Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Yes, we almost thought we had a baby. Friday our adoption agency called. There was a baby born on Wednesday and they wanted to show our life book to the birth mom. Long story short, birth mom wasn't sure what she wanted to do, so the agency gave her through the weekend to decide. Monday she decided she would parent the child...which is natural. Needless to say we have been on an emotional roller coaster since Friday. To be honest, I (Adam too) never really had the feeling that "this was going to be the one," so I guess we're not as sad as you would think we would be today. This event caused us to realize that the scenario doesn't always happen where you are matched with a birth mom months in advance of delivery and have tons of time to prepare. You can get a call like we did after a baby has been born. So we realized we really do need to be ready. Sunday afternoon I went with two of my best girlfriends to register at Babies-R-Us and to purchase the remaining necessities we will need the first couple weeks. I washed everything and put them in rubbermaid tubs with lids, so hopefully they will stay pretty fresh. My dear friend gave us a bassinet for our bedroom. We also have a pack-n-play for the living room (since we don't have furniture in the baby's room yet). We are now ready to bring a baby home...ready in the sense that we have the stuff, our hearts have been ready for years.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our baby, his/her birth family, and Adam & I.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." Prov. 3:5-6

Revealing of "The" Diaper Bag

OK, here it is...

Once we have our precious bundle I still want to have a small diaper bag that is boyish or girlish monogrammed to go to the nursery with them, etc...This one is Mommy's diaper bag! :)

Just in case you were wondering about the features of this long awaited diaper bag, here they are:

This hip and fashionable bag is great for parents on the go. It can be carried over the shoulder as a tote or even attached to your stroller. It is roomy enough to carry everything you need for baby and mom on a trip away from home. Since this bag looks like a stylish handbag, you can use it after your diapering days are long gone! This is the perfect bag for any mom who is looking for both style and substance.

* Water resistant nylon body in Renaissance pattern
* Genuine Leather handles and trim
* Webbed straps that attach bag to stroller and remain inside bag when not in use
* Water resistant lime polka dot lining
* Shiny silver tone hardware
* Deep external front pockets
* Back pocket with magnetic snap closure
* Two external side pockets for drinks
* Zip Top entry
* Large padded water resistant nylon changing pad
* Interior pockets for wipes and diapers
* Two interior bottle holders
* One interior multi-use pocket
* Interior zipper pocket for personal items
* Attached key clip
* Protective "feet" on bottom of bag
* 12" strap drops
* 24 1/2" double straps