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We are currently a waiting family on our journey to becoming parents. This blog was started in hopes of keeping all our friends and family up to date on all things adoption. It has become that as well as a place for me to share our feelings and/or frustrations and a way for us to let off some steam every once in a while! Thank you all for your love and support!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is Here!!!!

Spring is here and I love it!  The weather is amazing and it is great to have the windows and doors open!  The dog is enjoying it too! She is loving going for walks and of course playing fetch until she is so exhausted that she can hardly stand up!
Along with spring came our adorable new nephew Parker David Roth!  He is absolutely adorable!  I will add a picture as soon as  I know how. lol  We were able to go and visit with family and meet the new addition the day he went home from the hospital.  It was a great day, hanging out with all 4 nieces and nephews!  They are growing so fast.  Next weekend we are celebrating our nieces 2nd birthday!  So we will have another amazing day spending time with our family!  We can't wait till they are all coming down here to visit our child!
Today, I was able to go visit a friend and meet her new little bundle of  joy!  Cute little Bryce!!  He was born just a two days before our nephew, Parker.  Mr. Bryce was a bit early, so he is a little guy!  He and his mommy are doing great!  I got my hair done and held the baby!  Great day!
Meeting these little guys gets me really excited about being a mom!  I can't wait till we are matched with our child!
Hope everyone is enjoying the first day of spring! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

3 months and counting...

Ok so I am not the best blogger.  I began this by saying that I wanted to use this as a way to keep you all up to date on what is going on witht the adoption process.  We have been officially waiting for 3 months.  It doesn't sound like very long but it feels more like years rather than months. We have gotten several emails from our caseworker to touch base and tell us that our profile has not been shown at all yet.  We are told that it is very common for new profiles not to be shown in the first couple of months, so here is to hoping that March is gonna get our profile some action.
We have been trying to keep busy, which isn't hard for us.  We have the crib and the dresser/changing table at home.  They are still in the boxes but they are out of layaway and sitting in the baby's room.  We alos bought a stroller that I fell in love with while we were out checking them out and trying to figure out how they all work.  We ordered it and it also sits in a box in the room.  We have even chosen a paint color which is also purchased and sitting in the baby's room.  We have not yet done anything with these items except put them in the room.  Sometimes I think that we should really get going and clean things out and get it painted and start to set it up.  Other times I think that once I set it up will I want to just walk by an empty baby room everyday.  Rick teases that one of these days he is gonna come home to fine me sitting in there just starring at the walls or something.  I will admit that
I have sat in that room and imagined what it will look like and feel like, but I don't make a habit of it.
Like I have said before, somedays are harder than others.  Somedays I wake up with a very overwhelming feeling of I want our baby now.  But, we continue to try to take it one day at a time.  Everyday something happens that keeps me going.  Like, meeting a patient at work that had adopted an infant through the same agency that we are working with.  Her and her husband only waited 6 months for a match.  Meeting her that day was perfect timing.  I was having an exceptionally hard week and she gave me renewed strength.  Other days it is seeing a multi-racial family out at the store or at the zoo.  I want more than anything to walk over and start talking to them and ask them about their family but you never know how they will react.  I want to talk to anyone that I can adoption, but strangers aren't really all that into my story at this point.  Oh well, they will have many questions for me soon enough!  People's reaction to hearing that we are adopting is always positive.  I just want to talk about it alot more than they do.
We know that this will happen for us, but the not knowing when is FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!  As always everyone's love and support is amazing and we defnintely couldn't get through all this without it.  If you can please share our story, our profile, our blog or whatever with anyone you can.  You never know who may knows someone who knows someone....!