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Kristi Bauer

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Our online profile is complete, our home study paperwork is submitted, our adoption network cards arrived today, we are stockpiling donations for our garage sale, we just need to finish our video and paper profile book. This book we have put a lot of thought and effort into. It&#8217…

Operation Assemble Nursery

Adam and I have been busy in work and life and it seems we are full throttle all the time. For me the church year has its high times and Easter is one of them. This past Saturday was our Easter Egg Hunt. Sunday morning was a 4am wake up…

To Everything a Season

Our life as of late has been a happy and stressful dichotomy. We have successfully completed online profile for our agency. I feel like we have conquered a mountain from the completion of this piece alone. I’ve touched on this before but profiles are challenging.  It’s a struggle…

“No Pressure”

Adam and I try to get in one solid date night a week. As of late it seems our work life has become more and more prominent and we find ourselves working evenings or weekends (more than just Sunday church-work commitments). We are intentional about connecting in the evenings…

Official Announcement

This weekend my family was in town. Our niece, Mackenzie, was to be baptized on Sunday. Grandma, Mom and Dad had a hotel in North Branch while Kayli had opted to spend the night at “Hotel Bauer”.  On their way up they made a pit stop at our…

No Price is too High

Friday. The day coveted by most as it usually marks the end of the work week and the passage to the weekend. This Friday was the day we had our scheduled adoption consultation with Lifetime Adoption. With Friday being my day off I spent most of the day tending to…

Negative Recovery

“I don’t feel any different…” This is the phrase I state to my husband each morning I awake within our two week wait. I wake up praying to feel nauseous, have cramps, fatigue, something to indicate that maybe our last IUI worked. But alas, there…

The Question that Stings

“When are you going to have kids of your own?” The dreaded question that every childless woman above a certain age has surely heard. I know that most people mean well but the inquiry about someone’s family planning is a personal thing with our without infertility struggles…

Apple Juice

My sister had arrived in town last night as she was scheduled to fly out to Virginia for a trip to be with my other sister as she interviews for P.A. School. She got in later in the evening and she needed to be to the airport by 6…

Trigger Shot

I had my final ultrasound appointment yesterday morning. Adam was able to come with before he headed to work as my appointment was at 8:00am. Ultrasound revealed that I had a single follicle. At my earlier monitoring ultrasound I was showing three growing follicles but as always, one became…