We are so grateful for another opportunity to get our story out in the Charlotte community thanks to our friends at the REACH Clinic and Morgan Fogarty @ Fox Charlotte News. Fox News: Third Party Reproduction with Jamie & Kristen Click above for the link to the Fox News special featuring Jamie and Kristen, aired…… Continue reading Fox Charlotte News – Round 2
It’s all coming together, finally! The room is painted, the crib set is bought and ready to go, and we are ordering his nursery furniture and rocker/glider this week. Oh, we’ve even gotten a baby present off of our registry already (shout out Mitch for the Diaper Genie!). It all gets more real with every…… Continue reading Mission: Nursery Decor DIY
Networking is a beautiful thing; virtually or otherwise. Recently I met a wonderful woman, via internet connections, who is starting a company & has invented a new product (this nursing bra, pictured below). I am so excited to hopefully partner with breastfeeding sources for BFI (breastfeeding induction) for bio/surro mommies like myself – and this…… Continue reading The Dairy Fairy
28 – This one’s gonna be great! I’m not one to have ever hated getting older, but I’m especially excited that this birthday marks the age I’ll be when my baby Liam is born. Having a birthday in January means that I get a fresh start at the beginning of the year, every year. A…… Continue reading #28
Here’s the rundown on everything I’ve learned so far about stimulating to breastfeed. There may not be a “Breastfeeding for Biological Mommies Expecting Babies via Surrogate – for Dummies” book out there..but I decided to make my own (cliff notes version). I also included my favorite resources for herbs and supplies – happy reading! Stimulating…… Continue reading The How To Guide: Lactation Induction
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Not one night goes by that I don’t, my angel. A year ago today we held a memorial at our church for Robert William. We had him cremated, a choice we made while in the hospital thanks to quick thinking on my Mom’s part to ask the doctors where…… Continue reading Peace & Answered Prayers
Hello there, 3rd trimester! Here’s Kristen and Baby Liam – only 13 (ish) more weeks until we meet him!
A picture is worth: a thousand heart breaking questions, a thousand bittersweet tears, a thousand wishes for a second chance. Looking at this picture, every cell in my body aches at the uncertainty of what happened to Robert William that day. I’ve wondered it more times than I could ever count; I know for sure…… Continue reading A Picture’s Worth
Caution: This post is about my first experience with preparing myself for breastfeeding! Sorry if this is inappropriate for any readers – now is the time to turn back if it’s not your “cup of tea”. 😉 So today was my first “breastfeeding stimulation” experience. My friend/lactation doctor came over this afternoon, equipped with a…… Continue reading I did…what?!