Mabel’s first Halloween

There’s nothing quite like the first time. And this is Mabel’s year of firsts. We’ve already hit some amazing milestones like holding our head up, clasping our hands, and even smiling! Can’t wait… Continue reading

Gotcha Party!

Because I wasn’t pregnant I felt awkward about having a baby shower before we had a baby at home. I was worried about how I would feel and what I would do if… Continue reading

Mabel Jane

Our daughter, Mabel Jane was born Aug 27 at 11:39 pm. She was 9 lbs 5 oz and 21 inches! We skipped right over the newborn diapers and went straight into the 1s!… Continue reading

5 Things We Learned About Car Seats and the Fiat 500

Since we decided to put our names on the immediate hospital placement list we need to be prepared for a call at any moment… Which means we needed a car seat! We really… Continue reading

Interesting facts about adoption

It’s surprising how little most people know about adoption, despite the fact that “about 60% of Americans have a personal connection to adoption” (according to the Adoption Institute’s 1997 Benchmark ‪Adoption‬ Survey). What… Continue reading

Our fertility struggle

Dear Birthmother, I decided to share the very personal story about our struggle to conceive with you because, well, I want to share it with you. Some key points: Yes, we struggled to… Continue reading