Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In Honor of ICLW

I've been thinking over the last few weeks and wondering why I never used my real name on my blog and instead set it as "Still Hoping." I keep meaning to go back and change it but never had, until today!

I've also never posted any pictures of hubby and I but I think he's pretty cute so I will share him with you ladies too!

Let me introduce you to us... Jeff and Lora!

This is a vacation pic from fall 2010 in Orlando in front of Landry's Seafood.

This is a pic from last summer at a friends party.

So now you've met us! I've changed my "name" to Lora instead of "Still Hoping" but I'll keep my profile picture the same so you'll remember who I am. :)

For those of you stopping by for the first time, here's a little bit about our journey:

* We have been ttc for 4.5 years
* Got our BFP after IVF #1 on January 3rd, 2011
* Suffered a miscarriage on February 22nd, 2011
* Started IVF #2 in January
* Trigger shot tonight
* Retrieval on Thursday
* Transfer on Sunday or Tuesday (3 day vs 5 day)

Some random facts (because I love random stuff):

* I have one tattoo on my foot that I got a few weeks after our miscarriage and my best friend got one that matches. We're linked forever! (I got it touched up a few weeks ago before we get pregnant from this IVF!)
* I'm a huge Cincinnati Reds fan. My dad used to take me to games and now I take him when I can.
* Hubby is a motorhead and loves classic cars. He has a '52 Chevy in the garage while the cars we actually drive sit out in the weather.
* I started college to head into Physical Therapy but now I'm in Real Estate.
* We live in a small town where I grew up at, Jeff is from this area too. 
* We go to the small church that I grew up in, my family goes there too.
* Until I was in Junior High, my hair was really long, long enough that I could sit on it. As you can see from the pictures I went the opposite direction!
* We love to go camping and boating during the summer.
* We got married when I was 20 and Jeff was 22, young, I know. We are now 28 and 30.
* We are hanging on to hope and each other as we pursue our dream of children!

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to getting to know more of you better during this week!


  1. You are so cute!! Love that you came out to us. Maybe one of these days I'll do the same.

  2. wishing you the best of luck in this IVF

  3. You both are so cute! Thank you for sharing some of your real life with us. Thinking of you as you do your trigger shot tonight! Very exciting!

  4. Lovely to see you Lora! Thanks for opening up more...it helps us all get to know each other!

  5. I love the pictures! And finally a name (and a lovely face) to go with this lovely blog! Fingers are crossed Lora!

  6. Fingers are crossed!!! Go Reds! I also enjoy seeing the Reds play from time to time! I usually take my Daddy when he is in town too!

  7. Nice to meet you, Lora! (Although, I already knew from our sock exchange. *grin*) I've not shared my hubby's name, but that is because he doesn't want to be named. And I respect that, especially since our last name is so uncommon throughout the world.

    Good luck with your retrieval today!

  8. Fun to learn a bit more about you. Good luck with retrieval!

  9. It's funny how you can immediately feel closer when you have a name and face to identify with. Happy triggering tonight Lora!

  10. I love your haircut, it's super cute! What a lovely couple. Sending you good thoughts and LOTS of luck tomorrow. xoxo

  11. Yay! Hi Jeff and Lora! We finally get to see you two cuties! I loved learning more about you! Post a pic of your tattoo!

    Good Luck with your retrieval! Hoping and praying you get some perfect eggies!

  12. Good luck tomorrow! Nice to meet you :)

  13. What a great-looking couple! Best of luck on this IVF cycle. Can't wait to hear how the retrieval went!

  14. I am a new follower!!! Wishing you luck with this cycle!!!

    Feel free to pop by and say hello!!

  15. You and your hubby are adorable! You can really rock the short hair!