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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!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Official Match Expected Tomorrow!

Our Birth Mom's social worker had lunch with her today, and we are expecting to hear all the particulars about the remainder of the pregnancy tomorrow, including what she wants at the hospital, about the social medical stuff, the birth father...all of it! I can hardly wait!!!! Our birth mom is a real sweetie! She is very quiet and reserved though and so I have been wondering what she is thinking and what role we will play in the remainder of this pregnancy. She is feeling sick again tonight and so we wait again to see if it escalates...

Friday, August 20, 2010

It Could Happen Anytime Now!

We got a text message the other night that our birth Mom was in the hospital and really sick. She kept texting us what was going on and it seemed her gall bladder was giving her problems. She said that she might have toxcemia as well. The Doctor was trying to decide if he should just take the baby and do the gall bladder. They went back and forth on this for a couple of days. We got to go visit her after they gave her some pain meds and we had a great visit! She got to meet (or re-meet) John's side of the family and we got to meet her side of the family. It was a good time! The Dr. finally released her and said that if she has another gall bladder attack that they would go ahead and take the baby. If not, they would wait until the baby decide to come on his own and then do the gall bladder. She is at 37 weeks 5 days, right now and the Dr. wants her to be at 38-40 weeks before they take him. So now we play the waiting game. I gave my two weeks notice at work this afternoon because the baby's due date is September 6th. I'm so scared and nervous and excited and anxious. I've hardly been able to sleep at all, and every time I eat I get sick. Heartburn is constant. When we first got the text that they might take the baby, John asked me what I thought of maybe being a Mom within a few days. I replied, "I think I'm going to throw up!" :) We have a suitcase packed and ready to go. Just waiting for the little guy to make his appearance. We have no decide on any names yet. The Birth Mom has a name picked out, but we don't know if we want to use all of it, part of it or any of it. We are trying to decide. If I could just get John to be serious about a "real" name for 5 seconds, we might be able to come up with something!!! =) Keep praying for our birth mom and us. Thanks for everything, everyone!!! =)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Preparations in the Making!

We are working on getting the house ready for the baby. We have a cradle coming next week from a dear friend at work (Thanks, Diane) so we are trying to clean up and re-organizing the bedroom. We are just about done with that. We also moved my Mom into her new apartment today, so we will be able to start getting the baby room together a little more. I got some great deals on some baby clothes today at garage sales. Got them all washed up and ready to go. We are getting it all together! I want to thank my wonderful family for all their love and support and to apologize for not giving you second by second play. We don't enjoy the roller coaster of emotions that this all takes, and we are trying to save you from having the same. Praying for God's Will in it all....and we love you!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


We are matched!!!! We had two people show interest and we went with the one we felt the LORD wanted us to go with. She has to turn in some papers to the agency and then they will let us know what is going on. Our wonderful birth mom is due around the first week of September as best we can tell and she is having a boy! Please continue to pray for her and the baby and for us.