Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pregnant Cutie

So as you can see we may be expecting a new little one sooner than we expected. T has had this obession with being "pregnant" ever since we told him that he was going to have a new baby brother or sister. Obviously he didn't quite understand that he was not going to be the vessel to bring this miracle to pass, although that would be some miracle :-). When I asked him if he was hungry he told me that he was not hungry but that they baby was. He is going to be such a great, loving big brother. I could not be more grateful for the wonderful blessing that he is in my life. He knows how much we want to welcome a new child into our family, so much so that he is willing to give us his baby. Hopefully he or she will get here sooner rather than later or the position may already be filled!!!! As you can see he looks about ready to pop.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I Would Die For That

I saw this on a friend's blog and it totally made me cry. It perfectly embodies so many of the emotions that come with difficulties having children and the longing that comes with wanting a baby. I also realized how lucky we are to have a loving birthmother that truly wants what is best for her baby. I can't imagine making such a difficult decision. We truly respect her for the wonderful blessing that will come to us as a result of her love for her child.

She's coming Mom

Okay, so I was holding T the other day and he looked at me and said, "Mom, baby sister's coming." My immediate response was to punk him for information (I'll explain in a minute), which was followed shortly by panic. I realized that there are still a few things that need to be done to be completely ready for our new little one. I decided that we had better take his advice and get going.

My initial response to punk him for information is in regards to a story that I read as I was completing our 10 hours that we needed for our approval. I read a story about a little boy whose family was adopting. They were told that they still had awhile to wait for a baby. His birthday was the next day and he told his parents that he just wanted his baby borther or sister instead of presents. His birthday came and there was no baby but he assured his mother that their baby would be there for his birthday party later that day. Shortly before the party the phone rang and their case worker told them that they had a baby waiting for them!!!! Hence my panic at his comment. I'm always amazed at how close children are to the spirit.

We're all hoping that T got his information from a reliable source and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new little one. Wherever he or she may be we hope that all is well with them and our sweet birthmother. We're so anxious to meet you both!!!!!