Sunday, October 27, 2013

He's Here!

Noah Eli  arrived safely

October 23, 2013

At 11:04 am

He weighed 7 lb 9 oz

He is 20 inches long

More info to come.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


No baby yet.......

Apparently he has no desire to leave his cozy warm home.

Yes, I'm relaxed.....I'm ready.......all the baby clothes are washed.........the bassinet is set up..........the car

seat is clean.

Oh, and no, I'm not on purpose trying to frustrate all the dear people who call me almost daily to see if the

baby was born, and I forgot to tell them.

I'm pretty sure he will come when he is ready.

In the meantime I'm being entertained by all the advice I've been getting on how to "jumpstart" labor


Some of it coming from strangers on the street.

Eat spicy food.

Drink castor oil.

Go for a loooong walk.

Relax.....if you just would relax I'm sure he would come tonight. 

Jump rope.

Wash your kitchen floor on your hands and knees.

The list goes on and on, some of these ideas I've tried, {I'm not going to divulge which ones} but so far none

 of them have worked.

Don't worry though.........I won't forget to tell you when he comes.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dear Sugar Pea

Dear Sugar Pea,

When we started this journey that is your life over 15 months ago.....

I'm so glad I didn't know everything.

I didn't know how many times I would have to watch your body struggle to gain the ground that wasn't gained prenatally.

I didn't know how many birth parent visits I would hold you after.

As your little body shook from sobs of confusion and fear.

I didn't know that one of your birth parents would threaten to hurt my family.

I didn't know that the judge in charge of your case would let it drag out this long.

(DHS was hoping to have it closed in six months.)

I didn't know that when I picked you up at the hospital I would have a police escort out of the building.

See, if I had known I might have tried to foster you on my own--with sheer determination--all these things that took me by surprise forced me to ask for help from the One who always heard my cries.

It's almost over now........the last TPR hearing is next week.

That doesn't mean I'm done asking for help to be your mamma though.

I'm pretty sure I'll be doing that for the rest of my life.

Love, Mamma