About me

Hi, I am Shelby. I am 26 years old and live in Alaska. I've always thought about starting a blog about hair, makeup, fashion, baking, etc. but I never really had a real push to finally start one. After 3 miscarriages in less than 6 months... I finally had that push. I started this blog as a way to not only talk my way through everything that has happened but also for those women who need to know that they aren't alone. I know that right now it is mostly about this trying to conceive journey, but I think that eventually I will branch out to include all those other less serious topics. Anyway, I was browsing online one day when I came across this verse that caught my eye and truly touched my heart. It meant something new to me this time and it has helped to change my outlook on my life so far and where my life is going.

 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
- Jeremiah 29:11

*December 10, 2013 Update: 4 pregnancies and 4 miscarriages in less than a year.

*May 2014 Update: Isaiah (husband) is diagnosed with cancer. Multiple trips to Seattle. Biopsy done. Radiation started.

*June 2, 2014 Update: 5th pregnancy in a year and a half confirmed. Healthy heartbeat. Measuring exactly on time at 8 weeks 1 day. Due January 11, 2015.  First time seeing the heartbeat. So surreal. So amazing!

*July 2014 Update: Isaiah is done with radiation! We have our next trip planned to Seattle for surgery to remove the tumor in August. :)

*Isaiah's surgery in August 2014 was postponed due to scheduling difficulties for the various surgeons needed.

*September 2, 2014 - back to Seattle. September 3, 2014 - embolization (see this post  for more details).

*September 4, 2014 - 13 hour surgery to complete a spinal fusion, remove a very large tumor including the right side of his ilium (pelvis) which was then replaced with cadaver bone, and remove the ride side of the sacrum. Leaving him with no feeling or movement in his right leg.  We spent a full month with him in the hospital in Seattle before we could return home.

*October - mid November - We stayed with my parents as our home had too many stairs.

*January 16, 2015 - Audrey is born!!! See here and here.

*January 27, 2015 - Isaiah placed in ICU with heart, liver, lung, and kidney failure.

*January 29, 2015 - Isaiah medivaced to Seattle after flatlining more than once and emergency surgery to place temporary heart pump.

*February 3, 2015 - Second temporary heart pump placed for Isaiah.

*February 4, 2015 - Isaiah is awake for the first time in a week!

*February 10, 2015 - Another surgery for Isaiah to place LVAD.

*March 20, 2015 - Isaiah is released from the hospital but we continue to live locally in Seattle.

*May 12, 2015 - FINALLY HOME!!!! Fly home to Alaska as a complete family.


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