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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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Proudly participating ... by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Proudly participating in DietsInReview.com’s Blogs Against Breast Cancer ! Each site that posts this badge, they’ll donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundat ... Read on »
2008 Most Popular Baby Names by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The list of most popular baby names from 2008 was released today, otherwise known as “the list of names NOT to give your child.” Who wants to be Emily #12 or Jacob #9? I gre ... Read on »
2010: That’s a Wrap by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 2010… oh where oh where to begin. (I promise, this isn’t going to be a poem.) We started the year how we have begun the last five… with the Moreheads and Sw ... Read on »
29-Years Old by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Every year Shelton asks me what I want for my birthday. Little does he know that weeks in advance I’m pondering over new purses, shoes, massages, necklaces, expensi ... Read on »
A Bittersweet Farewell by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I knew going in to the clinic this morning for my sonogram that it would likely be my last. Not my last sonogram, but my last trip to the clinic. Today was my last scheduled ... Read on »
A choice in gender by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In some twisted way it might be kind of fun to determine the sex of your children. Then again, I often complain that for those of us doing IVF, the romance and mystery of ha ... Read on »
A Worthwhile Cry by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Since all I ever do anymore is cry, I figure, why not go looking for reasons? I had two all-out, breakdown, hysterical sob fests yesterday. Why? Couldn’t even tell ... Read on »
Addicted by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I love Jon & Kate Plus 8! I get so excited when I find one of those hours-long marathons on TLC. I like to call it “research”! LOL! If you haven’t seen it, it’s this amazing ... Read on »
American Adoption Statistics by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I thought this was a really interesting article - and one that really took me by surprise. The CDC looked at recent adoption figures and says that men are two times as li ... Read on »
Apparently They DO Grow So Fast! by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I hate that I haven’t written down more. I don’t have the time to write every day and that’s the pace at which I’d have to write to keep up with her. We hit the six ... 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 »
BabyOrBust.com is a Featured Contributor at Wellsphere by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In the summer 2008, we were approached by Wellsphere and asked to be amongst the first “health bloggers” to be a part of their pregnancy and fertility community. It meant ha ... Read on »
BabyOrBust.com StoryCorps on Wichita‚Äôs KMUW by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you are in the Wichita radio listening area, tune-in bright and early tomorrow morning to hear mine and Shelton’s recent StoryCorps interview. WHERE: KMUW, 89.1 ... Read on »
Belly Button! by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Big day here, miss Paisley now has a belly button! We’ve been waiting anxiously for that cord to fall off. In fact, two weeks ago I asked the doctor if it were goin ... Read on »
Belly Pics by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Thanks to my mom for coming over to take a few pictures of Shelton and I with the belly. We realized this weekend we didn’t have any decent “together” pregnant pict ... Read on »
Big Ball of IVF Nerves by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility OH MY GOD! We officially start IVF a week from tomorrow. Eight days! I’m really starting to feel it. And when people ask how I’m doing, I’m starting to feel this wall come u ... Read on »
Big Box of IVF Needles and Fertility Drugs by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Earlier this week I received a phone call from pharmacy filling our fertility drug order. I confirmed all of the pertinent details and then reviewed the order. They had the ... Read on »
Biggest Loser Finale by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As some of you know- I work as the senior editor for DietsInReview.com. It was such a privilege last night that I was able to attend the live Biggest Loser finale in LA. It ... Read on »
Bliss by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Tonight was so perfect I wanted to capture it in a bottle. Instead, I rushed right in here to write it down before I forget. Paisley isn’t feeling too well, she ... Read on »
Blogs Against Breast Cancer by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility October is breast cancer awareness month. We’re supporting DietsInReview.com’s Blogs Against Breast Cancer promotion. By placing this badge here, $5 will be donated to the N ... Read on »