With that said, we realize that
everything could change in the blink of an eye.
Still, we are joyful.
Here's the story...
On Friday, February 10, we received a call from our case worker saying that we had been chosen by a birth mom.
On Friday, March 9, we, along with our caseworker, met Birth Mom, Birth Dad, birth mom's grandparents and their pregnancy counselor for dinner. We enjoyed over an hour and a half of good conversation and delicious Italian food.
Today, exactly two months since originally hearing about our prospective Baby, I had the pleasure of attending Baby's 20 week ultrasound. Birth Dad and Birth Grandma were present too.
We listened to Baby's heartbeat, heard all of Baby's measurements, and watched Baby wiggle about. Baby is healthy and appears to love sitting with his/her ankles crossed, just like his/her Birth Mama. :) Being there, as potential adoptive mama, was an incredible privilege, one I'll never forget.
Brian and I don't love having to remain so guarded, but due to Birth Mom and Birth Dad's circumstances it is necessary. We can't wait to celebrate fully but for now we are happy and we hope that our family and friends can join in our excitement.
To all who inquired about our adoption over the last two months, and to whom we replied, 'Yep, still waiting...' : Thank you for caring enough to ask, we appreciate you, we really do! We apologize for holding out on you but thought it necessary to wait until at least our second meeting with Birth Mom, before sharing our news. We have no control in this situation and the birth parents may change their minds, but we know that God has brought us together for a reason and for that we give Him praise. We are thankful that these two (soon to be three) are in our life and we look forward to seeing where this journey takes us.
Please pray for Birth Mom and Birth Dad, and pray for Baby. And if you have a prayer left, pray for Brian and I as we prepare for whatever God has in store for our future!
[Hoping to someday get to call this kiddo something far cuter than 'Baby'...]