Monday, May 21, 2012

1st Annual Illinois Race for the Family Hosted by Fertility Centers of Illinois

After the journey that Greg and I have been on in order to complete our family, it is very important for me to find a way to give back to others that are going through the emotional and financial strains of Infertility.   We could not have gotten to where we are today without the support of our family and friends, as well as some extra special doctors and nurses.

Fertility Centers of Illinois is hosting the 1st Annual Illinois Race for the Family on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The event will take place at Deer Grove Forest Preserve from 8-11am. It will include a 5K race and walk, a 1 mile Family Fun Walk and Savannah's Playground, a free outside festival for children and their parents/caregivers. There will also be a silent auction with many fabulous prizes. The event will raise money for the Cade Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt organization that provides family building grants to couples experiencing Infertility. Furthermore, every registrant is entered into a free IVF raffle.

In order to make this event a success, we are in need of more sponsors and participants. Please spread the word in your own social networks and feel free to contact me at katie.obrien22@yahoo.com if you are able to help in any way. Fertility Centers of Illinois and The Cade Foundation appreciate your support.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baby Shower #2

Another close friend, Allison, hosted a wonderful baby shower for me yesterday. Included in this shower were some of my other grade school/high school/college friends, as well as many of my mom's close friends. I know Allison will probably have additional photos for me to post at some point, but for now here are a few pictures of some of the wonderful gifts I received. Thanks for the wonderful shower and thanks to everone that attended.
snap and go stroller and infant car seats

handmade blankets

Future Cub fans

Irish babies

Handmade Irish Sweaters

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April Showers bring...

the first of several May baby showers. It was thrown by three of my closest friends, Brooke, Megan and Shauna. Even though it was raining outside, there was plenty of sunshine inside, as I was surrounded by some of the most wonderful ladies I know. Thanks to everyone for making it such a beautiful day. Below are some pictures of the shower. 



Posing for a picture with the wonderful hostesses.

Beautifully decorated tables.


Dessert table...yummy!





Diaper Cake made by Megan

With Lucy and Eloise


With Kylee and Michelle.

Duhawks...Liz and Robyn.

The UWL girls plus one UWM. By August 1st, we will have had 8 new babies in the past year in this group of friends.