Today Baby Leonard is 17 weeks! According to http://www.thebump.com/, baby is now the size of an onion and has fingerprints, footprints, and is practicing yawning. :) On Monday we will find out the sex of the baby...I can't wait to get another peek at our cutie pie and give him or her a name! We have settled on Jack Cameron for a boy and Faith Olivia for a girl. We will be starting our home study soon, and I can't wait to get that over with...so much paperwork and stress!i
This week I got a wonderful call from the biological mom saying she felt the baby kick for the first time - so exciting! I can hardly wait for Monday!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tomorrow you will be 15 weeks old! I can't believe that in six short months we will finally get to meet you and hold you! Your daddy and I love you so much already and we feel so lucky that God chose us to raise you and love you. Even though I am not able to carry you in my tummy for this 9 months, I am holding you in my heart and thinking about you every second of every day.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Well, if SOMEONE had cooperated, we would have known today if we were having a boy or girl according to the Dr., but now we have to wait until October 4th to find out...Boo! This kid is stubborn already...lol. Be did get a nice view of the spine though...so cute!
Monday, September 6, 2010
So I haven't posted anything in a YEAR! I cannot believe it! This year has been rough, lots of ups and downs in terms of our journey to becoming parents. Along the way, I found out I had a blocked fallopian tube, hypothyroidism, and fibromyalgia...all things that make getting pregnant that much harder! My husband and I decided to really pray and seek God's heart on what was next for us. We didn't feel that comfortable with the next options medically, but we also couldn't afford to adopt...we were really beginning to feel like maybe we would never be parents! I started praying that God would bring someone into our lives whose baby we could adopt, as a private adoption would be significantly lower in cost than a traditional, agency one. About two months ago, a family friend introduced us to a girl her daughter had mentored for a few years - an 18-year-old who was about 9 weeks pregnant and was looking for someone to adopt her baby. She wanted a Christian family that lived out of state - we are one state apart - and had three requests: she wanted to help choose the names, she wanted pictures from time to time, and she wanted to be able to write a letter for the child to read when they were older explaining why she gave him or her up. I am excited to say that we met and she choose us to adopt her baby! We do not know yet if we are having a boy or girl and are cautiously optimistic, as we know so many things could change before her March due date. However, we are praising God for this opportunity and are excited at the prospect of adding a child to our family! The upcoming months will chronicle our efforts to raise money (we will have giveaways, eBay auctions, and other fundraisers, along with a Paypal donate button on this site) and the ups and downs of adoption. Stay tuned and keep us in your prayers!