Kimberly Ann: A Blog About Fashion, Beauty, and Life

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Favorites!

Hello to Another Friday! How are you guys doing?? I am so happy to be staying home today and  hanging out the with hubby! I don't know if many of you saw my last post about our pregnancy, but I am currently 14 weeks and 5 days! I am so excited to be finally out of the 1st trimester and slowly I am beginning to feel better. We are so grateful to finally be pregnant and I will share all the fun moments along the way! 

Here are some things I have been enjoying this week!

Linking up with Andrea and Christie!

Have A Great Weekend!

XO

KP


Favorite Words




Favorite Nursery Colors



Favorite Hairstyle



Favorite Human








Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Journey To Pregnancy!

Hi Everyone! I have to admit that when I decided to do this post, I was torn because I wasn't sure if I really wanted our personal story out there. Then I realized that because of this process I became very conscious of many others that have gone through what we have and if anything, I hope our story gives hope to others going through Infertility! So, here we go! 
This is our S T O R Y!

As a little girl I have always envisioned myself as a mother. I remember as a child playing with my cabbage patch doll, "Prina Hannah" and just always having her by my side. She was my kid and I played with her for quite some time. Then when I had little brothers my sister and I played a huge part in helping raise them. I so enjoyed feeding them, putting them to sleep, holding them, and just being around them. I really felt like I had mother instincts at a very young age. 

As I jump ahead I find myself marrying my best friend and starting a life together. Now we are very traditional and we wanted things to go in order. We wanted to have good jobs, to get married and then buy a house. Kids would be the next step! So, we got married in 2010 and we were happy. We spent 2 years just being a couple and then eventually getting a dog and one day while we were on vacation we decided to start trying for a baby! We were finally at a point in our lives where we felt financially stable and ready to get pregnant! Little did we know, G O D had other plans. We tried for 18 months and then decided to seek some help from our doctors. Upon getting the sad news of not being able to conceive naturally, we were referred to a clinic that specialized in Infertility Treatments. Now, at this point I am completely devastated because I wasn't sure what we were dealing with, I had no idea about IVF and I was sad because this was something that I wanted so badly and it seemed untouchable. It was really hard to pick myself up and come to the realization that we needed help in conceiving. 

It all started in November of 2014, we met with a nurse practitioner and she told us our options. She said it would be possible to get pregnant but it was not an easy process. That the majority of it all will fall on me. It was a lot to take in and it definitely was a long, emotional rollercoaster. So we began with our first IVF treatment which included 12 days of stimulating shots for my eggs, then an egg retrieval, and lastly the transfer of the embryos! I went through this process 3 times and got 2 NEGATIVES! I can't even begin to tell you how heartbreaking it is to go through the WHOLE process, wait 2 weeks for a pregnancy test and then get told it didn't work! It breaks you in a way that is indescribable! On our third try we actually got pregnant, got the positive, and were able to freeze two embryos. We were so happy and just so excited. I went for my first ultrasound at 6 weeks and they didn't see the sac. I immediately started to cry and question what was going on. The next day my doctor had informed me that it was a tubal baby, that somehow the embryo got stuck in my tube and I would have to have emergency surgery.  I can't express how much pain I felt emotionally to know that I FINALLY got pregnant and now they are removing the embryo. We were both so devastated and just felt so broken. 

The one good thing that came out of it was that I had two frozen embryos left and I was able to try again without going through the whole process again. I could just simply transfer my last two embryos and hope for the best. So, on November 6, 2015 we transferred 2 embryos and 10 days later we were PREGNANT! I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with one baby and things are going wonderful. We are so grateful that it finally worked and that we came to the light at the end of the tunnel! We recently told our family and friends and now that I am officially in my 2nd trimester and we are starting to plan and get ready for our little miracle! 


I hope that our story helps others out there who are going through the same thing. Just never give up hope and know that G O D has a plan, it may be slightly different then what you plan but everything will work out in the end!

Thanks so much guys!!


KP




Taking the Shots


Tons of Bloodwork


Our Frozen Embryos


Finally PREGNANT 


My Bump at 12 weeks! 



 Our Little Bean at 12 weeks and 3 days!!


Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello! We have made it to another Friday! Yay! Well I am anxiously awaiting this so-called snow storm that is about to hit the northeast in the next 12 hours or so. I am not sure how bad we are going to get it here in Upstate NY, but we shall see! Looks like a weekend indoors, which I don't mind at all! Here are a few things that I have been in love with this week!

Linking up with Andrea and Christie!


XO


KP



Favorite Kicks via NewBalance




Favorite Maxi




Favorite Hair Color




Favorite Human




Favorite Commercial






Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New At The Drugstore!

Hello Everyone! One of the great things about a 3 day weekend is that Wednesday is always arriving a tad bit sooner and I love that! So for this week's post I wanted to share with you some of the new products that have come out at the drugstore. Some I have tried and others I am anxiously awaiting to try. So, today I will share with you some of my favorites so far and let you know about the ones that I have tried. I found most of my new products at Walgreens and Walmart!

Enjoy!!


KP



1. CoverGirl's trunaked palettes in Nudes, Goldens, & Roses
I have yet to try these palettes but I have heard mixed reviews. I will 
have to check them out for myself. They are supposed to be compared to
the Urban Decay Palettes! 
Have you guys tried these yet?








2. Wet n Wild Highlighting and Concealing Pen
This product I did try and was super excited to use a drugstore concealer but I was highly disappointed. After using the product I noticed at the end of the day that where I applied the canceler I was very patchy and flaky! It was really a letdown!







3. Wet N Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Polishes
I picked up one of these polishes and I literally had the color on for one day and my nails started to chip. I really thought this product would give me the luxury of having my nails look good for a week but, again, I was highly disappointed!








4. Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks
I have yet to try these lippies but I am curious about how they are. I definitely want to 
try some of the pretty pinks and nudes!
Have you guys tried any colors?








5. Maybelline Master Prime Shadow Base
This is a product I have yet to try but I am a big fan of Maybelline so I think it is worthing trying!










6. Revlon New Mascaras
These mascaras look amazing and they each have different areas that they complement. Definition, Volume & Length, Super Length, Ultra Volume, and All-In-One. Personally, I would probably go with the the All-In-One but for $5.99, they are all worth trying!












7. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Crayon
This product looks amazing! I love the color tattoos in the small jars but in a crayon seems even better. I think it would help with the drying out aspect of the ones in the jars. The colors are just gorgeous! 









Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! I am so happy that it is a three day weekend and I hope all of you have something fun planned. For me, I think I will be relaxing and spending some time with the hubby and pooch! Anyways, getting on with my Friday Favorites, here are a few things that I have been loving this week! 

Comment below on what YOU have been loving!

Linking up with Andrea & Christie!

XO

KP


Favorite Makeup Look





Favorite New Show via Shades of Blue





Favorite Human via Jana Kramer





Favorite Song via Sam Hunt: Come Over



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Golden Globes Fashion

Happy Hump Day Everyone! Today I wanted to do a post on all of my favorite looks from the Golden Globes! I don't know if any of you watched this past Sunday, but the FASHION was out of this world! I always look forward to Award Season simply for the Fashion but I also love to see my favorite actors in their glory! So, without further ado, here are the looks that I just fell in love with!

I would love to know if you watched and what looks were your favorites!!

Talk to you soon,

KP




1. Jennifer Lopez




2. Gina Rodriguez




3. Sophia Bush




4. Kate Hudson




5. Amy Adams







Friday, January 8, 2016

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! I have missed you all so much and I hope that each and everyone of you had a wonderful holiday season. I just wanted to get on here and give you all a little B L O G update since the new year has finally arrived. 

First, and foremost, I am going to be realistic with myself and only commit to blogging twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays! I feel that this is a goal that I can stick to with the busyness of life and all that it entails. I will be continuing my Friday Favorites because I absolutely love doing those posts and I love hearing feedback from you guys on what you have loved each week. My Wednesday post will vary between fashion, beauty, or cooking posts. There also  may be an occasional post about whats going on in my life. So, still sticking to what this blog is about  Fashion, Beauty, & Life!

I hope all of you stick around and continue this journey with me and I am excited to see what the new year brings!! My first post will be next Wednesday, January 13, 2016!

All My Love,


KP