When our first was born, Meg’s goal was to nurse her for a year. That didn’t happen because after 7 months our daughter fell below the first percentile in weight and the doctor wanted us to try formula. When our second was born Meg, again, set her goal to nurse for a year. Again, it didn’t happen because he developed a number of allergies (dairy, eggs, soy, carrots and green beans). It was hard for Meg to keep up with nursing and avoiding things that made him react. Then we had our third. Meg was once again wanting to reach her goal.
In 2019, our baby girl turned one and Meg finally reached that goal, even continuing on to 18 months!!!
Just prior to our baby’s birthday, Cody wanted to get Meg something for reaching her goal. She had put so much work and effort to reach this goal and he wanted to commemorate it. She isn’t really a jewelry person so breastmilk jewelry wasn’t really an option, but Cody liked the idea. That’s all he could really find, so he did some research and decided to make something himself. After she posted it on some mommy groups, a lot of people messaged her and she asked if we would be willing to make some for other people. We decided we wanted to help other people commemorate their journeys as well and Tree of Hope was born.