Monday, January 5, 2015

2015: Year of the Baby

Happy New Year! It's so hard to believe the holidays are over. J and I stayed close to home over the holidays and spent them with family and friends. 

Baby Boy is happy and growing big in Becca's tummy. Becca is almost 32 weeks! He is about the size of a honeydew melon. He's been very active lately, unfortunately, kicking Becca a lot in her rib cage. She is such a trooper though. We FaceTime with her and the kids occasionally and our relationship with them is truly flourishing. They are already such a big part of our lives.

J and I are slowly getting things ready for baby boy. With adoption, you have to be careful not to buy too much ahead of time. Because it's never 100%, our agency advises us to be prudent in our before-baby buying. It is getting very hard! Have you seen ALL the cute baby stuff? Fortunately, we have some great friends with kids, and we have almost a bin full of 0-3 month clothes from them.  J and I look at the tiny clothes often and just cannot believe how close we are to meeting our little man.

One of our big tasks in the next couple weeks is to hire the Michigan agency and lawyer. Our agency, IAC, isn't licensed in Michigan (big bummer,) so we have to hire a Michigan-based agency/lawyer to process the adoption. IAC found us a great firm (Keane Adoption) and we had our initial consult with them before the holidays. We have mounds of paperwork to review...

It's also time to buy our plane tickets and book our hotel. We are likely going with Southwest, since they don't charge astronomical ticket change fees. We have no idea when we're going/coming home, so our flights and hotel have to be very flexible. 

All in all, things are going very well. It's very scary at times, wondering if this is really going to happen, if we are truly so close to meeting OUR son. Becca has been so great and I think we are blessed to have forged an honest and open relationship early on. I know this is going to be very hard for her, and I wish there was something I/we could do to lessen her grief. 

But, as I've told her many times, this is just the start to a new beautiful family. Her and her kids are baby boy's family forever. 

Wishing you and yours a wondrous New Year!

2015 is the year of our baby. 
The year we will finally become parents.
The year we have waited for...

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