Monday, March 29, 2010

Where do I begin?

I was blessed to be in the operating room for Kinsey's birth, and once the nurses did the initial assessment, I went with the baby to a triage room where we spent a couple of hours.  We gave her her first bottle and just held her and took pictures.  Birth mom did spend some time with her and with us during the 3 days we were in the hospital which I was very happy about.  David and I were able to get our own room for two of the three nights.  That was nice to be able to care for her right away.  By the end of the three days, we were very happy to be going home.  The hospital was stressful, even though things went very smoothly.  On Saturday the papers were signed by the birth mother and then our agency signed Kinsey to us.  We will have two home visits by our case worker over the next couple of months and then the adoption should be legal in about six months. 

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about my infertility once baby came, but there was still some sadness when we were in the hospital.  It was brief, but there.  Now, with her home, there is no sadness.  I don't know when and if it will come back, but I am thrilled to be a mama.  This is what I have been waiting for the last three years, and what I have envisioned almost all my life.  Being pregnant wasn't the goal even though it felt like it when we first started trying to have a baby.  Being parents was the goal, and we have achieved that, all praise to God.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kinsey Joy

I'm going to be lazy and post a link to the photo album...


She was born March 24 at 8:12 am weighing 8 lbs 1 oz, 19 1/2 inches long, with Apgar scores of 9 & 10!  She has more hair than David!  She takes the bottle like a pro!  She was officially placed with us this morning.  We were able to stay at the hospital in our own room with her two out of three nights. 

Grammy is here now, too.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


It's been a crazy busy couple of days but I will post info and pictures once baby is discharged from the hospital either Friday evening or Saturday morning.  Woo hoo!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Baby Room

It's quite simple, but I think you could trip over the love and excitement that fills the room!

I'd like to make a tablecloth for the table next to the crib in the same fabric the boppy cover is made in.

These shelves were built by the previous homeowners and they are perfect for the room!

This is a beautiful quilt made by a co-worker of mine.

This is a crib sheet I sewed.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Goal Accomplished!

Since this is our last weekend as a parent-less couple (Lord willing!) I made it a goal to clean up every room in the house by tonight.  It's 10:29pm and I'm lying in bed, feet hurting, but house clean!  Now I'm planning to spend the weekend trying to relax!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It Was Only a Matter of Time...

...Before I started freaking out and worrying!  Well tonight was it.  I was with Leatrice at the Just Between Friends sale, which is a consignment sale for baby/kid items.  There was one item I was looking for but couldn't find.  When I couldn't find any, I started freaking out.  Of course I can go buy them, but it sparked the, "What else don't I have ready yet that I want."  This is not a breaking down crying sort of freaking out.  I want to be on the minimalist side of things.  Even if baby comes early, we already have what we need for the first few days without having to step foot out of the house or have anyone bring anything over.

So here's the question...what item do you think it is that I couldn't find that caused the freaking out?  And please if you have a story to share of the "thing" that made you mothers finally freak out, do tell!  (Leatrice you can't answer the first question, but I'll let you congratulate whoever can come up with it!)

If no one guesses it tomorrow, I'll add hints ;)