Who loves This is Us? Hates it?

I was really hesitate to start watching the first season, because shows tend to get so much wrong with adoption. But, I was hearing a lot of good things, so I wanted to give it a try. We ended up watching it after Emma joined our family last year, and I cried almost every episode. There were a lot of painful (but, thought-provoking) things to watch as an adoptive mother. The show is a portrayal of one family, but I connected with it even when I didn’t always agree with each character’s decisions and actions. I’m looking at you, Rebecca! I do wonder how some of those actions are viewed by people with zero first hand experience with adoption.

We’re currently binge watching the second and third seasons before the fourth season airs later this month. So excited!

Hopefulness…

As the days pass, my hopefulness is coming back and dominating my emotions. This is typical. At least for me. It’s more a pattern at this point. One I haven’t Continue reading “Hopefulness…”

Missed you…

We took a mini vacation last weekend, and much to my surprise, we had NO coverage and spotty WiFi. So, I didn’t get to update y’all at all. 😢

A lot of my “fertility challenged sisters” have been checking on me. I really appreciate each and every one of them. Many of them know the journey we’ve chosen. And, they know better than anyone what may lie ahead.

Many have asked if I will do a home pregnancy test before the blood test on Thursday. I don’t plan to test. I knew being out of town would help with the eagerness. I have tested in the past, but it was a rabbit hole I didn’t want to try this time. So, I know as much as y’all!

Our fertility doctor’s office is out of town, so we are opting to have my bloodwork done locally. This means our results will be delayed until some time Friday. We plan to share the good/bad news with our families at some point on Friday or Saturday followed by sharing here.

Now, we wait!

Timon thawed perfectly and is now snug as a bug inside my womb ❤️

I had to have a full bladder for the transfer, and I waaaay overdid it. I was doing the potty dance BAD! 😂 But, the doctor gave my bladder an A+. So, there’s that!

Now, we wait!

Thank you for all the well wishes! The process has been so much easier knowing we have so many supporting us this go around.

🎶He’s a little bit goofy

She’s a little bit hopeful 🎶

Or something like that!

Any Donny and Marie Osmond fans? No?!

Humor still helps us get through the difficult times. And, while today is super duper exciting, it’s definitely one of those “hurry up and wait” moments. It’s exciting, but no guarantee that in 2 weeks or 9 months we’ll have a happy ending.

So, our T-shirts are our silly way of expressing ourselves. 😋

Here we come, Timon!

Video update…

Y’all, I’m so excited! We’re getting so close to our transfer cycle!

Father’s Day…

Happy Dada’s Day to Emma’s 2 daddies: her birth father and her Dada! Birth fathers are often vilified or forgotten in discussions about adoption. Not in our home! We appreciate that Emma’s birth father helped us become parents and chose a different life for his daughter.

Emma and Dada Father's Day 2019