Monday, December 6, 2010


So... I've been absent a while on this blog. I almost think I have a good reason... but I'm not sure.

I've not talked about it much on this blog, but Pave and I have suffered from infertility. Together we have lost 6 pregnancies, and on the last positive home pregnancy test, I tossed it to him as I walked in the kitchen and said "Are you ready for this rodeo again?".  We knew at that point, that if we didn't have a viable pregnancy, we would be done trying. 

Well, several weeks later, I indeed miscarried, and so began our emotional journey to heal from that, and when we were ready, to begin the adoption process.

We started filling out paperwork at the end of May, had our home study in October, and became a 'waiting family' in late October....

We had our first 'showing' of the profile in late November (Tuesday before Thanksgiving)....


we were picked by a birth mom!

We were matched with a birth mom who is due at the beginning of January.  Usually our agency matches families at the beginning of the first trimester, but we have less then 4 weeks until she is due.

She also is a smoker, and this is her third, so we're sure our little man will be here sooner rather then later...

We have been busy trying to make sure all the bases are covered, that we are as emotionally and financially prepared as possible, and that we actually have stuff to clothe and feed him!

It's been a whirlwind, but exciting at the same time.

We meet the birth mom on Wednesday.  I'm very excited, and trust that God will reconfirm for both of us that this is a match that was done under His hand.

Will update more after the matching meeting. 

We were told to expect a 8-11 month waiting period, so we're a bit blown away that we were matched in less then  month, with a baby due less then a month after that...


  1. Wow that was FAST! Good luck with the meeting & I hope everything works out. Can't wait to see pictures of your newest addition & everything that you've done to prepare :)

  2. Congratulations on a fast match! I hope the rest of the process is smooth sailing! :) I am guessing from "our little man" that you're having a son??? So exciting! I can't wait to read all about your experience.

  3. Yeah, I think that's an acceptable excuse. ;) Congratulations on the news and good luck with all your preparations. I hope the next month is full of bliss. Enjoy it!

  4. I am so thrilled for you! What an exciting time!

  5. That is such fantastic news! So happy for you!!

  6. COngrats that is FABULOUS news! I am so excited for you!

  7. Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing photos of your new arrival. Do you have a name yet?

  8. Oh my goodness! I have chills and tears and butterflies! I am so happy for you guys!!

  9. :) I'm so happy for you guys and i've been waiting for a post like this from you since I started reading your blog! I'm just overjoyed for you right now!

  10. SO happy!! I have no words... I'm just overwhelmed with happiness for you and your husband!

    You're about to be a mama! To a boy! Hooray!