Wait. Just Wait.

Over this past year, I started writing post after post about our adoption journey, beginning to end, and faced an emotional block each time. There was so much to include. Maybe I wasn’t in the right head space. Maybe it was too hard to articulate in just a blog post (shocker for me, I know).…

Infertility Brunch 2019

For those that have followed my infertility and adoption journey, you are very familiar with Sarah’s Laughter, the Christian support group that was my saving grace over the past several years. Each spring, a brunch is held for the members and supportive loved ones of Sarah’s Laughter at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, LA. To…

Waiting on Lucy Pearl…

It is with great excitement that I announce we are now matched with a wonderful birth mother and expecting a precious baby girl in the coming months! The girl we have prayed for, longed for and desired for so long, our Lucy Pearl, is finally becoming a reality. As you can imagine, our hearts are…

Matters of the Heart…

Because of an intense stirring in my heart, it’s been a little quiet on the blog lately. When Andrew and I first met, we always talked about adoption and the desire to open our hearts and home to orphans after we had biological children. Just as we have all been adopted by our Heavenly Father,…

Bringing Home Bayou Baby.

Now that we have had a few weeks to process our emotions, the fire for adoption is still burning strong and we are beginning the footwork for the next one. Since the last adoption connection wasn’t through an agency or consulting company, we were able to handle the cost requirement mostly on our own. We…

Picking up the Pieces.

Failed adoptions happen to other people, not us, right? Wrong. Since my last post, Andrew and I jumped headfirst into our adoption journey and quickly pursued a situation that literally fell into our lap. On a Tuesday we hopped on the adoption train and that Friday, we received a phone call about the unique adoption…

Our greatest adventure ever…We’re Adopting!

For those of you who regularly follow this blog and have kept up with our desire for a family, you already know the pain and heartache of our 4 year battle with infertility. Last year, we came face to face with our reality when we were given the official diagnosis of male factor infertility. Our…

Dear Lucy.

As most of you know, we have elected not to pursue IVF and continue to pray for our little miracle. Although we remain faithful, the waiting is difficult at times. More and more I have found myself talking to our future baby, the baby girl I hope and pray for every day. Instead of holding on to my thoughts…

In the Waiting.

When you are part of an infertility support group, it is only natural the women around you progress in their fertility journey, whether commencing fertility treatments, adopting a sweet little one or the ultimate gift of a pregnancy. Each success story gives me so much hope that one day it will be me. While I…

Baby Steps 2016

This past weekend our Team Bayou Baby participated in the Baby Steps 2016 Infertility Awareness Fun Run at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales, LA. This year we finally came out of the infertility closet and have shared with the world our struggles in expanding our family. We have received an incredible amount of love and support from…