Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dear Family and Friends

Dear Family, and Friends;
We would like to introduce you to a very special little person.
This is our child. 
We do not know him/her yet. We are adopting via Christian Adoption Consultants. What we do know is this: 
He/she has never known the warm and loving embrace of a mother, or the joy of a piggy-back ride from a father. He/she doesn’t know what it feels like to be tucked in and kissed goodnight, warm and safe in a caring home. He/she has yet to receive full medical attention, proper, nutritious food, a childhood that allows him/her to be a child and an environment where he/she can thrive and flourish and reach his/her full potential. He/she needs a loving family the most. 
You can help provide this for him/her.
We cannot wait to bring him/her home, to hold him/her in our arms, and always provide a hand for him/her to hold as he/she grows. No words can capture the true joy and excitement we feel as we anticipate the blessing of his/her presence in our home.
We would like to invite you to be a part of our adoption by giving financially. When you give financially, you become emotional invested. We have two fundraising goals, the first is to create a community of friends, family and neighbors, locally and globally, who are ready and excited to welcome our child into their lives as our son/daughter. 
Our other goal is $26,000, $2500 of that is needed for us to get started so we can bring them home.
Can we count on you to stand behind us as we move forward with this adoption? 
You can give him/her a family.
This is not theoretical. This is not a faceless charity. This is Jamie and Rachel. You know us; this is our family.
We trust that God will provide the funds needed to complete this adoption. One way may be through people like you. With that in mind, we ask that you ask God if He would like you to give and be part of our team. 
Please pray with faith that God would move mountains to bring our son/daughter home.
Take a moment to visit our blog; you can make a donation right now. Go to and click "Donate" on the right side of the page.  Want to join in our crowd funding effort?  You can also visit to donate and leave us a message! 
Please contact us if you have any questions, need alternative methods of contribution, or would just like to chat. We would absolutely love to hear from each and every one of you!
Thank you for taking the time to let us share our journey with you.
Jamie and Rachel Puckett
Email: adoptmemug(at)
Handmade Store: Instagram - @adoptmemug

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.” – Matthew 25:40

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Moving Forward

Possibly not the post you may have expected, however I am here to share something very special with all of you.

No justification is needed of course, and that is not what this post is about.  We are however, extremely excited to share with you our plan, for the future, and our little one.  After many sleepless nights, praying, and knowing what is in our hearts, we have decided to move forward with domestic adoption.  A great organization who has worked with friends of ours, has offered their assistance to help us achieve our dreams of providing a nurturing home to a little one who may or may not have had that chance without us.

That does not mean we are giving up our dream to have our own, and many of you have known adoption to be on our hearts.  Simply this means, we have more to work on in that specific portion of our journey, and are not going to put our dream on hold.

I hope you will join us, with excitement, and be a piece of our puzzle, to bring this little one into our lives.  We have come together with the assistance of other families who have adopted, to put together our plan so we can move forward, and also our financial strategy to help us along the way.

Jamie and I are opening a mug shop on Instagram and Etsy.  For now, you can follow us on Instagram  here, and hope you will join us October 1st for our first sale to benefit our adoption!  Much more new is to come, and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for all of your love, and comfort!  Without all of you, this journey would have been a lot more bumpy.

Love you all,
Jamie and Rachel

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dead End

This is surely not the post I ever wanted to write, or even have to think about writing, but I've promised to update and that I shall do.

At our last appointment we got some much needed happy news! We ran home, called our family, posted our news on our blog, and screamed at the mountains tops, praise to God, it was finally time for our IUI!!!!  We began preparing mentally, and emotionally, and even setup a secret registry at Target just to dream a little no matter the outcome while we waited for the monthly visitor to jump start the IUI process...

Friday of the following week our nurse, "W" called to touch base.  At this point she let us know the Dr. would not proceed with IUI.  My A1C was 6.7 and she wants it closer to 6 and I only lost 40 of 60 pounds in 3 months and she wants me to "work harder" and call them back when I get closer to their numbers.  I asked when our next appointment would be, of which she replied there would not be an appointment at this time.  I was told when I worked harder I could restart the process with them.

I wish I was being a negative nancy and feeling sorry for myself and I was exaggerating what was said to me, however I am not.  I asked the nurse how in their right mind would they get someone's hopes up so much, especially someone who they know has PTSD due to child loss, and her response was simple. "You have to work harder."  

Define working harder? Loosing close to 40 pounds in 3 months, lowering my A1c from 7.6 to 6.7..... That is not easy work. 

I'm taking sometime to regroup.  While many would suggest a second opinion, we have already used what our insurance will cover for testing and they are quite expensive.  Our current specialist won't even talk to us about our surrogate we already have...  

Prayer is the only thing keeping me grounded right now.  I feel we've lost a year of our journey with a dr that may not have been the best match for us.  If memory serves us right, she promised we'd be pregnant in 3 months when we started last April, and she had all the tools we needed.

Where do we go from here?  Prayer.  That is where we go.  Our hearts are healing through this process, and we must decide what our options are and hope you all will keep us in your prayers..

Love to all,
Rachel and Jamie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


3 months! Can you believe it has been 3 months already? Yeah, so can we, because we thought it was forever (rrrrrrr).

Today we had our appointment with our fertility specialist, and we just went to the appointment kind of under the impression more waiting was to come.   I've lost a total of 37 pounds, (17 just since my last appointment at my internal med dr), lowered my blood pressure, and hopefully my A1c which we should know later today!

The news we received at the doctor today was so exciting!  Next lady cycle (which is SOON) we will undergo an ultrasound on Day 3 to check for a follicle, and if present, we have chosen to try IUI (insemenation)!!!!

The process is finally finally starting to make big huge progress!  We are so excited after our appointment today and ready to see what God has in store for us!! Please keep us in your prayers as you have and I'll update when we have more news!!

Rachel and Jamie

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sugar and Dye

..and everything nice right? Since my last post I've had two doctors appointments and a procedure. 

I saw the fertility doctor on May 20th. It was then I had some reservations about my doctor.  Anyone who has had weight issues {their entire life} will know what I was told is not healthy. I am being sent to a weight management clinic {which I am excited about!!} to learn what my body needs and to get some help! I am super excited about this. However the bit of shocking news I received is my fertility dr wants me to loose 61 pounds. No problem right? Oh! In ***3*** months??? 

I've really had to take a step back emotionally from this and think about this process diplomatically. I want nothing more than to have a healthy pregnancy to have a healthy baby. I'm not so sure I care to stress my body out so much. It was then I decided to make long term health changes. Cutting out sugar and carbs, exercising daily, and making overall a long term goal, not 3 months, because I want to keep the weight off if I'm going to loose it. Not drastically cut it out to gain it back 3 months following.

Yesterday I had my HSG procedure. I've been on 48 hours of bedrest as the dye went somewhere it wasn't supposed to, and the findings found my left tube to be pristine and the right tube to be abnormal and blocked.  

This morning I received my hormone blood tests back which all came back normal so overall everything is looking really good.  The dr is set to review the HSG findings and get back to me by Friday. 

I think this process has been nothing but positive, in the sense that I have been able to find out what's going on with me to make me want to sleep all the time and to feel wiped out.  Making little changes has lead to big changes and I can feel a huge difference.  More than anything I have learned to follow my heart, and while this process is different for everyone, I have to follow my heart and listen to Gods direction, which ultimately may not be in the drs timing or ours for that matter.  Prayer has done our heart wonders and has lead our souls through storms we never knew we could weather.

Hope you are having a great week!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Waiting Game

The waiting game is not my favorite game.  Especially when it's been a month... All I can do is wait.  Still no visitor, so no HSG test.  With a negative blood test, were waiting to see if the Provera brings said visitor and if not we will take another blood test to see if there is a little one already present. 

While I've been waiting I'm currently up to day 7 on Chantix.  Tomorrow is quit day!  Very nervous and excited as I do not care for the feeling my feet have left the ground but excited to be done done done with these stupid things.

My glucose monitor arrived on Monday.  Poke. Poke. Poke.  Here we go!

My appointment is on Tuesday! More to come soon!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Moving right along

Blood tests are fun! {no} On Thursday though, the visitor was still MIA and is still, so I went for a blood pregnancy test, which then returned negative.  Next week I will begin taking Provera to induce the visitor so I can get my chicken pox shot as well as have my HSG done.

The exciting news ahead, is today, I went to see my psychiatrist and we made a few changes and added a BIG change! 

This is what I have been waiting for, for two weeks! Luckily my insurance covers it so I feel very thankful as this kit is upwards of $500 big ones!  I've heard a lot of great things and a few horror stories but I am so excited so that usually helps with the side effects.

I'm not sure any side effects could be much worse than the episode I had last night through the night.  I bloated from the metformin and I felt like my skin was going to rip.  I stayed up all night chugging water and prune juice and managed to get it under control somewhat.  I tier up one more pill starting tomorrow and then it can level out in my system! 

I believe I'm up to 7 drs now so for fun here is the inside of some of the offices!  They're beautiful!

I have to take a moment to gloat though on my husband.  He has been an absolute team player with me and is not only cutting out sugar and gluten but also smoking!

Chat soon!