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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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Pregnancy Week 31 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I suppose I owe you nice folks a weekly update, don’t I? Sheesh! I am just swimming at work and can’t seem to find time to take a deep breath. So I’m going to squee ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 30 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m happy to report it was a good week! No trips to the hospital. No emergency calls to the doctor. No meltdowns. Just a normal pregnant week (meaning I was tired, ... Read on »
The Unique Voice of Frank Sinatra by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In the nearly 11 years I have known my husband, I can’t recall one utterance of the words “Frank Sinatra.” He doesn’t even own a single song or CD. Frank Sinatra, f ... Read on »
Week 30 OB Appointment by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today kicked off the start of two-week appointments. We’re getting so close with only 10 weeks until our due date! Given last week’s kidney stone incident, my a ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 27 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yes, I’m still here. I feel like it’s been a few days since I last checked-in. I’ve been super busy with those “take it easy” orders and really doing quite well with them. ... Read on »
Vaginal Rest by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This was the order given to me by the doctor on Friday afternoon. I’m supposed to let my vagina rest… apparently. I told Shelton not to disturb us. So, I’m being fun ... Read on »
Week 27 Sonogram by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Whew! What a week! I’m already completely drained and we’ve got four days to go before the next one starts. I mentioned in my week 27 OB update that we’d be having a ... Read on »
Week 27 Doctor’s Appointment by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I had my monthly doctor’s appointment today. When Dr. W walked in he asked if there was anything new with the Web site. And I kind of froze. Ommagod… he knows about my Web ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 26 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As I started to write this I was like, “Oh no! What did I do? I lost a week!” I saw that last week I posted week 25, knew that today was 27 and couldn’t figure out how I’d ... Read on »
Death by Charlie Horse by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility ... So my obituary will read and people everywhere will wonder if that’s even possible and then I’ll rise from the dead with my wrecked right calf and say “LOOK! RIGHT HER ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 25 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So we just wrapped week 25. I need to make little notes to myself throughout the week because by the time I sit down to write this I’m like, “Well, I know some stuff happe ... Read on »
The 5 a.m. Meltdown by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So it’s 5:30 in the morning. I’ve been awake since 3. WIDE awake since three. Currently I’m sitting here in the dark living room in front of the glow of my laptop sobbing ... Read on »
Mama Got a Massage by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Oh my word! I got an hour-long massage today and it was so good I almost cried. For Christmas I received two prenatal massages and I cashed in the first one this afternoon ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 24 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Seriously, those weekly numbers might look like they’re getting bigger, but really they’re get smaller. SO MUCH SMALLER!!! Currently I’m in my 25th week and that means we’ ... Read on »
Mama Cocktail and Pregnancy Sangria by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello… my name is Brandi and I’m a raging alcoholic. Not entirely. I like the occasional drink. Occasions tend to find me a few nights each week. That is when I’m not grow ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 23 and OB Visit Week 23 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Oh what a week! Not as bad as the past few have been, yet still not the starfish kisses that everyone promised second trimester would be. I liked week 23. I had my ... Read on »
Found my womb! by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility While making the rounds of good-night kisses last night, my three-year-old cousin sat in my lap to give me a hug. She then reached out her tiny little hand, placed it on m ... Read on »
Farewell 2009 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I don’t do Christmas letters, but I do like to wrap up my year all nice and tidy on my blog. Web site. Whatever we’re calling it. Before I had a blog I would always go bac ... Read on »
Pregnancy Quote of the Week - Week 23 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Shelton: “Your pregnancy body is cute as a button!” (yay!) Read on »
Pregnancy Week 22 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What a doozy of a week this was… again! I think I have pregnancy bi-polar disorder. PBPD, or Pib-Pid. It’s a self diagnosis. I had days this past week where I was so down ... Read on »