Category Archives: Community News and Events

  You just found out your pregnant!…CONGRATULATIONS!  The exciting news can be overwhelming, so when you head into your first prenatal doctor’s appointment, use this checklist as a guide so you don’t forget to cover your questions or concerns. This check list provided by www.TheBump.com, covers many important topics you should discuss with your doctor.  The […]

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Your baby is taking his/her first bite of real food….scary right?  Afterall, we can barely process the processed things we eat on a daily basis.  Not to worry, you don’t have to overthink it.  Below, is a great website we found courtesy of  Momtastic.  In one hour a week, you can make all the food your […]

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Everyone knows that I hate Winter!  I hate the cold. I hate being cooped up inside. I hate wearing coats. I hate taking 20 minutes to put layers on the littles so we can go outside, etc.  So, it comes as no surprise that the 1st day of Spring has been a date on the […]

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Here’s your update… As you know, I had to go in to have a hysteroscopy performed in preparation for my impending FET in Denver! And, as you also know, I’m terrified of needles….especially IVs! Anytime I need an IV, blood draw, etc. I prepare myself with lidocaine cream! Since I was unsure which hand they […]

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The time has come to start down the path to a hopeful baby #3.  When we decided to postpone the transfer in September, it was based on the fact that we just weren’t quite ready to go through all of this again.  The emotional roller coaster it puts you through wouldn’t be worth it for anything […]

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When I reflect on what I’m thankful for, my mind is overwhelmed with all the Blessings I have in my life. My babies and husband are, of course, the top of my list, but family, friends, and a career that I love are there as well. But there is another group that I am thankful […]

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For the past couple of months quite a few people have asked if our final embryo transfer was successful.  Most have assumed it was not since I had yet to post an update.  (http://www.epsbaby.com/?p=1666) For that, I’m sorry! Our original plan was to transfer our 3rd (and final) embryo in August or September.  As time […]

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Sitting in the hotel in Denver (waiting on dinner) and it dawned on me that I never updated my last blog from a month ago.  When I was here last, it was for the initial testing for our 3rd (and final) embryo.  I had hoped that everything would go as planned, and they would clear […]

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In the beginning of our infertility struggle, I was an open book.  I told anyone and everyone what we were going through.  Why?  I guess because I was naive enough to think that it would be a short struggle, and we would have our perfect little family on the first try.  In the years that […]

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I have worked with Amber’s mom (Dena) for most of the last 12 years, so I have been able to follow along with the amazing life of her daughter and family. When Dena told me Amber and Nathan were about to begin another adoption process, it did and didn’t  surprise me.  Three of their 4 children […]

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As I look back on the past year, I realize my life has never changed so dramatically. 2013 will forever be known as… THE YEAR I FORGOT.   Over the past 12 months, I have forgotten…. What it’s like to sleep through the night What it’s like to have on clean clothes for longer than […]

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Arriving home from our very first “family of four” vacation, I find myself looking back on the past year of my life. One year ago today, Brandon and I were in Denver (CCRM)anticipating the transfer of 2 embryos to me from our 4th ivf cycle.  Before the transfer could take place, blood work had to […]

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When Angelynn and I started on our photography journey a few years ago, we photographed anything/everything we could get our hands on.  We thought that in order to be successful, we needed to be everything to everybody.  The majority of our work was family photography, and we only occasionally had a newborn session. It wasn’t […]

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