Sunday, March 28, 2010

8 weeks, 1 day.....

Joel and I had our 2nd pre-placement homestudy visit yesterday.  It went smoothly, just tying up some loose ends.  A couple of tasks we'll need to have done and the social worker can start writing her report.  Once her report is complete, she will show it to us for final approval and then it should be submitted to the courts.  This coming Thursday our b/m is "supposed" to have another doctor appointment.  Hopefully she'll be able to keep it and we'll have a finalized date for the c-section.

We've started receiving a few gifts for baby Makenna.  Here are some of my favorites (I love blankets).

This one I just fell in love with from Babies 'R' Us.  I thought it coordinated with the nursery theme.

This was a real surprise.  A co-worker of Joel's gave this to him.  His wife made it.  It's so soft & we can't wait to use it during football season.

Saving the best for last... this blanket was one of two that was made for Aaron when he was born.  The pattern is Precious Moments (little child-like angels).  It has never been used as Aaron (or  maybe it was me) was partial to the teddy bear blanket.  My mother was saving it for us and gave it to me.  I thought it couldn't be a more appropriate & special blanket for Makenna to have.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

8 weeks, 5 days........

IF the c-section was indeed able to be scheduled for the 24th of May.  It still seems like such a long way off.  I'm glad March is almost over.  It's such a long month & getting past the end of the month is always kind of difficult, what with Aaron's birthday on the 30th and everything.  BUT, looking forward to all the great things to come, helps.

This Saturday we have our 2nd pre-placement homestudy with the LSW (Licensed Social Worker).  All of our personal references are in (thank you so much to our friends & family for that) & our finger print/background checks have been returned free & clear to us.  Once our visit is complete on Saturday, the LSW will begin writing her report to present to the Canadian County Court system.  That should be all that is needed for the pre-placement homestudy process.  Then it's more waiting.  Thankfully Joel & I have some fun things to look forward to, in the coming weeks, so that maybe the waiting won't seem so terribly long.  It's a lot harder waiting during this process than it is when you're pregnant (in my opinion).  Even when I was on bed rest for the last two months of my pregnancy with Aaron, the wait was much more managable. So we'll continue to wait.  We'll get the house organized and baby'fied' and enjoy thinking about all the fun things to come.

In the meantime, we'll also continue to pray for Steven, Jamie, & sweet baby Ellie and that she continues to improve in tremendous strides as she's been doing since her premature birth date of just over a month.  Elliott Grace Feisal was originally due to join us on April 19th, but graced us with her presence on Tuesday, March 16th.  She's had some minor issues that generally improve with a baby's growth and physical maturity.  Ellie is such a fighter, she's conquering all those issues with great strength.  God has been good to that family and we're so thankful.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Heard from our case worker today and discussed the chaos that is our b/m.  LOL!  Our b/m had to reschedule her appointment from last week to this week, but made it there yesterday.  Her c-section is scheduled for May 24th, IF they can get it on the books.  Her next appt. is on April 1st & our case worker said that she will keep us posted of any updates.  So if they can get the c-section scheduled then we're looking at just a little over 9 wks until D-Day!  :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm finding it difficult...

not to buy up every cute little thing there is before the baby gets here.  I was on Old and found these:

The two dresses are for next year, but everything else is for this Summer.  I loved the swimsuit.  Everyone sing now... "It was an itsy bisty, teen weeny, yellow polka dot bikini...."  LOL!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Week 28

12 more weeks to go.  We've added a few more things to the nursery.  It's almost complete.  We just need the ottoman for the rocker and well, little Makenna.  :)

Nothing new on the b/m or pregnancy itself.  Just more waiting.  I'm anxious to know when the c-section will be scheduled.  Hopefully the doctor will schedule that in the next couple of visits.