While these photos were taken over a year ago, I somehow forgot to post them! I was looking through my photo hard drive and stumbled upon these beauties. You can tell they are older because of my short hair. Are we missing my short hair??…

It’s been awhile since I gave you all a proper update on our infertility journey. A lot of you have been keeping up with me on instagram and continue to motivate me every day to share our story with you all. I have been sharing updates…

  • August 1, 2017 - 2:32 am

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog - You are so brave, and so kind for sharing your journey so openly on the internet! I feel like I’m right there with you as you face the different emotions. Best, best, best of luck! You got it!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • August 1, 2017 - 9:03 am

    Kate - Ahh Kim, I felt like I was reading each word with bated breath. Sending nothing but the most positive vibes your way. I’ve known too many women who have struggled in various way, both with IVF and miscarriage (my sister lost 5 babies along the way before she ended up with her gorgeous family of 3 boys!) and you just never know what people are going through. But in all the cases I’ve encountered, there has eventually been happy endings and I know there will be for you too!! Lots of love & hugs to you and Blake. I can’t wait to read the happy news someday.ReplyCancel

    • August 1, 2017 - 10:00 am

      eat.sleep.wear. - Kate, Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I know you are a CRAZY busy woman. Thank you again for the positive vibes and love <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 10:46 am

    Jennifer - Your willingness to be so open is inspiring. Even though I don’t have experience with this struggle, it’s a good reminder to stay positive no matter what life throws at you. I have been following along and am praying for your happy ending! I know it will come!ReplyCancel

    • August 1, 2017 - 12:11 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Thank you so much Jennifer. It’s so true. Everyone has their own struggles and positivity and alot of HOPE will help us get through. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 11:10 am

    Kristin - The journey through IVF is never an easy one and it takes amazing courage and strength to share this personal journey with the world. To lose that sense of identity as a woman is one of the hardest feelings for her to face and to have to do it silently can take a toll on you, no matter how strong you are. Using your platform to give those other women a sense of belonging is a beautiful thing and the respect I have for you is indescribable. Thank you for being the voice to the millions of women out there fighting the same battle everyday. When the time is right, you will get your baby and I look forward to reading the exciting news! Keep strong and positive! We are all with you through your journey.ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 1:27 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - I am so glad I can help woman (and men) in any small way. I am blessed to have a platform to bring awareness to such an important issue that many face. We will keep our hope alive. Thank you for the warm thoughts. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    Kylie - Thank you for being so honest. My husband and I just started our journey. Although I have numerous medical issues and abdominal surgeries, IVF struggles are the same for all of us. I needed this, thanks for sharing your story and more importantly your faith and hope in the process.ReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Kim - Your story brings me to tears and I pray that you have the strength to carry on to wherever God may lead you. Just two years ago, my sister was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 34- right as she was hoping to add a second baby to her family. She was heartbroken when the doctors told her she would not be able to have another baby because of her type of tumor (estrogen driven) as well as the medications she would be on for the next ten years. IVF was not an option for them financially and time was of the essence to get her started on chemo. Well- here we are two years later and my sister (who is cancer free now!) and her husband are fostering to adopt a beautiful baby girl, through an agency here in LA. She was “delivered” to them on Mother’s Day at just 5 days old. However you choose and are able to grow your family- never give up. You have options. It will happen for you two. Love and Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 1:24 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Kim, My heart breaks for your sister and her struggle. I can’t even imagine. I totally agree with you that however my family finds me, I will be a mother. Your story is so touching and I am so happy for your sister being cancer-free and enjoying motherhood. What a blessing. If I ever go down that road, I will be sure to reach out. xoxo KimReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    Lauren - Kim,
    Thank you for continuing to share your story. As a fellow IVF warrior mama, my and my husbands hearts are with your and Blake’s. Chin up, you are doing amazing. Sending good vibes your way from the east coast!ReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 4:10 pm

    Natalie Fernandez - Infertility is definitely the hardest thing I have ever done. I love 3 babies before each of my girls and honestly can’t say it made me stronger but what it did do was made me appreciate every damn day with both of them. I am sending you so much light and love in these insanely hard days. Thank you so much for being so strong to share your journey.ReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 5:29 pm

    Tory - Every time you post an IVF update I am once again reminded how strong you, and every other woman/couple going through IVF, are. While I have not tried to have any children yet, I am eternally grateful for you and others like you that choose to share their stories. So many women and couples hide their struggles with infertility so thank you for sharing your story to let those who are having difficult know that they are not alone. I am sending you a million good vibes and I am so excited to one day share in your joy when you share with us that you are expecting a miracle baby! Oh, and before I forget, eat that ice cream! You most definitely deserve it.ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 1:12 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Thank you so much. I will most definitely be eating the ice cream. Thanks for the well wishes! xoReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 5:41 pm

    Kritsida - It’s so great of you to share your story! Good luck! I know everything will work out perfectly!
    x. kritsida

  • August 1, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Miyan - Wow- you are so amazing for sharing the depths of your story and journey with us. Thank you for being so honest and transparent . This hits close to home as I have recently stopped taking my birth control and hubby and I talk about growing our family but I have no idea what our journey looks like .ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 12:20 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Miyan, I am so happy to share this with you all. Best of luck to you and hoping its a quick path to baby. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    Kristen - I found your blog with your first IVF post. Thank you for sharing the updates. I’m on the journey as well and taking a bunch of vitamins before another round. It’s a crazy journey. Amazing on one hand because we get the opportunity to go on it. But also discouraging and hard when things don’t go as planned.

    Wishing you the best in your next steps!ReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    Kristen - Thanks for sharing. Your words are as if spoken from my own heart. Infertility is the most difficult struggle I have ever experienced. The sense of being so out of control of your own body is so difficult and something you described so well. After two very successful egg retrievals that yielded no genetically normal embryos, we finally had one precious normal embryo from our third retrieval. Only to get a negative pregnancy test a few days ago. So devastating. As I’ve spent the past few days struggling with whether or not to continue our ivf journey, reading your post was comforting and a reminder that there is still hope and that is what we must cling to. Thank you! And prayers for you for a successful outcome! And soon!ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 12:19 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Kristen, Thank you for your message. My heart is breaking as I read about your negative test. It’s so hard. Sending you the biggest hug and know that you miracle is still waiting for you 🙂 xo, KimReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2017 - 11:53 pm

    Merl - oh sweet friend, my heart goes out to you and Blake for this long, arduous journey and I truly hope at the end you will have a happy, healthy baby to call your own. Thank you for sharing your story and letting other women know they aren’t alone in these struggles as they are heart breakingly more common than we all think. sending you kittens all the love and strength ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 12:15 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Merl, Thank you so so much for your love. Thank you for sending me all the kittens. Kindred spirits. Miss you! xoReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2017 - 12:57 am

    MJ - Kim, your story is incredibly inspirational. Thank you for sharing it with us. Stay strong and positive. Im sure you will have your miracle some day in the near future, but meanwhile ill be sendig my love and prayers for you and Blake. Not sure if you belive in God but im certain that His timing is perfect and He has bigger plans for your family. All my love from Honduras.ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2017 - 3:17 am

    Kelly Golightly - I am sending all my love your way. I hope you don’t mind me saying, but I feel like you are already a mother. Selfless, strong, vulnerable, brave and willing to do anything for your baby and family. A true mama bear.

    I have nothing but positive vibes and can see your future, bright and beautiful.

    Love you and admire your strength and vulnerability. Your future baby is SO lucky to have you as his/her mama xoxoxoxoxooxo.ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 12:10 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Thank you so much Kelly. Means the world and happy to have you on our side! <3ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2017 - 3:32 am

    Sophie - Truly hoping this time will be with great results Kim! Cannot believe an ERA test costs this much! Wouldn’t even be able to pay that! Anyways, if you can, it’s definitely all worth it to do such tests.
    Praying for you two and crossing my fingers!ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2017 - 4:15 am

    Eve Lorigan - Wow, I can relate to so much of what you’ve written here. I love following your journey, You write about it so well. This journey is a real struggle but I will never regret going through the fight. I find the bloating and feeling totally out of control with what’s happening my body very difficult. I think it’s important to keep the love, hope & sense of humour going as much as possible. Wishing you the very best with your next transfer.ReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 12:09 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - The body changes and not being able to have any control is very, very hard. I know it seems so insignificant to outsiders not enduring this process but it’s every small things that add up to be a hard process. Thank you for sharing with me and for your well wishes. Best of luck to you as well! xoReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2017 - 6:32 am

    Megan - Wow! Thank you for sharing. While we are a year out from our fourth, final and successful IVF, I wanted to let you know I have been where you and thousands of others have been and I so appreciate your comments about Plan B. As a planner, it was my biggest struggle during the process; learning that things don’t always go as planned and you have to learn to go with the flow. I, like you, never got many eggs – rd 1 = 4, rd 2 = 1, rd 3 = cancelled, rd 4 = 5 of mine and 8 donor eggs…I now have a beautiful biological little girl after only 2 of those 13 eggs made it to day 3 (both mine). Good luck. We are praying for you!!

    Our whole story of loss and hope is posted for others @ mercantileandmadness.comReplyCancel

    • August 2, 2017 - 12:03 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Thank you for sharing your story with me. My heart breaks for the journey you have been on but your miracle is here!!!!! Thank you for your well wishes and support. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • August 3, 2017 - 8:09 pm

    Megan - Thank you for sharing your story. There is still such an (unnecessary) stigma associated with infertility and I find you to be very brave. As a fellow IVF warrior, I wish you nothing but the best. We did two cycles (the first one, very sadly, ended at 15 weeks gestation) and the second led to our oldest daughter. Just after we met with our RE to start the next cycle, were miraculously blessed by getting pregnant on our own, which led to the birth of our second daughter.

    Infertility is all-encompassing, it truly takes over your life. I hope that one day it will be a distant memory. I am not saying this to discount how you are currently feeling (AT ALL) because my fertility struggles were the toughest times in my life… I only wish to give you hope that this won’t be your life forever.

    I read your post and I cried. I cried for you. I cried for myself. I cried for all of the women and men who so desperately want to start their family and are having trouble doing so.

    I truly wish you all the best. Thank you again for being so honest.ReplyCancel

    • August 4, 2017 - 1:14 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Megan, thank you for your message. What a beautiful story. I am so happy that you got your rainbow baby and then your miracle of a second daughter. Thank you for your well wishes of hope and love. Hug those girls tight for me today. xoxo KimReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    Emme - my only comment- you are in my prayers-ReplyCancel

  • August 6, 2017 - 9:42 am

    yadi - I’ve been reading your blog for years. I think this is the first time I actually read a full post. Had to re-read some sentences, also. I’m sending lots of love and good thoughts your way. I had my own miracle baby 3.5 years ago. Blessings!ReplyCancel

    • August 6, 2017 - 6:14 pm

      eat.sleep.wear. - Awe, well thank you for taking the time to read this post. I know my others are MUCH shorter. So glad you go your miracle baby. Thank you for the well wishes! xoReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2017 - 7:38 am

    Tracey - Thank you for continuing to share your story with us. As I said before I will continue to check on you because us followers are on this journey with you and Blake and we’re here for the both of you and your family.ReplyCancel

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