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Hidden Treasures

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This weekend my family and I went on a road trip to Agrigento known for its beautiful ruins of the ancient city of Akragas. It was a 2 hour drive from our house and we left liter than anticipated so we didn’t get to see the city itself, but we plan to go back. When we got there we saw people walking back to their cars with strollers. My advice, put your baby in a carrier to avoid all the rocky roads (and not ice cream) you will encounter while walking through the ruins. The weather was favorable but windy. We had an umbrella to shade us from the sun, but even that was challenging with the wind. There is a small gelato and sandwich shop there, but bring your own snacks and sandwiches if you are partial to the italian style sandwiches. Or some fruit to ensure you can fuel yourself after all the walking you’ll be doing.  Speaking of walking, good comfy shoes are a must! If you plan on taking postable #ootd pics and think sneakers will ruin your photo, just put your nice shoes in your back pack and change for the Camara. I wasn’t concerned about my attire and still got some great shots. 20190302_155357.jpg

Whatever you decide to wear just make sure its comfortable and breathable to avoid chafing. It’s st as ring to get warm here in Sicily so light layers is all you need to get through he day. I had a tripod with me, but security told me it wasn’t allowed so hubby took it back to the car. Of course I still saw a family posing in front of their Camara and tripod setup! Have fun and thanks for reading.

Xoxo

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What the last 3 months has taught Me!

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So we have finally come to the end of what they call “the fourth trimester”! What a milestone. Where has the time gone? My life the last 3 months has been full of joy, fatigued, reality checks, sleepless nights, days without showering, and major body changes. You guessed it, I am a new mommy! The advice came out of the wood works. Some good, some great, and some I took with a grain of salt and went my way. What I have discovered though, is before the baby comes, everyone wants you to sit down and let them do all the work. They tell you if you need anything to call! But oh boy, when you call they are nowhere to be found or are too busy doing other things. The ones that do come over to help, aren’t really there to wash the dishes, or help you fold laundry, or prepare meals for you and your family. They are only there to hold the baby while you do everything else. Sleep while the baby sleeps is probably the top given advice from other moms and even those who don’t have babies. I have learned that unless you want to be on an episode of ‘hoarders”, you cannot sleep while the baby is sleeping. It is impossible to get anything done. I am embarrassed to let anyone come over my house including family, because I have stuff everywhere. Lessons learned. I know what it is like so I want to be that person that actually helps out her new mom friend with anything I can do. Go get grocery, clean the kitchen, let her get an hour of sleep, etc. Don’t just be about lip service, do what you say you are going to do. Motherhood is a beast! However, it is worth every pile of laundry in the hallway, loss hours of sleep, days of not eating until 6pm, and wearing poop and milk as your ootd. 

Xoxo, Al

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Taking it Easy

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Call into existence the things that do not exist (Rom 4:17).

As I spend the day resting, I cannot help but to thank God for the days events. Today after 10 years of TTC, we had our FET, and it was the most amazing and exciting thing to watch! I will keep you posted as the days go by, but for women that go through this journey to their life miracle, keep your eyes on God. Don’t dwell on your barrenness because it is just temporary. I have read about many women that have been trying for 1, 2, 3 years and I can feel the weight of the pain it causes. I don’t compare my long journey to anybody else’s, because regardless how long you have been trying, it is a painful, depressing, and sometimes lonely place to be when month after month you end up with disappointment. If we don’t guard our minds, and be careful about what we chose to dwell on, we begin to focus on all that is impossible! This type of thinking can keep God from doing great things in your life. He wants us to lean and depend on Him. With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible. My little bundle of joy is nesting snuggly in my womb where he/she will grow for the next 9 months. I already believe that it is well, because God did not bring my husband and I this far for nothing. Whatever it is you are praying for, call it into existence before it even manifest. That is how you activate your faith and allow God to work mighty on your behalf. Thank you for reading, and stay tuned in days to come as I keep you all up-to-date! Please like, comment, and follow. If you have been through infertility and want to talk please comment and we can dialogue and encourage each other through this life journey. 

Xoxo, Al

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