alexisdelchiaro Man, I love this kid. Being his mom is the most rewarding thing I've ever done. It's hard to remember my life before my lil baby Grant. God sure knew what He was doing when he put us together. Peace and sweet dreams. 🏻️😴#newmom #baby #boy #mywholeheart #godisgood 1d

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alexisdelchiaro Happy Birthday to my guy! 37 has never looked better. Love you and the Dad you are to our little babes. : @monikaelenaphoto #birthdayboy 5d

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alexisdelchiaro YOU GUYS! I am 28 weeks today!! That means I'm officially in my 3rd trimester and I am celebrating!! WOO HOOOO! 🏻 Some days it's still hard to believe that there's a little miracle growing inside me. It's really just the most miraculous thing that's ever happened to me. Two years ago Doctors told me I would NEVER be able to get pregnant. He literally said those words to me (over the phone) and it was probably the darkest moment of my life. I cried uncontrollably and sobbed for days. I was inconsolable. This news came after our 2nd round of IVF when our 5 day old embryos were tested and the finding was that all 4 had not one, but multiple chromosomal abnormalities. No one could explain why or how that happened; it just was. I didn't want to believe the news. I couldn't fathom not experiencing pregnancy and carrying my own child. In fact several months later we tried one more round of IVF, a Hail Mary attempt if you will, and the results were the same. It was then my Doctor highly recommended that we use a donor egg saying it was the only way I could get ever pregnant. Even though my husband and I had considered using a donor embryo down the road, at that point I just couldn't pull the trigger. I felt in my heart of hearts that there was still a chance for me to conceive. I just couldn't believe my diagnosis and knew that a donor egg or embryo would take up my prime "real estate" for at least a year and a half, meaning there would definitely be no chance to get pregnant. And now almost two years later, despite what the tests showed, despite what the Doctors said; here I am in my 3rd trimester with a healthy baby girl. It's truly a miracle. A gift from God. I just want to say- no matter what you're going through, infertility or something else that's really difficult- never lose FAITH. Anything is possible; I am living proof. You are the God who performs miracles -Psalm 77:14 🏻 #pregnant #28weeks #thirdtrimester #miracle #rainbowbaby #ttc #infertility #ivf #Godisgood #babybump #humpday #bumpday 1w

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alexisdelchiaro The gang's all here!! If you're wondering if I get a ton of strange looks with a newborn AND a baby bump, the answer is YES! People always ask how old he is and when I'm due and I can see the confusion set in...trying to do the math in their heads! Lol, it's quite a unique situation and I am more than happy to share my story a thousand times over. •We tried to start our family for 4 years and absolutely nothing worked out...2 miscarriages, 5 rounds of clomid, 1 IUI, 3 rounds of IVF, 1 Varicocele surgery for hubby and one failed adoption. Finalllllly the tides turned and we committed to adopting this beautiful babe and VOILA a week later we discover I'm miraculously pregnant! No IVF, no fertility treatments, nothing. • Again, I believe it's a God thing. It has nothing to do with not stressing or relaxing or not thinking about it because none of that happened for me. It's simple- God knew Grant was supposed to be our son and once that was in the works He let me get pregnant. By the way, Gabe and I never wavered on the adoption after we found out we were pregnant...not even for a second. We felt so strongly that God had put this plan into motion for us and we were eager to see it all unfold. And WOW, so far God's plans for us are far greater than the ones we ever could have imagined for ourselves. 🏻 #jeremiah2911 #godisgood #babybump #newborn #pregnant #adoption #infertilitywarrior #prayersanswered 1w

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alexisdelchiaro When Grant was in the NICU I prayed day and night that he would grow. I wanted my babe to be healthy and strong and thrive. Well now I just want to slow down time! Keep my little man little. After all, we only have 12 more weeks with my guy as an only child, then sissy arrives! Believe me, I am soaking up every single second. #newborn #nicu #babyboy #slowdown #letthembelittle #preemie 2w

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alexisdelchiaro My ice cream game has been on point this pregnancy! I'm usually a salty person, but lately I've been craving #sweets! And make that two scoops please! Don't worry, lil babe is doing just fine-I'm also getting lots of veggies and fruits too It's all about balance, right? #preggo #babybelly #pregnancy #27weeks #comingearlyaugust 2w
  •   lalo1 Don't change what you do because another mother is weak. I hate people that try to change others because of their thoughts. If you change your diet for them, then they should adopt a child for you... A favor for a favor!! 2w
  •   bethathorp It's all about balancing those two scoops! Enjoy! Pregnancy is the only time you shouldn't feel guilty about indulging! You are making a baby! It's calcium right? 2w
  •   katiejenson Lick it up girl 2w
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alexisdelchiaro H•A•P•P•Y to be 2️⃣ months old! And I'm happy to report that my lil love muffin has come a long way since his preemie days in the #nicu...gaining weight steadily and in perfect health. Grant loves it when Mama sings to him (he's probably the only person ever to enjoy that) and when Daddy reads him his bedtime story every night. He's a great sleeper, only waking up once in the night for a feeding. (I'd like to credit the regimented schedule he was on at the NICU for that!) This little peanut is a really good babe and we are so very lucky he's ours. #babyboy #preemie #newborn #newmom #godisgood 2w
  •   alexisdelchiaro @brookiewade It's part luck, part NICU sched and part formula. I hit the baby jackpot! 2w
  •   brookiewade Whatever way it happens is 🏼 Seriously sooo happy for u. He's taking it easy cause he knows you're carrying baby sis! Mama needs her rest. 2w
  •   xovebaby That is such great news! @alexisdelchiaro we couldn't be happier for you and him!! 2w
  •   sarrahsol Precious!! 6d

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alexisdelchiaro You guys! I'm #27weeks today and that lil babe inside me is the size of a cucumber, weighing about 2.2lbs! Wow, my third trimester is right around the corner! I can honestly say I have never felt happier or more beautiful in my life. 🏻 I absolutely love being #pregnant and the way my body is responding to this exciting journey. I can feel that "pregnancy glow" emanating from my inside out. Doctors told me I would never be able to get pregnant. I think because of that I am just so unbelievably grateful to be carrying our little #miracle. The back pain, my weight gain, my total lack of balance...all these things are simply a small price to pay for our #rainbowbaby. Can't wait to meet you sweet baby girl. #humpday #bumpday #preggo #secondtrimester #infertilitysucks #godisgood #lifeisbeautiful 2w
  •   zodiacmama Beautiful 2w
  •   sarahkivf @alexisdelchiaro You look beautiful!! People keep telling me that I'm glowing. I never quite got that but I really do feel like I'm glowing! I'm so happy and grateful to have this girl growing inside me! So crazy! And so blessed!! 2w
  •   pda0211 Motherhood suits you 🏽 2w

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alexisdelchiaro Just one more from yesterday...a day that meant the world to me. I'll never ever take for granted being this guy's mama (or the lil babe in my belly!) It was such a tough road, but baby I'd do it all over again for you. I absolutely love being a mom. 🏻#firstmothersday #grateful #godisgood #infertilitysucks #adoptionrocks #preggo 2w

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alexisdelchiaro Best First Mother's Day Ev-er! I couldn't ask for more...a loving husband by my side, my baby boy in my arms and baby girl in my belly. My heart is unbelievably full. #happymothersday #grateful #godisgood 3w

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alexisdelchiaro What can I say...my guys just get me! Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms and especially you mamas in waiting. Thinking of you all today and sending so much baby dust your way. #mothersday #26weeks #preggo #donut #infertilitysucks 3w

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alexisdelchiaro So happy to help support the wonderful people at @ifosterorg...helping connect foster youth with job opportunities. #fosteryouth #foreverfamily #fostercaremonth #rivercats 3w

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alexisdelchiaro Tomorrow is Mother's Day but today is Birth Mother's Day! This is our Birth Mom, our angel as I call her, Jessica. This beautiful soul has forever changed our lives with her most generous gift to us and I can't quite find the words to adequately express my gratitude. Jess is the most brave, courageous and loving person I know and I am so thankful God put her in our lives. This photo was taken a few minutes after we signed the adoption paperwork. It was such a joyous occasion for Gabe and I, but obviously one of the most difficult moments ever for Jess. Jess and I were holding hands and when the attorney said, "Ok, we're done. It's official" I looked at her and burst into tears. My heart ached for Jess and the incredible sacrifice she made. It was a sad and beautiful moment at the same time. Every time I look into Grant's big blue eyes, I see Jessica. When he's older I can't wait to tell him all about her and what a special person she is. Grant will always know where he's from and just how much he is loved by so many people. It's truly such a gift. Happy Birth Mom's Day to all the strong and giving women who have made couples like Gabe and I the luckiest people in the world. #birthmom #adoption #family 3w
  •   patcigee I'm crying... 3w
  •   juliehatch09 What a beautiful tribute to honor her and such a precious opportunity for all of you to share this journey of unconditional love. Happy Mother's day 3w
  •   t_knifton There are no words. She is so brave. 3w
  •   warmcontemporary The way your heart opens and your eyes light up when you talk about her speaks volumes of your gratefulness 2w

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alexisdelchiaro #TBT to Valentine's Day and finding out we're having a GIRL I knew in my heart she was a girl mainly because my symptoms were so strong. I was sick as a dog my first trimester. Name a pregnancy symptom and I had it until about 16 weeks. I couldn't keep any food down and I even lost 7 pounds! It was pretty yucky, but I gotta say I loved every minute of it. I knew the sicker I was, the healthier she was. It was extremely reassuring during a nerve wrecking time. Plus after 4 years of #infertility a little nausea is nothin. Can't wait to meet Baby Girl and for Grant to be a (little) big brother! #comingEarlyAugust #babygirl #genderreveal #preggo #pregnancyafterloss 3w

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alexisdelchiaro Mother's Day is this weekend and I could not be more excited to finally celebrate my first #MothersDay with my new baby boy and my baby girl on the way! But I can also clearly remember the sting of the last few Mother's Day that were simply a reminder of what I could not/did not have. All you mama's in waiting I'm thinking of you and sending out so many positive vibes in the form of a fabulous #giveaway! ️ Whether you're an #infertilitysurvivor like me, you're #preggo or you're still #TTC...you're eligible! To enter all you have to do is shout yourself out (don't be shy) or a tag a friend below that would like a $75 gift card to one of my favorite online boutiques @ShopPinkBlush or @PinkBlushMaternity! The winner will be selected randomly by Friday, May 6th!
Disclosure: One entry per person. If upon choosing a winner she has already won a PinkBlush giveaway with 3 months, she will not be eligible to win. Once the winner is confirmed, a gift card will be emailed over within 24 hours.
#maternity #cutematernityclothes #maternityclothing #maternityboutique #pinkblush #infertilitysucks #rainbowbaby #adoption #pregnant #preggostyle #momtobe
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alexisdelchiaro WOW! What a fabulous morning with my friends from @gooddaysac!! Not only did I get to share my story of #infertility to #adoption to #pregnancy, but they also threw me a surprise shower!!! I'm just totally blown away and filled with gratitude! (Link to the story on my fb page) Dress: @pinkblushmaternity | #godisgood #loveup #iam1in8 #ttc #resolve #miraclesdohappen #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #maternitydress #preggostyle #pinkblushmaternity 4w
  •   barbhud1965 I am so happy for you and your husband, you are double blessed now. Life is good 🍼🍼 4w
  •   bobbijohn How did I miss all this!?! So happy for you 3w

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alexisdelchiaro It is #NationalInfertilityAwarnessWeek and although I am now officially a mom, the sting of infertility still haunts me. This photo is of me giving myself one of hundreds of shots during my 3 rounds of (unsuccessful) IVF. It's honestly difficult for me to even think about that time in my life. On my Facebook page I've included a link to a beautifully written piece on "Infertility Etiquette" specifically for family and friends and I encourage everyone to read it because chances are you know someone struggling with infertility. It affects 7 millions people; that's 1 in 8 couples. Most of the points in the article are issues that I wanted to make during my journey, but couldn't quite verbalize or didn't have the courage to say. I can't stress the importance of loving support from friends and family while a couple is struggling. I realize us "infertiles" may be difficult to understand or hard to "reach" but I assure you...withdrawing is simply a coping mechanism when the world seems cruel and unfair.
I'll be on @gooddaysac tomorrow (4/29) around 9am to talk about my road from #infertility to #adoption to #pregnancy. Sending love and support to all the couples still on the journey to find their babies. You WILL get there, I promise. #iam1in8 #infertilitysurvivor #startasking #ivf #resolve #infertilitysucks #niaw
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alexisdelchiaro Happy Due Date little guy! I thought this pic was perfect because my lil man pushed the blocks over from 6️⃣ weeks to 0️⃣ weeks, which is what he would be if he was born on his actual due date...TODAY! Of course I feel bad that my babe had a rough start in life and had to spend 3 weeks in the NICU, but boy am I thankful for these extra 6 weeks we've had together. I literally cannot imagine my life without this perfect little bundle. #godisgood #preemie #duedate #newborn #babyboy #6weeks #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek 4w
  •   jillmbarrett @alexisdelchiaro if you want to see my kiddos, request me and I'll add ya. .. I have lots of IVF mommas on my account. .. 4w
  •   melissavios @alexisdelchiaro he is such a little cutie! We went through infertility treatments too. Our son was 6 weeks early but had to stay in the nicu for 6 weeks. It was the greatest feeling when he finally came home, on his due date. I randomly stumbled upon this book but it tells the story of infertility perfectly! I cry every time I read it. Wish by Matthew Cordell 4w
  •   alexisdelchiaro @melissavios Yes! There's no place like home! I'll have to check out that book, thanks!! Hugs!! Xoxo 4w
  •   funky_cold_medina99 @alexisdelchiaro a mom of 4 NICU babies right here....I'm glad your baby is doing great. They have quite a bit of catching up to do, but they are some tough cookies, strong little humans. Congratulations!! 3w

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  •   only1cella So tiny! And cute! I miss mine being that small- she's 3 months now and almost getting too long for it 1mon
  •   cali_mere_ Girl congrats from San Diego. You adopted and your pregnant? So happy for you!! I wish you and your family ️ still miss you on Good morning SD. 1mon
  •   ldgloria Awwwww he's getting big. What a cutie 1mon
  •   sunandseagal Love the ears! Cutest bunny 1mon

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