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Little Wonders

Elk River, Minnesota
After a heart-breaking struggle with infertility, we conceived our identical twin girls through IVF. They suffered from life-threatening Twin-to-Twin Transfusion in-utero, causing me to undergo laser surgery, and 13 weeks of bed rest, 10 of which in the hospital. Every day for a long 13 weeks, we... Full Bio
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Summer Fun ... and Colorado Road Trip by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The girls LOVE their swing ... and finally learned how to pump their legs :)! With our long winter and short spring, it feels like summer is just flying ... Read on »
10 years B & E. by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The milestones just keep on coming this year! After we celebrated Liana and Amaya's 5th birthday last month, this month is was our turn to celebrate 10 years of marriage! ... Read on »
May Milestones by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is such a good time of year, you guys. After almost 6 months of snow-covered ground and sub-freezing temperature, everything is just beautiful. I might be biased, but ... Read on »
5 years! Half a decade of Little Wonders! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not that long ago, Bjorn and I were sharing a rare meal out for our 5th anniversary. We were still a little shell-shocked from the events of the previous months: the ... Read on »
Happy Easter! (And other spring happenings) by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There was a time - after Liana's and Amaya's dramatic TTTS diagnosis and subsequent premature birth and before all of this adoption saga began - when I mostly used t ... Read on »
Hello, spring! (and another adoption update) by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I had the best of intentions of waiting to write another blog update until I finally had some happy news in regards to our adoption. As a matter of fact, earlier this month ... Read on »
Big Birthday Weekend! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On Friday night, we had the privilege of celebrating sweet Eli's 1st birthday with our dear friends Katie and family. Despite being so close to coming home, Eli spent his 1 ... Read on »
One year later.... by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last week marked the 1-year anniversary of the bankruptcy of our first agency. We lost a lot of money that day in early February of last year, but beyond that, we lost so m ... Read on »
Vietnam 2014 by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   Earlier in January, I had the privilege of traveling to Vietnam to see first-hand the amazing work Far East Broadcasting Company ( www.febc.org ) is doing the ... Read on »
Omi and Opas visit from Germany by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm still waiting for the pictures my photographer colleague took in Vietnam before posting about my my trip. In the mean time, however, I thought I'd share some pictures f ... Read on »
Good Adoption News from Ethiopia Today! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Various agencies and organizations shared this piece of information out of Ethiopia today "Earlier today, the Minister for Women, Children and Youth Affairs, along with ... Read on »
Ethiopia situation update by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's been almost 3 weeks since that ominous announcement coming out of Ethiopia that adoption regulations will change with the potential of closing down international adopt ... Read on »
Urgent News about Adoptions in Ethiopia by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The year 2013 started with some very sad news for our adoption - when back in February, our agency filed for bankruptcy and left us stranded. For several weeks after this h ... Read on »
Christmas in Pictures by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Preschool Christmas Party: (Amaya right) Christmas Eve: (Amaya right) The pillow pets were a huge hit this year :) Christmas Day Ice-fishing w ... Read on »
Merry Christmas from the Dixons! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was trying to figure out a way to embed our Christmas letter into this blog post, but couldn't get it to work ... so here is the link instead   https://ww ... Read on »
Adoption Blogger Interview by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month (which just ended yesterday!) a large group of adoption bloggers organized a project called "Adoption Blogger Interview." I th ... Read on »
Thanks Giving by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I went Black Friday shopping last year with Bjorn's mom and sister. It's not really something I had ever done, and certainly not since the girls were born - and as I so tho ... Read on »
Wasn't it JUST winter? Like, last month? by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I actually really like living in the Upper Midwest. I love the beautiful green landscape, the open space, the lakes, the relaxed and friendly culture. However, I do not lik ... Read on »
Reality = Check. by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As a mom, I believe in instilling a healthy sense of optimism in my children, as I consider it a key ingredient for growing up to be a resilient person. So I think it's goo ... Read on »
Surprise! (And hello from Germany) by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This Thursday, I had the very special opportunity to surprise my Dad with a visit to Germany in honor of his 60th birthday. He had NO idea I was coming! My mom flew me home ... Read on »