Sunday, October 21, 2012

so true!

SO blessed to have such wonderful family and friends to support us through the adoption process. <3

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One of those days

Today has just been one of those days. I have just felt sad and like this is never going to happen. I guess you just hear so many stories about people getting their profile finished and matched immediately. We have not even talked to a birth mother yet. Yes, I know I have to be patient but it's much easier said than done. It's so unfair that we can't be parents yet. I always take our dogs walking every night and one of my favorite parts is seeing a few of the children that live on our street. They are always together playing and LOVE our dogs. I always stop and let them pet the dogs and they crack me up with the funny things children ages 4-6 say. Tonight one of the boys (he is the youngest at 4) ran up to me telling me he was going to the dentist tomorrow. Then they all chimed in about how they have never had cavities,have a loose tooth, etc. I walked away wishing I had children to take to the dentist and laugh at the little tidbits of information they offer. We have waited so long and it really doesn't get any easier. I know there is a child that will be placed into our lives, but just wish this could happen soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blogging from 30,000 feet

I have to say that flying is my absolute least favorite thing to do in this entire world. I freak out majorly and have extreme anxiety about it. I think it's because every flight I am ever on seems to be turbulent....always fun. Luckily the leg of my flight from Detroit to Boston has been smooth so far. I'm headed to a sales meeting for 3 days. Not much to update on the adoption front. Still hopeful to start having conversations with birth mothers very soon. We did send our profiles to many guidance counselors and OBGYN offices. We really want to be as aggressive about this as possible. There is a great forum with Abrazo that we love to frequent and read about all the topics. It really is just about every subject that you can think of having to do with adoption! There is even a section for grandparents to learn more about adoption and be a big part of this process. We also made books for our parents with some really great articles on adoption and especially open adoption. We included just about everything that we can do to keep them as educated and informed as possible. Adoption is such a big process and can be very confusing. In the mean time we are enjoying our time together, traveling to lots of Alabama football games this season. Brian is so great about keeping me level headed. There are so many days I get sad and frustrated that we don't have a child but it will all come with time and as he tells me all the time I just have to be patient. We really appreciate all of your continued prayers and support. I think I may faint when we do get that first phone call!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Update on where we are in the process

Brian and I finished our home study at the end of August and then went full speed ahead to finish our profile book for the birth parents to view and select who might be a potential match. We sent it in mid-September and are now anxiously awaiting the conversations with birth parents to begin. We wake up every day hoping today will be the day! It feels good to have the massive amounts of paperwork to begin this process complete. Yes, I know there will be lots more later on, but it is nice to have a little breather for now. We can't wait to keep checking off the items on our list that will get us closer to bringing our baby home!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dear sweet baby, I know we have no idea when we will meet your birth mother to be picked to adopt you. We can't wait for that day! One thing you will learn about your mother is that she LOVES to shop. We are doing a major overhaul on the closets in our house to make sure you have plenty of room for all the wonderful items to outfit your wardrobe. Your mother has been VERY busy shopping already, as well as one of your grandmothers (gigi) Lauren's mother. We can't wait to meet you...hopefully it will be very soon!!! Love, Mom and Dad PS- here is a picture of a few sweet little gowns and outfits that we look forward to cuddling you in.