Monday, May 21, 2012


So, when I signed up for May's International Comment Leaving Week (ICLW), I had NO idea what life would look at this point! Whew! So, I don't know if I'll be able to leave as many comments as I'm supposed to, or be able to blog every day, but I'm do my best.

Our short story is that we were married in December, 2007. We started trying on and off starting in May 2010, but then were told we had little to no chance of natural conception in May 2011, just a little over a year ago. We were devastated. We tried natural remedies (acupuncture, naturopaths, etc.) for awhile and even did one round of IUI that didn't work.

We had always talked about having 2 biological kids, then adopting 2 kids, so when trying naturally didn't go so well we started looking into adopting for our FIRST child and could revisit fertility treatments in the future. We started the home study process with Catholic Charities in the fall, and were home study approved on December 5th (oh dear, maybe the 6th?) 2011. We were on the waiting list with 2 different agencies, one in Nashville and one in Memphis and found an adoption facilitator just about a month ago that we were also waiting with.

We thought we would have a wait time of about 18 months-2 years, so we were not prepared when we were told just 2 weeks ago that we were selected by a birthmother in Memphis! Before even having the chance to meet her, we received the call on Mother's Day that she had given birth to a baby boy. We left on Monday to meet them both, and returned home with baby N
late Tuesday night, less than a week ago!

We are so blessed to have him in our lives! It's crazy to have the same conflicting thoughts that it seems like he's been here forever, but that it also seems like too good of a dream and that I'll just wake up soon. We still wait with until May 29th, the last day that his birthmother has to change her mind. But, even so, he will continue to love him with all we have, because no matter what, he's with us now and we 100% view him as our son. Our very precious little sack of love, our little bean. :)

I won't be posting photos of him until the 30th, but until then I will probably show some pictures of how our home and lives have changed in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to ALL for their continued love, support and prayers.


  1. I think you have a great excuse for not blogging or commenting every day ;) So looking forward to pics of your little guy!

  2. Stopping by from ICLW to say CONGRATULATIONS! How very exciting for you guys, I bet you are just thrilled and so in love! Enjoy every moment, it seriously goes by way too fast. Wishing you all the best.

  3. I'll be praying that the 29th comes quickly for you! Congratulations again!

  4. So happy for you & hope the 29th will be here before you realize it!! Congratulations. Can not wait until you can post pictures!!!

  5. Hello from ICLW. This is such an exciting time for you! Congratulations. I'll look forward to your updates, and in the meantime enjoy your new little one and I hope the next week passes quickly!

  6. Hello from ICLW! Congratulations on your blessing. :-) Hope the 29th is another happy day for your family!

  7. Oh wow! What an amazing story!! Congratulations!! (and how wonderful to get that call on Mother's Day :-) )
    Of course I will be hoping the 29th comes and goes :-)).

  8. What an amazing story! Congratulations on your bundle of joy. It is amazing how quickly life can change.

    ICLW #26

  9. Hi from ICLW. Congratulations on your little boy! I hope everything gets finalized on schedule.

  10. Holy cow! Congrats! Such great news. I love hearing stories like this. Gives me hope that one day... life will stop pelting me with lemons!


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