Thursday, November 05, 2009

We Are Going to Be Parents!

We have some very exciting news to share! Yesterday, we found out that we were picked to be the parents of a baby BOY due April 18th!!! We feel so blessed!

It is so crazy to be able to say those words...to know that in 5 short (please be short!) months, we will have a son! We were able to talk to Baby McD's birthmother on the phone today, and we are so excited to form a relationship with her and walk with her through her pregnancy. It was wonderful to be able to listen to her story, tell her more about us, and to share with her how thankful we are that she chose us as her son's parents.

While sometimes I think 5 months just sounds like forever, I keep reminding myself that it will be here before we know it! With all of the craziness and transition in our life right now, I am so thankful that we will have time to get settled and prepared for Baby McD's arrival! We also still need to finish our homestudy and all of the other adoption details. I think that the truth is starting to sink in a bit, but honestly it still doesn't seem very real!

Someday, I want to be able tell our son all of the details of how we found out we were going to be his parents, so I want to record it all here. I may ramble a bit!

Mike and I were shopping for our church's Wednesday evening meal yesterday when I got THE call. Yes, I got THE call in the middle of a Sam's Club. AND I MISSED IT! I listened to the message from our agency asking me to call, but I just didn't think much about it. I actually figured I may have done something wrong...I was worried I was in trouble! I called back, but I was unable to get ahold of anyone. For the next hour, my mind started churning thinking, "Could it be??" but I convinced myself there was just no way.

I went on my merry way, leaving Mike to head out and run some errands. I had just about decided to call the agency back when Mike called and told me the good news...we had been picked! So, I found out that we had been picked walking through the bath rugs at Bed Bath and Beyond! I spent the next 30 minutes wandering around Bed Bath and Beyond in a daze forcing myself not to call everyone I could think of. We decided we didn't need to tell anyone until after we got the call with more information and details.

Later that afternoon, in the middle of cooking lasagna for 50 people, we got that call. We ran to Mike's office and sat and listened as we found out we were going to be parents to a sweet baby boy! We will fly to Pennsylvania in April, hopefully be present for his birth, and then stay with him there until it is time to come home.

We got lots of other information too, but we will not be sharing most of the details. We feel very strongly about protecting our son's story. When he is ready to know all of the details of his birth family, we will let him know, and then he can decide what he wants to share with the world!

We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your prayers! Thank you for all of the support you have given us, and please be in prayer for our baby boy and his birthmother (we'll call her Miss C)! Please pray for health for both, peace and comfort for Miss C, and for us as we prepare to become parents!

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19 comments:

Hillary Kouba said...

Yeah! Congratulations! You and Mike will be amazing parents! I am just so happy for you! I'll pray for a speedy 5 months too!

Aaron & Erin said...

Yeah!! Praise God!!

Rhonda said...

I'm still pinching myself too. Although going through all the boy clothes in my closet and trying to decide what I needed to go buy, helped make it a little more real. I can't wait to be MiMi or GiGi or whatever Baby McD wants to call me. Love you both and counting the days until spring arrives.

The Lewis Family said...

I'm still so excited!!!! And I love how you no longer have to just label it adoption... but rather Baby McD.

Libby said...

Sooooo happy for y'all....Praying for a safe pregnancy and delivery and that this 5 months goes by so fast for y'all!!

Holly, Ben, and Reid said...

Praise the Lord!! What WONDERFUL news!!! WE will be praying that you are able to enjoy every last minute of these next 5 months as you prepare for that sweet baby boy... the time will fly!

Team Sherman said...

The Lord is Faithful! We will be praying for you guys!

brooke said...

I just can't wait to meet him!! love you, proud of you.

joeandjan said...

Oh, no. I'm going to cry again! LOVED reading the details of how you found out--what a story. Can't wait to be Great Aunt Jan (Great in many ways don't you know! lol) Uncle Joey and I are thrilled for you both. I've been shopping toys. I think your mom has the clothing covered!

Erin said...

Congratulations! This joyful news brings tears to my eyes. Prayers for everyone involved. What a blessing!

Katie said...

We could not be more excited for you guys! My mom and I spent the day shopping for Annie, and I had such a good time going through the little boy sections looking for sweet things for you! I can't wait!! Love you both tons, and we know you will be wonderful parents!

destiny said...

So proud for you!! You are going to be AMAZING parents!!


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Matt and Courtney said...

AHHH! This made me cry! This is so very exciting! Finally, you can start planning a Disney trip with your newest addition! Your baby is due to be delivered at the exact same time that ours is expected to arrive. From now on, when I pray for my baby, I will also be praying the same thing for yours. I will pray for you and Mike, that the Lord will give you wisdom on how to make the transition into parenthood and how to have a profound impact on the birth mom. I will pray for the birth mom and her health during this time. There is absolutely nothing that makes me more excited than adoption. I will walk these next 5 months with you, because I too want them to pass quickly! This is good. God is good. We love you both!

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Austin and Ashley Evans said...

SO SO SO excited for you!!! CONGRATS!!!

She McCord said...

YEAH!!! I am so excited for you and Mike! I am praying for you guys and for the next 5 months to go by super fast!!

Rhonda said...

P.S. I am going to expect more frequent updates to your blog once my grandson arrives!!!!!

Stewart Stuff said...

Rob and I are very excited for you two! We will continue to be in prayer for all involved in this exciting time!

Amy said...

That is so amazing Amanda!! I am sooo happy for you guys! You two are going to be awesome parents and this baby is so lucky to get the two of you! I can't wait to hear a name and pics of the room and then pics of this baby boy that is such a God send!