Friday, December 30, 2011

Mommy's Favorite Gift

My precious little pumpkin above is modeling a cute little onesie I picked up at target for a measly $5 that says "Mommy's Favorite Gift" and she is that indeed. She looks so sweet and tired in the above pic to me. Just when I don't think I can love her anymore- She melts my heart a little more!!!

I have been slipping a bit on keeping up with taking her picture on her weekly birthday and then trying to get it on here to blog about it. But As you can see below, my baby is growing up and she is so squirmy wormy, she will not hold still !!! She kicks her little legs so much it s soooo cute!!! She really thinks she is going somewhere!
But as the picture denotes, last Sunday when this picture was taken, on Christmas Day, my girl turned 10 weeks old already!!!! I can not believe it already!!! But She is definitely growing into a beautiful little princess....
And the cute little yellow safari outfit she has on is part of a set from grandma for Christmas, that is soooo cute.. I don't put her in a lot of yellow at all, but this one is so precious and it is very sweet looking on her. I thought her falling over was funny.... lol my squirmy wormy....

Oh and one wonderful thing to add to this post, My girl SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT LAST NIGHT!!!! Oh yes she didi!!!! That does not mean Mommy did, but babay girl did, becasue Mommy still was waking up constantly checking on her. But hey it was a tremendous achievement for her!!! Let's do that again tonight Chloe shall we? Okay well we will chat again soon as I have lots more to chat about so Ill be blogging soon :)

Everyone be safe and have the Happiest of NEW YEAR DAY'S!!!!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and the Meaning of Love....


Today is Christmas Day, the most special day of the year and it has been a WONDERFUL day!! Our precious girl turned 10 weeks old today-- just can't believe it!!! It is so fun being a parent on Christmas there is no doubt, although Sweetness and I did not play Santa this year, she really does not know any different at this point, we can't wait for it next year when she can play and will be walking and playing with her presents!!!
The picture above is Chloe this morning in her Santa baby outfit that grandma gave her today. Man I wish she could wear this outfit more than she will get to wear it, but mom said at $2.69 at Macy's she couldn't pass it up even though she knew she would only wear it once. LOL!!

Anyway the purpose of this post is to post a beautiful poem about adoption that I found that I wanted to post on Christmas in honor of L, Chloe's birth mom and in honor of my good friend Tammy whose miracle baby she has been waiting 8 years for was born on Dec. 20th whom she is adopting also. Her named is Hannah Dawn and she is coming home to Wisconsin to be loved more than anyone could ever love a baby, just in time for Christmas- another Christmas Miracle.
So in honor of Chloe and Hannah, here it is.....

Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother

Two different lives shaped to make you one

One became your guiding star, the other became your sun

The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it

The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it

One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name

One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim

One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears

One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears

One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do

The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

Now, which of these two women are you the product of?

Both, my darling, both, just two different types of love.
-Author Unknown

This moves me to sobs every time I read it, because it is so true for me except the first line because I do know Chloe's birth mom. But wow what a legacy, wow what a thought, two women's lives so unbelievably intertwined for eternity, and I am so very grateful and merry on this Christmas night!!! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The 2 month Pediatrician visit and first Shots

Well last Friday you turned a whole 2 months old, and it was also the day you ha your 2 month well baby check at the pediatrician office. And with that wonderful visit came your first set of immunizations...... Mommy dreaded them so bad. But before the visit you were so happy and sporting your beautiful Baby's First Christmas outfit. You are just a ham these days in front of the camera, and you smile so beautiful for me. I just adore you!!!

Then we had to get to the doctor. You were in the 25% for weight, you are our tiny princess at only 9lbs, 13.6 ozs., you are in the 50% for length at 21" long, and you have a big noggin!!! in the 85% at 15' around!!! Which means you are going to be super duper smart!!!

After all the measuring and looking over by the doctor, the mean old lady came on and took your shots, I had daddy take a picture, not because I enjoyed it, but because I just wanted to document it for you. My heart broke as they put those 3 long needles in my baby's leg and you screamed so hard you lost your breath. But then within 3 minutes you sucked on your paci and you were so happy.

Then after 10 minutes or so Dr. came back in to check on you because she is such a wonderful doctor and she held you and you were all happy again and dressed and totally forgot about those ole shots!!!

As a new mom I have never had to deal with a pediatrician for my child, but I tell you I really like our doc. She takes so much time with us and is very gentle with my sweet girl. She actually went through infertility herself and has twin girls through IVF she has shared, so I feel like she understands the miracle you feel after you have finally conquered infertility!!!

Then we were all snuggled in and getting sleepy before we could even get out of the exam room..........

And yep, she is out, before we even got into the car....... those shots wore her out, but I feel better now my baby is protected against some of those awful diseases out there!!!

Sleep tight my precious!!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

You are 2 months old today!!!

Baby girl, turned two months old today!!!   She is growing up waaaaay too fast!

But you sure are a precious 2 month old.  Today was your 2month well baby check up and your first immunizations, I will share all about that next time.  The purpose of this post is that I wanted to mark this day..... The last 2 months have been absolute heaven for us having you in our lives!!!!!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Well we got the best Christmas present ever yesterday!!!! My attorney called with the news, that they received the final paperwork into their office yesterday that the judge had signed the final adoption petition and Chloe Faith was finally ours FOREVER!!! The adoption was finalized on Dec. 7, 2011. So every year on Dec. 7th, this will be known as her "gotcha day!" Many of my friends that have adopted do this special celebration on the day that the child officially and legally became a part of their family and its called "Gotcha day" and it is celebrated much like their birthday every year, to let the child know how special they are to the family and how much this day really means to Mommy and Daddy.

This whole journey has truly been the biggest miracle displayed by the Lord in my Life that I have ever witnessed!!!! And Chloe thinks so too!!!!......

And here she is, showing off ..... that she is indeed the PROOF, that miracles do happen for those who believe!
My beautiful pumpkin..... Now officially all ours forever......

Grandma came over to take some pictures and celebrated with us while Daddy had to work late, and she insisted that a picture of Chloe and Mommy be included, so here it is...... me and my cupcake!!! I am in awe Lord of what you have done in my life!!!!

My precious Chloe, Daddy and Mommy love you soooooooo much, and we wanted you more than anything you could ever imagine!! We are so thrilled you are our little pumpkin and will be in our lives forever now. We feel totally complete, like a real family!!!! All because of you!!

And yesterday when I called birth mom L to tell her the great news, she started crying and said she was so happy and that this was the 'best decision she ever made' seeing how we love her and how happy she is. We are giving her the life she never could and she knows she made the right decision. It just makes me so happy that every body is so happy in the whole situation and the Lord had a grand plan for us all even when we couldnt see His hand working!!

Thank you again to you all of you who have ever prayed just one prayer on our behalf to get us to this point, we are forever grateful and Chloe is too. She is finally HOME. :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Our trip to see Santa.

So our trip to see Santa started out as a lazy Saturday morning just laying around with our peanut on the bed. She is so fun on weekend mornings, playing and smiling on our bed!!

Then it was time for a bath to get all dressed up to see Santa for the first time!!! She loves baths now, no crying at all, just smiles and coos!! Here she is all wrapped up in her teddy bear towel, Daddy taking pics so we can remember how much fun it was!

Me and the princess!!!

Then she was all dressed and posed for some pics at home before we left for the mall....

Pure beauty.

Our angel......

The face I love to kiss and snuggle all day......

And finally the finished product at the mall. It actually turned out really cute i thought. We bought 4 5x7s for grandparents etc. and then the CD with the copyrights of the picture, so we can do anything we want to with this image..... we will save it forever that's for sure.

Hopefully one day she will look back and think how precious she looked on her very first Christmas with Santa....... Miracles happen to those who believe!!

After this picture was taken, we changed her into another more comfortable Christmas outfit and we met up with my mom and grandmother and we shopped for another 5 hours!!! So we are ready for Christmas. We have not really bought any presents to give this year. I hate it but its just the way it is financially. The adoption and all its expenses have hit hard, and me being out of work for maternity leave were all more important than buying gifts. Chloe is our gift straight from above.... and we need nothing else. Just tie a big red bow on her and our hearts are truly satisfied!!!!

On another note:

I just want to let my friends that are still waiting for their 'miracle' this holiday season know that I am still praying for you. I know how bad it hurts this time of year, it is so crushing at the holidays that you literally think some times you can't go on. But the Lord will sustain you and He has your life in His hands. Its not easy, but trust me I have been there for many years, I understand.

And to my precious friend Kim, who just miscarried yesterday, I love you. Sometimes that's all you can say. I'm here for you and we will get through this together. I'm just so sorry!!!

May the miracle of Christmas fill your hearts once again!!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Its' Finally Friday!!!

It's finally Friday and it has been a great week overall!!! For starters I have had a blog post every day this week, now THAT is something after NOT blogging for almost 6 weeks.... LOL. But I am here to report some really wonderful news that I received yesterday!!!!

The paralegal at my attorney's office called and she said that by next Friday, Dec. 16th, the adoption of my precious peanut will be FINAL!!!! Can you believe it?????? In just 8 short weeks the whole thing will be finalized and over--- she will be ours, no questions, no ifs no possibly way anyone could ever yank her back!!!! On Nov. 4th the circuit court awarded us full parental custody awaiting the final petition of adoption, but it still feels so good to know that the adoption is just around the corner from being finalized.

No, we do not have to go to court to finalize it with a judge as most people do, because remember this was a 'close-family' adoption. That is also part of the reason this was so stream-lined and quick!!!! I just can't believe it!!! In 6 months my life has so drastically changed, and it is so full of happiness, unspeakable joy and more love than one heart can handle........

Baby girl you are worth it all...... after every long day, every minute of sleep lost, every diaper I've changed and WILL change, every load of tiny itty bitty clothes I've washed..... you are my reason for being, you are why I was put here...... to be your mother...... to love you as my mother loved me and to be sure you come to know Jesus as your Lord. Know THAT is something to be proud of!!!!

Today baby girl is actually at home with my Aunt who is watching her at our house. Her normal sitter is closed to day because her husband Lance is coming home tomorrow from being deployed overseas for almost a year. They really need some time as a family, so she is closed next week also. My Aunt will be watching her then as well as our house. Its nice to have Chloe at her house, with her toys, in her bed etc. But we hope Ms. Sam and her family has a beautiful and joyous homecoming with her precious hubby!!!!
I've called a million times today to check on them, and they are doing great!!! So I guess I guess I just need to relax and be so thankful that I have a backup to my sitter that I trust and that Chloe loves..... :)

One last thing...... Chloe's Birth mom texted me today and said she has set her Christmas present to her!!! Wow, I had no idea she was sending one, so it should be an exciting surprise when it arrives!!! We will cherish it forever, her first Christmas gift from her birth mother.

I am feeling so blessed this Christmas season, I have the MOST AMAZING, happy baby that anyone could ask for, and I have the most caring and respectful husband that most women only dream of finding, how could I ask for more????

Thursday, December 8, 2011

No Words are Needed .....

There are really no words needed today for this picture. This is Chloe this morning on her way to her sitter's house at 6am. The beauty of my child puts me in awe every time I look at her. I am beyond blessed.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sportin the Christmas outfits!!

So with every little girl comes the fun times of dressing her up in all kinds of fun outfits!!! My peanut has the wardrobe of a diva for sure!! She is still in newborn clothes even at 7 weeks, she is so dainty, but I think we will be moving into 3 months size soon just for the length in some of the sleepers.

But Christmas has snuck up on us so quickly and of course she has had to sport all her fun Christmas themed onesies and outfits to her sitters all the past week and until Christmas to get their full use out of them!!! So I thought I would share in some of them, because of no other reason than she is soooo CUTE!!!!!

Outfit #1 is so true right??? It says "What Santa doesn't Bring, Grandma Will"

My Mom loves this onesie and being the only grandchild, she will be spoiled for sure!

Daddy says these are her 'grandma jeans'....LOL

Then we have the 'I love SANTA' onesie with her fleece sweatpants. She was so snugglie in this!!

Precious girl

This outfit is actually one of my favorite's and was taken this morning during her play time while I got ready for work, I just love her smile and I love the snowman!!

I mean my girl is HAPPY!!!! Sweetness and I must be doing something right??!!

And some of the best pictures of her yet are in her reindeer outfit below. I actually did not get the reindeer on the outfit, but I tried on this little 'jester' hat a friend gave me for her, and it is so big on her peanut head, but boy she turned on the smiles for me and I could not resist her precious cheeks and beautiful eyes.

And this has the be the BEST PICTURE EVER!!!!!

Chloe, when I thought about adopting a baby, I did not know if I could be completely satisfied not having my own biological baby, not ever being pregnant, not ever going through what everybody else did. But in the 7 short weeks you have been in my life, and I have been privileged to be your mommy, I can honestly say that I LACK NOTHING.
I do not have a desire to be pregnant, I do not desire to have one of my own seed, you have brought me everything I could POSSIBLY EVER HAVE WANTED AND MORE, the LORD knew exactly what He was doing the whole time. HE REALLY DID.
You were meant to be Daddy's and my baby. We adore you. We will never, NEVER..... EVER..... let you go.

We cant wait to live life with you!!! You make it all worth while!!

Love you pumpkin!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Her Weekly Pictures Week 1- Week 7

In those first few weeks of mommy hood, I was enjoying her so much, but I was so tired, and I mean Woah!!!! was I one tired gal!!! I forgot to take her ONE WEEK old shot in the chair we decided we are going to sit her in for her picture every week this firs year. But I have done well at getting the picture every Sunday night as she ages another week, I just haven't been a good blogger..... :( but that's all behind me now, I'm back on the blogging train as I want this to be a beautiful first year book for my pumpkin. So here are her first Seven week pictures all in a row, and man can you see the change sin her, she is blossoming into this amazing perfect angel!!!




FIVE WEEKS OLD...... and I can smile for you now!!!!!



The changes are unbelievable!!!! I just cant stand to see my itty bitty precious cuddly baby growing up too fast!!!

Chloe you are still in newborn clothes, you are almost ready to try 3 month size soon, you are in size 1 diapers and they seem big, and you weigh about 9 lbs. You are the most precious baby Daddy and I have ever seen. You are no trouble what so ever. And you only are getting up one time at night now to eat, which lets Mommy and Daddy sleep and we are so happy about that!!!

Love you so much pumpkin!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A NEW Look and Back to blogging

Well Hello there!!! I have not fallen off the face of the Earth as most of you must think!!!! I have been so busy being a Mom and loving it!!!! I can not believe how much work it takes to keep that little person happy!!! But we are having a blast being parents and we do have the most beautiful baby around!!!

I have finally gotten around to downloading the pictures we have been taking on our snazy new camera we bought to document her life that we did a post on way back when, and now I am going to get back into the blogging world. So lets start with my NEW BLOG HEADER!!! Look up top!!!! Do you like it???? Kelsey at Kreated by Kelsey did it for me and she did such a great job if I do say so myself. It looks so great and it captures what my life is like now- filled with twice the Sweetness!!!

I captured all of my blog up until I got Chloe in the blog-to-book format and it turned out wonderful, so now we are on the path to a new blog- documenting my sweet precious Chloe.

So now that I finally downloaded all these pictures we have taken over the past 7 weeks, lets look at some, all of you have been asking for more pictures so I will be doing lots of mini blog posts this week to show all these sweet stories in her life since she was born seven weeks ago. I cant believe my baby is SEVEN weeks old!!!!

So let's start with the pictures of when she was born in the hospital.....

I really do have the most beautiful baby......

wrapped up tight is how she loved to be.....

Daddy and his baby girl.....

Now how many newborns look that pretty???

And everybody loves baby toes.....

My precious miracle ....... I am beyond blessed........

Daddy again......
I can see the love......

Just blessed.......

Thats just the start of the cuteness, I have tons of pictures of my precious and I will be much better at posting I promise. We are finally in a routine now and I will capture it all.....

Thank you all for the support and love through it all and I will be back tomorrow with another post!!!