Eryn-Elizabeth Hope (Izzy) blessed this world today, July 27th at 5:15 pm. She is beautiful and weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is doing great! and birth mom is doing well too! The Lord has been with us and the hospital staff has been amazing. I am thank full to have a shared room where I have my own bed and Izzy with me. I can't upload pictures right now, but have a couple uploaded on my facebook and there is a link to that on the left :) The unfortunate part is that baby will have to be in foster care over the weekend, but I trust God has it all under control! Pray for the perfect family and that they would even possible let me sleep/stay there the whole time so I can continue to nurse and take care of her. Thank you all who have partnered with us through this amazing journey!!
Today we got the level 2 ultrasound. The tech said, from what she can tell everything looks fine! Praise the Lord! We should have a regular doctor appointment this week and get the full results. Praying to hear that Izzy looks perfect!!
A couple days ago we met our new social worker. Because of a new law that had past, we had to get a home study update with a different social worker. The meeting went very well and I was pleased to find out that, that was all we had to do and that we didn't have to do a whole other home visit with the kids!! However, we did get another packet of paper work to do....not looking forward to that, but I'm not going to complain! She was wonderful and we are very thankful for her. Also, today we had a meeting with our Adoption Agency to go over how things are at this stage and how to handle things. This meeting also went well. We also found out that we got a grant from the Zoe Foundation that will cover the REST of our adoption costs!! If you know me, you know I hardly EVER cry, but several people can contest that I did at hearing this! I was so blown away. I wasn't expecting that and is a huge burden off of us! Praise the Lord! I can't even begin to express how the generosity of people and the Lord have made me feel. AMAZING!!
On baby news.... Monday the level 2 ultrasound is scheduled at 12:30. Please be praying that the spot they saw on the ultrasound last week was nothing and that the baby is perfectly healthy! Also pray that they baby comes at a good time in the week so that baby can go straight from hospital to home with us. It all depends on when we can get a court appointment.
We no longer need financial needs for the adoption, but we still need some baby items. You can go here: Babies"R"Us - Baby Registryand buy off our registry or any money that we get now will go towards baby stuff.
So yesterday we go the very exciting news that we are getting a GIRL! However, today we find out from the doctor that they found a dark spot on a part of her heart. The doctor said that most likely it is just a normal ligament and the picture is just at a wrong angle, but just to make sure we are having a level 2 ultrasound done next week to get a clear picture. So, please, PLEASE pray that it is nothing, and that Eryn-Elizabeth is completely healthy! On good note, we had a much better doctor and I liked her a lot, and she is going to be our primary doctor through this. The baby measured at 37 weeks and about 7lbs, so it really could be any day, or still weeks away.
We are meeting with our new social worker Monday night and that should fix our problem with the new law. So thankful that she could do an evening appointment so my husband didn't have to take off work and we also don't have to do another whole family visit.
As far as our finances go, we still need approx $800 for total cost. We also need some baby items and am registered at Babies"R"Us - Baby Registry
Today we got to go to the long anticipated ultrasound!! It was amazing to see our baby!! Praise Jesus we were able to find out the sex of the baby!! You can find out two ways! You can watch this short video, or you can go to our baby registry and see what we need which will have gender specific items! If you watch this, please do not make any comments about the sex on facebook,ect... until I say something about it facebook wide, so people can all learn the fun way! Thanks!!
Well, the Lord continues to show himself and I am thankful to everyone who listens to his voice. We are down to needing a little less than $800. Thursday at 2 I get to go to the ultra sound. Please pray the baby cooperates so we can find out who this precious baby is!! I would like to know your guess! Fill out the poll!
So I just wanted to give you all a small update. We have received most of the funds we need for all our adoption costs, but we are still short about $1363. Also, I got to go to a doctors appointment with our birth mom and they schedule an ultrasound for this coming Thursday. I can't wait to see the baby and really, REALLY hope the baby will cooperate and we will be able to find out if it's a boy or girl. We also need some baby items. I am the opposite of a pack rat and had gotten rid of some things, and then the things we kept and stored at my parents house burnt down with their house 2 years ago, so we are in need of some baby stuff. We are registered at BabiesRus and there is a link to it below. Also, if you find what we registered for somewhere else cheaper feel free to get it where ever, just let me know so I can mark it off the registry. I also happily take hammy downs of anything!! I will make sure to update you all after the sonogram!
Just got informed that we will have gotten the full grant amount. I can't thank you all enough that have given!!!!!! On top of that we got cash in the mail anonymously!! Thank you to who ever did that! That was a sweet kiss from God. I actually specifically asked to be given some that way!! My faith is multiplying and I am so thankful for each one of you that have taken part in that!! Our new total need is approximately $1,453. God can and will provide!!!
I found out today that we are only $100 short of reaching out grant total! Praise the Lord. Please don't let the opportunity pass you by to complete this special gift! A check must be in the mail and post marked by tomorrow for it to go to us. However, have a payment due on Wednesday of $2625 and I don't think all the grant money will be in to use in time for that payment, so feel free to give straight to us as well. And remember, NO gift is too little!! We are getting closer to our full financial need. We still need approx $2652 for our full adoption costs. The Lord has been stretching my faith. Many days of stress and trying to continually give it over to him, but it is so worth it when I see him come through for us! Thank you so much for all those who have been apart of God's plan for us and this baby and thank you to all those who are praying with us and believing God will provide all we need according to his riches!
We finally have a doctors appointment scheduled for July, 7th. The last one got cancelled so I am very anxious. Really hoping for an ultra sound so we can find out if we are having a boy or girl!!
Also, I started a baby registry at Target :) I will be updating it and adding to it, especially if we find out the sex of the baby!