Baby Batman # 4 | A Batty Life – Parenting Twins Article

Our brood of little Batman’s is growing again! We are expecting our fourth baby at the beginning of December and are thrilled. I’ve always said I wanted four children and after the boys, just had a strong feeling that there was supposed to be one more in our family. Luke thankfully agreed and in January we decided to pursue getting pregnant. Many of you already know our background, but in case others don’t, we conceived Lila easily, miscarried when she…

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Adoption & Foster Care: My Personal Experiences: Reflections on Instant Family – Foster Parents Article

Adoption & Foster Care: My Personal Experiences: Reflections on Instant Family Pages Reflections on Instant Family I finally got around to seeing Instant Family and I thought it was a good blend of accuracy and humor in portraying what foster-adoptive families experience. Rather than give a complete plot summary, here are some scenes and themes I’d like to share which stood out to me in particular, as someone who has fostered and adopted children through the foster care system: Fantasy Children…

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Adoption & Foster Care: My Personal Experiences: Adoption: Heartbreak and Hope – Foster Parents Article

Over the past year or so I’ve considered myself lucky if I’m able to write even one post a month on this blog.  Since there’s a few weeks remaining of November, here is my somewhat obligatory post during National Adoption Month. Adoption has undoubtedly been a huge blessing in my life, but it’s not always necessarily a sunny subject.  I think the complexity lies within the fact that I am the beneficiary of somebody else’s grief and loss.  I came…

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Why I Blog – Parenting Twins Article

I thought it would be timely to do a post where I can share about the WHY behind my blog and why I do it and give you all a glimpse into where I am and my heart behind it all. First off, my blog started off as a blog that was originally called, “The Road to Fertility.” I created it when Jose and I were struggling to have kids and I honestly didn’t feel like there were many people…

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Happy First Birthday, Whitaker and Davis!! – Parenting Twins Article

Our sweet boys turn one year old today! It’s hard to believe just a year ago they came into the world as teeny preemies born six weeks early. I made this video looking back on their first year. I’ll never forget their birth story. It was the most physically difficult day of my life, but the most joyous emotionally. After miscarriage, infertility and a hard pregnancy, my boys were here and healthy! The first time I held them it felt…

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Not Again: Dealing with Endometriosis – Parenting Twins Article

This post discusses female issues, specifically endometriosis. It’s amazing what we can get used to given enough time. My body has been giving me problems since the beginning of my “womanhood”. I learned to expect painful periods of time where I’d become reserved, withdrawn, and annoyed by everything. I learned to always have pain medication on hand, and that I should just carry it on me, just in case. I have severe endometriosis. I’ve always had the symptoms, from the…

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our journey to a baby bump: Casey + Britton – Parenting Twins Article

When the boys were born in July, my posts were short and quick. I feel like it’s finally time to share the whole story of when they came into this world. My world.Our plan had been to head down to Texas on July 25th. That would have been between 34-35 weeks pregnant. The average time that twins come is 35 weeks. I figured we were doing good. Especially since Kelly usually went past her due date.I had one last business…

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