I have dreamt of this day for so long and at some points, thought it would never come. I still have to pinch myself a few times a day just thinking about it. I have been holding in the biggest secret of my life and it’s with a full heart…

  • February 26, 2018 - 4:48 am

    mel | mediamarmalade - A HUGE congratulations to you, i’ve been following your IVF blog posts and when I saw this one in my bloglovin feed I actually smiled immediately. I’m so happy for you, keep looking after yourself & can’t wait to hear more 🙂

    Mel x mediamarmalade.comReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 8:18 am

    Samara - I rarely comment but this post made my day. SO happy for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 9:57 am

    Heather Eason - Congrats!!! I felt compelled to comment because our stories are nearly identical! We had our 2nd FET 12/06 and are expecting as well!ReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:56 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - OH my goodness. Congrats to you as well!!!!! So exciting!! FET twins 😉ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 10:38 am

    Haley - I ugly cried trough this whole post. I’m so over the moon for you both! Congratulations:)ReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - I feel like I have been ugly crying reading all your responses and well wishes. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 10:42 am

    Aleksandra - Oh my god I just cannot stop sobbing. This is truly such a beautiful post even with all the details! I am so beyond happy for you, I have followed you thru this whole journey and have been waiting for this blessing for you both. Believe it or not you are the reason we have started our IVF journey. Seeing how strong you have been even thru your weakest moments has been a very big inspiration to me. I thank You for sharing your journey and I pray to have a day filled with this much joy as you are having. Thank you so so much again for allowing us into your life xoxoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:54 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Aleksandra, Thank you so much for your kind words. It warms my heart to know that I gave you the strength to take the next steps and I am so so proud of you. It’s not easy going down this road. Sending you lots of well wishes and strength as you continue on your journey! xoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 10:42 am

    Happygirl - I am SO so happy for you guys! You deserve this happiness so much and I can’t stop smiling at your news!! Amazing
    Congratulations to the two of you, I can’t wait to follow along on your journey, my first little bean is due in August too, it’s the most magical time!
    Take care of yourself xxxxxReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 10:45 am

    Anah - This is a beautiful journal of life’s greatest, yet scariest, blessing. I too struggled with fertility and it was the darkest time of my life. I now have two healthy girls, though the road getting there and after delivery was not easy. I am so happy for you and reading this brought so many tears and feelings of gratitude. I wish you the best. XxReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:52 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Thank you so so much Anah. So happy to hear you got your happy ending. <3ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 10:51 am

    Kaitlyn - Hi! Just wanted to say congrats! I have been following your journey since April and could not be happier for you! As I read your post, it reminded me of my sister’s journey with IVF. She now has three beautiful boys from IVF but she always spotted throughout her entire pregnancy. She said it was awful because she had the same nerves, but I just wanted to pass that on!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:31 am

    Gaiana - Dearest Kim! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Words cannot express how happy I am for you! Take good care of yourself, listen to your body, and all will be well and awesome!!!! HUGS!!!! 🙂 This made my day 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:35 am

    N.S - I am in a similar situation. We are dealing with male infertility. We have done multiple IUIs, 1 egg retrieval=13 eggs removed, 8 fertilized through ICSI, only two embryos. Those 2 were both failed transfers. I guess I wanted to know what type of infertility you guys have to see if we have hope for another round. Felt so defeated. We are taking a year off before trying again.ReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:42 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - I am sorry to hear about your struggles. We suffered from unexplained infertility which, after doing my egg retrievals, we found that the main problem was my egg quality having genetic issues. I think we all have our different challenges in the process and really, it’s a very expensive science experiment to see what combo of meds is going to help you get the best possible results for your own body. It’s so hard going through it all only to fail, but please don’t give up! Take the time off to reset your body and mind so you can come back fresh. I NEVER in 1 million years expected to do 3 rounds of egg retrievals, but if i hadn’t I would not be here today. We tried different meds and combos each time and the last time was my most successful with 3 healthy genetic embryos. This number was huge for me because I only got 1 embryo from ivf 1 and ivf 2. Sending you so much strength to get you through your next round. I have been there, and while it seems dark now, I know there is lightness at the end of this. xoxo KimReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:38 am

    Kathy - I have been following you for quite some time and my heart has just been broken thinking about the process that you have had to endure. I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! And I have been WAITING for this post – so thanks for having to write it ;-). Congratulations and much love from New Jersey 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:43 am

    Emily - I can’t be the only one who cried happy tears while reading this post. I have followed you, and Blake and Lola, for years. Thank you for letting us into your life and the process of IVF, both the ups and the downs. I am so incredibly happy for your family and what’s in store. Congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:45 am

    gem - Kim, I am so happy for you. Tears started welling up in my eyes reading this. You, Blake, Lola, and your little babe deserve all the happiness in the world. Your honesty and empathy have been so meaningful to all of your readers and followers. Wishing you the bestReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:49 am

    Marisa - Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you and so relieved your dream is finally coming true. I know it has not been easy but at least it will all be worth it. So happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:56 am

    Allison - I CANNOT LOVE THIS ENOUGH! So very happy for you. Your story sounds so much like mine. Currently sitting at 18 weeks 3 days and the wait in between my last sono and the one coming up has been torture compared to how things were with the fertility doc. Again, congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:57 am

    Amanda - Girl! I cried for you this morning! This was the best news I could have received today – that your journey is continuing and you’ll build your family. So excited for you and Blake and it continues to be inspiration to many who are in the same situation or preparing for IVF. Thank you for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS!


  • February 26, 2018 - 12:35 pm

    Sharon - I am so happy for you two!! Your baby truly is a little miracle and a blessing. I have followed you IVF journey and love your positivity and honesty. I am sooo happy for you!

  • February 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm

    Rose Fakkel-Pesch - Dear Kim and Blake and my little grandchild.
    We are sooo incredibly happy for you.
    It has been very hard not to be able to offer our embraces, hugs and comfort in person to you guys, when times were very difficult for you both, because of being in different parts of the country. East Coast versus West Coast.
    Thankful for technology, we have been able to communicate via face time, texting, whatsapp etc…
    The sad times are over.
    Now we can’t wait to welcome our precious Grandchild into the world, we share in your joy.
    We are so proud of you to have endured what you had to go through to get to this point, you are and will continue to be an inspiration to your IVF warrior friends.
    Love you Kim and Blake and precious BabyReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 12:46 pm

    Johanna - I’m legit trying not to cry at work right now! This is fantastic news. As I told my friend Kara after she got pregnant following infertility and a failed adoption, stay hopeful! I’m proof it can work out in the end. Take care of yourself and be as optimistic as possible! You’re proof there is a light at the end of the darkness.

    So so so happy for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm

    Bri - Omg I’m sooo happy for you guys!! I’ve been following along the whole time and I could not be more of a happy fan/reader!! Congratulations!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    Jenn - Still can’t believe it. So happy for you guys! XxReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:17 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - i honestly still cant believe it either. Such a beautiful blessing that i will never be able to express how grateful I am for! xoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 3:46 pm

    Tory - SO SO SO SO happy for you and Blake! I saw your photo at the top of my Instagram when I briefly checked it earlier and was instantly filled with such happiness and joy for the two of you. Thank you for sharing your story and I look forward to hearing more updates about Baby Lapides!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 4:05 pm

    Seppy - I wasn’t having a great day and when I saw your Instagram, it instantly lifted my mood.

    I don’t have children and I haven’t tried, nor do I have experience or knowledge about IVF and infertility issues. But your story captured me because it felt so real and I really felt for you and Blake.

    And to see the happy ending is wonderful news. I feel a bit emotionally invested in this story and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds!!

    Much love


  • February 26, 2018 - 5:02 pm

    Margarita - Congratulations!!! That beautiful smile says it all!!!!! My heart is so full of love and happiness for you and Blake! So excited for this new chapter in your life. Wishing you all the very best throughout your pregnancy!


  • February 26, 2018 - 5:18 pm

    Logan Christine - While I know IVF and infertility hasn’t be an experience you ever wanted to have, I’m so glad I got to read along side you during your process. It has been extremely educational to myself and I have also been incredibly inspired by yours and Blake’s spirits throughout the process. I can’t wait to hear more about the pregnancy on Insta and could not be more happy for you, Blake, and the pets 🙂 I’m curious to know if you’ll find out the sex of the little one or keep it a surprise. Either way I’m sure you’ll have fun shopping and decorating in preparation for the big day!

    Congrats again!
    xoxo Logan Christine

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:12 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Thank you so much Logan! Yes we know the sex and will plan to share that with everyone when the time is right. xoxoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 6:54 pm

    emme - I have been checking out your blog for updates for weeks! I only wanted to read your good news. I actually cried tears of joy for you- I prayed that you- a stranger- would be a mother soon. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you & Blake. Keep us all posted on your life during this amazing journey.
    I am so happy for you!ReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 3:10 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Ah amazing. Makes me so happy everyone is so invested in the story with me. Thank you so so much! xoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 7:45 pm

    K. Harris - Your blog has been a huge support for me as I began IVF in January. Your honesty and strength kept me positive and hopeful throughout the whole process. I just love your attitude and outlook and got teary reading your announcement today. I am so happy for you!ReplyCancel

    • February 27, 2018 - 2:59 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Katie, that makes me so happy to hear I have been a support for you through your IVF. Honestly, I haven’t always been able to be so positive but its something I have fought to do. It really helped me through these last stages. Good thoughts and vibes for you! xoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 11:26 pm

    Sarah Satongar - What a beautiful post, I was teary eyed reading this! Congratulations to you both, I’m looking forward to following your journey. Although I have never been through infertility I have just had my rainbow baby and can identify with the constant worrying during pregnancy.

    Sending you lots of love!

    Sarah | http://www.sarahsatongar.comReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2018 - 2:54 am

    Erica - Thank you so much for sharing your story. My husband and I tried for about 2 years and surprisingly got pregnant naturally. While I didn’t go through IVF, I completely understand how you felt when you saw other people getting pregnant all around you. Now I am 16 weeks (right ahead of you) and feeling great. My symptoms have been almost exactly the same as yours minus the spotting and I can say I’m feeling more like myself every day. Anyway, just wanted to say congrats and thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2018 - 4:30 am

    Carly - Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2018 - 6:05 am

    Alejandra Garza - I still can’t believe it! And if I’m feeling all these things I can’t even imagine how are YOU feeling! Omg. I’m so so happy for you! I wish you all the very best, I hope that your pregnancy continues to be a great experience for you both and most of all I hope and wish and pray for you to have the most beautiful and healthy baby ever because you truly deserve that. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the reminder that our female body is amazingly strong!
    Congratulations from the bottom of my heart ❣️ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2018 - 8:15 am

    Scarlet - This is the best! So happy for you three. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 1, 2018 - 6:56 am

    Sophie - Once again, congratulations!!! As told over on DM, I’ve been checking every now and then since your embryo transfer, even more than before. I have some kind of a sixth sense (I was following up a colleague at work as the isn’t very fertile and had to take hormones. I knew she’d be pregnant right away and she was!), so kinda was very positive for you and thought this time would be a success.
    I’m personally not having this struggle yet…we’ve been trying 8 months (which is said to be normal) but I might have some thyroid issues (going to get test done tomorrow) so let’s hope for the best though!
    Again, congrats to you both and enjoy your pregnancy! And thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • March 1, 2018 - 9:04 am

    Tamara - Wow… what a story! Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing!! I will share this with friends going through similar issues as an ounce of hope in those times you just feel defeated. My husband and I went through fertility issues as well and had a MC, but I’m happy say we welcomed our 1st baby boy 2 1/2 weeks ago! Our rainbow baby!ReplyCancel

  • March 1, 2018 - 2:46 pm

    Tanna Barker - I check in ocassionally hoping to see this news. Thank god it’s finally happened!ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2018 - 11:44 am

    jiya - 4.5 yrs ttc
    6 iuis – 1 ectopic pregnancy
    1 ivf – 1 egg retrieved ! got pregnant but no heartbeat at 8 weeks
    diagnosis : Endometriosis – had surgery

    now starting ivf again this month. What is that one advice you can give me please. Except relaxing ReplyCancel

    • March 5, 2018 - 4:38 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Breaks my heart to hear about your struggles. I am wishing you nothing but love and light as you move into your next round of IVF. I think my biggest advice would be to have hope, stay strong and never give up!! Wishing you all the luck in the world. xoxo KimReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2018 - 6:32 pm

    sj - We tried naturally for 1.5 years, have been going to the fertility clinic for last 1.5 years..failed my fourth IUI today..i am devastated..but, your post gives me hope. I have been following your ivf journey for a while, and checked occasionally to see if there is some good news..and finally there is 🙂 Congratulations 🙂ReplyCancel

    • March 6, 2018 - 2:08 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - I am so sorry to hear about your own fertility struggles SJ. I know you will get your rainbow. STAY STRONG! Don’t give up. xoxoReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2018 - 1:53 am

    Jody Winter - “…those devil sticks”. Love it. And love this news. Heartfelt congratulations from across the Pacific Ocean!ReplyCancel

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