Friday, December 19, 2008

Tuesday seems very far away

Well, we are nesting...somewhat. If it weren't for other obligations, all I would be doing is nesting. 

I have to say once again, how grateful I am to everyone who has reached out to us. That includes words of encouragement, prayers, donations, and support. I count it all love. I know it is all God.

I spoke the lawyer who is responsible for this adoption situation and got a lot more information. She speaks very highly of the birthmother. She described her as a smart, beautiful, easy to like woman, who has had a hard life. 

Everyone please pray for her, as she prepares to give birth. It is highly unlikely that she will decide to parent, given circumstances I know about, but understandably won't share here. Still, for her sake and for the sake of this baby boy, I ask that you pray for her life circumstances to improve, and her health and happiness now and in the future. Of course, I ask that you pray for the safe, healthy delivery of the baby. 

In the meantime, we are eagerly anticipating our meeting on Tuesday and the baby's imminent arrival. According the lawyer and our agency director, the birthmother wants out of the hospital asap after giving birth. Evidently TPR can be signed and effective as early as the birthmother is discharged. At least that is what the lawyer said. If things go that way, we would take custody of the baby sooner. The lawyer and I have our own opinions about her leaving without seeing or spending time with him, but it is not our call.:( I just don't want him to be alone. 

I almost feel pregnant. My very close friend keeps teasing me, saying that I am. I am an emotional wreck. I think I have cried multiple times a day, every day this week. Between being matched, getting prepared, and receiving all that I have from you all, I am raw with emotion.

Not to mention, I have been exhausted every day from the mid-afternoon until I finally fall asleep at night. I say that to say, that I could certainly go on, but I am down for the count. I just wanted to touch base with my wonderful blog family.:) Good night and God bless.


Salzwedel Family said...

Oh gosh Lauren - I am so happy for your family and all that God is doing. These are exciting times and I am so honored to be sharing them with you through blogland. I am praying for birthmom, your family, safe delivery of this precious boy, and for the remaining financial need. This is good stuff!

Anonymous said...

Praying Lauren. I know all you are feeling... while I didn't wait for my kids to be born... I did wait to hold them. It is such an emotional time. I am so stinkin' excited for you guys.

I can't wait to get my hands on that baby.

If you would... I would love you to post about nursing the new baby. I think it is incredible that you are going to and I think many other adoptive mamas would be encouraged by it.

Anonymous said...

Oh... and the birthmom... yes, I will pray for her. Can you even imagine what she is feeling??

She will become apart of your heart. All of my children's moms are. They gave life to my precious babies. I will forever consider them heroes.

poseygirl said...

I am so looking forward to the whole experience. I will definitely be blogging about nursing our new little one.

It seems to be such unknown territory, and I would have been very disappointed if I'd found out about adoptive breastfeeding once it was too late. I hope every adoptive mama who would like this option to know about it and be encouraged.

BethPie said...

Many prayers are being said for everyone involved! I'm looking forward to updates.

And YEAH for adoptive breastfeeding. I'm SO happy to hear you are going to do that! :o)

Leslie said...

I'll be praying for her and for you all.

Venessa said...

I'll be praying for you!

Have you thought of names for the little guy yet?!?! :)

I haven't visited your blog for a few days. I'm SO happy to see that your donation counter has jumped again! Praise the Lord!

Carla said...

Congratulations to you both! I will certainly say some prayers for you and the birthmother. What a difficult, yet selfless decision.

We were in the process of adopting a 5yo little girl and were only a couple of weeks away from bringing our daughter home. She was tragically killed almost three weeks ago. We are hurting tremendously after losing our daughter, but your good news has put a smile on my face.

Anonymous said...


I woke up today all nervous and excited as if this was all happening to me!!

Praying it goes amazingly well and that God bonds your hearts together.

Erin said...

Praying for you guys today!

poseygirl said...

You are all so sweet. We have chosen a name. I am trying to hold out on the reveal for when he enters the world. Not easy.:)