The Kieklak Twins {Birth Story}

On Monday, April 10th, I went in to the hospital for my nonstress test as usual. They continued to monitor me for preeclampsia, and check that the boys weren’t in distress. Everything looked great. The nurse did note that I was having some contractions, but that wasn’t abnormal for me during these tests.

I went home and went about my day, and Steve & I even went to watch some of the youth kids play baseball that evening. We went to bed like normal, fully expecting nothing to happen on the baby front until my next appointment on Thursday.

Then at 1:30, I got up to go to the bathroom and my water broke. We put our bags in the car (and I grabbed a protein bar, since I’m not a fan of just eating ice chips for hours) and headed to the hospital. We got there around 2:15, and by 2:45 they’d confirmed that my water had broken and moved me to a labor and delivery room. I was just dilated to 1, and even though I was having contractions, I couldn’t feel them at all, so they started me on pitocin.

The Cost of Embryo Adoption {The Final Tally}

cost of embryo adoption
Now that all of the adoption and embryo transfer fees are behind us for this adoption, I thought I’d post about all the costs involved, and the total amount we ended up paying.

This information was difficult for me to find (other than the estimates that the adoption agency provided) when we were looking into embryo adoption for the first time a few years ago, so hopefully this will be helpful to you if you’re considering embryo adoption.

Peek-a-boo! {Now There’s TWO!}

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Steve & I came back from Thanksgiving break on Sunday night both feeling sick, but we were so excited because this Wednesday was our ultrasound, and we were eager to find out our little one’s gender. We were both going to be so excited for a boy or a girl!

When we got to our appointment, I lay down on the ultrasound table and as soon as the exam started, we both saw it – TWO heads!

The Road Goes Ever On and On

the road goes ever on and on

After the unbelievably loving response that I got from Tuesday’s post, I have to start this post with a thank you to my readers! I can’t count the messages, comments, texts, and emails that I got from you guys, all sending prayers our way. It just goes to show that I wasn’t kidding about that Romans 12:15 stuff, you guys have that verse written on your hearts.

I thought that now would be a good time to let you guys know some more specific ways you can be praying for us during this next step of our adoption.