December 27, 2009

Please pray for my friends who just lost their baby today. Full term. A beautiful little girl. There are no words for such a loss.

I know that many of you in this adoption community have experienced loss like this and will know in some way the pain her and her husband are going through, so please pray for their broken hearts.

December 22, 2009

Christmas 2008 to Christmas 2009.

Last year you were a care-package under our tree... a picture that we stared at.

And who were we? I look at this picture and think who was this person who slept all night long and had hours and hours of time on her hands??? I can remember this day well. It was Christmas day at Mike's parents and all I could think about was our court date the following day. If you read my blog last year, you would remember I had that Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas Is You" song playing on repeat! The words were so true, I couldn't care about anything else other than making Samuel legally our son.

This year my heart is so full. Our lives are busy and filled with joy because of Moses. This year I was driving around Christmas shopping and the good ol' Mariah song came on the radio. I looked in my rear view mirror and couldn't feel happier seeing his face. I am just so thankful to be his mom.

Merry Christmas to all! I know it is not an easy Christmas for many of you waiting to bring your children home. My thoughts are with all of you (A&C, R&Y, H, C&D, C&L). Just know that it will happen and you will be able to reflect back on these years and likely appreciate every moment with your child so much more because of it.

December 4, 2009

15 months!

So Moses is now 15 months! He is growing and changing so much. The social worker came over the other day and it was nice to hear that she thought he was doing great. He is definitely attached! More like glued to me. Right now we are going through an insanely "mommy mommy" phase. In fact he probably says mommy 100 times a day, and I am NOT exaggerating. Of course, I love it. He is my boy and I get tons of hugs and kisses lately.

We're so close in fact that he still likes to wake up a few time a night just to have some more holding time with me! lol. In fact moses has only slept through the night 4 times since we've brought him home! Ahhh... I'm so chronically sleep deprived I thought my thyroid was off. No such luck. But we are doing well. We have good nights and bad nights, and lately these bad nights seem to be linked to more teething (I'm thinking his eye-teeth). ugh (attachment parenting is not easy!).

I am just loving experiencing the xmas season with moses. We got this cute advent tree from superstore! And he says "wow" to it all the time. Anything that lights up gets one big "wow".

As for his language, I think he is over 20 words now. Some of my new favourites are "nummy" for all food, "num" for milk, and the way he yells at the cats and says "no" to them.

He can also sing "twinkle twinkle" and it is sooooo cute. I have it on video but have no idea how to post it on here.

okay, enough gushing over my son. hopefully this didn't make you want to puke!

I'll end with a big congrats to all the imagine families who never gave up and are now officially waiting for their children to come home! I'm so happy for all of you. This means that Imagine adoption has now been brought out of bankrupcy.
I can't wait to read of your referrals : )

Happy December!