We're Adopting!

We're Adopting!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hearing from Carter's birth mom

It's been difficult getting in touch with Carter's birth mom. Cory and I mailed a lot of photos and a letter about five days after we returned to our home in KY. 
I misread the paper and mailed the items to the part of the agency that we mailed the other things to, when I was supposed to mail them to the post placement address. We spent a couple weeks thinking she may have changed her mind or we thought she was going through the grieving process which was totally understandable. We missed her. 

She doesn't know our last name, the agency works to keep privacy the best they can. Therefore we do not send direct letters to one another... We send them to the agency and they forward them so we do not know addresses either... It takes longer for things to arrive but it's worth our safety. 

Tonight 12/29 after resending a package and asking the agency to give her a couple things, we heard from her! It was amazing to hear how much she loved us and she was beyond excited to get all the photos and the letters. She gave Carter her love, and I know one day he will appreciate it. The most touching part was her telling us to tell Carter she loves him and he had her heart. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

21 days

 I am behind on all of my updates so I thought it was time to get caught up! 

When Carter turned three weeks old, we took a deep breath. Why? Because the birth father had 21 days to appeal the adoption and gain custody of him. Obviously whatever God had planned needed to happen but we prayed Gods plan was to allow us to keep our son.... An he did. And Carter is almost officially ours! 

We had a one month follow up, we will soon have a three month then a six month then he is legally ours for good!!!

As long as we are suitable parents Carter is ours forever but will not legally become a Hamby until 6 months of age. We don't mind, he has been ours since the day we were chosen. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

An emotional morning... Christmas EVE

Well.. I was having an emotional morning and my heart was begging to spill on my blog.

It's been a while since I have posted, I CANNOT believe I let myself go this long without a single post, boy have we been busy!

I am sitting here at 6:30 AM on Christmas eve feeding this beautiful, innocent, sweet baby boy... Could he be anymore perfect? I do not think so! I have been crying because I do not understand what I have ever done to deserve such a wonderful baby, a wonderful life, a wonderful group of friends, and a wonderful family. Carter has changed my world. I was a work aholic but he has made me realize that my life needs to change. I need to focus on God, family, and the rest can fall in place. Instead of focusing on work and letting everything else fall in place.

He is sitting here smiling at me now. He is perfect. I can remember crying last November because we still were not pregnant and that's what I wanted to give my family for Christmas... a grand baby. I had all kinds of Christmas idea pregnancy announcements saved and didn't get to use a single one..

Now, I realize that Carter is why I did not get pregnant. HE was picked to be in our life and HE was meant to be our son. God made us wait, and made us wait and fortunately, we did because I would not have it any other way.

I used to dream of being pregnant and wanted to experience the beautiful miracle... but I have. No I did not go through nine months of what ends up being miserable haha. But I received the greatest miracle of all, and after having the opportunity to be a mother to Carter.. adoption is AMAZING and the bond is unexplainable. I could not have a biological child and love him/her any more than I love this little boy on my chest right now. He is my world, he has completed my life... he has filled my heart.. he is MY son.

Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!