Sunday, January 30, 2011

Singing Sister

I overheard my daughter singing her own made-up song.

Jesus loves me.
He wants me to be a big sister.
It might take a while.
I won't fuss or muss though.
I'll be patient.

(and repeat)

I love this little girl so much and she is going to be an amazing big sister.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby Gear

Like many women, as I think about having a new baby in the house, I start thinking about all of the things we'll need to buy.  Of course there are the diapers, bottles, and burp rags.  If this baby is a girl, then we already have more clothes than she will ever need.  If this baby is a boy, I've got some shopping to do.  Then of course, I am thinking about all of the fun things, like decorating the room.  Again, if we get a girl, then she will use the same bedding that we already have.  However, a boy with purple flowered bedding won't be right. 

I love etsy.  I started searching there for adoption-related items and I love this vinyl lettering.  I can picture above the crib of a little boy or little girl.  I'll just have to decide what color to paint the walls first.

I've seen these types of necklaces before and I really like them.  I'm wondering how I could incorporate my birth child and my adopted child on one necklace.  Any ideas?

I'm pretty sure my comic-book-loving husband will want one of these.  I think it is pretty cute too.

I love this shirt too.  This is what adoption is all about.  More love!

I love this quote, but I would probably never wear a necklace that big.

After I finished perusing etsy, I broadened my search.  I found these customizable shirts that I think are hilarious.  I think I might be ordering one in the future.

I have to say that I ran across a lot of stuff that said things like, "We chose you."  There were onesies that said, "Chosen."  I don't think we will be buying any of those, because I don't feel like we are choosing a baby.  That's not even how it works anyway.  I feel like I need a shirt for myself that says, "Chosen."  We will be the family that is chosen to raise this incredible baby.  It's not the other way around. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birth Certificate

Since we are waiting on our homestudy packet, I was trying to make sure I had everything else ready. We looked in our safe and files and I couldn't find my birth certificate. So, I looked it up and you can order your birth certificate pretty easily through I filled out all of the information in a matter of minutes and they say I should have my birth certificate in 7-10 business days.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Signed with an agency!

It's official. We've signed with an agency. We chose American Adoptions for multiple reasons and I'm excited to get started in the process. I spoke with the agency today and they are sending out a packet for us to start working on. Let the homestudy process begin!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Moving Forward

After about two months of not doing much on the adoption front, my husband I decided on an agency tonight. It is a relief after all of the research I have done and he came to the decision rather easily after I presented the pros and cons of some of my top choices. I plan to mail the application tomorrow. It feels like such a big step after months of just thinking, praying, and hoping. We feel at peace with this choice and I will probably get into it a bit more in future posts.