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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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Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You guys! The blog! Poor neglected child of mine! We're sort of in the middle of this massive adoption rollercoaster that we can't really talk about on "The Internet" ... b ... Read on »
Fall Memories by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A month has passed since my last blog post - and what a month it's been! We had to say goodbye to two special men in our family this month - Bjorn's uncle, who passed away ... Read on »
First Day of School! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We returned home from Germany just in time to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We spent a beautiful weekend with family by the lake over Labor Day weekend. The girls lo ... Read on »
We're home! (and final Germany pictures) by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We arrived home from Germany last night. (Did I mention how awesome it is to travel with 5 year olds? It is. Awesome. Not a single tear the entire flight home - even though ... Read on »
More from Germany! by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Panoramic view of Würzburg Another beautiful and fun week in Germany! We spent it the way we try to spend most of our time in Germany: together wit ... Read on »
Deutschland - Take 1 by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We've been in Germany for a week now, visiting my family - and have such a great time! First, let me say that if you can only hang in there until your kids are 5, ... Read on »
2 out of 3. Germany here we come. by Little Wonders Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It seems like our summer here at home lasted exactly one month - between our cold and wet spring, and the fact that we'll now be gone for most of August - but we'v ... Read on »
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 »
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 »