Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

As this day comes to a close (for the majority of the working world, NOT those with newborns) I would be remiss to let the sun set without thinking about all that we have to be thankful for.
Chad and I were talking about last Thanksgiving. We were on our way home to Florida when we got a phone call from our agency. Get your paperwork updated. We're going to try the Judge again. At this point we were emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and otherwise completely exhausted. Reluctantly, we called the doctor's office, our friend at the Sheriff's office to start the ball rolling on redoing everything once we arrived home. Ugh. Little did we know that this "try again" would actually be successful and we would be traveling in the new year.
This year, my how things have changed. I just sat and stared at not one, but two sons. One took two years to get home, the other two months. Trust me when I say that your heart knows no difference. It was surreal that both Jack and Charlie celebrated their first Thanksgiving together.
Tomorrow, we kick off the Christmas season. Shopping (most likely not) Decorating (Lord willing) and changing pace into somewhat of a frenzy (Definitely). But, just for today I am counting my blessings and thinking about what a difference a year makes! God is so good and I will never stop counting my blessings! Thank you blog friends for lifting us up in prayers and pulling us through. I am thankful for each one of you as well!

Friday, November 11, 2011

We're home!

Jack is home! Healthy, happy, hungry! Thank you for your prayers and continued prayers.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Welcome to the World Baby Jack!

Baby Jack was welcomed into the world today at 5:40pm weighing in at 7lb 7oz, 19 1/2 inches long. Everyone is healthy and happy. Its 2am and I am currently "sleeping" in the worlds most uncomfortable chair right by the birthmom. How many people can say that? What an honor.
Tomorrow at 6pm we can sign documents, until then I just can't rest. Maybe it's the chair, maybe it's the machines beeping, maybe it's the hourly entry of nurses and medical staff. Nope, pretty sure it's my nerves. Please say a prayer for us, we are a bundle of nerves. It's funny how 2 adoptions can have 2 entirely different sets of worries and emotions. I am feeling a little out of sorts. Well, a lot out of sorts. It's 2am. Did I mention that? Oh, and he's perfect, absolutely perfect.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Charlie's Prayer

Tonight it was just Charlie and me. I was making spaghetti for dinner, getting a pot of water boiling for the noodles. Charlie came in and said "Ohhhh EGGS, Mama??" (The child LOVES a hard boiled egg, he would eat them everyday if he could and if our noses could stand the ahhem..."after effects" of the eggs) I told him, I was making spaghetti. He looked disappointed, but said "ok mama" and went back to the living room to play. So, I decided while the sauce was simmering, I could boil some eggs for tonight and for breakfast this week.
Well, Charlie was so excited to see an egg on his plate. (I'm telling you he is the easiest child in the world to please.)
We sat down, held hands. I asked him if he would like to say the prayer tonight. This is how it went:

"Thank you Jesus,
Thank you Jesus and God
Thank you for yum-yums,
Thank you for baby Jack and Eggs"

Well, that about sums it up. A crying Mama at the dinner table, eggs, and the joy a child's prayer brings. What a sweet, sweet boy and a great, great God. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Clothes!

Can't wait to put the boys in these! They were a gift from my childhood pediatrician, who is still close with my mom. THANKS JILL! She has two precious boys from Russia and she and her husband have been so kind to us. We REALLY can't wait to get our boys together.
FYI: (Yes I am addicted to things with ears) post coming soon of all the things I have bought with ears- hats, blankets, onesies, towels, hoodies. Yup, if it has ears I must buy it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

14 days!

Due to the fact that Jack is now weighing in at -SEVEN POUNDS, SIX OUNCES!!!- the c-section date has been moved back to Friday, November 18th. So that means we are exactly 14 days away from d-day.