Welcome ICLW

Friday, October 22, 2010
Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. This is my second ICLW. I had a great time during last month's and "met" so many wonderful bloggers.

For those of you that are new and stopping by for the first time, you can read my story HERE or if you have plenty of time, you can read it from the beginning at Journey to Josey. Just quickly, we lost our sweet little girl at 25 weeks to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. I spent a month in the hospital fighting this disease. Because of the severity and early on-set of my case, along with a diagnosis of MTHFR, a blood clotting disorder, my doctors told us we had a 60% chance of experiencing the same thing or close to the same thing again. The thought of going through such a traumatic event like that all over again doesn't sit well with me or my husband.

So, we are now in the early stages of pursuing domestic infant adoption. We have submitted our application and have our first informational meeting with them in two weeks. I hope you decide to stick around and follow us on this new journey. I'd love to have you! Leave lots of comments and stop by often!

Happy ICLW!



  1. I've been reading along (bad at commenting) since a previous ICLW. So, wanted to wish you a happy ICLW! And good luck on the adoption process!

  2. Hi! I just found you through ICLW and am looking forward to following your journey. I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. Good luck with the adoption process. xo.

  3. Oh my goodness - many hugs to you! All the best with your adoption journey!


  4. Happy ICLW! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am excited to follow along on your adoption journey. :-)

  5. Happy ICLW. We are just dipping our toes in the adoption world, and I look forward to following your journey. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. KAM--I'm jealous!!! That is the sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetest convertible bug, evah!!! Also *love* the blog layout! How did you make it? Can't wait to check out all your pictures--glad to have found a fellow bus lover :)

  7. Thanks! We love it! Erin at EB Designs did my blog layout. I gave her some pictures and told her I wanted a 60s-ish theme. She did a great job. I just love her! Her blog is http://eb-designs.blogspot.com/

  8. so sorry for your loss due to preeclampsia. i can imagine it was a tough fight. i too am MTHFR. i can understand why you choose to pursue adoption. you will find your happy in that i'm sure. happy iclw (#31)