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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 21 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Is it April yet? I probably shouldn’t even write this today because I’m bound to start hissing and spitting. I’m in a terrible, TERRIBL ... Read on »
BabyOrBust.com StoryCorps on Wichita’s 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 »
Pregnancy Week 20 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Week 20 equals the half-way point and that means some serious excitement and anxiety. With each passing week the reality of our little “situation” becomes ever more apparent ... Read on »
Maternity Pants by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’ve never been the type of person you could tag as frugal, cheap, penny pinching or budget conscious. Shelton is one of those guys who will put $20 in his wallet and six mo ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 19 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Week 19 will probably go down as the most memorable of this entire pregnancy. For this was the week that we found out our little monster is a she-monster. It’s a girl, and w ... Read on »
Pregnancy Quotes of the Week - Week 19 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We called Shelton’s mom to tell her the baby’s gender: Shelton: So we had a sonogram today. Mom: Oh! Are you sharing sex with me? Shelton & Brandi: Ummm ... Read on »
It’s a Girl by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We had a sonogram today and very clearly saw that very soon we will have a daughter. We are ecstatic!  Read on »
Pregnancy Weeks 17 and 18 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As usual, I should have made some notes for myself because trying to recall the information to do an update on weeks 17 and 18 is proving to be a little difficult. I spen ... Read on »
OB Appointment - Week 19 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday I had my monthly check-up with my OB, Dr. W. It was the first time Shelton was able to go. It was a pretty uneventful appointment, and I felt bad when afterward Sh ... Read on »
The Baby Moved! by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Or I’m going to pretend that it did. The movement was so sudden, fleeting and slight that I thought maybe it was just gas. But then, I don’t get gas in that spot, so maybe i ... Read on »
I’m Pregnant and HOT! by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you’ve followed BabyOrBust for any length of time, you know that I’ve tried to find the silver lining in the infertility and IVF. And if you’re just joining us then FYI, ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 16 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Do I really have to relive this week? Let me just tell you it’s been awful and I’m saying good riddance and hoping for the best as we take on week 17. As expressed here, ... Read on »
The Saga of the Crampy Legs by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last Thursday I had what we’ll call The Worst Night of Sleep of My Entire Life. Shelton didn’t sleep a wink that night either because I was so restless. In fact, I probably ... Read on »
My Two-Year-Old Eats Octopus by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hopefully this is one of the bumper stickers we can hang on our refrigerator (because even if our kid becomes an astronaut Shelton will not allow for the placement of sticke ... Read on »
Pregancy Week 15 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Our second week in to the second trimester and I actually started feeling normal, for the first time since we got pregnant. Still tired, I feel like that part’s not going to ... Read on »
Lee Press-on Nails and Porn Star Boobs by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ahhh, the changes your body goes through to make a baby. It’s glorious, isn’t it? Everyone’s always talking about this miracle and the process. Please! This is such an incon ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 14 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility OK, so it’s official, we are in the second trimester. Woo woo! Huge relief. We both feel like a bit of weight has been lifted, and yet we know we’ve still got a long way to ... Read on »
OB Appointment - Week 14 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I had my second OB appointment this week with Dr. W. I had planned this one specifically leading in to the lunch hour so that Shelton would finally be able to tag along and ... Read on »
Finding my Mantra in Pre-Natal Yoga by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have been waiting so long for last night!! I went to the doctor yesterday for my four-week check-up (and all went well), and since I’m in my 14th week now, asked if I coul ... Read on »
Pregnancy Week 13 by Brandi & Shelton K. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday we started our second trimester, and I cannot even begin to express the sigh of relief that exhaled from my lungs as I woke up. I know we’re not out of the woods c ... Read on »