PaigeLucasArt

Paige Lucas Fine Art

Damascus, Ohio · 173 Sales

PaigeLucasArt

Paige Lucas Fine Art

Damascus, Ohio 173 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I capture emotion in life's hidden moments using color and texture. I hope you enjoy browsing my work.

**MILITARY DISCOUNT**
I honor the sacrifice of our men and women and uniform AND the families back home that support them. I offer a 15% discount for military families. Please contact me for more information.

Announcement

I capture emotion in life's hidden moments using color and texture. I hope you enjoy browsing my work.

**MILITARY DISCOUNT**
I honor the sacrifice of our men and women and uniform AND the families back home that support them. I offer a 15% discount for military families. Please contact me for more information.

Paige Lucas

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Paige Lucas

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IVF made me a mama and I want to spread the baby dust!

What is Baby Dust?

Baby Dust is a wish of good luck for a woman who is trying to conceive. It is like saying break a leg for an actor or merde for a dancer. You say “baby dust” as a good luck wish. I named my blog that in part to make fun of the concept but also secretly to bring some good luck my way! I would have done anything to get pregnant and almost planted a sprouted potato under a full moon!

How to support a friend with IF

You are not an expert in conception. Having a viable pregnancy does not make you an expert in this. Trust me, your IF friend has read more books and knows more about conception than you could ever hope to know.

RELAXING is not a medical treatment for IF.

IF is a medical condition treated with a wide array of treatments none of which include a pillow under the hips!

Don’t offer us your eggs/sperm/uterus. This is like me wanting a porsche and you offering to let me drive yours. If I ever want to drive your porsche I’ll ask.

Don’t assume I will fall apart if you tell me our mutual friend is pregnant. I might fall apart but you will only make it worse by going on and on about how “I didn’t want to tell you but…” Just tell us like ripping a band aid off.

Forgive me for making excuses to get out of baby showers and other events featuring pregnant women or babies. Sometimes it hurts too bad and a well planned excuse is just an act of self preservation.

IF treatments are intensive, sometimes painful, always emotionally taxing procedures. This isn’t like getting a splinter removed. If your friend has a procedure – CALL and ask how she is doing at least. Flowers and chocolate are also appreciated.

Fertility drugs can make you crazy. Erratic behavior is expected, please understand. Imagine your worst PMS then multiply it by 1000 then imagine it is happening during a devistating time in your life like the loss of a loved one – this may get you 1/2 way to grasping the roller coaster her emotions are on.

The failure of an IF cycle is like dying a little inside. Flippant remarks like “you can have my kid” or “don’t worry it will happen” is demeaning.

How many pregnancy tests have you taken? We’ve peed on hundreds of home pregnancy test sticks. We have prayed over the stick for 3 minutes for 2 pink lines. We have held the stick in the light and looked for even the phantom of a line. We have cried over many sticks and taken another (and another) to be sure. Our relationship with pregnancy tests are not the same as yours.

Our IF is NOT at all like the “agonizing 4 months” it took you to get pregnant. We are not being impatient we are suffering from an illness (or illnesses).

Don’t say “you can always adopt.” While adoption is a beautiful option and we may get there one day – don’t assume we are there now. Giving up on our biology is a difficult process of loss. Saying this to a couple who is not ready to move on is paramount to saying “you can always remarry” to a woman who’s husband has just died.

Don’t ask us “are you pregnant?” every time we call. For goodness sake we will let you know! Your prayers are so so welcome but don’t ask stupid questions.

Don’t say things like “I wish my house was as clean as yours, but we have 2 kids.” OR “Must be nice to sleep in on Saturdays, our kids get us up.” OR “You’re lucky you can afford manicures/pedicures/theatre tickets/other luxuries; but you don’t have kids to take all your money.” Seriously, saying things like this is like punching us in the stomach. We would gladly have a messy house, no sleep, and ratty finger nails to not feel the empty hole of childlessness in our lives.

Do you want to support me? Tell me that you can’t imagine what we are going through. Tell me you don’t know what to say but that you are always there for me if I need you.

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  • Paige Stannard

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Paige and I’m a “recovering” infertile mama to three miracle IVF babies: a 4 year old daughter and twin 2 year old boys. I want to break the silence and let the world know my kids are IVF babies!

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Last updated on May 14, 2013
Baby Dust Infertility Jewelry - more styles coming soon plus parenting-after-infertility gifts for mom and baby.

I have recently decided to focus the shop on Infertility and Parenting/Pregnancy After Infertility. My own children are wonderful IVF miracles and I'd love to help others going through this difficult journey if only with a tiny bit of baby dust!

I have printed designs for moms and babies and a wide selection of jewelry for baby dust (infertility luck!) or parenting after infertility (PAI) - mother's jewelry for non-traditional families.

I am most excited about the Custom Baby Books. As a mom to IVF babies I searched high and low for specific baby books that would celebrate their unique journey. I found nothing. My books have all the "usual" prompts like first smile, first step, etc. but also have spaces for things like endocrinologist, embryologist, date of transfer, embryo pictures, and other infertility-specific space. The infertile community shares a lot with our brothers and sisters in same-sex parenting (due to the advanced technology) and so I also create books for those situations too. No one should have to cross pronouns out in their own baby book!

If you are interested in a product I used to stock (plush animals or felt play mats) please contact me and I can make a custom listing. Thanks!

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I accept PayPal, Credit Card, or Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
I strive to make my "ship by " dates. Many things ship sooner but when I have a backlog I use that as my deadline. Your can view your "scheduled to ship by" date on your receipt by going to My Account --> Receipt and then look for the ship by date.

I ship to your Etsy address NOT your Pay Pal address. Please ensure your Etsy information is correct or that you make mention in Note to Seller for an alternative address. I am happy to ship directly to a gift recipient just let me know so I don't include the invoice.

I ship USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation.

If my shipping estimates (particularly if you order more than one item) are off by more than $1.00 I will refund the difference via Pay Pal.

If you need rush delivery let me know before you order.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase! If there is a concern please contact me within 10 days of delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
Environmental statement: The environmental impact of my craft is important to me. I work out of a smoke and pet free home where recycling is the norm! I use recycled mailers (not the packaging of the item, that is always new and ready for gift giving).

I try to rarely use any glues or adhesives in my jewlry. Some adhesives can be very toxic and I want my jewelry to be safely worn around children and pregnant moms. If I do use an adhesive I will state so in the description.

My professionally printed items are all printed in the USA and I try to use items also manufactured in the USA but some are not. For example, the pacifiers are made in China but printed in the US. I use several different clothing printers and all are in the US.

My jewelry, especially my gemstones, are normally NOT from the US. Each listing will describe the origin of the materials if known (for example Baltic Amber). Agate and carnelian stones are from right here in the Great Lakes Region!

If you have any questions about my items or process or concerns about a product, please contact me. I'd be happy to work with you and am always aiming to improve my methods to be greener.