Happy 2 Months!

Dear Phoebe & Xander, Wow has time flown! You are now 2 months old! That also means you are technically “1 weeks corrected age…” It amazes us each day that you are still here. Truly. Our family is complete – even when you are both wailing as though we’ve never fed you in your life……

So we need two of everything!? Think again…

A friend of mine recently found out she was pregnant with a little boy. She posted up on facebook the question every new parents is burning to ask and seek answers: what do we need? As a parent of twins this was a loaded question since most folks anecdotally assume that you need “two of…

Your Past is Your Present – an origins story and beyond

It’s been an incredible journey arriving to this place we called parenthood. After almost 13 years of being together and nearly 2 years legally married we finally welcomed our twins into the world. We went through a process called gestational surrogacy, and via this process we were blessed with the most incredible twins: Phoebe Lily…

March 20th, 2017: Our Last Letter in Texas

Dear Russell Family, It’s been almost two years since you read our letter “to a surrogate.” When you read that letter you glimpsed into our lives and saw who we were. You made a judgement call to agree and work with us to help Brian and I build our family. And as we write this…

March 20th, 2017: A Note from Aunt Ashly

Dear Big Pappa and Abba, 37 night stay at our house = $3million dollars 😂 Being thrown up on three times = smelling like Breast milk and three loads of laundry. 😩 Jeff’s homemade meatloaf = one happy family 🤗 All the pumping, let downs, hugs, snuggles, kisses, laughs, baby noises, crying and family time…

Your Last Night in Texas

Dear Phoebe and Xander, Tonight is your last night in Texas before the final journey home. As we celebrate our family in Texas we are also celebrating the journey of our family back to our home in Pennsylvania. And in good ole Texan fashion we’re fixing to have our goodbye meal at Babes. In the…

Happy One Month!

Dear Xander and Phoebe, Today you are one month old! Happy Month-day!! It’s unbelievable how fast time has flown… It’s been a few days now since Daddy and Abba have assumed all responsibilities for you both. We love it. And although we’re tired, it’s the very best kind of tired imaginable. Xander – you are…

The First 24 Hours Post Release

Dear Xander and Phoebe, It’s been over 24 hrs since you’ve been released from the hospital. Whoa! It’s crazy! And daddies even survived the night…albeit tired, with flying colors. It’s a direct result of being in the NICU. Here’s why: – Daddy and Abba were there everyday helping and learning. We were as hands on…

Finally Discharged!

Dear Xander and Phoebe, We’re finally on our way home! All our Love, Daddy and Abba #finally #wireless #tubeless #homewardbound #niculife #family #lettheadventurescontinue #discharged

March 12th, 2017: Dear Village

Dear everyone that helped us get here, This letter is for you. The amazing team of medical professionals and others that helped to bring our children here and make our dreams come true. To Dr. Kaufman and his team at Fort Worth Fertility. Thank you for taking care of creating beautiful embryos, taking amazing care…