"Here we go again!" ran through my mind as we got word that an expectant mom was interested in our family. She had it narrowed down to a couple families she liked, but wanted to talk to us on the phone before making her decision. She made her decision mid-phone call apparently!
While we were waiting for her to give official word to the agency that she wanted us to parent this baby, I was getting the mail from outside. A package had arrived. It was a baby blanket I had ordered from a friend 2 months prior because I needed to feel something. I needed to still think a baby would join our family.
Like a little wink from God, there was the blanket and news of our hopeful baby at the same time.
So here's the details we keep being asked about!
We don't know the sex of the baby. We may find out beforehand, it just depends on if another ultrasound happens and if the baby cooperates.
Baby is due on September 8, but for multiple reasons that are private to her, she may deliver anytime in the next few months. So we are gearing up for either a long summer of waiting or potentially a summer of hanging in the NICU.
She lives in Michigan! 11 hours away from here. So a NICU stay would be challenging. Our prayer is that the baby sits tight and bakes until August. We have lined up housing options in Michigan which is an amazing blessing as hotels get so expensive for long term stays. We also may have the Ronald McDonald House as an option as well if the baby is hospitalized.
Also, she's wonderful. I adore her. We all want an open adoption moving forward, so are looking forward to getting that experience again.
I've also been asked for a list of needs. Pray for us, encourage us, let us be scared and excited and unsure and overwhelmed all at the same time. When the time comes we may need help with our kids, house, meals, or logistics. I will try to be specific about needs we have as they arrive. If you would like to help, feel free to list specific ways/things you could do so that if I need that thing I can ask! I've always felt as though we had a whole village walking along this with us and its invaluable to us!