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“I had a BIG day!” – Bo by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On Saturday morning, Mike and I had dentist appointments, and then we loaded the kids up and took them to Phillips Park in Aurora to see the zoo.  However, it was ... Read on »
“Looks like Chicken!” by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On Thursday morning, Mike and I escaped reality for a few days to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary.  We flew into Cancun around midday and headed straight for our res ... Read on »
“Working makes me a better Mom” by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We’ve all heard this line before at some point during our career as Mommy.  Typically, the line makes me cringe.  What does working have to do with one’s parenting skills? ... Read on »
"Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk" by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The original author of this saying must have been a breastfeeding mother. Breastfeeding has been going really well so far. Bo was quick to latch on after birth and has ... Read on »
"Hot Soccer Mom" by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Our new car. I've moved up a notch in the rankings for wife of the year. The big purchase that I alluded to last week was a new Acadia. It is a blue-gray color. I cal ... Read on »
"Please, let me die first." by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Going through IVF I had no way to conceptualize what being a mom would be like. I just knew that it was something I wanted to do with all of my being. Now, looking at the to ... Read on »
"She Works Hard For The Money..." by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you know me, or if you've read here awhile, you know that I worked until the week before Bo was due. I'll be the first to admit that working during pregnancy is diff ... Read on »
"Twenty Minutes a Day" by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility "Twenty Minutes a Day." By Richard Peck Read to your children Twenty minutes a day; You have the time, And so do they. Read while the laundry is in t ... Read on »
...trying to staple Jell-O to a tree. by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility While I was working on my training stuff (I'm done Tuesday!! Yay! Then on to a mentorship!!) I was responding to a discussion thread and this is what came out: Working w ... Read on »
10 Things I Love About Anna… by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 10. She’s stubborn.  While it drives me crazy, I also love that she has such a strong will.  I know it will be beneficial for her – and I know she comes by it natur ... Read on »
10 Things I Love About Bo… by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 10. He has a big heart.  He really cares about others (even though it doesn’t show all the time towards his sisters!) and it’s apparent in his interactions with oth ... Read on »
10 Years by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday, the East Richland High School Class of 2009 walked across the stage and received their diplomas. It's difficult to believe that 10 years ago, as a member of the Cla ... Read on »
10-10-10 Book Review and Giveaway! by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Recently, I was sent Suzy Welch's book, 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea, and it truly helped to remind me that my priority doesn't always have to be the future... The ... Read on »
100 Candles by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility With Grandpa before my high school graduation ceremony in 1999. If you don’t know my Grandpa, you haven’t read here long enough. Today, he would have been ... Read on »
12 Days of Christmas by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... 12 hours till bedtime11 loads of laundry10 sticky fingers9 dirty diapers8 potty accidents7 dinners planned6 tee ... Read on »
2010 Christmas Letter by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Dear Friends and Family, I just turned 3 years old!  I had a Thomas the Train themed birthday party and had a lot of fun!  My little sisters, Clara and Anna, are ... Read on »
23 Hours of Bliss by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I spent my first night away from Bo on Saturday night. And while Mike and I both missed him terribly, I have to admit that our night away was just what I needed. Arou ... Read on »
24 Hour Twins by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Mikey in his scrubs in the OR -- getting ready for the big delivery. September 28, 2009 The alarm began playing music at 4:30 am. I was out of bed and in ... Read on »
31 Weeks! by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility 31 Weeks pregnant with twins. Yes, I cut my head off on purpose. Trust me, no one wants to see the face of a girl who's been in the hospital for 5 days with no makeup on. ... Read on »