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This started out as a blog about our domestic adoption. So all of the older posts are about that journey. It was an interesting one, and it led us to our son, Jacob. My dream since I was a little girl was typical of most little girls. I wanted to get married, and have children and be a stay at home Mom. Although, not a very popular choice for a profession now a day, I find it very rewarding. As a matter of fact, every day is an adventure! I've been told personally that the stay at home Mom profession isn't 'work', but spend a day with me and you'll see just how much 'work' it is!!! It's blessed work!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Target has some really neat baby stuff. I walked the aisles and checked some stuff out today. They had a snugride and stroller on clearance. I didn't bite...even though I wanted to. The item was exactly what I liked, but the colors were all wrong. I've been spending free afternoons running around Lawrence, checking out any store that has baby stuff. I stood in the baby bottle aisle for 45 minutes the other day...just looking...reading the back of each bottle box. Do you know how many different styles of bottles there are? A lot! =) The Target had a lot more stuff than Walmart had. Some things I find are completely unnecessary and I don't care about them at all but some things I want anyway. We'll see. I bought a few things online and so in a few days when the last of those items come, I will get to wash them and get them all ready to go...for whenever! I just really needed to do something! I'm having some real fun with it. I wasn't going to do any of this. I didn't even have the desire to do any of this before the paperwork was finished, but now, everything is different. I read the forums on our adoption agency website and realize that each case is different. A few families have been waiting for 16-20 monthes and haven't gotten even one call from someone interested. Then there are other families who haven't been waiting very long, but also, there is one family who went active and came home with their baby in exactly ONE MONTH. This just makes me realize even more that this is totally in God's hands. So right now in this moment, I can be patient and just try to enjoy this moment...that is subject to change at any time. You would think I have the hormones of a pregnant lady, I'm happy, I'm laughing, I'm crying...you never know what emotion I'm about to exhibit. For the most part, people are really understanding of this. Good thing, I'd hate to lose all my friends because I've aparently lost my mind.


  1. When it comes to the "right" bottle for you little one, don't buy a bunch of any particular kind until you know it works well for your baby. (Voice of experience here. LOL) And don't assume that because a particular brand worked for somebody else's child that it will work best for yours. I've seen people invest a small fortune in the "best" brand of bottles only to find that their wee one absolutely REFUSES to use it OR it causes excess gas/colic. Trust your instincts about what is best for YOUR baby.

  2. Roxanne,I have really liked Avent products the most out of all the others.I've used a lot.All the lids and covers of the bottles and cups are interchangeable.I also use the pacifiers.I hope this helps.Love,Rachelle P.S. I've used them with 7 out of 8 babies.Like the lady above said,just try one and see how it works.