First off, Happy New Year…five months late! 
I haven’t been around for awhile. There are a few reasons for my absence. The most important being this…
After almost five years of trying to get pregnant, our sweet baby girl was born March 11, 2014. 
I hope to explain more later. There are a lot of stories to tell.

In the meantime, I have been attempting to update my Instagram whenever I have a free moment. You can find me there.



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    May 5, 2014

    I am so so happy for you! I was hoping this was the reason for your prolonged absence! I would find myself checking your blog or Twitter to see if you had any today's. Can't wait to hear more! Congrats!

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    May 5, 2014

    I was so very happy to see this pop up in my feed today! Huge, huge congrats!!!!!!

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    May 5, 2014

    Love seeing your new little lady's face pop up on my feed. Congrats again!! YAYAY!! So happy for you.

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    Jamie Cole

    May 6, 2014

    Im so happy for you and so happy to see this post and to see that little face! Congrats!

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    Fiona Wu

    May 6, 2014

    My feelings echo Jen's above. I am so happy to read this blog post today and wish health + happiness on you and your lovely family! Congratulations!

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    Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    May 6, 2014


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    May 6, 2014

    This made my day. So happy for you guys!

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    Cyn Franklin

    May 6, 2014

    Oh my goodness…congratulations!! I am so happy for you and your little family!! I too have been checking your blog for months, wondering and hoping this is what would come of your very long abcense!! Enjoy this new chapter of life, so much love to experience!

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    May 7, 2014

    So, so happy. Congratulations!

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    May 7, 2014

    Another lurker who has been checking on your blog hoping for good news. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the stories (if you get a minute to blog while taking care of your sweet baby girl!).

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    -J.D. Humenay

    May 7, 2014

    Yeah! Great to hear back from you! 🙂 We're still stumbling through the adoption world.

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    The Wife

    May 8, 2014

    omg congrats from an old reader!

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    May 9, 2014

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy and she is absolutely gorgeous!

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    May 13, 2014

    congratulations – so happy to hear that after all you've been through. i just had my baby girl on 4/5. looking forward to hearing all your stories!

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    May 21, 2014

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I am so so so happy to read this. I've been thinking about you so much lately and am literally overjoyed to read this news. Congrats to you and L!! Love you!

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    Dr. Susan Yi

    May 22, 2014

    Omg! congratulations! I've been checking and checking your blog wondering and hoping for your family to grow! Can't wait to read about the stories…. catch us up!

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    Maryn M.

    May 25, 2014

    What a beautiful baby! Congrats Carly 🙂

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    May 27, 2014

    I'm a bit behind on my blog reading so I am late to this post, but CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you! I just requested to follow you on IG as well (I'm aschermetz). Can't wait to hear more!

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    May 27, 2014

    I am so glad I visited your blog and saw this today! I have wondered how you were so often since your last update! I am so so happy for you!