. . . for Lauren and Lauren: A year ago today

October 30, 2013

A year ago today


One year ago today Chris and I woke up so early and drove about an hour away to our fertility clinic to try our third attempt at IVF.  This picture was actually taken when we tried the first time months before.  This time we didn't take any pictures, as the feelings of excitement were replaced with anxiety and fear, as this was our last shot for awhile.  I remember leaving later that morning, standing in the elevator, looking at Chris while both our eyes filled with tears as we so badly wanted to be pregnant.  

And that day God blessed us with our little miracle.  It is amazing to me how much can change in a year and the different place that we are in now.  A year ago when I saw the tiny little embryo magnified on a huge screen I had no idea that that was our sweet Addilyn that we'd be blessed with nine months later. 

I finally got around to making a little video of Addilyn's first few days and felt that it was perfect to share it today.  



God is faithful and good, and we are so blessed. 

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40 comments:

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This video is amazing and I love the music you chose - especially, "is forever enough"!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So, so, so sweet!

GirlRural.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so happy for you! Every woman should know the joy of motherhood, whether that baby comes from her body or reaches her another way. Children are a rich blessing.

Jessie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How precious! Way to bring a few tears to my eyes.

Amy Harris said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

how sweet :) i'm so happy that God blessed you with your angel baby. you definitely deserve it!
love//amy

Sara {Social Sara} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet video. Such a beautiful baby! She's a blessing indeed! I'm so happy for y'all! :)

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my Lord I am sitting here sobbing! What a sweet video! Thankful you were able to experience such a miracle!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Amazing!!! Love to look back. ;)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Absolutely beautiful video!! Had me in tears!! Soo glad this little miracle has made her way home in your arms!! Such a blessing!!

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh Katie...this is beautiful! Tears!! That moment when she's on your chest!! So, so precious!

Curious Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so special and beautiful. What a wee miracle and blessing Addilyn is. She will treasure this video when she is older, I'm sure xx

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Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How sweet!!! The moment when you hold Addilyn the first time, and you're looking up at Chris and he puts his hand on your shoulders... oh my goodness! God is so good, what a little blessing Miss Addilyn is!

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet and beautiful video, Katie!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I did not watch the video only because I dont like blood and gore and birth generally involves those things even though its a beautiful thing. but I love that you remember this day as the day that the Lord gave you your beautiful daughter. Thank you for being so open about your journey. I am sure it has touched many live.s <3

Lori said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness...the video of you holding her for the first time. I snot bawled. How precious and sweet and all things good.

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a beautiful video that brought tears to my eyes :) the moments where she's on you & tears are in your eyes is beautiful!! Love you both!!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So beautiful Katie!
That moment when you're holding her for the first time, wow, tears were shed!
Great choice of music too, I love that Dixie Chicks song so much!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

:) You guys really have come a long way in just a year!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness. I never cry at videos of other people's babies but this had me in tears! I lost it at the part where you are holding her for the first time. Beautiful.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your video was so touching. It's hard to believe how much things can change over the course of a year!!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh Lauren! What a beautiful video!! Those songs just melt my heart. Can you send me the titles and singers? I would love to play these over and over :-)

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a great story to tell! you are a blessed family!

Susan Jeffries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful post! As someone who weathered the infertility storm for ten years, I understand all of it. Ours was secondary infertility and we were never able to have more children. For years, I questioned God and grieved for the loss of a child I never knew. But God has been faithful to me and provided me a sense of peace so I could move on. Blessings to you and your baby. I pray that no one has to experience the terrible pain of infertility. Susan

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh friend....so amazing...I am nothing but happy the many many blessings this past year has brought your family. :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so happy that you got your sweet little Addilyn! Miracles do happen!

-Sharon
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The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So happy for you both :) God is good indeed.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh Katie, that video was so precious! It brought tears to my eyes when you held Addilyn for the first time! So happy for you and Chris to finally have your baby girl. God's gifts are amazing!

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so so sweet, so happy for your beautiful family!

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

God is so good!!! This was really touching..I needed a tissue or two. I am so happy for you and your family.

I love this video, what a great idea and how special.

Sofia Donatelli said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful video. Thanks for sharing this video with us. Congrats on the baby.

Happy Halloween!
Sofia

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preethi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a special day! So happy for you!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie...that video was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing a little background on your very personal journey to motherhood. It gives me (and I'm sure so many others) hope for the future!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a beautiful video! How great is our God!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such an amazing miracle! God is good!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a beautiful story! :)

Jessica S said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a blessing! Tears of joy for you as you celebrate your tiny miracle!
xx
Here&Now

alittlehopex said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such an amazing video. Of course I cried. The songs were a great choice! I loved the pictures! She is so precious!

One day I hope Katie my dreams come true as well!

- Manda

Kassi Mortensen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

AW!!! It's so fun to remember those special anniversary days. Like the day you found out you were pregnant, the first kick, and now their first milestones.

Hailey. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This video is so sweet! Thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful baby girl!