Well, Drew and I would love to announce that we are expecting a little bundle of joy! Do I wish we were recieving a referral from Ethiopia....YES! BUT....God has bigger plans for our family and He decided that we should create a child first :) We feel very blessed and are very excited to welcome this baby into the world in September. The first trimester has been tiring...wearing me out....and did I mention tiring?!? lol I have felt very fortunate so far to not have been throwing up everyday and only felt minor nausea. We went to our first doctor's appointment Wednesday, February 29th and got to see the baby for the first time along with hear the heartbeat and I must say that God really knew what He was doing when creating a child! It's amazing that I get to keep that baby in my belly and take care of it for 9 months before it evens enters the world...WOW! How fortunate it is to be a woman :) Now don't get me wrong...I am beyond nervous and scared for when that baby has to come out but I am sure the joy of holding your baby in the end with be worth the pain.
In regards to our adoption, we have been patiently waiting....WAITING is a common word used in adoption and I would like to think of it as God testing our patience and faith. We have recently updated our medical paperwork and are about to update our Immigration stuff (Yippee) but other than that, we will be put on hold once our agency finds out about me being pregnant. We have decided to wait and tell them after I get into my second trimester, just to ensure that everything is good and healthy with our baby. I will be bummed to be put on hold but I know God has a special child waiting for us in the future so I can only rely on Him at this point! So hard sometimes but so rewarding in the end.
Thanks again for your continued prayer, love and support! Drew and I really appreciate everything and hope to bring more good news in the future....