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Thankful

My homebirth with Judah

By Nikole / February 24, 2016 / 4 Comments

(Trigger: this post contains detailed accounts of birth and pain) For those of you who are friends with me on social media, you’ve already seen some of our photos from our homebirth. And can I just say how thankful I am for our photographers? They sure captured such beautiful moments…

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Celebrating Our Unexpected Gift

By Nikole / November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Friends, we are 5 weeks into postpartum, and while my brain is fried from sleep deprivation, my heart is so very full. Holding sweet Judah in my arms has changed so many things for me. Before he was born, I was nervous I wouldn’t feel bonded to him. I was afraid…

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Exchanging my Regret for our Gift

By Nikole / September 11, 2015 / 12 Comments

Guys. We are just 1 week’ish away from baby being here. I can’t believe it! He’s moving around like crazy and causing me to pee every hour but even with the interrupted sleep and my terribly slow waddle, I am FINALLY, finally at a place where I feel ready to…

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To Moms Who Feel Like Failures

By Nikole / May 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

This winter was the hardest winter our family has experienced in the past six years. Having lost our income for several months to becoming unexpectedly pregnant to letting go of a lifelong dream as well as having my best friend be nearly killed by a drunk driver, I had hit a new low…

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Autobiography – Complete!

By Nikole / January 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

We finally did it you guys! We finished all 159 questions on our Parent Autobiography with it ending up as a 43-paged paper! I just now emailed it to our awesome social worker, and it feels SO good to be done with that. Can’t wait yet kind of nervous to see…

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Overwhelmed yet Thankful

By Nikole / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Our Dear Friends, There’s (many) a reason why I’ve been absent from the blog, but it’s NOT because I’ve forgotten about you all! I constantly tell myself I need to sit down and update you all on our adoption journey, but finding the time has been nearly impossible (and no,…

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