I Hope this Doesn’t Offend You, but Your Daughter Looks Just Like Her Birth Mother

The other day, I posted this sweet picture of my beautiful baby girl to Facebook: Within minutes of posting the photo, someone messaged me stating, “I hope this doesn’t offend you, but your daughter looks JUST LIKE her birth mother.  She is beautiful”.  I smiled to myself and responded, “Of course it doesn’t offend me–she DOES!  Thank you!” It was presented to me by another … Continue reading I Hope this Doesn’t Offend You, but Your Daughter Looks Just Like Her Birth Mother

Name Change

Many of you may have noticed that we changed Ruby’s middle name.  We just weren’t in love with the way that her original name flowed, and when we called her by her name…it just didn’t seem to “fit” her.  So we dug.  We wanted to find something that still greatly honored her birth mother, my mother, Corey’s grandmother, and my best friend Alison (who passed … Continue reading Name Change

Ruby Annelisse Palmer – The Story of Your Beginning

Three and a half years. That’s how long we waited to hold you in our arms. We were so in love with you long before you existed. You are so, so, loved, sweet girl (and by so many)! How did this all come to be? You will ask this and many more questions about your adoption in the years to come. I’m writing this for … Continue reading Ruby Annelisse Palmer – The Story of Your Beginning

To Fertile Loved Ones of Infertile Couples

Having an infertile friend or family member can prove to be challenging for our fertile loves.  We know this.  We know that it is always hard to know what to say / what not to say.  Throughout the years, we have had many people even say that they don’t know what is helpful and / or what is hurtful.  Recently, a dear friend of mine … Continue reading To Fertile Loved Ones of Infertile Couples

After ER Trip #8, We Had a BABY!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to this world, Rue.  May your days be filled with happiness and may you always know the love of two families who came together for you.  May you always see the good in the world, but not be blind to the bad.  May you struggle, but always find your way up.  My love is with you everywhere you are.  Always. Ruby Marie Alisabeth Palmer … Continue reading After ER Trip #8, We Had a BABY!!!!!!!!!