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Seven Nights In The NICU

Birkley Kuykendall | September 12, 2017

Written by Nadine Bubeck, guest blogger As I sit here 33 weeks pregnant with my third child, I can’t help but picture where I was at 33 weeks pregnant with my first. I was in the hospital. On bed rest. It’s kind of weird for me to mentally reminisce, as now my first born is going on four years old- an active, handsome, healthy young boy. I want to press…

 

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Birkley Kuykendall | August 29, 2017

Written by Shelly Blanco, guest blogger My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We met when we were 16 years old and I knew instantly he’d be mine forever. We married in our early 20’s and spent the first 5 years of our marriage building a home and traveling the world together. It wasn’t until we turned 28 that we decided to begin our journey to be parents. After…

 

About A Boy

Birkley Kuykendall | August 24, 2017

Written by Wendy Garafalo, guest blogger This is a story about a boy, his diagnosis, and the way LOVE can shift everything…. My son Luca, has autism. It still feels strange to write it, but it’s our truth and it’s something we’ve embraced and learned to love. Luca was an amazing baby, slept well, ate well. He had an incredible way of letting me know when he was done and…

 

Understanding Post Partum Depression

Alexis DelChiaro | August 21, 2017

•By Dr. Kendra Segura, Guest Blogger The birth of a baby is a time of joy and precious memories. For some women, however, it can be anything but joyous; instead it is filled with self-doubt, and overwhelming guilt. Unfortunately, it is still shameful, these days, for a mother to admit feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or irritated, following the birth of their child; and they feel too ashamed to ask for help.…

 

A Mom On A Mission

Birkley Kuykendall | August 8, 2017

•Written by Heather Bienz, Guest Blogger In May 2015 I lost my 2nd daughter, Reagan, to Turner Syndrome and delivered her still-born during my 25th week of pregnancy. Ten short months later I lost my 3rd daughter, Hannah, to Turner Syndrome as well. Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that occurs when all or part of one of the female X chromosomes is lost before or soon after the time…

 

Our Double Rainbow

Alexis DelChiaro | July 19, 2017

•By Kristie Rossi, Guest Blogger “You’re going to be a big brother!!” I remember saying these words to my 15 month old son, Brady, shortly after getting my positive pregnancy test. I just knew this was the baby brother we had prayed for. I immediately called my mom and sisters and made a “Big Brother” shirt for Brady for our “formal announcement” to the world. The “Big Brother” shirt. A…

 

“Just Relax” They Say

Alexis DelChiaro | June 26, 2017

•By Kathryne Shrewsbury, Guest Blogger Let’s keep it real, dealing with infertility issues sucks. It is stressful, time consuming and expensive. You are not in control of the outcome even if you do everything right. I know first hand what infertility looks like having gone through two rounds of IVF, one fresh embryo transfer, one frozen embryo transfer, hundreds of injections, 40,000 dollars spent and countless hours at doctors appointments. My…

 

Wishing and Hoping and Thinking and Praying

Birkley Kuykendall | June 22, 2017

•Written by Sarah Lanning, Guest Blogger I’m a huge advocate for Adoption. It has been a huge part of my life as I was adopted along with my four other siblings.  I met my husband and on our first date he told me that his father was also adopted. We immediately bonded over that and I knew this was the man I was going to marry. After four years of trying…

 

Timing. Is. Everything.

Alexis DelChiaro | June 20, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always pictured myself having a big family. Not just 3 or 4 children, I seriously want 10 kids! Even though my two “almost twins” can be a lot to handle and completely test my sanity at times (coffee helps!), I actually still want to have more babies! Ok, ok…so 10 kids is probably a bit outrageous and mainly because logistics…like who’s gonna…

 

What About Dad?

Birkley Kuykendall | June 18, 2017

•Written by Elizabeth Johnson, Guest Blogger   My husband is a solid, secure and wonderful guy. And when I say solid, I mean solid – 6’3, 250 and bench presses almost 400 lbs (yes, that is a real stat). He is funny, sensitive, a serious planner and the most intuitive person I know. We met at a wedding – very cliché, him a groomsman, me a bridesmaid – and started…

 

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