July 27, 2006


Welcome to my little sister, darling Mia Faith, 7/27/06 4:54pm, 8 lbs 10 oz, 19″. She has dark blond hair and is so very adorable. Our family has become extended family to my sister’s birth family – they are the nicest people and we are so honored. Now we have so much extended family, how wonderful! We will love Mia for always and with everything we have. (Mia will have her own blog shortly!)

July 27, 2006


My mommy’s heroine… birth mommy Valerie. This was early labor. Valerie’s labor was long and hard at times, but oh so beautiful 🙂

July 27, 2006


Mommy got to be a labor coach for birth mommy Valerie and daddy helped with ice chips, cool washcloths on forehead, holding Valerie’s back, and cutting the umbilical cord. It is such an awesome and wonderful thing to be allowed to participate so much in Valerie’s labor and delivery… she is a very special young woman, indeed. (more details tomorrow, my mommy hasn’t slept too much in the past 2 days).

July 25, 2006


Oh my mommy and daddy and I have such WONDERFUL news! I am having a new baby brother or sister before this weekend is through!

Birth mommy Valerie wants us to parent her child; my parents and she have the same parenting values, and mommy and Val look like sisters 🙂 Plus, she wants an open adoption, and we do too. It is a match made in heaven (literally, we thank the Lord for this)!

Mommy went to Val’s obstetrician appointment with she and her mom yesterday – she is now 11 days *past* her due date – eek! She will be gently induced starting Wednesday with Cytotek (spelling?) – a prostaglandin enhancer. We will be in the hospital for a few hours on Wed, Thurs, and Friday. If she hasn’t gone into natural labor by then, she will be induced with Pitocin on the weekend. Mommy will be there by her side watching our baby being born, isn’t that neat that she wants that? She is a great young woman, mommy already loves her dearly and we are so glad she and her family will be in our lives.

The sex of our child will be a surprise! In each of the three ultrasounds, the baby crossed his/her legs – what a sense of humor torturing his/her parents like that, ha ha. 🙂

I will update you all in a few days, please keep praying for my baby brother/sister, that his/her life is full of love and happiness.

July 21, 2006


This week we travelled to North Carolina again (but not the beach this time, rather the mountains) with grandma Connie. We stopped lots of places, but our main goal was to visit RosaLee and Doc Watson, grandma’s friends. We were very inspired by the visit, they are such *good* people, we are humbled by people with so much faith and love…

July 21, 2006


We visited my auntie Sassi (Susanne) and she helped me with the sliding boards. I love my auntie dearly and I loooove staying at her house. Of course I get very spoiled by her 🙂

July 21, 2006


I love swimming. I have no fear – I will wait for my mommy to say “one, two, three… go!” and then I will jump into the pool by myself (mommy catches me so I do not go under). And I ask her to throw me up *high* in the air so that I make a big splash when I come back down, I love it!