when you choose to send a child back . . .

A mom (we’ll call her Natalie) contacted me a few months back. This almost-adoptive mom and I had never spoken before. When I answered the phone, she was sobbing. It took a few moments to understand who was calling and why. This mom was at her wit’s end. She said, “Rachel, I don’t know you… Continue reading when you choose to send a child back . . .

so close

Hannah is super close to coming home. She passed her car seat challenge, feeding tube test, hearing test, and she’s had no apnea while resting for over a week. We have her one week doctor check scheduled, her next ROP exam at her eye doctor scheduled, and she’s had her first vaccination. We WERE tentatively… Continue reading so close

ivf…the cheap plan :)

We just paid our non-refundable deposit for IVF…August Cycle. For those considering in-vitro, or wanting to compare their plan, here is our breakdown… Deposit: $2000 Remainder: $7580 (due by Cycle Day 1) Fertility drug protocol: $3750 Fluid ultrasound: $850 Initial consult: $250 Anesthesiologist: &450 Frozen embryo storage: $1000/year Plus, a $50 co-pay each time I… Continue reading ivf…the cheap plan 🙂

that darn root…jealousy

It happened today.  I have been waiting for this moment, and it finally arrived. You know, that feeling of utter helplessness, as if time has stopped right in front of you while the world around you keeps swirling and twirling? And no matter how hard you try you cannot make it stop? I thought I might not feel… Continue reading that darn root…jealousy

my first winter break………

…………as a new mom of four!!! 🙂 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpfkzyyDCo disclaimer for video 1: I was talking to Adam on the phone, hence the narration… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0dXcRgM33Q httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0aS_GYfnxo We made it through, and we had lots of fun in the process. All I can say is that Christmas break was way better than our first five weeks for obvious… Continue reading my first winter break………

0

Your Cart