Welcome Miss Emily Bennett!….Newborn Baby Photography 5This precious “pretty in pink” baby is the second of one of our favorite clients.  She is a beaty with that head full of dark hair and has a sweet baby brother that will love and protect her for years to come!  Enjoy the highlights of this newborn photo session!…Edwards Photography Studios

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April 11, 2011 – A day in my life I will never forget. We had already failed 4 iuis, and had finally moved on to ivf. I (foolishly) thought we would find success the first time around and so had told almost everyone. When I got the call that day I was crushed. I was in disbelief. What’s worse? I was now being flooded with text messages and phone calls from people anxiously anticipating our good news!! It was nearly unbearable. I actually ended up posting a status on FB about drinking a dirty martini to try to head off additional messages.

 

After that, I began shutting down and shutting people out. I went back to doing what I do best…. keeping my feelings/troubles hidden from everyone. It was easier that way. I didn’t have to deal with the feelings of letting others down. By the 4th round of ivf I could probably count on 1 hand the people who actually knew what we were doing. (And only TWO people, Angela and Jen, who actually knew the good, bad, and ugly of what I was going through personally.)

 

After the announcement of our pregnancy I decided to become an “open book” on our infertility journey. Since I had literally tracked everything…medicine doses, follicle counts, the number of injections, etc. No question was off limits (and I’ve had some dozies) because I didn’t want anyone else going through it with no one to really talk to about it.

 

When we began talking of transferring our final embryo I thought long and hard about shutting back down for the process, but the foundation was so strong on my mind that I knew bringing everyone along to walk with us could only be a positive experience. The prayers, comments, messages, etc. were overwhelming, and I knew we had made the right decision. I was looking forward to sharing everything….the preparation of the cycle, the transfer, and of course the news of a pregnancy. I couldn’t WAIT to rejoice with all of you.

 

Unfortunately, that is not to be. The call today confirms the transfer was not successful and I am not pregnant. I’m not going to lie…it stings. I guess even when you have kids the pain of that phone call never goes away. I’m hurt. I’m disappointed. I feel as if I let everyone down, but I know there is nothing else I could have done.

 

After 6 long years, our story now has a beginning – full of pain, disappointment and heartache. A middle filled with the most incredible joy, sleepless nights, and amazing blessings. And now an end. Although still a bit painful to get the call, the sound of Bexleigh talking to herself in the monitor while she fights her nap right now is bringing tears of joy.

Some say they won’t let their personal struggles define them. I feel the exact opposite. This struggle has changed every fiber of my being. It has most certainly defined me. The thing is…. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It has given me patience, perspective, and forced me to look beyond myself to help others.

 

IMG_6011So, here’s my drink….(I didn’t have enough olive juice for a dirty martini, so champagne will have to do) … not to discourage the phone calls and messages this time, but to say “thank you” to all of you who walked this with us.

While I’m sorry I’m not able to deliver the fairy tale ending to this story, I AM celebrating my most incredibly blessed life and will continue to thank God for the miracles he delivered through CCRM! This IS my Happily Ever After!!

I pray that my work through the Foundation will be able to bring that same Happily Ever After to others!!

Love to you all!!!

Kara

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Edwards Photography Studios, located in Old Hickory, TN, offers portrait photography, specializing in Maternity, Newborn, Baby, 1 year, and 1st Birthday Cake Smashes. Our style is pure, natural, and simple.
  Our mission is to provide a casual, relaxed and soothing environment for you and your new addition(s). We use our passion for baby photography to capture these special moments that will last a lifetime! We are a family owned and operated business…sisters-in-law who enjoy working together so much that we rarely do a session alone which means you usually receive TWO professionals for the price of one, so you can enjoy a few hours of relaxation while you’re here!

Maternity Session –  Pregnancy is such a miracle!  Let us capture one of the most precious times in your life!  You will receive a full session, along with a cd of edited photos in both color and Black & White!

 

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I am an on location photographer who specializes in Family and Senior portraits. I use a mix of natural light and flash to create custom images and I like to combine traditional portraiture with real life interactions. I want my images to really mean something to you, evoke emotion and show you how beautiful and wonderful your family is. I have been in the business for almost five years and I strive to continually improve my style and photography. I love creating images, I enjoy the challenge of capturing the moment, the interaction I get to have with my clients, and the friendships I form with them. It is my ultimate goal to give you custom images you can hold on to and treasure.

 

Ashlee V Photography– After the fitness, hair and makeup, and gorgeous new threads let me capture you. This package includes a either a personal, family or mommy and me shoot mini shoot, with all high resolution digital images on a disk.

 

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1913 Church St.  Nashville, TN

(615) 401-9380

 

We are a health and wellness clinic specializing in weight loss and achieving long term results. Individualizing patient encounters and customizing programs to specific needs is what drives our success. We value the importance of healthy eating and physical activity but also recognize that every patient’s body is unique. The use of goal specific education, nutritional counseling, physical activity and medication can jump start healthy weight loss for any body type and provide lifelong results.healthy weight loss for any body type and provide lifelong results.

Lipotropic Injections are fat burners meant to be injected weekly in order to increase metabolism, remove fat and transport it out of the body, and prevent an abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver. We offer them at IRevive for $35 a piece or we sell a package of 4 for $100 and are giving away a series of 4 for the giveaway.

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We are sisters who call Nashville, TN, home. We started Antics Boutique because we believe so many of you are just like us; overrun with commitments, work, family, children, school …LIFE! Antics Boutique offers you a hassle free way to shop for the latest fashions in tops, dresses and accessories. We know you don’t have the time to wander the mall looking for the perfect outfit. We know this because we don’t have the time either!  We believe the woman makes the outfit and not the other way around. To quote designer Yves Saint-Laurent, “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” We get how that “just right outfit” can give you a boost of confidence; make you stand up a little bit straighter and smile a little bit bigger. So the next girl’s night out or date night with your significant other, let Antics Boutique dress you!

Antics Boutique– Gift certificate towards a trendy new outfit, perfectly matched with your hair style and makeup from Tangles for your photo shoot with Ashlee V.

 

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12002 Lebanon Rd.  Mt Juliet, TN

(615) 288-4733

 

Highbrow Studio is a Charming Skin Care and Waxing Boutique that offers you luxury facials, makeup applications for any special occasion and 30 min. pampering brow shaping appointments at affordable prices. By appointment only…615-288-4733.

European Facial: We start with cleansing the skin, exfoliate, massage, mask and tone the skin. Leaving you looking and feeling beautiful.

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Honeycat: Coconut Milk Mango pure soy candle. Honecat products are all natural and never tested on animals!! Highbrow Studio is a Charming Skin Care and Waxing Boutique that offers you luxury facials, makeup applications for any special occasion and 30 min. pampering brow shaping appointments at affordable prices. By appointment only…615-288-4733.

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12898 Lebanon Rd  Mt Juliet, TN

(615) 773-8773

 

 

Tangles Salon is a Redken Elite Salon and hair is our focus! We are located in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and offer a variety of hair care products and services. Trend foiling, classic coloring, design cutting and blow-out styles are our specialty. Our team of artists are dedicated to ultimate hair care and cutting edge style.

Tangles Salon– A fun afternoon at Tangles Salon where you will be treated to fashionable hair style and makeup.

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151 Adams Ln, Suite 8  Mt Juliet, TN

(615) 870-4066

 

 

Serenite’ fitness offers professionally instructed Fitness Classes featuring the BarreAmped, tap n’ pow{h}her, BUTI yoga & UGI Fitness methods provided in studio , that will bring the gift of Wellness in Body, Mind and Spirit! Nationally accredited instructors experienced in a variety of exercise methods, developed to meet your unique requirements. Specialties programs also offered for cancer survivors and active adults age 55+.

Serenite’ Fitness– Two class drop in pass good for any open classes. Call or visit Serenite’ Fitness online.

 

 

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