Meeting Emma…

November is National Adoption Awareness Month!

Emma is 9 1/2 months old, and I‘ll be taking the next 10 days to share her growth through the months.

Emma was born January 15 weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 18 1/4 inches. We met her on January 20 (32 months to the day after being approved to adopt). This is our first photo as a family of 3. I remember being exhausted but so excited to meet our little girl. The NICU nurses were so kind to us and took so much time with us. They became our surrogate family in many ways. It was crazy to live out of a hotel in a different state for 3 weeks and to spend almost every day at a hospital. Emma wouldn’t come home until February 8. She’s a happy, healthy baby, so it was worth it.

We were (and still are) so appreciative of Emma’s birth parents. They chose us to parent Emma. They gave us the best gift in the world, and they will always be part of our family. We talk about them often. Even though Emma is too young to understand, there will never be a time she doesn’t know her story.

Jess

Happy Halloween!

I caved. Here is Grandma Emma! She’s not overly thrilled with her costume, but I managed to get a few pictures of her whole outfit.

Jess

Fall festivities…

I can’t pick just one! We went to a pumpkin patch for the first time as a family earlier this month. It was cute to see Emma on the hayride to the field and her curiosity of the people and the pumpkins. We carved and decorated pumpkins Sunday with my parents. Emma loved the pumpkins more than we could ever imagined. She wanted to eat them, of course. We showed off Emma’s costume Sunday and Monday to her local grandparents and great grandparents. We’ll be revealing it tomorrow! So, you have to wait. one. more. day.

Happy Halloween! Please enjoy a few photos…

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So many posts…

I have a backlog of posts. On WordPress. On my phone. In my head. And you may have noticed there are no photos of Emma’s face here. It’s beautiful. I promise. It all comes to an end, because Read More »