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Brandi & Shelton K.

Wichita, Kansas
We're Brandi and Shelton Koskie. In 2006 we founded BabyOrBust.com to chronicle our journey with infertility and IVF. We also created the first site online to act as a fundraiser to pay for our $20,000 procedure. Thanks to countless donors, we were able to raise more than $6400 and did our IVF... Full Bio
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Dear Paisley: Month 27 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Subtitle: June 2012, or Dear Paisley vers. 2.2 Hello Summer! Hello Crazy Baby! Look who decided to just take off in a giant pool of water like a “shiffy,” (fish ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 25 (2 Years Old) by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Tonight you stayed up past your bedtime by a full hour for no other reason than I was watching you play. 8:00 hit and you were in a great mood and it just didn’t s ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 24 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Dear Paisley, Last night we were out to dinner with a few friends, trying a new pizza place that opened in town. We got there at 7:15, already past your 6:00 di ... Read on »
Serving My Left Ovary an Eviction Notice by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You heard me. Pack your cysts, and your pain, and your $500 sonograms and leave. Don’t let my belly button hit you on the way out. So here’s the deal, I’m havin ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 22 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility OK, let’s do this again! January was another whirlwind with you. They’re all whirlwinds. Every day, every hour. Time has never moved so quickly as when I became you ... Read on »
This is Why I Fought to Become a Mom by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Tonight Paisley had five paper plates arranged on the coffee table, and one coffee-scoop that she insisted was a fork. She told me to sit down and “eat bref-fast ma ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 18 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Note: I wrote “notes” for this letter to you on October 25, 2011, one month after it should have published. I finished writing it January 25, 2012, four months afte ... Read on »
The Year That Was 2011 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The clock is ticking pretty hard right now and I’m running out of time to do this – my annual wrap-up post. I feel like this and a million other things are behind. ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 17 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There’s not much I hate more than doing work twice. And that’s what I’m doing right now. I already wrote this month’s letter to you, but it’s gone. It was really fu ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 16 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Alright you… who are you and what have you done with my baby? In general you’ve been a perfect little Paiser Pais this month. However, there have been days that mak ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 15 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hey there Paiser Pais! Or should I call you chatty cathy? You are just a non-stop talking machine these days. Some of my favorites are hiney, pretty, color, i s ... Read on »
Farewell Sandplum Circle by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I hate how emotionally attached you can become to a house. Afterall, it’s just a house. But, I’m the girl who bawled when my dad sold my riding lawn mower in a gara ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 13 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’d better hurry up and write this before my fleeting memory fully escapes me. We’ve already blown right through your 13th month and are well in to your 14th. This ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 12 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy 1st Birthday, Paisley Joon! You have no idea how unreal those words are to me. To actually say them outloud, and to celebrate the event, seems impossible. ... Read on »
I Tweeted My Daughter’s Birth by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’d told a few friends leading up to Paisley’s delivery day that I was going to tweet the entire birth. They didn’t believe me. Just like they didn’t believe I was ... Read on »
Snap Back to Infertility by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m crying and I haven’t even started my first sentence. Paisley turns one in 13 days.   How can that be?!?! This time last year I was contemplating pulling her out ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 11 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You turned 11 months old today. I know I say this every month but this time more than the others it really does seem impossible. A month from today we’ll wake up o ... Read on »
Dear Paisley: Month 10 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Walking…Talking… Oh little girl you are rocking! Sorry for the super lame rhyme but I couldn’t help myself. I mean, your two biggest accomplishments this month ... Read on »
Meeting Elizabeth Gilbert by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I accidentally read Eat, Pray, Love. Accidentally because I had no intentions of reading it and then my good friend Amy raved about it and made me promise I’d read ... Read on »
Baby Registry Must Haves and Must Nots by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’ve learned a lot in the nine months I’ve been a mom. A lot of what I’ve learned saves me time and money, two things I do not have a lot of extra to use all willy ... Read on »