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Life Update + The Cold ShoulderFriday, June 24, 2016
Shop the look!
Nothing like Friday and a cute top to get you in the mood for summer! I'm happy to say that I am now the proud owner of this top, just waiting on Chris to take me on a fun date night so I can have an excuse to wear it.
It's probably not work appropriate. Ha!
When I wore it in these pics it was slightly (okay, like 15 degrees) cooler in Dallas. It's now hot as hell and you will not see me in jeans on the weekend. But if you're looking for another way to wear it, it's perfect paired with a dark pair of denim cut-offs, white shorts or even a fun color... if you're into that kinda thing.
I linked it above if you love it like I do!
Anyway, I thought I'd also take time in today's post to give you guys a life update. A while back I finally got the courage to share our struggle with infertility. You can find that post here if you missed it. It's one of my most popular posts... I'm guessing because I let my guard down and got real personal.
I have to say however, that since I shared that post I'm in a much better place. I'm slowly getting my groove back. These last few months have been incredible. From the perfect NOLA trip with my girls to launching a new boutique (shameless plug), I'm starting to feel myself again.
Not to say that every day is perfect and that I don't still long for a baby, because I do. And that brings me to my next point.
After trying and trying, hoping and praying and being disappointed time after time, Chris and I have finally decided to move forward with fertility treatments. It's been in the back of my mind for quite some time, but I continuously pushed it to the back (real far) and believed that we could do this on our own.
It's been two long years and I was at the point of no return. I was becoming a person that I didn't want to be. And then I shared our struggle and received so much love I couldn't wrap my mind around it. People I had never met before reaching out to say they were praying for us, giving me hope and putting a smile on my face. Not to mention my family and friends who have put up with me the past two years.
I was able to meet someone who had the same struggle, almost the same story and wait for it... saw the same acupuncturist. Coincidence? I think not. I had dinner with her and a friend and they listened while I shared my thoughts, gave me theirs and encouraged me to keep going because our turn would be soon.
After that, I knew we had to take the next step... and so we did.
We recently scheduled our first appointment with a fertility specialist and are hopefully on our way to parenthood. It's going to be a process and I'm sure it will be challenging, but we're just feeling so blessed to even have this opportunity.
We do not have all of the details yet, but we're moving forward, fast and furious. My hope is that in the near future I can write the most exciting, heartfelt and I'm sure overly emotional post to you guys letting you know that we're expecting.
But until then, I'll document every step of the process. After all, it's been two years in the making and I'll be damned if I let myself forget about this journey.
It's an exciting and emotional time in our lives and I would love it if you guys said a prayer, kept us in your thoughts or even sent good vibes our way.
I might be all smiles, dressed in the current seasons biggest trend on the outside but on the inside, I'm a mess and probably in need of a hug. But if you see me, don't hug, I might burst into tears. Ha!
Until next time, y'all. Have a good weekend!