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Hi. I’m Rachael.

Hi. I’m Rachael.

infertility warrior turned twin mama

Loving my crazy life with the same fervor as hipsters in Coke commercials. Often in search of sleep and sanity. In all seriousness, I just don't take myself very seriously. Read more here if you're into that sort of thing.

My IVF Journey Timeline

My IVF Journey Timeline

some miracles take a little more time

View a snapshot of my 2+ year journey to mommyhood through assisted reproduction here. Need more details? Looking for some inspiration? Laugh with me, cry with me, and soak it all in through the blog.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

on infertility

Sharing my story with the world was a choice I made for many reasons, but it all began with the thought that we go through things for others. Infertility and isolation are often synonymous. If you're here, you're not alone...

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UKU’s Relaunch Giveaway!

New Year. New look. New chances. In celebration of the relaunch, I’ve teamed up with a few of my favorite vendors to put together a giveaway specially or the infertility community. Get ready to enter.

Submissions Opening Soon!

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L&R’s Closet

L&R’s Closet

Gently used threads from some of our favorite brands and shops that have been briefly loved and quickly outgrown. Browse current listings and check back often for new items.

Support Gifts

Support Gifts

Find just the right gifts to support a friend who is struggling with infertility. My personal favorites coming soon.

Giveaways

Giveaways

UKU's Relaunch Giveaway, featuring some of my favorite vendors, is coming soon! Stay tuned!

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

View my line of infertility greeting cards on Etsy at Levi & Roen in Print. Humor & support cards cover a range of infertility causes, assisted reproduction technologies, and ttc scenarios.

Freebies

Freebies

Free prints designed specially for the infertility community by Levi & Roen in Print. View current available designs here.

Title Closet

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LEVI & ROEN’S CONSIGNMENT

Gently used threads from some of our favorite brands and shops that have been briefly loved and quickly outgrown. Twin sets, coordinated outfits and more at over 40% off retailers price. Browse current listings and check back often for new items.

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FromTheBlog

Dear Levi & Roen: A Letter to My IVF Miracles

Levi & Roen,

As our time being connected as one nears an end, I find my heart skipping a beat at the realization that one of the most memorable days of my entire life is a week (or less) away. I never thought my insatiable curiosity could withstand a potential 38 weeks of suspense, and frankly was not confident my body could nurture you both to term

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Freezer Meal Prep Before Baby(ies)

With two babies due for arrival very soon, I figured it was about time to tackle the freeze-ahead meal prep that I had frankly been dreading for obvious reasons…I’m pregnant, tired and have barely had energy to cook even ONE dinner on a regular week night. I’ll admit right up front, this was an overwhelming task at 34 weeks pregnant with twins, but much like what I hear about labor and birth, it’s now just a blur…and all I am left with is the fabulous result. :)

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Welp. I’m Still Pregnant. (The Very Long Overdue Update)

/Forgive me friends for not updating sooner! I have not fallen off the face of the earth…just face first into my (mound of) pillow(s) more frequently. :) I am officially 229 days pregnant today (32 weeks +5) and in that time a lot has changed, like the size of my pants…

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One Day, In Retrospect…

When I started this blog over a year ago, I was confident I was going to be a mommy. I knew the journey wasn’t going to be easy (or ideal), but I believed it to be possible. I had hope…I had faith…I had determination. Then came failure, after failure, after failure…each time, chiseling away at any morsel of confidence that remained.

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You Make My World Spin Placebo Feelings

Welp, according to my nifty new pregnancy app, I am 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Maybe? Sort of? Really??!!! Tomorrow is our very first ultrasound, or as my nurse called it, a “placement scan”. I’ve been warned in advance that we may not see much, as it’s still early on…ya know, poppy seed early. At the very least, they will be looking for an intrauterine gestational sac (or dare I say sacs) to confirm that life is perhaps (hopefully) growing. My stomach is in knots, 50% nerves, 50% constipation (the struggle is real).

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Recipe for an Emotional Sandwich

Ingredients:
6 Positive Pregnancy Tests
2 Slices of Worry
1/3 Cup Excitement
1 Tbs of Guilt (Spread Thinly)

Sounds like something they only serve at the Diner for Infertiles, huh?

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