Thursday, July 22, 2010

What a Feeling!

So I went with Brandy to her doctor's appointment today, and as we were sitting in the waiting room, she took my hand and placed it on her belly. I then felt the most amazing feeling ever ~ I felt Michael move! He is a very busy little guy in there. I also heard his heartbeat, just an awesome day!
Her check-up went well and the doctor is scheduling Brandy's C-section for Thursday, September 9!! Seven weeks from today I will get to meet my son!
I took her to lunch at Chili's and really enjoyed having girl time with her and getting to know each other better. When we got back to Safe Haven I went in and she gave me another gift. She had received a really cute diaper bag FULL of baby goodies from her HOPE class ~ can't wait to use them all! She is just so generous and a wonderful blessing. Before I left I bent down to her belly, rubbed my baby and told him I loved him. September 9 can't get here fast enough!
Thank you for your continued prayers over her and Michael.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fortune Cookie

So last week we had lunch with Brandy at a Chinese restaurant. At the end of our meal we were given "fortune" cookies. Brandy opened hers, read it, smiled really big and said, "you can have this one!" This is what it said:
"Organize your life around your dreams--and watch them come true."
Not necessarily saying that I agree with this statement, but it warms my heart to know that she realizes Michael is our dream come true and she is making it happen!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So Blessed!

I am still in awe of God's goodness and Brandy's generous heart. Today we went to her doctor's appointment and she introduced us to Dr. Lockett as the adoptive parents. Dr. Lockett said to us very delighted, "So this is YOUR SON!" We said, "Yes, he sure is!" Our!! This still seems so surreal to us. Brandy's check-up went very well. We heard Michael's little heart beat...the best sound I have ever heard, next to Adam's I love you's!! Dr. Lockett thinks Michael is going to be an 8 pounder! She plans on scheduling the C-section in either her 38th or 39th that will be either the first or second week of September. I will go to her next appointment with her in two weeks and Adam will go to the next ultrasound with us. Through tears Brandy said to Dr. Lockett, "I want to make sure that they (pointing to us) are given the baby and get to hold him first." We all cried! This woman is amazing and I love her heart.
We took her out to lunch (she wanted Chinese) and then back to Safe Haven. We took this picture, but don't look at me. It was a very rainy day = bad hair day= pony tail. Nonetheless, I do cherish this picture for the love it represents.