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Friday, January 9, 2009

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!


  1. Seriously- you have got to go to sleep! The room is beautiful though- we're going to have to discuss the light fixture- I'm looking for exactly that fixture! Try to sleep- you'll wish you had in a few days. Enjoy this!!! Everything will be just fine.

  2. Elizabeth - Patra was kind enough to share your blog and photo information with me. I am sitting at work crying as I read your comments and then as I look at the pictures. I think you summed up so much in your what you wrote so eloquently. What I can see is that you will be a wonderful, loving mother and that Hannah Kate is a very, very lucky girl. I can't wait to read more. Take care and enjoy every moment. As the mother of a 3 year old girl, I can attest that it goes by way too fast. Andrea Wenk Hardy