Monday, September 9, 2013

Blue or Pink and Sprinkles on Top

Nate and I reached another adoption milestone at the end of last week.  We attended "the big" ultrasound appointment with J!  We are so grateful that J has invited us to attend her prenatal appointments with her, and realize what a blessing it is. 

Our alarm went off at 5:00 AM on Friday so that we I could get ready and hit the road with enough time to spare in case of traffic.  Luckily we hit no delays, so we were able to get a delicious breakfast at a super cute diner.  Nate was really impressed with his corned beef hash and I had the most delicious cinnamon swirl french toast I've ever had.  With full bellies, we headed over to the hospital to meet J. 

After getting lost and needing an escort through the hospital to figure out where we were supposed to be (this place is huge, people), J got all checked in and we were taken into the ultrasound room.  It was so amazing and a little overwhelming to actually see the baby on a screen.  We could see each movement and each body part from fingers and toes to spine, brain, heart and everything in between.  We could even see blood flowing to different organs!

The doctor was able to call over to J's primary care provider and get the results of the blood work that was done at her last appointment, and we learned the gender of the baby too... We're thrilled to announce that a HEALTHY BABY GIRL is on her way!  Prayers for her to continue healthy development, and prayers for J would be greatly appreciated right now.

After the appointment we were able to have lunch with J again.  We had the chance to talk with her a little more about her family and about baby names.  I think we've narrowed it down and just need to decide on the spelling.  Exciting things!

We were also able to attend an event held by our agency on Sunday.  They had an ice cream social for anyone considering adoption and/or foster care, adoptive families, waiting families and everyone in between.  It was really great!  We started by speaking with the birth mother counselor we've been working with and the director of domestic adoptions at our agency.  That face to face contact is invaluable to me!  A little later we sat in on a breakout session about private infant adoption, and we were actually asked to stand up and speak about how the process has gone for us so far.  I was thrilled!  After we had our sundaes Nate and I ran into the social worker we've been working with on our home study, which was great!  We also had a long conversation with another waiting family and found out that they used to be our neighbors.  Small world!  We traded contact information and hope to keep in touch. 

Even though it was a long weekend and we were both worn out, I'm really glad that we attended this event.  It's just great to spend time with other families involved in adoption.


  1. Congratulations!! This is so exciting for you!

  2. Exciting that it's a GIRL! (Although I'm sure you would've been ecstatic with either gender!) :)

  3. Hi! I found your blog through "Top Mommy Blogs" and am now following. Congrats on your future little girl!! We adopted our baby girl last December and are finalizing the adoption this month. Would love for you to stop by and "visit" me at