Well-I never thought that my first post would be while I was in San Antonio, TX! I have to explain that a little bit. Justin and I have been trying to adopt since early 2008. We have been trying to have kids for almost 4 years now. So, when we got a phone call on Friday that we were picked by a birth mom in TX, we were thrilled! The catch was that she was due in 5 days. So, lots of shopping, lots of stressing, lots of last minute details-and here we are!
It started like this-Friday, Justin is on his way to a movie with his dad, and I am at home finishing work. The phone rings-it says PRIVATE...hum. It was our case worker, and we just chatted and chatted. I had mentioned that I hadn't slept much the night before, and she says, "I am about to make you sleep a little bit better or a little bit worse." She then tells me we were chosen by a birth mom! Well, I am just not really sure what to do at this point-do I hang up and call Justin or keep talking to the case worker? So, I text Justin with one hand and it says "Come home now." Obviously, he starts calling in a panic. So, I answer the other line and tell him that we were picked! He did not go to a movie that day. So, we have a conference call with the birth mom who tells us that she is completely sure of her decision, and she is scheduling a c-section and wants to make sure that we can be there. Soooo much!!!!
And that is the story of why my first blog is from TX, and apparently I will have more mom stories than others. Oh-and the name of the blog? God Love Her is one of those things that I say constantly. It seems to be my reaction to most things. So, I felt that it was fitting.
So-God Love Her this week is directed at myself-a little conceited aren't I?? And good thing that I am an organized, type A individual because luckily the nursery is basically ready. I did want a mural painted on the wall, but I guess I will have to wait for that or forget about it. So, my first pics are those of the nursery! Hopefully the next ones will have a little one in them!
Baby Bedding and Baby Bassinet-made lovingly by GiGi! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!
The Baby Room
Part of the adjoining bath-sadly, I think that this may be my FAVORITE room!
It's just me-and all of my idiosyncrasies. I work full time, I am married, and I love my dog. We just adopted a baby girl. I am completely contradictory, I am a girlie girl, and I am impatient. I like breakfast for dinner. I like apples and peanut butter. I like wine. I like entertaining. I like sleeping. I like labels and I can be a b-with an-itch when I want to be or am pushed. I want to give my baby every opportunity in the world, and I want to teach her values and the rewards of hard work. I want more children and am scared to death of the uncertainties of adoption even though I have already done it. I love my husband. I hate that I weigh the most I ever have in my whole life. I want my husband to make a zillion dollars a year, and I want him to put up his laundry and clothes when I ask. I want what most people want-and here is my story-day by day!