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And the hits keep coming…another IVF bump in the road.⁣
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My husband is a baseball player and so to help me better understand (and not give up during) many of the trials and tribulations in our life, he compares things to his very favorite game.⁣
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A game that has taught him the power of teamwork, the payoff of hard work, the joy of winning, the pain of loss.⁣
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But most importantly, it has taught him to both expect and handle failure with his head held high.  See, even the very best batters in the world know that 2 out of every 3 times at bat will essentially “fail.” In fact, hitting a ball 40% of the time is considered almost unobtainable when it comes to batting.⁣
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So, when we were told we had at best, a 30% chance of a successful IVF, I heard "failure."
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But Tom heard "opportunity" and "hope.⁣"
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And so despite the countless injections, estrogen patches and clomid pills this month (and riding the most intense emotional rollercoaster) we had to make the decision today to cancel this cycle as my body isn’t responding as good as we would have hoped.⁣
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At first I was crushed.  All this hard work for what feels like another failure.⁣But my husband, ever the team player, explained this differently.⁣
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He said, “It’s extremely difficult to hit a home run in baseball.  Even the best player needs the right pitch to connect with the ball – too high, or two low and you’ve got no shot.  The hardest part of batting is patience: waiting for the right pitch. And sometimes, the best player knows you’ve got to take a walk because that’s the best play. Because eventually you’ll get the right pitch, and get that home run.”⁣
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So our little team of two is taking a walk this time.  We’re giving in, ⁣but not giving up.  Because statistically, the right pitch is coming down line.⁣
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So my friends and supporters, we will table our family journey and next round of IVF until Spring.⁣
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A time of new hope and new life…and the wonderful game of baseball. ⁣
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#ivf #ivfjourney #ivffail #ivfsupport #stregth #inspiration #baseball #hope #family #love
Road trip, red lips. @hourglasscosmetics #confessionultraslim
Here we go again...again. ⁣
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What a strange start to the year it’s been. Has it felt rocky to you?⁣
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After our last round of IVF, which ended in a chemical pregnancy, we had to take a month off of IVF attempts due to holiday closures at the IVF clinic.  But, were all set to begin our next round on Jan 2. ⁣
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So, I went in for baseline bloodwork to begin cycle and they called to tell me they couldn’t begin because...we were pregnant (yup, on our own!). The excitement was quickly squashed when they told us the HCG numbers were worse than the previous month and that it would be another chemical pregnancy. ⁣
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So that brings us to tonight. To our first night of injections in this third (and I’m pretty sure final) spin on the fertility-go-round.  Its been a whirlwind of emotions (thank you hormones) of weight gain (thank you holidays) and of high-highs and low-lows, but both Tom and I are hopeful that my body is ready for some baby making!⁣
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Let’s hope 2019 came in like a lion, but will go out leaving us with our very own little lamb. ⁣
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And if you’re having a tough start lemme know. Misery loves company ya know ;-)⁣ ⁣
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⁣ #ivfjourney #ivf #infertility #infertilitysucks #babydust #pregnancy #motherhood #ivfcommunity ⁣
I miss this place. ⁣
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I miss these women. ⁣
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I miss this body. Time to hit the gym, get back in the grind and plan my next escape. ⁣
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#fbf #croatia #vacationvibes #summerbodies
Dancing into 2019 like...
I wanted some fun nails for New Years Eve but didn’t have time to get to Valley Nails. Got a regular mani and then added these stick-on polish stickers from Sephora. Cut the shapes for fun! Total cost under $20. ⁣
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#budgetbeauty #beauty #nails #nailart #nailsofinstagram #naildesigns #sephora @sephora #trendtips
Merry Christmas!!
This is one of the most challenging posts I’ve had to write. ⁣
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So many of you have followed and cheered us along as we’ve undertaken a second round of IVF. ⁣
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And it’s been a rollercoaster of a past few weeks, as I’ve struggled with how to break and cope with the news - not only for my husband and I, but for all of you who have supported us along the way. ⁣
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In short, I was hoping for a silver lining to share. And then I saw this sign - literally on the street and thought, here it is. ⁣
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So, after our second round of IVF we were told that we did indeed get pregnant, only to find a few days later that it didn’t keep. They call it a chemical pregnancy to soften the blow I suppose, but it’s pretty brutal. ⁣
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That said, in looking at the bright side after 5 years of trying, we were able to get pregnant despite a number I’d less-than-favorable conditions. ⁣
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And now for that silver lining. ⁣
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⁣Upon meeting with our Dr. (who we like and trust) we are going to give this one more shot. We’ve come too far to give up, so hopefully 2019 will have that in store.  I am so grateful for all of your support in this process and wanted to let you know that we are optimistic that round 3 will go even better. 
Never give up! ⁣
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#ivf #ivfjourney #womenshealth #inspiration #nevergiveup #familygoals
Attention fashion lovers: she’s been inside the famous Vogue closet and she’s not afraid to talk about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this weeks Art Beauty Podcast (link in bio) we talk to Engie Hassan about dressing royalty and the life of a fashion stylist. Please Download and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

#fashion #style #stylist #fashionista #fashion @engieehassan_ @engiestyle @artbeautypodcast #beauty #fashionstylist @vogue #vogue
We pulled up to the hospital today and I was in awe of its grandeur and beauty. And I thought...yes...this makes sense. This looks like a place where my baby would be made ;-)
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.#ivfjourney #ivf #womenshealth #architecture #weillcornell #nyc #buildings #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #nofilter
My bravest love. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨Moments before he had to inject me with this rhinoceros-tranquiler-sized needle, it was a pretty emotional scene, mainly because the thought of hurting his wife was more than he could bear. Thank you for being my partner, my protector, my rock. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨If you see this man in a bar, but him a beer bc he’s one badass motha-you-know-whata!
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.#ivf #ivfjourney #ivfupdate #womenshealth #love #faith #babydust #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitysupport