Saturday, December 25, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS and 6 months!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours!

I don't post here very often but WOULD LOVE for you to follow our family blog if you are interested!

Blakely turned 6 months on the 14th-HARD TO BELIEVE!

Her shirt says "best gift ever."
It's true, she's been a MIRACLE for our family!

God Bless you ALL on your journeys!
I am so blessed to follow along your journeys & call you friends!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

5 Months TODAY!

I LOVE books!
Mommy thinks I'm smart but I REALLY DO understand them!

I just found my thumb, its pretty good...

I am still just nursing-that milk is GOOD STUFF. They don't call it LIQUID GOLD for NOTHIN!Mommy sometimes gives me a little nibble of her food too!
I even got to lick a sucker today after church!
Mommy says I'm "rollin' all over tarnation!"
I LOVE my cloth diapers-super soft on my hiney!
I REALLY HATE NAPPING during the day but I sleep really good at night for mommy.

Most importantly, I am still LOVED AND ADORED by all of my 7 brothers and sisters.  I hear them fighting over who gets to hold me LOTS of times a day.

Mommy says I am a Gift from GOD ALMIGHTY and I hear my family from my 3 year old brother all the way up to Daddy thank God for me in their prayers constantly.

Daddy says I will get anything I want, whenever I want when I get bigger.
Sounds good to me! 

Friday, October 22, 2010


I had a hard time sleeping last night just thinking of the miracle performed 1 year ago today.

Twas one year ago today that I was on an airplane to Los Angeles to meet Baby Blakely...
One of the below pictures is our sweet angel exactly one year ago today.

One is of her sibling resting in heaven.

And here she is today!

Is she a miracle or WHAT?

I still have a hard time comprehending God's miracles and goodness especially when it comes to this sweet adopted girl. IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST! The preparation, pregnancy and birth and now she's a big 4 month old girl already.

Thank you Lord for the gift of Baby Blakely, for seeing us fit to be her parents, for allowing us to experience the miracle of pregnancy & child birth. For the donating parents who chose us. For the most wonderful doctor. For allowing us to spread the word about embryo adoption. Thank you for knitting her together in my womb. YOUR WORKS ARE WONDERFUL!

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY MADE; your works are WONDERFUL, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. ALL the days ordained for me were written in your book BEFORE ONE OF THEM CAME TO BE!"
Psalm 139:13-16

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010




Any other UNLUCKY souls have this happen? EWW!!!!  I'm just not ready......

I am REALLY, SERIOUSLY fighting the baby weight also.
It is SO HARD to lose.
I have been put on water pills to decrease the swelling I still have in my hands and feet.
It's brutal.

BUT looking at that sweet smile above makes it ALL WORTH IT!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

3rd PREGNANCY in 2 weeks!


I have given Dr. Kumar's name to 9 people now. Another IRL friend of mine from Kansas just emailed me last night to tell me of her 2nd positive beta!

In the last 2 weeks 3 PEOPLE journeyed to California for their embryo transfers and ALL 3 ARE PREGNANT! Joining the ranks of my other friend A-who is pregnant with twin boys! A, is the person we legally donated our embies to until our donating family requested them back.

AND another friend just got matched with THE EXACT embryos perfect for her family through Dr. Kumars clinic!


Thank you Lord for all you are doing to help these babies join their new families!

It is ONLY THROUGH GOD that these little miracles are being unfrozen!

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift(s)!" 2 Corinthians 9:15

Monday, August 23, 2010

YOU GROW GIRL! 2 Months! & Blog change

Here's our little "BLAKERS" at 2 months!
I am a week late-SORRY!
Check out those painted TOOTSIES!
She has changed SO MUCH & is really starting to smile!
She slept 7 hours last night-BOY WERE MY BOOBS SORE AFTER THAT!
I had to get up and feed her AND pump!

OUR FAMILY BLOG has a new address so if you have been looking for it,