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The Monday Snapshot – Hope


Remember this post? Looking back, that was just CRAZY of me.  What was I thinking buying sleepers for an embryo that was only 4w2d old?  I remember people saying that they hoped I didn’t jinx myself.

Today’s post proves that you cannot jinx a pregnancy.

You just can’t!

These sleepers are sized 3-6 months – and that should have worked for the Halloween season.  However, Bryson is 17.6 pounds this morning, so I am in a rush to get these particular sleepers worn in the next two weeks or so.  For some reason, they are just special to me.  We talked about giving them to someone – but they symbolize too much.

They symbolize MY hope!

This is my contribution to the Monday Snapshot hosted at PAIL.  Go check it out!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

13 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Hope

  1. I realized during the IF battle, hope is a great and terrible thing. I am so glad your hope turned out to be so positive and CUTE!!!!!!!!

  2. YAY for hope!! I love it. 🙂

  3. When you bought those sleepers, I bought a fall/winter maternity wardrobe. After things didn’t work out for me on that FET I was sure to throw them away, but you held on to hope and inspired me to do the same. I’m now breaking out some of those cool weather items for the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I held on to that hope and when I slip into my maternity jeans and a comfy long sleeve shirt I can’t help but smile 🙂 Thank you for holding on to hope and inspiring me to do the same 😀

  4. I have to admit, I didn’t buy anything for baby boy for a long time. I bought some stuff for my first pregnancy and then when I lost it, those reminders were just too hard to have around. I didn’t buy anything during my first pregnancy for the longest time because I was so worried about having even more reminders of a loss. Same with this pregnancy, and I was SO GLAD I didn’t really need to get anything new so I didn’t have to worry about it. When my MIL started buying clothes after we found out it was a boy I made her keep them at her house. I guess once you’ve been burned, it’s hard to have that hope again. Even now, four weeks from my due date, I still have a hard time buying things for this baby. But I suppose I have to at this point.

    I’m so glad those onsies are a happy memory for you now. That is awesome.

  5. I am so glad you had hope and hung onto it the entire way. And now look at those sleepers! And really, look at that boy!!! Can I please come to your house and just squeeze him and snuggle him?!? I honestly can’t get enough of his photos. He is so happy and really just looks like a perfect doll. And umm.. he will be weighing more than my 20 month old very very soon I would say! Eek!

  6. I do remember that post!! Good for you thinking ahead when it comes to clothes. I am guilty of only pulling them out once the baby hits that age (3-6 months or whatever it may be) and sometimes it’s too late and the clothes don’t fit and we don’t even get to wear them once! I’ve been better with Drake, and he’s been seen sporting some Christmas attire already. 🙂 Your hope has turned into your reality. Many blessings my friend!

    • So many times, even now, I pull out things that are too small already. I don’t think there’s any way around that. Drives me crazy!

      We have a Christmas sleeper that both boys wore when they were 1 month old. I had no idea it was a Christmas sleeper – I just saw the firetruck on it and bought it. HA!

  7. I remember that beauty of a post. Hope is such a tough cookie – so wonderful and so exhausting. I am so glad that you had hope back then and that the sleepers are a perfect fit for your wonderful boy – even if it’s a bit earlier than you expected!!! 🙂

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