This magnet has been on my mom's refrigerator for years before Amanda came into our lives. After Amanda came home my mom was shocked to see the resemblance of the two babies. She was so excited that they had been praying for this cute little baby for years and now here she was, a part of our family. When we brought Amanda to visit her church, the church I grew up in, she was so excited to show every one the magnet and her new granddaughter. She's very proud of how we've chosen to promote the culture of life.
I'm sorry for the lack of posts. I've been on a pumping marathon to try to increase my milk supply. Amanda's dainty little suckling just doesn't have the same effect as a double electric breast pump. Amanda nurses with the supplementer and then after I put her to bed, I go pump. I've started to see an improvement already so I'm going to just keep going. It is so time consuming, but I realize it is really important because she will only be little for a short season.In case any of you have images of Robert De Niro in a recent Ben Stiller movie, the supplementer is a small plastic bag filled with formula with a tiny tube running into her mouth while she's latched on and nursing. Pretty simple, nothing crazy!
We are a Christian couple joyfully answering God's call on our life to welcome children into our home. We have two boys, Tyler and Tony, and adopted our first daughter, Amanda, in August of 2007 and a second daughter, Christiana, in July of 2009. Talitha joined our family in February 2010 after a surprise pregnancy. Julia was an even bigger surprise in January 2012.