Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Joining in on the Life Insurance movement

So I know lately I have sucked at blogging, my blog crashed adn it is currently all messed up, but as I read one of my favorite blags today at and saw her post about the life insurance movement, I had to join in.

My husband absolutely hates talking about our finances to other people, I don't mind it as much, I don't give details, but I am proud of where we are financially as young parents. In the last 2 years we have paid $20+k on IVF treatments, $8k on our dogs legs and done a couple big home projects, so to be able to do those things and not be in the poor house is such a blessing and so is having the opportunity to plan for our future by participating in 401k plans, 529 college savings and Yes....Life insurance policies...BIG, mega Bucks life insruance policies So, the question going around all over today we have life insurance? YES YES YES! I took out my first life insurance policy when I was probably 21 and starting my first "real job". It was small, maybe 1 year of my then tiny salary. Later, as my salary grew, so did my life insurance. Then, I got married. We decided then to get seperate, a little more signifcant life insurance policies outside of our work plans. Next, we find out we are pregnant...well, what if something happens to both of us, we NEED Gianna to be able to live out all of her dreams and be comfortable. So now we take the plunge to take out some mega dollar life insurance policies. Yes, they are pricey around $700 a year for life insurance, but it offers us so much peace of mind that it is priceless.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shame Shame

So, I have been absolutely horrible at blogging lately, I know, it is terrible. I was very into it at first, then some things just made me re-think it and now I am at a point where I am like I either need to get back into it and give it a better go at really documenting my daily life..maybe even blog to book (just for our family of course) or just give it up. I am going to put my thinking cap on, reach into my heart and decide what I want to do. My life has been so amazingly beautiful over the past 8 months with baby girl and husband and I am a little sad I haven't been documenting it all on here.

Monday, April 23, 2012


So Gianna has been in daycare now for almost 3 months. So far she has had a cold, stomach bugs (both times she had this I got the stomach flu and had to go to the ER), and now Croup!!

Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a "barking" cough. Croup, which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes.

She is also teething right now, so needless to say come bed time, she is not a happy camper. Croup worsens at night, so hopefully when it passes she will be able to sleep again.

We definitely are looking forward to July 1 to start with our full time nanny- aka our new employee...grandma!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Viva Las Vegas...and 1st time leaving my baby!

So, this weekend we are heading to Las Vegas to celebrate our anniversary. One side of me is super excited to get away from work which is super stressful right now and I am even more excited for my hubby b/c he has never been there, but I am also super sad and nervous to leave my baby girl. I know my mom will take great care of her and she is even staying at our place so she will have the comfort of home, but I just love her so much and this is our first time leaving her overnight. Geez, is it this hard for everyone??

Monday, March 5, 2012

Being a better wife

I was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning and almost thought it was a post straight from my mouth. It was a moment of self reflection. This morning the husband and I had a little spat. He was looking for something, which isn't unusual b/c he tends to misplace things and started going through drawwers and leaving them dishoveled. It didn't bother me until he did it the second time and then I snapped. Sometimes as Khloe K would say, "a bitch snaps!" and I did. I know I over reacted as when I react I typically do, so it was ok, we have already moved on, but I immediately started saying hurtful things when I snapped and this is something I hate about myself.

I know and he knows (I hope) that I do not mean these things and I always end up feeling even worse afterwards b/c I am disappointed in myself, but in the heat of the moment I just say them. I keep telling myself to do better and I am working on it, but it is definitely still a work in progress. It isn't just my role as a wife either, it is in all my roles EXCEPT being a mommy. I had a moment of self reflection while reading this blog post this morning and I know this is something I need to do better at. I need to be a better wife, to love him more and hurt him less, to think about what I say and don't say it if I don't mean it.  Boy, easier said than done!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Please support Childrens Healthcare and our family! Vote today!

Our daughter's school is having a family dance off video contest. Not only will it support the children's healthcare of Atlanta, but it will also support our family. Having her was not only difficult physically and emotionally, but it was challenging financially as well. We would love to support Children's Healthcare and be able to put the winning funds towards providing her with a sibling someday soon. Thanks for all your love and support!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A year since we started IVF

It is so hard to believe that 1 year ago we were prepping for our egg retrieval. My last cycle was Jan 25th and then the shots began! We did our egg retrieval on Feb 15th, 22 eggs were retrieved and 5 days later we transferred 1 beautiful, perfect embryo. 10 of our eggs fertilized and 7 made it to a day 5 blastocyst stage. We almost transferred 2 embryos and more than likely if we would have, we would have twins right now. Then, we found out we were pregnant! It has been the hardest, most amazing journey that we have ever experienced and we are so much more grateful for our baby girl and eachother because of it. The progesterone shots were so extremely painful and the emotional journey was exhausting, but Thank you God, we now have the most adorable, sweet baby girl!

I know we will have to experience a large part of this journey again for #2 and we are excited about that, because we know together we can get through anything. We pray that our FET journey (when we decide to begin) will be just as successful!