Thursday, February 10

So much has happened!

I'm very excited to update today because so many positive things have been going on. Our week started off with our home study. She was very pleased with our house and we met all the requirements. She then spent hours asking Jeremy and I individually about who we were, our childhood, and our families. We'll meet with her in two weeks to review our home study. She also offered to look over our profile at that time as well. I can't believe we're almost to the end of the process. I'm trying very hard to prepare myself for more waiting time. I know that is a possibility, or more of a guarantee, but I can't help but get excited!! 
Awhile back I started a registry at Babies R Us, but I recently found a website I liked even better, so I started a registry on it- All Modern Baby. I finally picked out a car seat, with the help of my friend who is a three time experienced mom. 

This is the Combi Shuttle 33. 

I also started a registry at Target, simply because, a- the bedding I picked out is there, and b- I live in a town where we don't have a Babies R Us, and many people aren't going to order something off an online registry. Sad, I know. I also started reading Dr. Sears' The Baby Book again. 

I had stopped because I was discouraged, and our social worker instilled hope and excitement in me again. Luckily, I was at the part of bottle feeding and formula, something I had just started stressing about! There are so many different kinds of bottles and formula!! Since my husband is very laid back and isn't into research much, I knew it would be up to me to figure out what is best for our child. Now, I can just rely on Dr. Sears to tell me what's best. BIG sigh of relief!! 

It still blows my mind that there are friends and even family of ours out there that have no idea we're adopting. I thought by now everyone would have heard from someone or read about it on my Facebook. I got a text from Jeremy's sister in South Carolina the other day about how she didn't know we were adopting. I started to remind her of the time a few months ago we called her and asked her for all her family info for our home study packet. Sigh, I guess since I think about this every day, I expect others too as well. However, everyone we talk to is very excited for us. We had so many wonderful friends thinking of and praying for us during our home study. Jeremy and I could tell, because it went so smooth!! I can't wait for our next step on this journey!!


  1. Did you know that all baby formula has to meet certain requirements and for the most part they are all the same? Of course there are differences that you may not know you need (soy vs. not for a milk allergy, etc.) until you meet your baby and find out his/her needs. Don't stress out too much. But realize it is expensive and going with store brands is okay because, again, they have to meet certain nutritional guidelines. You could always see about getting breast milk online too. I know it may sound creepy, but people do it! Just a thought...

    Cool car seat! :)