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Life as it happens…

My people! My friends! So sorry for the radio silence. We’ve been… you know, living life and stuff. And then sometimes I’m like, OH YEAH I HAVE A BLOG!

My beloved had a birthday… so there was that. He bought himself a birthday present a few months ago in the form of a dirt bike, so all I had to do was pamper him and make him one of these:

Nick's Birthday Oreo Cheesecake {Sawdust and Embryos}

Oreo Cheesecake y’all. Here’s the recipe. You’re welcome.

We got our garden planted… and by we I mean NICK. But don’t feel bad for him. It’s his jam.

Our garden 2014 {Sawdust and Embryos}

This past weekend, we traveled to SE Iowa to visit some of Nick’s family. I got to go garage saling with my MIL and the sisters. They’re getting to be real good sports about going from house to house and digging through other people’s stuff. I’m grooming them to be bargain-hunters.

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I managed to steal my new baby nephew, Paxton for a good hour. I just sat with him and watched him sleep.

Paxton {Sawdust and Embryos}

I knew it was reckless, but I let myself think about my embryos. I started thinking about what their facial features might look like, and whether they’re boys, girls, or one of each. Will I get to touch their chubby fingers? Or listen to them breathe while they sleep? Will they ever know my love for them?

It felt good to think of my embryos as tiny people, but it was still reckless. My heart literally aches for them.

FET {Sawdust and Embryos}

Yesterday, I drove 3 hours for them to take blood at check my Estrogen levels. My body IS responding to the Lupron injections, and everything is still on track! So this is good news! Things are happening! It’s getting closer!

I want to thank you guys SO HARD for being so encouraging and supportive. It’s an amazing (and terrifying) feeling to know that we have so many rooting for us and our little family.

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  • Mary in NY

    Wishing you all the best, thanks for the update!

  • Janet vergith

    It is tough being in that place where you have so many hopes and then times where there can be doubts. But just have faith and keep believing, all that you dream of WILL become reality. I am praying for you and your beautiful now family and your amazing future family. I love your posts. So good to read your updates. Rock on Mama.

    • Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos

      Thank you Janet, you are so sweet!

  • Kim

    do you like dr. Young? I was really impressed w/him when we visited … wow… 14 years ago! we went as far as dh & I were willing to & he was uber respectful of all of it. best of luck <3

  • Brenda

    Love reading your updates! What talented people you are!!! Praying & hoping good results for you!!! My little sister lives in Washington, Iowa! Not sure where you’re at but it’s a fun little town.

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  • Jill

    My friend wrote a book about her ups and downs of becoming a mother. It comes out Monday, May 26th! You should check it out. Chasing Hope by Amy Daws.

    Wishing you the best with your latest journey! :)

    • Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos

      Thanks Jill! I’ll definitely look for it!

  • Jess

    We are about to undergo a Frozen embryo transfer after miscarriage. I can’t help but think of it as a little person waiting for us. Wishing you all the luck in the world x

  • Samantha

    Good luck and so happy things are going in the right direction to start out :) I’m so glad you share your story with all of us. Thinking & praying!

    Oh and that cheesecake looks super yummy!

  • Haddy

    It’s amazing how we can still have room in our hearts & yearn for more babies. I have two and it was a fight to have our first, we were encouraged by fertility Dr to try right away. 16 months apart – feels like twins Somedays. I can’t wait to have another. I love their different personalities & am excited to see what they will grow up to be :).
    My prayers & best wishes for you as you pray and yearn for your hearts desire.
    Love your blog! So fun!

  • Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz

    Will you pamper me with a cheesecake? K thanks :) And that garden is pretty fab looking. Nice!