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Emily Swenson  • LDS • Wife to Er🐻• Mommy to Leyna👧🏼 & William👶🏻• Blessed by Adoption 💛

We 💛 all things summer!! Especially when a friend comes by to join the fun.

Willie-Billy (Leyna’s new favorite name for him) is 16 pounds and wearing 6-12 month clothes. He is the most kissable almost 4 month old baby and we can’t get enough of him. 😍😍😍 #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #hubbahubba

Love this good looking guy! Leyna loves visiting him and singing to him 💛💛💛 #maxwell

I currently have friends in the middle of ivf retrieval, just placed an embryo, pregnant after years, miscarrying their miracle baby, finishing a home study and starting a whole new waiting, some needing a break from all the loss and heartache, and one who just met her sweet baby and is navigating adoption laws to be able to bring her home. I would do it all again to bring our sweet Willie home but bringing him home didn’t take away all the pain and loss we’ve felt the last 3 years. I’ve been surprised at how many people have already asked if we want more. I would take a baby today if I could skip infertility, loss, and the craziness of adoption. I wanted to be “the girl that has her first with infertility treatments then ends up pregnant” and now “the girl that adopts and ends up pregnant” or “the girl who matches with another mom and we end up with two”. I don’t think my heart will ever not yearn for more children. I do know that because of my Savior I was able to survive the hardship I faced bringing these babies home and sending one sweet baby to heaven. I know my Heavenly Father has a plan and as hard and unfair as it is for us to bring kids into our family He knows what’s needed. I know that He carried me when I could no longer face this trial. I know that He understands how my heart aches. That He loves me an unmeasurable amount. I have been blessed to help others learn more about adoption options and to be understanding to my dear friends who are still in the wait. To pray for those who are still in the trenches. Trenches I barely survived and am terrified to go back into. Ultimately I found I needed to say something with it being National Infertility Awareness Week. It effects 1 in 8 couples. Pray for each other, lift one another up, and if you don’t understand just tell them you love them. We could all use more love ❤️ If you have an extra $5 @asliceofstyle is almost to her goal of $30,000 to help give families grants to help lift some of the financial burden with infertility and adoption. #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #gratefulheart #blessed #adoptionislove #openadoptionrocks #infertilitysucks #infertilitysurvivor #niaw

Happy 3 months to this little ham it’s been a busy and exciting month! Willie finally got some more snuggles from his birth mom❤️ We tried as best we could to meet Emily after picking up Willie but there were lots of hoops to jump through. Erik and I finally had the chance to meet her and visit a few times in the last month or two! Last night she called needing some help and we got a picture of her and Willie 😍😍😍 As you can tell he has a special place in his heart for Emily ❤️Open adoption is a beautiful thing and this little chubster is loved by so many. My heart is full of gratitude for my Heavenly Father and his beautiful plan for our family. #adoptionrocks #lovemakesafamily #birthmomsrock #somuchloveforher #andforlittlewillie #firstphoto

As a youth group we are collecting socks for the homeless. Reach out to me for more details on how and when to donate socks 🧦! 😘 flier credit: @awwwgracee #oquirrhpointstake #oquirrhpointyw #campserviceproject #sockdriveforthehomeless #helpsomeone

“Hands down this is the best day I can ever remember” Thank you @erik.swenson for giving me the best birthday gift and holding down the fort at home. Thanks to these lovely ladies who were just as obsessed with the show as I was 😘 😘 @dashboardconfessional put on a freaking AMAZING show last night. I want to grow up and be as positive and genuine as @chris_carrabba. #dashboardconfessional #bestconcertofmylife #listeningonrepeat #bestbirthdaypresentever #youhavestolenmyheart

We finally heard back that ErBear got accepted at The University of Utah 🙌🏼 Which means the last two semesters were worth something and I can make it through the next four 😳. But in all seriousness @erik.swenson has worked his butt off with overtime at work, doing classes, and adopting baby boy this semester...while still loving on and taking care of his family 😘 Looking forward to summers off and especially to April 2020 when you become a real Master. Still weird to own something not BYU but Leyna can’t stop yelling “Go Utes” so I guess we #bleedblue💙 #andnowwebleedred❤️ #uofu #soontobejedimaster #orcomputerengineeringmaster #nerdalert

Before we head to get lunch with Dad we stopped at the park. This girl was all smiles and laughing with joy. I just love her so much. As per usual Willie slept through all the fun. #chillwill #myfavoritegirl #parkday #lunchdatewithdad

Willie had his TWO month check up last week and is short (30%) and round (54%) with a huge head (98%). His new favorite trick is anytime I put him down on his tummy he swings his big head around until he rolls over. Especially when he wears is Rock N Roller shirt ⚡️🤘🏽⚡️ Besides that he still sleeps and eats all day long. Starting to smile and talk and only eats from me (@erik.swenson 😜). Most exciting thing this last month was finally meeting his Birth Mom 💛💛💛 #williechecksin #2monthsold #mommasboy #rocknrolling #twinningwithsister #openadoption #adoptionrocks #lovemakesafamily

My built in bestie turned 3 today. She lights up any room she walks into and loves deeper than anyone I know. She has brought me more happiness and purpose this last year and I am eternally grateful to call her mine 💛 She is into all things fluffy and princess (although she was distraught that her boy friends wouldn’t be dressing up and getting their hair and makeup done 😂) She did get to dress up and play princess with all her adorable girl friends. I’d say her first birthday party was a success in her eyes 💛💛💛 Love my Leynie Bug more than words. #mybabyis3 #dancepartyforthewin #myfavoritegirl

I know it’s late in the day but my sweetest friend dropped off a bag to me today for making a difference in her life this year. I was so excited to be in the cool club and finally have my own shirt. What she doesn’t fully understand is the difference she has made in my life. This last year was so difficult and I got through it because of my sweet Alexis 💛. Never did I feel closer to my Savior than when I was with her. I always feel like a hug from her is close to a hug from my Heavenly Father. I am forever grateful for her and the outpouring of love and friendship she has shown me. She brings our entire Young Women’s group so much joy. #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromerocks #alexisismyfavorite

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