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Lyndle & Bear | Beaufort SC Newborn Photographer

Posted on Feb 10, 2018

Bianca Hubble is a Beaufort SC Newborn Photographer. Bianca has three newborn studios which are located in Toccoa, GA, Flowery Branch, GA and Athens, GA. Her newborn photography is sought out from clients near and far. Find out more: Travel Information, .

These two had a SIX hour trip to come visit me. Honored doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about that. They were so amazing! What’s even better than 2 amazing babies… having 2 amazing parents to go along with them! This family has such a beautiful story and I have asked mom to share their story with you.

From mom:

After our wedding in the fall of 2013 (with the most beautiful fall colors I’ve ever seen), Brad and I decided not to set a timeline on when we would start our family. We were both in agreement that we would wait a while – per EVERYONE’S advice – and spend some time focusing on each other, our new careers, and some travel.

It wasn’t until the beginning of 2016 that we started considering adding a little bundle of joy to our house. Lots of little things were driving this decision. Christmas felt like it was missing something… the house was *too* quiet in the evenings… we could sleep in as late as we wanted on Saturdays… Ok, that part wasn’t so bad. But I had this hard-to-describe hollow feeling and it was very clear where it was coming from. I had baby fever. Not the fleeting baby fever I would have when I nuzzle a friends newborn and smell the sweet, brand new baby skin. But deep, undeniable, constant baby fever. I can still remember having this conversation with Brad and melting when I heard him say, “I’ve been ready for a baby for a while.”

So we started “trying,” as they say. And that’s where things get intense.

I thought it would happen right away. For some reason I had convinced myself (by reading tons of research about time to conception) that we’d be pregnant in 3 months MAX. I also started out with a huge thirst for knowledge on how my body worked and how to be sure we weren’t missing our critical window. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know. It’s really fascinating.

So, we enjoyed the first 3ish months of trying. We didn’t really tell anyone what we were up to during that time frame. And you know what’s funny? I can’t remember anyone ever asking us about when we’re going to have kids UNTIL we started trying, and failing, to have kids. And let me tell you, each time someone asks that question, it stings a little worse. In fact, this is a good time to make a list of things that a) you should never say to a young, married couple and b) I hope I never, ever have to hear again.
• So when are you going to start having kids?
• Oh, you’ve been trying for-e-ver for children? Just relax. It’ll happen.
• It’ll happen as soon as you stop trying!
• It’ll happen when it’s meant to be.
• Wait as LOOOOOOONG as you can! Once you have them, there’s no going back.

{ For the record, about 10% of the population, conception is very hard or impossible without intervention. It’s month after month after month of crushing heartbreak. Each month, hope makes you do weird things like peek at what your due date *might* be if this month works. Hope makes you say no to attending a destination wedding that *might* be when you’re in your 3rd trimester. It’s a wicked cycle. I can’t overstate how lonely it is to be unable to start a family when 90% of the population has no idea how you feel. }

Anyway, as we wrapped up 2016 and were just shy of a year of trying unsuccessfully for a baby, it was finally time to get all aspects of our fertility checked out. It didn’t take long to find an issue that pretty much narrowed our options for conception down to one: In Vitro Fertilization.

In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is the Mack Daddy of fertility treatment. There are other options that many couples can try first, such as certain medications, ultrasound guided timing of intercourse, and traditional artificial insemination (intrauterine insemination – IUI). The cause of your infertility will send you down one of these paths. Our chances of conception were extremely unlikely unless we went straight to IVF, so that’s what we did. This meant many, many medications and shots for me as well as a few minor surgeries, and finally the transfer of an embryo (or in our case, embryos).

{ I want to mention that is it totally possible to go through all of this and end up with no viable embryos. This is considered a failed cycle and I can’t imagine the heartbreak that would bring after all you endure during IVF. }

Our doctor’s goal was to get us pregnant without having multiples, as that equals a high risk pregnancy for both the mom and the babies. After our cycle of IVF we ended up with 4 embryos. Based on the fairly poor quality of our embryos, he determined that our chance of pregnancy was less than 40% unless we transferred 2 embryos. So that’s what we did and lo and behold, both embryos “took.” That means twins!

Fortunately, we had a very uneventful, healthy twin pregnancy and welcomed our two bundles of joy shortly after the New Year. We were blessed with a girl (Lyndle) and a boy (Berend) and they are absolutely the sparkle in our eyes and the joy of our life. I already find it hard to remember what life was like before them.

Everyone’s story is different. Some are blessed with children by surprise. Others spend hundreds of thousands of dollars trying for a baby to learn that their calling for parenthood is adoption. Regardless, every story is beautiful and exactly what God has written.

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I just love this family. So grateful to have meet them and to have captured this part of their beautiful story.

Here is a glance into their newborn session on their YouTube Channel.

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