A New Path

A New Path

Our adventure to start our family has not been a predictable one. I’d always thought we’d have difficulty getting pregnant and that we would need medical help. When our third iui was unsuccessful last year we were ready to move on. We needed to do something new and adoption felt like the right option for us. We spent months saving and researching adoption. We chose an adoption agency in Kansas, completed our home study, and became a waiting family in…

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The Things You Lose…

The Things You Lose…

I realized during a conversation recently that unless you’ve experienced infertility, you really can’t understand it. And that’s no one’s fault. This post is by no means meant to make anyone feel bad or to make anyone feel sorry for me. The purpose of this post is just to share what I lost to infertility. One thing I’ve learned through our journey is everyone has their own hardships, pain, and losses. We may not be able to understand what someone…

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A Peek into the Baby’s Room

A Peek into the Baby’s Room

Today I thought I’d share the baby’s room. We’ve spent quite a bit of time working on this room over the summer. I’m sure we will continue adding to the room, but we’ve got all the big things done. Let’s start with what the room looked liked when we bought the house, what it looked like after we painted it when we bought it, and what it looks like with it’s fresh paint job. When we moved in two walls…

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One Year Ago

One Year Ago

One year ago today I published our first blog post  and shared our adventure. I remember feeling so anxious when I shared it, not knowing how people would react. Sharing was the best thing we could have done. And it truly feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed in a year. We did fertility treatments, decided to move on to adoption, researched, found an agency, did some waiting and saving, started gathering all our homestudy materials, completed our…

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Almost Done, I Think….

Almost Done, I Think….

Well things have really been moving along since my last update. Our home study is complete, yay! Somehow that ended up going way faster than I thought it was going to. I’m not going to complain about that. Next we did four hours of online training, infant care and cpr, first aid, aed training. We spent the last few weeks building our adoption profile book and our online profile for our agency’s website. Our agency will use our profile book…

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Adoption Adventure Update

Adoption Adventure Update

We’ve had a few people ask recently where we are at with adopting so I thought I’d do an update. During my spring break in March we turned in our home study binder. It was exciting to have it all together and hand it over. The next week we had our home visit with our social worker from our agency. It was so much more laid back than I expected. She talked with us together about their agency and process,…

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