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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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It’s a Girl. by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We could not be happier to introduce you to our daughter, Paisley Joon Koskie. Paisley arrived at 7:05 pm, April 27, 2010 Shelton’s 30th birthday. Weighing 7 ... Read on »
Calm Before the Storm by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It’s 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Apparently I’m going to have a baby today. And Shelton is celebrating his 30th birthday. Oh what a day this is going to b ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 39 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You want to know how week 39 was? It was awful. Oh, AND I AM STILL PREGNANT!! Seriously, I spent the first four days of last week in so much pain that I was pre ... Read on »
The Word of the Day is Induce by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’ve reached that point where I’ll try just about anything to get this baby out. I know my due date isn’t until Monday, but I’m early to everything and I don’t unde ... 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 »
My Half-Marathon Pipe Dream by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m putting it here because I’m that committed to my goal. I have every intention of running a half marathon (13.1 miles) this October. Just six months after having ... Read on »
Dear God, It’s Me, Brandi by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’d really like you to get this baby out of me now. I have nothing going on tonight. Pretty please. Read on »
OB Appointment Week 39 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m not entirely sure what has happened in the last 24 hours, but I’m in so much pain I can barely walk across the room. I certainly can’t stand upright. My abdomen ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 37 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So we kicked off the week with a trip to the OB, where I was finally going to get an exam and finally hear that I’m dilated to a one… maybe two. But that’s not exac ... Read on »
Last Night Was a Nightmare by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I didn’t have any, I don’t think I slept well enough to do that. Instead, we lived the nightmare. One minor, not so much a nightmare but more like a “please just wa ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 36 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I feel like I should start these now with – No Baby! Every time I call someone these days there’s a suspicious tone in their voice until I clarify that I’m calling ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 35 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hmm. It appears I completely glossed over doing a week 34 update. For being the only week I’ve missed in this pregnancy, I’d say I’m doing pretty well. I did make a ... Read on »
Just Mommied Shirts by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I told someone the other day that I really wanted a pair of bootie shorts that say “Just Mommied.” You know, a play off of “just married.” And clearly I’ll want to ... Read on »
Nesting by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We started nesting this week. And yes, “we” means Shelton and I. I love how involved he’s been every step of the way and in the past few days I think the daddy ‘mon ... Read on »
The Car Seat by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For the most part this entire pregnancy has been surreal. It was just two nights ago that Shelton and I were lying in bed and he said that he still couldn’t believe ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 33 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For all the times in my life I’ve whined about being tired, I take it back. Because prior to now I had no idea what I was talking about. And I know (I know… I know… ... Read on »
Interview with AOL Daily Finance by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We were recently contacted to do an interview for BabyOrBust for AOL Daily Finance. We were thrilled to be asked and spent about 30 minutes speaking with Eric Wahlg ... Read on »
Rhea Lana Sale in Wichita by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am so excited about this sale because there is still SO much we need for our little bambino and I have no qualms picking it up on the cheap. And that’s what you c ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 32 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Week 32 will be remembered fondly simply because there won’t be anything to remember. There was no medical intervention. (I did have a check-up but it was completel ... 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 »