What an overwhelming response of love and excitement we had over the weekend! It was so refreshing to get messages of congrats and encouragement, especially with Eli being sick all weekend. Thank you for your support and love! 🙂
I’ve had lots of questions since posting our news- about the nature of the adoption, if the child will have special needs, etc.
To protect the privacy of our family, we do no plan to reveal information about the birth mom or details of the situation at this time. What I will say is that we are not using an agency, this is a private adoption involving someone we know and care about. Those of you that are close to us know the details of the situation and we ask that you continue to pray. Pray for guidance and wisdom, for open hearts and open lines of communication.
As far as Ruby goes, just continue to pray for her growth and development as well as a safe and easy delivery. She is very healthy and developing typically.
We are beginning to prepare her room, which is kind of scary. It makes it more real.
I thought I was putting a lot of work and love into Eli’s nursery…but as I begin to gather my ideas and make some purchases I realize that Ruby is gonna have a way cooler room! lol Looks like I will have to up the anty for Eli’s room when we are ready to transition to a big boy bed. Thank you Pinterest!
I always thought if I had a girl I wouldn’t go all gaga…but I’m willing to admitt that I have gone a bit crazy with pink, lace and chevron. lol
I registered for some things at Target….well more like ALLTHEPINKTHINGS! lol
And while that is all super fun and exciting, I’ve also begun to worry about how I will handle having two children under the age of two. I’m imagining how difficult it will be and how sleep deprived I will be. How my full attention will never be just on Eli or just on Ruby anymore. Am I strong enough? Can I get Eli all he needs while providing for little Ruby as well?
How will my family react? How will my friends react? Acceptance…?
Thinking about how relationships will change…how lives will be altered.
And the realities of adopting and that process take away from the fun of having a baby. It’s very serious, very legalistic, lots of discussions and lines of communication, contracts and paperwork.
As I type this…taking a deep breath and re-reading my laundry list of worries, I am reminded of what an amazing opportunity this is for our family. How God directed our path to exactly this moment. How we struggled so hard and waited and waited to be blessed with a child…now we will have two. What did we ever do to deserve such an amazing family? God is good all the time and these fears…these things I am fretting over will all work out.
Looking at my son’s pictures on my desk…and Ruby’s sweet face on the ultrasound images, my heart is soaring and I know this is right where we are meant to be.
What a crazy, wild, unpredictable journey this has been indeed.