A lot of people may know this news already since my Facebook has been exploding with it, but... We have officially been matched with a baby! We are sooo excited!!
We were at the dog park last Wednesday night (the 20th) with our good friend Amelia and her son Ryland. I heard my phone start ringing and went to look for it, but realized that the hubs had it in his pocket. As he handed it to me his eyes were very wide and excited. As I answered the phone I heard him say to Amelia, "It's the adoption agency!!"
So I answered the phone and one of the agency workers very calmly tells me the best news of my life. "Vanessa, I'm just calling to tell you that you all have been matched. I just left a birthmother's house and she chose you guys. She's due August 7th and we don't know the race or the gender."
Lots of more information and details followed. We then shared the news with our close friends and family. It was such an exciting night! The next morning I received an invoice from the adoption agency for our next payment cycle, so I guess this is pretty official!!
She had a doctor's appointment on Thursday (the 21st) and we did find out that the baby is a boy! They also measured him at 8lbs already! So considering that info, and the fact that this is her fourth pregnancy, her doctor said that he won't let her go much longer. I'm guessing when she goes in to be checked this week, he won't let her go home. But we'll see! We could be parents to a baby boy any day now!
This is such an exciting, wonderful, scary, and overwhelming time. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We still don't have all of the funds together that are required, so please tell everyone you know about our puzzle fundraiser! We have a goal of finishing that by the end of August.
Please also be praying for the birthmother and the baby.
We are spending our evenings frantically getting a nursery and house ready for a baby boy as we wait for the "She's in labor!" phone call. I'll let you know when we know! :)