Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy ICLW

Hello!  This is the first month I have participated in ICLW in a long time! 

My husband and I suffered through a miscarriage in July of 2010.  After much thought and soul searching we decided to proceed with IVF in October of that same year.  We were blessed to become pregnant with twins on that very first cycle.  Our Zachary and Zoe were born this past summer. 

I am touched every single day by just how special these babies are and what joy they bring to our lives.  Our Zachary is what I call our grumpy old man.  He grunts and groans, and makes my heart melt every single time he laughs or smiles.  That boy is a charmer.  Our Zoe is probably the single most sweetest creature I have ever run across.  Always patient, always happy, and constantly cracking herself up.  I prayed for these babies for years and now that they are here I still can't believe it. 

I am so excited for our very first Christmas together.  My family has always been close, but these babies have brought us even closer.  So many people love these babies.  My family keeps asking what I want for Christmas, the truth of the matter is that I received everything I ever wanted last July.  As long as these babies, are healthy and happy, I don't need a thing. 

I hope that each of you have a happy holiday filled with laughter, joy, and above all else family!


  1. I know exactly what you mean when you say you have everything you need/want. I've felt that way ever since I got pregnant and had our daughter... I feel so lucky for the life I am leading and the gift of our DD! Congrats to you on your two!

    ICLW #85

  2. So sweet. I'm so glad that you got your babies. I had a miscarriage in October 2010, and I miss that little bean every single day! I hope that we all have little ones to perch on Santa's lap next year. I wish you and your beautiful family a very merry christmas!

  3. What a great Santa picture!! precious babies. Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas.
    Chrissie x

  4. awww this post was very touching , brought tears to my eyes, i cant wait to have my baby/ies. happy holidays

  5. Congrats on your 2 beautiful children! Christmas time with children is the best. My DS is 22 months is very excited about Christmas and can't wait to open presents (or I can't wait to open presents).

    Happy ICLW!

  6. Here from ICLW
    I love your picture - your children look gorgeous. I hope that you have teh Christmas that you've dreamt of.

  7. Hi there, here from ICLW.
    I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas - I can only imagine how special it must be for you this year! Congrats on you beautiful babies :-)
    We will probably have our first IVF cycle in February, and stories like yours give me courage.

    Merry Christmas and happy ICLW!

    ICLW #71

  8. What a beautiful story. Congrats on ur first Christmas together as a family. Such a sweet picture with Santa! ICLW#21

  9. What a wonderful story! I would love to share your success story on my blog http://stressfreeinfertilityblog.com! Hi from ICLW! And a very happy 2012!

  10. Hi from ICLW. Hoping we have our miracle in 2012! Your story brings hope to the rest of us!

  11. They are beautiful! Many congratulations on getting your perfect Christmas present a few months early!

    ICLW #60