Friday, June 26, 2015

A week of favorites!

Happy Happy Friday blogland!  I’m not sure if you guys know this or not, but here in Illinois we have been getting HAMMERED with storms.  For about 3 weeks now all that we have had in our forecast is rain every. damn. day for weeks now and we are all pretty freakin sick of it.  I’m fairly certain that we won’t get to experience much of a summer this year, however, we do try to make the best of the nice days that we have been having.  This weekend they’re actually calling for Saturday to be sunny and 77 so let’s keep our fingers crossed for that!

Today we are officially 2 WEEKS away from baseline ultrasound and I cannot believe that it’s finally almost here!  We have been seeing this doctor since January, had a hysteroscopy in March and the biopsy in March where they found the Beta 3 Integrin protein deficiency.  It’s been a long time coming and I’m excited that it’s finally here.  The timing couldn’t be more perfect, we are well settled into the house so coming home from retrieval and transfer should be very relaxing.  I feel like over this 9 month break that we have been on, I’ve really found tranquility in our journey, no matter what the outcome may be.  I’ve stopped worrying about certain people, places, things, and situations and it’s been so good for my soul.  I’m not basing anything on what has happened in the past, I’ve got a fresh outlook and a fresh start and I feel very confident about this cycle, but also just have a strong peace of mind about whatever happens.

Totally obsessed with my new Fitbit skin from Kohls!  This Fitbit has really been making me challenge myself regularly & I've also been doing this Jillian Michaels Level 1 Yoga video which has been on repeat for these last couple weeks and I’m really digging it.  I love how relaxing yoga is, but I love how she adds more movement to the poses so that you really do work up a sweat and burn some major calories.  It’s a 35 minute workout and worth checking out! 

So do any of you guys have a water softener?  We do because our well water is “extremely” hard according to Culligan.  I absolutely HATE soft water when it comes to my hair.  I’ve got fine, thin hair and the soft water does nothing but make it even more lifeless.  I decided to do some research and saw a lot of people recommending the Lush shampoo bar in Seanik.  So far I haven’t been able to tell much of a difference.  I am not using any conditioner at all, and haven’t for around 2 weeks now.  The shampoo bar is made with sea salt minerals and is supposed to help voluminze your hair so I’m hoping after a few uses I will start to see a difference. 

So if you all could keep your fingers crossed for a nice day here tomorrow I’d appreciate it.  I found out on Monday that I won tickets to a wine festival in Galena (where we took our honeymoon) called Corkless and Joe and I are really hoping to possibly take the bike up for a day trip.  With everything we have had going on with the house we haven’t been on the bike together yet so I’m really hoping he is off work so we can enjoy the day together.  How can you resist this guy in a fur coat!?

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!  Hoping for good weather and good time!  


  1. Umm love that your Fitbit matches your bracelet! So cute! I really need to get myself a Fitbit, especially now that there are so many cute accessories! And I saw you guys were getting hammered with storms. I hope it gets better for you by tomorrow! Have an awesome weekend girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. Love that new Fitbit skin! And at least you have your new house to be decorating while your stuck inside with all the storms. We've been in the 90s & 100s for days, so we're pretty much living in AC right now!

  3. Hoping the weather takes a turn for the better for you guys - we're getting some gross weather this weekend and I'm not looking forward to it! yay for a new fitbit - those little guys keep you motivated for sure :) Happy friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Love your FitBit skin! Hoping you guys get to take that trip, crossing my fingers for you!

  5. So fun that you have a weekend trip - those are the best!

    I can't believe it's time too - excited for your upcoming cycle girl - so glad the break has been good for your heart xoxo

  6. I have heard about all of the rain there and we were in the same situation a month ago, it's like the rain would never end! ugh Hoping you get some sunshine soon! I am so excited to follow this IVF journey you guys are on and have total confidence in the outcome :)

  7. Hoping the weather stays beautiful for you, friend! :) Enjoy your weekend!

  8. hope the weather has improved!
    2 weeks - so exciting!!

  9. I am seriously so excited about your IVF journey girlfriend!!!! I hope the 2 weeks go by quickly for ya :)

  10. Hi Elena,

    i chanced on your site today. Today i am on 6dp5dt. I love yoga too - do you continue to practise during your 2ww?


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