Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Waiting Has Begun

Our Life Books (3) have been mailed to the adoption agency, so the waiting has officially begun! Could be 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years...only God knows when our sweet little one will come to us.
We have to attend quarterly support group meetings at the agency. Our first one will be April 24. Once we are matched, then we are required to attend them monthly until the adoption is final.
As I have said before, I am praying for our birth mom and baby all the time. I just wonder if he/she has even been conceived yet. Please join me in praying for the health and well being of our child. There is certainly a risk involved with adoption, you never know what you're getting, so to speak. Not to say there's not a risk with your natural born child, but you certainly have control of how you take care of yourself while you're pregnant. I have had to totally let go and let God. There is absolutely nothing I can do, except pray. It was recently brought to my attention (during our home study interview!!!!!) that I like to be in control...hmmmm...Adam said, "Amen!" ;) Did you know that about me? You are all probably shaking your head YES! Not being in control of the situation, I guess I kind of feel like a fish out of water. This journey is certainly shaping my character...after all, He is the potter and I am the clay.
In the mean time, while we wait, we are continuing to prepare. We still have necessities to buy. I am going to register soon ~ so exciting! Out of all the things we need to purchase the thing I am most excited about is a DIAPER BAG. I know it sounds silly, but it is really important to me. Since I was a wee little girl I would play with my baby dolls and Mom let me have a REAL diaper bag to play with. Oh how I loved that diaper bag. Since then I have longed for the day to have a special diaper bag for my baby. So yes, I will probably spend way too much time, effort, and money where a diaper bag is concerned, but hey it's a dream come true! Stay tuned for the revealing of "The Diaper Bag!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Nursery pics

Adam worked very hard to finish the tree to take a picture for our Life book...didn't he do a great job!! We still need to paint another coat and do touch-ups, but I'm very impressed! Again, the wall and ladder colors are not accurate in the photos, they look fabulous in person!

Baby Stuff (Round 1)

THANK YOU G'Daddy and NaNaw (Dad and Lois) for sending us money to get us started preparing for our baby!! Oh how long I have waited to buy baby stuff!! You just have no idea how excited I am.
We made our list of necessities needed to bring our baby home and a registry list for a shower after baby comes home ~ so much fun! We now have our infant car seat, pack-n-play, bath stuff (thank you Kady for the bath tub), bottles, diaper pail, receiving blankets, burp clothes, etc... We have just the minimum to get by in the area of receiving blankets, onesies,etc...because they are neutral, I can't wait to have Pink or Blue! There just aren't very cute neutral items out there (compared to girl/boy items)...you can only do so much with green and yellow. Now we're looking forward to buying Round 2 on the necessities list, just have to wait on the budget...baby stuff is so expensive, but worth every penny!!! :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Almost Finished!!

Well, our Life book is near completion and so is the nursery (minus furniture and accessories)!!
Here are a few pictures of the new nursery wall color and Adam drawing "the tree." The tree will be a silhouette, so we'll paint it black...to go along with the black and white bedding. Also including a picture of the front page of our Life book.

Thanks for the continued prayers.