the monday snapshot – Amanda

Amanda of Our Grisworld is going to open up the week for us with her contribution to the The Monday Snapshot – an evolution of the MMM feature, meant to bring the PAIL blogroll to life by giving its members a chance to feature themselves and make new connections. 

If you would like to be featured on The Monday Snapshot, please sign-up here!

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Almost three years ago my husband and I started our TTC journey. We thought it would only take a matter of months….oh how naive we were. After months of negative pregnancy tests, failed cycles and chemical pregnancies something finally worked. We were able to welcome two new baby girls into our family three weeks ago today. I still can’t believe they are ours. It still catches me off guard when I see them laying in their sleepers, in the swings or even when I’m holding them in my arms. We actually have two children that are going to be with us forever. It’s just so hard to believe that they are actually our babies.\

I’m not sure how long this phase will last and when we will really start feeling like this is reality and not some dream we are living. We both are so in love with these two little girls and so grateful that they are ours to cuddle, console, and cherish.

I could sit around all day long with these two snuggled up on my chest snoozing away. I’m so thankful I get to be their mom.

Amanda

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Now, get to know a little more about Amanda with her answers to the Monday Snapshot “5 Questions”:

1) How long have you been blogging and how did you get started?

How long have you been blogging and how did you get started?: I have been blogging since January of 2012. My husband and I had been TTC for about a year and a half at that point and were about to have our first appointment with our RE. I spent a lot of time browsing other infertility blogs and reading about personal experiences with infertility procedures. I then decided I wanted to document our journey and use blogging as a way to connect with others who were also struggle with infertility.

2) Tell us a little about your ALI journey and your family (3-4 sentences):

Tell us a little about your ALI journey and your family (3-4 sentences).: We had been TTC naturally for a little over a year before we found out my husband had a severe low sperm count and that there was a very low chance we’d conceive on our own. We attempted two IUIs which were both negative. Our first IVF cycle and FET from that cycle both brought early losses. We gave IVF another try and it brought us our twin girls. We are due in July of 2013. We also have two fur-babies: our cat Ivy and dog Sadie.

3) What makes you unique in the blogging world? (e.g. special talent, rare diagnosis, life experience)?

What makes you unique in the blogging world? (e.g. special talent, rare diagnosis, life experience)?: I try to post about topics that others who are pregnant in the ALI community can relate to. I love seeking advice from other mammas and posting about my experiences with twin pregnancy and am hopeful that others find my posts informative and helpful.

4) One word to describe yourself: 

affable

5) What blog or website (IF or not) would you recommend to others? Why?

Currently, I love connecting with other Twinkie mammas. But, one of my favorite IF blogs to date has been my pal, Stupid Stork. She is hilarious and all her posts are so fun to read.

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As always, we want to see your Monday Snapshot as well, so please comment below with a link to your post– and of course, go visit Amanda of Our Grisworld.

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Comments

  1. I love this pic of you and your babes so much 🙂 That snuggly newborn phase is so exhilarating and exhausting, all at the same time. Soak it in!

  2. I love that picture…so adorable. I remember you getting your positive test with these girls….I was so excited I could barely contain myself. It’s been a blast getting to know you and watch these little bundles come into this world!! And I love Stupid Stork too….never fails to bring a smile to my face!! I’m behind on pics this week so I won’t have a contribution 😦 maybe next week!

  3. Congrats on your two sweet girls! That picture is adorable; soak up all the cuddles you can get! Here is my contribution for the week: http://blawndesblawg.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-monday-snapshot-scrub-dub-x-2.html

  4. What a beautiful photo of you and your sweet girls!! 🙂

    Also.. I really need to get back into Monday Snapshots!!!

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