First Trimester

As you can see from the lack of pictures, I was not feeling myself throughout the entirety of the first trimester. These were probably the only three days in 3 months that I put on make-up…not an exaggeration I promise. (Countdown Calendar from BATZkids Milestone Blankets.) 6 Weeks: We had our first ultrasound on Sept….

Top 10 Must-Haves for the IVF

  Must-Haves for IVF  Organization: ($12.49) The goal before Embryo Transfer is to increase the thickness of the uterine lining. Because of this there are all sort of pills that I have to take throughout the day in order to stimulate lining growth. A simple Monday – Friday pill organizer was just not going to cut…

“A Little Less than Awesome”

Our doctors words before Krystal’s egg retrieval were, “Madi you are going to feel awesome in the next few weeks, Krystal…. you’ll feel a little less than awesome.” Oh how true these words were. Krystal seemed to be having a hard time bouncing back from the retrieval; between the nausea, bloating, dizziness, and vomiting she…

Egg Retrieval Day

We spent so long waiting for this day to arrive and it has come and gone before we could even realize it. Krystal did amazing for her Egg Retrieval and all the nurses and doctors were fabulous as usual at RMA. Krystal’s mom, Diana, came with us since I was going to have to work…

One Year of Happily Ever After: Part 2

The day of our actual anniversary was spent brunching, watching our wedding video,  exchanging our anniversary presents, and paddle boating. We stayed with the traditional anniversary gift; paper. Our coordination for gifts is impeccable! There is always a little piece of me that is scared when we exchange gifts that we got each other the same…

Knitting for a Wedding

We are exactly one month post-wedding so to celebrate here is a blog post of a few of the details (hopefully more to follow). One would assume that there wouldn’t be a whole lot of knitting where weddings are concerned. Well you know what happens when you assume…. Ring Bearer’s Pillow I know what you’re…

Hi, My name is Madison and I’m addicted to Etsy.

If it wasn’t clear before this post I have an addiction to Etsy. As we planned for our engagement party, everything we need just happened to be easily available and equally perfect, adorable and semi-affordable on Etsy. Its not often that you find a engagement party/homeowners party invitation. I scowered Pinterest for customizable options, but…

A Divine Master Suite

It’s official, we are adults. We have a comforter, sheets, curtains, furniture, AND an accent wall in our bedroom…that match. Whoever made the rule pick your comforter before you pick your room color/decorations was a genius, because this was definitely not what I had in mind, but I’m delighted with our love nest. That’s how…