Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fertility Update AND Beauty Favorites: Mascara

Before we get into the probably-boring-to-you topic of makin' babies (pronounced beh-behs), we should probably talk about makeup. Per usual with my "beauty favorites", I like to the highlight products that make me smile and that I think are worth your hard earned money. Prime example: these mascaras are where it's at...
L'Oreal Miss Manga ($7.99) - I love the flexibility of the wand and the way that it "perfectly clumps" my lashes together. It does it in a good way - not a scary way! Also, it's a dupe for the Too Faced mascara (below).

Too Faced Better Than Sex ($23) - I am head-over-heels for the brush tip of this wand! If I had to pick an absolute favorite mascara in all the land, this would be my winner. It gives my lashes so much volume!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes ($23) - The brush head of this mascara will separate each and every.single.lash on your eyes! I just love that. On the daily, I use this mascara first, and then I top it with one of the other two mascaras. Voila! Perfection.

As if this blog post isn't already amazing enough, I bring you good news. I'm not pregnant yet, but we are getting closer (hopefully). I finally got my IVF calendar, which basically means that we are at the point of starting the process. Here's a little breakdown:
  • Starting on July 23rd, I will begin taking fertility medication. Not sure when I will stop taking meds, but it will be daily for several days or weeks.  
  • However, I will stop taking birth control on July 26th... Thank goodness.
  • Our egg retrieval day is expected to be on August 14th if all goes according to plan.
  • August 19th is the estimated date for our embryo transfer (eek!).
We have already gotten the money situation squared away. It's scary to even think about how much money this will cost us, but we are pursuing a dream of ours, and sometimes dreams cost money! Plus, as one of my girlfriends put it, once you have kids, you'll always be poor since they cost so much money - why not start now??? Haha!
Peace and blessings y'all.

19 comments:

  1. Oooh! That's exciting news! Good luck.
    Have you seen the video of the woman in Rosenberg who has the baby in the hospital drive way?! O.o It's been on facebook for the past day or two. Check it out.

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  2. So excited for you and what God has planned for you. Praying calmness and strength as your begin this journey.

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  3. Exciting!! Will be keeping my fingers crossed & prayers said!!

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  4. So I just commented and it's not showing up....I guess it got ate by the interwebs. Anyway...what I said was I want to try that Too Faced mascara and I'm so excited and hopeful for y'all to have a successful IVF experience!! You've been so positive through all of this and that's a beautiful thing!

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  5. How exciting! Also, thanks for the recommendation of Too Faced mascara. I'm pretty loyal to Diorshow, but always looking for new things to try.

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  6. Good luck to you guys! I just had my retrieval yesterday, ended up with 34 eggs retrieved. Haven't heard how many fertilized yet, but we are hopeful it's a good number. Can't wait to hear more about your progress!

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  7. I've been wanting to try the Too Faced mascara -- I like that the L'Oreal is a dupe and much cheaper! And exciting things are ahead!! Prayers everything goes well!

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  8. Very exciting! Good luck and prayers for y'all!!

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  9. August!!! That is right around the corner! So awesome!

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  10. Prayers prayers prayers girl! So excited for you and your future fam :)

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  11. So exciting girl!! I'm also a fan of the Too Faced one and will have to try that Miss Manga, I love L'Oreal mascaras so I'm sure I'll love it :)

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  12. I will have to try the Miss Manga!! And I will be thinking about you guys and praying all goes well! It's getting close. So exciting!!!

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  13. Dreams do cost money!! And I am so happy to hear that you are close to making yours come true! Keep us updated!! :)

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  14. I'm going to try that Miss Manga mascara. I hope IVF is successful for you! I'm always here to chat.

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  15. I HAVE THIS FEELING!!! Wanted to talk about it when I saw ya yesterday!!! Good vibes!

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    1. Aww thanks girlfriend! I have good feelings about this round!!!

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  16. I hope this is the winning ticket! I really, really do!

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  17. Bets of luck to y'all! And I'm glad to hear something about the Miss Manga. I've been wanting to give it a try!

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  18. I found your blog through Amie's blog, Is It Time Yet? I'm so glad I did! Good luck on your IVF cycle! Can't wait to follow along!

    Ashley
    Man and Wife and Two Fur Babies

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