up while prepping.  We had a really hard time tonight trying to get the medicine into the syringe. 

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IVF Round 1 – Day 1

Today was our first appointment for our IVF cycle.  We are both so excited but super nervous.  When we showed up at the office we had expected to start the drugs Thursday but instead we started today.  I seriously can’t believe it – I still feel like this isn’t really happening!  We had our teaching class to show us how to mix the drugs and what dosages are needed.  For some reason mixing the drugs is what terrifies me the most. 

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NYE Photo Session

For Christmas, my mother-in-law asked for a recent picture of me and Brent.  Since we didn’t get to spend the holiday with them, we opted to wait to do the photo until NYE.  Our friend, neighbor and (my) work buddy took us out for a quick 20 minute session by our house!  We went by one of the ponds in our neighborhood and snapped a few quick pics.  Jen did a great job!  We seriously love how they turned out (especially after only 10 minutes of getting ready and not knowing how to use Photoshop)! 

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Christmas Dinner!

This was our first year cooking a turkey and hosting Christmas for my in-laws (unfortunately they ended up with the flu Christmas Eve and couldn’t make it in).  It was fun but not as much fun as getting the table ready.  I started playing with the table setting the weekend before Christmas.  I didn’t want to try something and then decide last minute that something was missing (a mistake that I made over Thanksgiving –