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Thursday, January 1, 2015

the best is yet to come | a trumpette giveaway


a year ago today, 
i woke up in Denver for my final egg retrieval at CCRM. it was the last procedure of that kind that i'd ever do. and boy does it feel good to say that.

when i look back at mid-january 2014, i remember the depth of despair that i felt when all of my embryos were abnormal. it was a heartbreaking outcome after all that we'd put into it. two very pricy back-to-back IVF cycles in Denver. we had so much hope that we'd get at least one normal embryo to transfer. just one shot. and it didn't work out.

but if you would've told me, "don't you worry because next year at this time, you'll be almost 30 weeks pregnant with a precious little boy"… i would never have believed you. i wouldn't have been able to imagine how full my heart would be in just a year's time. growing this little guy has brought me more happiness and healed years of deep wounds and scars inflicted by infertility. 
all of this is to say…

don't ever give up.
the best is yet to come...
even if you can't even imagine it right now. 
may 2015 bring you all the love and happiness your heart desires.

and in celebration of the new year….
i've teamed up with trumpette to bring you another incredible giveaway. in the october giveaway, i shared some of the reasons why i love this brand. they carry fun, unique children's apparel and gifts. perfect for a hope chest (for ttc sisters) or new little miracle baby.


this time, it is a two winner giveaway. 

The Perfect "Girl" Gift Set
Pink BABY schlepp bag
Mon Cheri baby socks
(valued at $143.50)

AND

The Perfect "Boy" Gift Set
Light Blue BABY schlepp bag
Baby Charles baby socks
(valued at $143.50)

you have until Thursday, January 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST to enter in this fabulous giveaway. just click into the rafflecopter widget below and follow the easy steps to rack up entries. don't forget to mention whether you prefer the girl or boy gift set in the comments. 
good luck and happy 2015!

a Rafflecopter giveaway






87 comments:

Anne Stewart said...

I would LOVE this for baby #2!

Anne Stewart said...

I would prefer the boy set :))

Jennifer T said...

Love this post. What a difference a year can make!!!
I would LOVE to win the boy prize.

sam said...

You have provided a lot of inspiration for me. We are having a miracle girl in May.

Northern Star said...

I'm so happy that a year later, you are 30 weeks pregnant. This is such a happy year!

Heidi said...

I have their sneaker socks for Kyle and I love them!!

JoJo said...

Love ur giveaways! Happy new year!

Rebecca said...

Love this! Just blogged about the differences between this year and last, as I sit here almost 34 weeks pregnant with a baby girl! Because of this, I would love to win the GIRL set!!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Such a fun giveaway! So glad 2015 will be the year you bring home your baby xoxo

Stephanie Johnson said...

Cute giveaway. My second boy is due one month from today.

GiTa Prasad said...

Would love this for my baby girl due next month

Alyssa @ SimplyMcNamara said...

I would love this for my little girl due in April!

Erika said...

I love Trumpette socks- Millie just got some for Christmas and they are fabulous! :)

Amber Ludwig said...

It's so amazing how one little "egg" can turn into something so absolutely amazing and beautiful! How that one life can change how we see the world! Thank you for this giveaway and the reminder of just how precious our little ones are! Happy new year to you and your family!

The Preppy Vegan said...

What a wonderful way to end the year and know your dreams will come true in 2015!

Michelle said...

This is a great giveaway, thank you!

Ann Raye said...

This would be so great for my cousin. She's having a baby in two months!

Elizabeth said...

would love the boy set for my little guy!

Lindsay lynheartslife said...

so cute! would life the baby boy set for our little one due in june :)

Lory said...

So happy for you and that your baby boy is close to being in your arms.
Really have no preference but I secretly hope for a girl...so girl set :)

Allison said...

The boy set is perfect for my IVF miracle baby boy. I am so excited for Baby Sunshine to arrive! XOXO

Megan Karabon said...

I would love to win this giveaway as we're looking to expand our family soon! :)

waiting and wishing said...

It's so true, the wounds that are healed during pregnancy are astounding. I actually didn't realize how deep they were until they began to heal. Feeling true happiness and joy was a huge eye opener to how sad I had been without even fully knowing it. I'm so happy you've been able to experience it!!!

Jessica said...

Love this post - I know it will bring some much needed encouragement to other mamas who are ttc. And loving the precious giveaway too. Thanks for hosting, Jessah. We'd be so happy to win the girl package for baby girl K, arriving in May:)

Natasha said...

I would give the boy set to my friend who is expecting her rainbow baby boy in March! Thank you for this opportunity.

Amy said...

Such a sweet giveaway! Love the little boy socks! :)

Seth and Kristen said...

I would love to give this as a gift to my sister who is currently pregnant

wifey121 said...

Thank you for this. I needed this encouragement. I'm so happy for you. I hope 2015 brings my rainbow baby.

Elena @ baby Ridley bump said...

Thank you for your words of inspiration!! So hard not to be discouraged sometimes, but its stories like yours that keep us going!! Happy New Year! Xoxo!!

Amanda Hoyt said...

would love to win for a friend - that's having her rainbow girl in a few months (that I will be SO BLESSED to photograph the birth!) :-)

Sillymama said...

Just had to say how much I LOVE this post!!! Smiling big!

Emily H. said...

I have recently discovered your blog, as 2014 was the year I was diagnosed with "bad eggs" and 0.012 AMH at 29 years old. I am now on a list to adopt an embryo, and hope for a miracle baby in 2015 (I have a feeling it will be a boy - so that is what my hope chest contains!). Thanks so much for sharing your journey.

Lanie said...

It is really amazing what can happen in a just a year. I am so happy for you, A, and looking forward to the arrival of baby sunshine!

Ashley Kimble said...

Love the baby bags! So cute!

Renee Smith said...

I can't imagine all you've been through to get to this point. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes for you!

Aubrey said...

Happy, happy New Year to you!!! XO

Amanda said...

I remember cycling with you last December/January... things certainly didn't turn out the way either of us were hoping out of that mess, huh? So thankful that 2014 brought you Kelly and eventually this little man! Love that this time next year we'll be celebrating YOU and all that you accomplished in 2015!

AM said...

It truly is amazing how things can change in just a year. Love your advice about not giving up. Your an inspiration to so many. Thanks for being you and for always be so real in your blog. May happiness and health fill your new year!

Antonia from tinyJoys. said...

We found out we were expecting a little miss two weeks ago and this would be perfect to welcome her home with in May.

Jessica Hiltz said...

I love the little socks...either set would be wonderful! :)

E.J. Flambert said...

Would love this! Either would be wonderful for me, too!

tina mccallum said...

Would be thrilled to win this!!! I especially love that bag with the word "baby" on it! Hope you had an awesome New Year's!

tina mccallum said...

The girl set would be awesome!

Lindsey said...

I'm expecting a babygirl 04/21/15 i would really love the pink set please and thank you!!!!

Shannon Guindin said...

I SO want to win this for baby g! baby blue for our sweet baby boy!

Bianca Andrea said...

Happy to have stumbled along your blog via Trumpette

Renee Smith said...

Forgot to mention that I have girls, so the girl set would be best for us:) thanks

Macky said...

Such a good giveaway! Thank you!

Klizb said...

Too too cute! The girl set would be my first choice =)

Claire Goldsby said...

Baby Boy :)

Lindsey Gage said...

You are so right about the difference a year can make and the healing that can take place. 30 weeks?!? Wowza! So excited for you! 😘

Laura @ Making Baby Provence said...

I didn't remember the exact timing on your last cycle to when you got pregnant. That gives me hope for 2015. It seems like a year just isn't much time, but it's amazing how much things really can change in that 365 days. Thanks for always being such a great inspiration to me!

Also, thanks for continuining to do such great giveaways. You get your hands on some awesome goodies!

Vicki -vwsalamon@gmail.com said...

I would love to win this for our rainbow baby boy. He's five weeks old today!!

Katherine said...

Would love to be pregnant again to use this :) !!

Maura said...

Ahh! I would love the boy package for our sweet boy!

Amanda Temple said...

Congratulations on your baby. I have lost two babies at Christmas the last two years and hope we have a baby coming soon! I love the Trumpette brand and know a very deserving friend who could use this for her little one (girl) coming soon!

C said...

I would love the boy set for baby #2. He will be here in one month!! :D

Ashley P said...

So cute! I'd love to win the boy set.

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! Would love to win either set!

Danielle Moore (CoachWife0801) said...

I would to win the girl for my twins!

Katelyn @ Real Housewife of Greenville said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I would love to win the girl set for our little girl arriving this spring!

kbmom said...

So cute! I'd take either :) I have two boys and would gift the girl set ;)

Marya Mann said...

This would come in handy! Such a fun giveaway. Thanks

Carrie H. said...

We are having another boy in April! with 3 boys & a husband, I am going to have the stinkiest, messiest, loudest house ever.

Joe joe said...

This would be so great, thank you for the chance.

Valentyna said...

Your beautiful blog inspires me to be hopeful everyday! We have our Beta test on Wednesday 1/7/15! After the first failed IVF, we are extremely hopeful and positive!

Katie @ The Macarthurs Lately said...

Your post had me tearing up at the beginning. So excited for you friend.

ReginaW said...

I know someone who could use this! !

Sarah ruggiano said...

Would love this for baby boy

Miriam Meltzer said...

So beautiful - I love this brand!!

Lori said...

I would love to win the Boy set!

ashlielock@yahoo.com said...

Would love for my baby girl

tblausey said...

Would love to win! ♡♡♡

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

Trumpette is one of my favorite baby style!

Melanie Fee said...

Awww, this it such a rad giveaway... thanks for the super sweet chance!

Alice Anne said...

We've got a baby boy coming soon. :) Thanks for the opportunity.

Ashley Dennis said...

I am so happy for you. What a beautiful giveaway. I just found out I'm having a baby girl yesterday! I would love the pink.

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

I am pretty sure that my baby girl and I would love this little package :)

Diana Cote said...

This is so cute, I have no doubt my friend who just had a baby girl over Christmas would love this. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

We too, also took many year to conceive our son. He is a true miracle and I love him so much. He will be 2 next week.

Summer I.

I would prefer a girl one.

Unknown said...

I prefer the girl set for my daughters friend who is expecting a girl in March, thanks!

Jennifer Lyn Bell said...

I am pregnant with a little girl and due in 8 weeks. This would be an adorable collection to own!

Monica Powell said...

I would love the chance to win the girl set for my cousin who is expecting her first little one this March.

Sarah Parker said...

I'd love this for my baby coming in April! Don't know if it's a boy or a girl, though, so I can't choose which set!

Eve+Ash said...

My sister is having a girl in May. This would be so perfect!

DeeM said...

A tender story! Would love the boy set!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your impending arrival! I'm sure he's going to be the most adorable little boy :)

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