Our Story

I am married to my best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler.  We got married December 30, 2005. 

We were so excited to find out we were expecting December 26, 2008!

On May 14th, 2009 at 24 weeks pregnant (about 5 months) I had P.R.O.M. (Premature Rupture of Membranes aka my water broke VERY early).  Click here to read more details.

July 5, 09 after almost 8 weeks of bedrest in the hospital and at 31 weeks 5 days pregnant, I developed severe preeclampsia and they did an emergency c-section.  
Lincoln Tyler was born 12:54am July 6, 09!  He was 3lbs 6.8 oz and 15 3/4 in. long.  Lincoln was never on oxygen, which surprised doctors and was doing amazing but after Lincoln's birth I came down with Class 1 H.E.L.L.P Syndrome (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, Low Platelets) Click here to read more details on what happened the week after Lincoln was born.

Lincoln spent 6 weeks in the NICU before coming home and now he is a bundle of fun and energy at 2 1/2 years old!  He has NO lung problems (the dr.'s told us he would have severe lung problems for the rest of his life from the lack of fluid).  And I have returned to full health...Praise Jesus!

My pregnancy experience and being blessed with our precious boy has forever changed our lives.  I'm thankful everyday for our little miracle.  Together Tyler and I have walked this crazy road and we can't wait to see what God has in store for our future!  I'm currently pregnant with our second little boy and we are in the process of pursuing the adoption of a 1 year old boy through the foster system.  Life is full and we are blessed!

Thanks to all who have decided to walk with us!

Visit the "Preeclampsia Foundation" for more information on Preeclampsia and Hellp Syndrome. 

Since then we have had two more beautiful boys added to our family, Caedmon Jay and Dietrich Jon.  

And now we are adding to our family through adoption!  We are currently foster parents who are licensed foster to adopt.  So we are loving on babies for as long as they are in our home which could be a couple weeks or forever!


  1. Wow, what a frightening experience. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I am looking forward to reading more of your beautiful blog. God Bless you, enjoy that little guy! Jana www.adoctorandanurse.com

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying reading over your blog. I appreciate how you put words to your emotions. Very moving and uplifting message! Thanks.

  3. So thankful both you & Lincoln are safe & sound. What a traumatic experience. I believe every healthy baby is a miracle. After losing a child to missed miscarriage, we are so thankful for our two daughters here with us.

    You have a beautiful family!

  4. What an incredible testimony to God's power. I also had preeclampsia, but not until 38 weeks. However, I had high risk pregnancies with my 3 boys due to lupus and lost two babies to miscarriage. It is crazy how fragile the experience can be yet, God provides strength to get through it. Love you sharing your experience.

  5. Oh how scary... God is good. SO glad everyone was okay.

    I had preeclampsia my last month pf pregnancy. I delivered a health baby girl but then was worse after delivery. They just couldn't keep my blood pressure down. I ended up back in the hospital for a 3 day stay after being home one day.

  6. Wow, thanks for sharing your story. It's similar in many ways to my own. Five years ago, I developed preeclampsia and my daughter was born prematurely. It took several months for my blood pressure and liver function to stabilize. What a scary time! But God was faithful then, as He was in your life too. My husband and I decided to adopt about a year-and-a-half ago, and we brought home our baby boy in May. Adoption was such an amazing and emotional journey. I pray that all is going well with your adoption too.