Thursday, May 8, 2014


Dress: Chicwish c/o (obsessed) also love thisthis and this, Shoes: Christian Louboutin (pigalle) similar herehere and here, Bag: Tory Burch similar here and love this, Necklace: J.CrewJ.Crew, Bracelet: ILY Couture c/o, Watch: Kate Spade. Sunglasses: Karen Walker also love these

So I know that I haven't really talked about IVF that much lately, so I just wanted to give you all a little update and tell you a little about my experience. And also thank you guys for your continuing support! It means so much to me that anyone reads my blog and that you guys have shown me so much support through this challenging time in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It means so much more than you know. 

Ok, so my overall experience with IVF was very positive. I was really really scared to do IVF but I must say that it was not as bad as I thought it would be and if nothing else comes of this it has made me realize that I am much stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. And Matt and I are stronger as a couple than we have ever been. If we made it through this we can make it through anything. 

It was very challenging and overwhelming at times. There are so many things to think about and so many things that can go wrong. But I also learned to just let go and realize that this is out of my control. I had to really trust that my doctors and nurses knew what they were doing, which for me was very hard because I am a control freak and a hypochondriac. As I said before my biggest fear was getting hyper stimulated and that did not happen! Thank God. Although, there were times when I was sure it was going to happen. My estrogen went super high from all of the stimulation shots so I was sure I was going to get hyper stim but I didn't and it seems my doctor knew what he was talking about after all! 

It was scary and exhausting and a bit of an emotional roller coaster. So many things are happening to your body and for someone like me who worries a lot, that was tough. Luckily, I had the best doctor and nurses and they knew my concerns so they monitored me very closely. So much so that I had to go to the doctor every single day. That got a little old and I started to feel like a lab rat getting poked and prodded all of the time. But I was thankful to have such good care. The shots were not fun at all but luckily for me Matt gave me every single shot. I don't think I could have done it to myself. The hormones made me a little crazy and moody at times. But it wasn't as bad as I thought. 

Looking back on our experience I realize that God has a plan. And that God was in control of this whole process and I truly believe that he is watching over me and that is why we had such a positive experience and all the things I was worried about happening to me didn't happen. I am so thankful for that! 

We are in a bit of a waiting period now. But no matter what the outcome, I am so happy I decided to move forward and do IVF. It has made me a better and stronger person than I was before. I always considered myself such a wimp but after this I must say I am much tougher than I thought. My family is no longer allowed to call me a wimp! 

Thank you all so much for reading! 


  1. Your dress is gorgeous! The detail is stunning!

  2. So glad that IVF is going well for you Jade! You are strong and amazing! Totally in God's control! :)
    Love this dress on you! The light blue color is gorgeous! Love your style and your blog! :)

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Support you Jade! You are an amazing woman!



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  4. I am so glad you had a positive experience and really appreciate you sharing such personal experiences as so many others are going through the same thing. you look gorgeous here (as always). I love this dress and your tory burch bag!

    love, arielle

  5. Beautiful I love it.

  6. Amazing dress! Love the look from head to toe, great styling job!

    Lots of love, xoxo

  7. Take a deep breath and breathe, you can't worry, don't stress, just let God be in control. I know it's hard but feeling peace is so much better than worry.

    I'll try to be short here, it's a long story. When my husband and I decided to try having children, it didn't take long for me to get pregnant, but I only got to carry that precious baby for 2 months and then we lost her, she's our angel now. What resulted was finding out I have O Neg blood and while I'm super fertile, my blood has a tendency to attack anything foreign. I could only be told to try again to see what happens, not exactly encouraging. There is a shot to help but I can only receive it after a miscarriage, 27ish weeks into a pregnancy or after birth. I essentially have to hope and pray my body doesn't reject before I get there.

    The loss and information I was given was enough for me to give up, I felt so much pain and all the uncertainty just put my nerves on end. After the three month wait to try again, my husband had to work very hard convincing me that everything would work out, that God had a plan. And he was right, my second pregnancy held and though there were many more scary complications during it, we had a baby boy.

    We am have different motherhood experiences, I weathered what I did but I don't know if I would be brave enough for IVF if I had to do it. There are going to be many scary things from this to birth to parenting, children will tear your heart out when their bumps, falls and more. God put you and your husband together for a reason, there is a purpose for the two of you. Just trust God.

    1. WOW what an incredible and inspiring story you have! Thank you so much for sharing! I am honestly shocked I did IVF I always said I would never do it. But here I am and I am so happy I did. Now I know I won;t have any regrets one way or another! THank you so much for your comment!

  8. I am so glad that IVF went well. I also love your dress!


  9. Sending prayers your way! You are such a strong person!
    Looove your look! The dress is everything!!


  10. I love your blog & fashion ideas,
    Best of luck to you both too with the IVF,

  11. You are such a strong woman for going through with IVF!! I admire you also for talking about it here on your blog. Praying for you and Matt and you begin the waiting period! God truly does have a plan, and His plan for you and your husband is perfect!! :-)

    Adorable outfit in this post as well!

    xoxo A

  12. I can see why you would be obsessed with that dress! It looks great!
    -alex of

  13. I love your honesty, thank you so much for sharing such as personal story on your blog. I love reading it everyday and this post is one of the many reasons why. Best of luck to you in this adventure and all future ones. Fingers are crossed for you lady!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    1. Thank you Sabrina! It means so much that you read my blog. I just want to be as honest as I can and let people know that there are real issues going on behind these pictures and no none is perfect! Thank you so much for the comment!

  14. I went through the same fertility issues you are going through. I have PCOS & had to give myself the daily injections also. That wasn't fun! I took Clomid, Metformin...every pill under the sun & was told that I needed to have my cysts on my ovaries "drilled away" in order to have kids. That obviously didn't sound appealing & I didn't want to do IVF. It is so expensive & if it didn't work for me, I would have been devistated & would have given up all hope.
    I decided to not try the fertility treatments again for awhile...Fast forward 4 years & reading your blog & about your fertility struggles has made me reconsider going through IVF. I always thought it sounded so scary, but it must not be too terrible if a wimp can do it!! ;) (Just kidding).
    Anyhow, you're very inspiring & I check your blog daily! Please keep updating us on your IVF & good luck!!

    God Bless,

    1. Haha! Well if you ever decide to do IVf and have questions you can always email me! It is scary and hard at times but I know I would have regrets if I did't try everything I could. THanks for the comment. You are in my prayers!

  15. The outfit post and the update are just beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing(I was starting to wonder!) Stay strong and be thankful for your wonderful hubby!

  16. Thank you for sharing this very personal and challenging time in your life. I love your positive outlook. I admire that, no matter what the outcome, you realized how strong you are! That is truly a gift itself. I know that a God has a plan for you. As a blogger, I couldn't help but start following you. You have incredible style in clothing, accessories, and makeup! I enjoy your Instagram pics as well!! Good luck to you!! One more thing- it is a true blessing to have found a wonderful husband who takes care of you. The fact that you've grown stronger as a couple through difficult times gives you so much comfort and security for the future!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! You are so right! I am so blessed to have such an amazing supportive husband who takes such good care of me. He has been my rock through this tough time. THanks for following along!

  17. I'm loving the detail on this dress! So intricate!


  18. You are adorable, as always. I'm so glad to hear the IVF process turned out to be a positive one. It sounds like you've had great support, which makes any difficult process a little less daunting. Thank you for sharing that part of your life with us. With as many people as you reach on a daily basis I'm sure it has positively impacted many women. You're a gem.


  19. Lovely dress!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

  20. So glad to here you are in good spirit and I keep you and your hubby in my prayers. Hope to see you soon.

    xo Rachelle

  21. I adore this look and your hair style is so pretty !

  22. Wow, thank you for sharing such a personal intimate theme here on your blog!!! I wouldn't have the guts to write about this!!!
    Gonne pray for you!!!
    xoxo Kirsten

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