Toddlers are so much fun to shop for! It truly takes everything I have not to fill a giant sack of stocking stuffers rather than just the small stocking. Everything is so exciting and magical at this age that it is truly hard to go wrong when shopping for them. It doesn’t take much! I … View Post
‘Tis the season! I love Christmas and I love rounding up Christmas gift inspiration. Today, I am sharing with you affordable stocking stuffers for babies. I have a 6 month old and I am SO excited for her first Christmas so these guides are made with her and her age in mind. TIP: when buying … View Post
This small guest bathroom makeover is a project I’ve been dying to do. The small guest bathroom in our house is the traditional layout you see in many older homes with the tub, the toilet and the vanity crammed in side by side. We can’t do much about the actual size of the bathroom unfortunately, … View Post
So, you’ve planned your whole nursery on Pinterest and maybe you’ve already put it all together perfectly. But what newborn essentials do you actually need when you bring your baby home? There is so much marketed for new parents and babies and it is all SO CUTE and hard to resist. I’m not saying don’t … View Post
You keep telling me how brave I am. I know you don’t know what else to say to a loss parent. Sometimes I believe you. Sometimes I do feel brave. Sometimes you’re right.
You keep telling me how brave I am. I think I am too.
As NIAW comes to a close, I am once again amazed at the advocacy that is happening around the globe to break the stigma around infertility and empower people to speak out about something that 1 in 8 women struggle with (1 in 6 in Canada). There is a lot of loud voices and shaky … View Post
You know what my favorite thing about #NIAW (National Infertility Awareness week) is? It is when someone shares out about their family building challenges and infertility for the first time. When someone says “I’ve been so scared of doing this for so long, but here it all is.” They let it out into the universe … View Post
We are halfway through NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) and I cannot say it enough, I am blown away by this community. No story is the same, yet each one is so important. No outcome is the same, yet each one holds so much value. RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association @resolveorg has asked that we … View Post
With the start of National Infertility Awareness Week #NIAW2020 in full swing, I am feeling all the feels. The brave voices speaking out and speaking up about infertility and the ways it has impacted their lives is incredible. I don’t for one second, wish this experience on anyone however I am constantly blown away by … View Post
Thinking back on my childhood, Easter was really something special. We weren’t a family that put on our Sunday best for the Easter Sunday service. Instead, we put our casual clothes on, grabbed a cozy sweatshirt and jumped in the car to head to our family cabin. At the cabin, we were greeted by aunts … View Post
B’s birth story! Better late than never, right? It’s pretty wild how quickly one of the best days of your life becomes a blur due to adrenaline running sky high. So I have been spending some time looking back at pictures and texts and the few notes I tried to keep in my phone while … View Post
On February 25th, in the middle of a record breaking snow storm in Seattle and just 5 days after Adeline’s 3rd heavenly birthday, it was Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) day! This is what I wrote after that incredible day: The day is here! It’s time to tuck an embryo safely inside, hopefully to stay for … View Post
January 1, 2019 – Retrieval Eve Happy New Year! We were up bright and early for my last blood draw before egg retrieval. We drove into Seattle first thing in the morning and we were in and out of the office, quick and easy. It’s our tradition to take a walk somewhere, anywhere, by the … View Post
What a wild ride 2018 has been! We have endured the financial, physical, emotional and mental stress that comes with both child loss and infertility. We had many unsuccessful clomid rounds (the fertility gateway drug) and 4 failed IUI’s (Intrauterine insemination) and 2 cancelled IUI’s in this past year and have now arrived to IVF … View Post
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week #NIAW and each year I am blown away by the passionate advocacy from those whose lives have been shook by infertility in one way or another. Throughout the week, you will find some incredible humans spotlighted here on Loving Adeline sharing a bit of their story. I encourage … View Post