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Monday, July 14, 2008

Adoption Story --- Part 12

In case you missed anything:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11


So we sit there for a few more minutes and she’s telling us something. I don’t even know what. I was now wondering about the “good stuff:. Right when she was ready to get into the “good stuff” Micayla pooped so I had to take her in the bathroom to change her. She was just over 2 ½ years old. When I got her in the bathroom I started to cry a little. I asked her if she knew what we were going to get at our house. She smiled at me and said, “A baby.”

One of the policy changes was that they now talk to the adoptive families about the birth mom and baby instead of just having the birth mom sending something. This way the caseworker can make sure that the adoptive family is open to different situations, medical issues, etc. She told a little about this girl, her family, upbringing and she gave us a small bit of information about the birth father. There were some mental health issues but nothing that worried us. We were excited!! We knew that the baby was due in about 13 weeks. The one thing that she couldn’t tell us was the sex of the baby. The birthmom had a special way that she wanted to tell us. Our caseworker said to expect an announcement on Thursday and to plan on our first meeting with the birthmom on Friday.

Matt had to go back to school Tuesday night. We decided not to tell anyone about the baby until the next day when we could do it together.

My mom called and wanted to know what had happened at the agency. I just told her that they really just had some policy changes that they wanted to tell us about and that it was pretty stupid. That was hard. I wanted to tell her so bad.

Wednesday morning we spent time running around looking for a gift that we could give to Michelle and her mom on Friday. Our caseworker had given us a couple of ideas of things that she liked. I painted “I’m a big sister” on a shirt for Micayla.

Wednesday night we went to my parent’s house. We went in a talked to them for a while and waited until they saw Micayla’s shirt. It seriously took like 20 minutes. My mom looked at Micayla and said “Hi big sister” but she still didn’t get it.

Me: “Mom do you get it? Do you see what her shirt says?”

Mom: “I know what it says. Where did you get it?”

Me: “I made it. Do you get it?”

Mom: “What does it mean”

Me: “What do you think it means?

She finally figured it out. Then my dad put down his newspaper. They were excited!!

We then went to Matt’s parent’s house. His mom read the shirt and figured it out within about 30 seconds of us being there.

It was fun telling everyone that way.

On Thursday our case worker called and told us that we had a package. We went to the agency and opened a box wrapped in blue. When it opened blue balloons came out announcing “It’s a boy!!!” We cried!!! It didn’t matter to us whether it was a boy or girl, but I know that Matt was extra excited about the prospect of having a son.

To be continued.......


Amy said...

I am really enjoying your adoption stories. I can't wait to hear what happens next :)

Janae said...

I love it. I can't wait to hear more!

Bobbi said...

I've enjoyed stopping by to read your adoption stories. I've passed your site on to my friends at Bluegrass Moms.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! That's so funny that your mom didn't get the shirt. You must have been ready to die. :)

Anonymous said...

Awww.....I love these have so many little special memories all peppered into them that make them even more special.

Anonymous said...

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Heather said...

I love your story. We announced our second pregnancy with a big sister t-shirt too. It took everyone for. ever. to figure it out. Seriously.

I love the balloons in a box idea!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sherri...not sure if you saw the right post or not. As much as I like to show off pictures of Z...that's not what I had for you. :)

When you get a chance, check this out:

Nicole said...

What a cute way to find out. That is so funny that it took your mom so long to catch on.

Kimberly said...

I'm all caught up on your stories. I think this is so interesting! I am glad you are sharing with all of us!