Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Make me a Great Grandpa

I have mentioned many times how lucky we are to have so many loving and supportive friends and family. This past weekend we attended a birthday party for my grandpa. He turns 87 on Thursday! WOW, 87 seems really old! Both DH and I are blessed to still have several grandparents living. The above tree shows how many grandparents and great-grandparents our baby will have.

My grandpa was asking us about how our adoption was going. With his beautiful baby blue eyes he said "Make me a great grandpa." If he only knew how much I hope and pray each day that my grandparents will live long enough for me to make them GREAT grandparents! He then proceeded to tell me how one of the ladies at the senior center has 40 great grandchildren. With me being the oldest grandchild and the only one who is married -I don't think he will reach that goal. However, I can just see him going around and sharing with everyone he knows when he finally becomes a GREAT grandpa.

I can't wait for the day when I get to personally call my grandpa and tell him he has become a GREAT grandpa. Whether you build your family in traditional or non-traditional ways everyone should be able to experience that feeling.

I love you grandpa!

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Planning" for Adoption

I am pretty sure that the word "planning" and adoption should never be used in the same sentence. My whole life I had this fantasy as to how things would play out. I would get married, have a great career, and when ready get pregnant and start my family. I would have a cute little house, a dog, and 2.5 children. But WAIT...life doesn't always go as planned!

The planner in me is having a problem with adoption. My internal scheduler is having a hard time deciphering the time frame. And the patience part of my brain is getting lots of exercise.

I get frustrated when you go to start a baby registry and it asks me for my due date. I'm having a hard time finding gender neutral clothing and bedding. And it's hard to not even know what season we will be bringing a baby home.

In the end I know it will all be worth it!

Welcome if you are reading for the first time. After suffering from infertility my husband and I have just completed our home study. (we are waiting for our social worker to finish writing it) We will be adopting an infant domestically at some point in the future. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We're ready for our home visit!

SHHHH, sneak peak at the nursery! Yay, it's all coming together!

My mom came up today and her and DH did most of the cleaning, THANK YOU! We have most everything else in place. We opened the first aide kit so it looks like we've had in a while. We put the alcohol away (which we don't hardly ever drink, it just looked like we did) and we hid the BIG bowl of candy that DH has stashed away, haha! AND we've been lecturing the dog all week about being on his best behavior. Wish us luck!