Welcome to our corner of the web! Here you will learn about our family and our journey of a family member adoption. In July of 2010, after 9 years of trying to add to our family and 5 years after we started our adoption journey, we welcomed baby Emily Rose. Emily's birth mom is Sharon's adopted sister. We look forward to someday adopting more children but for now, we are enjoying our time together as a family of 4!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Book, classes, names, and the sweetest sound.....

On Tuesday I got to go to our Birthmom K's dr. appt. It was so neat. I took the video camera with me so that I could record the baby's heartbeat since Jacob couldn't be there. I was concentrating on holding the camera steady so I didn't really pay attention to what I was hearing until I put the camera down. When I stopped recording I realized that the sound I was hearing was that of our baby girl's heartbeat. I couldn't help myself, I started crying. After almost 9 years of waiting, hoping, and praying for a little one.... It was the sweetest sound...... K was beaming. We really do love her!

It was such a neat and emotional day. I gave K a gift. I gave her this book :

It is written by Michael McLean and has a CD in the back with 6 of his songs, all adoption related. It is such a sweet book. We bought a copy for ourselves and gave the other one to K. It is a book I have heard about from other adoptive couples and have been wanting to get for awhile. So when I was at Deseret Book the other day I saw it and bought it. A lady who was in line next to me said that she had just bought it for her daughter who had placed her baby for adoption a year before and that it had been a help to her daughter to help her heal. I highly recommend it to anyone involved in the adoption world. It really is a beautiful book.

K gave us a bunch of baby things she has been collecting, including some of her old baby clothes. So sweet!

K's next appt. is in a month. She is now at 24 weeks along. The dr. said everything is going great. K is going to start child birth classes soon. I hope to be able to go to at least some of them with her. Since she is 2 hours away I may not be able to go to all of them, but hopefully I can make it to some of them.

I have been asked quite a lot if we have picked a name yet. We have decided on a middle name, but the first name is still up in the air. The baby's middle name will be Rose, after her birthmom (it's K's middle name as well). As for the first name, we are deciding between Emily and Melissa. Although we are leaning towards Melissa. Mostly because Melissa is of course the name of my friend who passed away in January. The only problem is that Jacob's brother John and his wife Dawn named their baby Melissa last year. I don't know if we want 2 Melissa's so close together (they will be 15 months apart, although if we do go with Melissa, we will use a nickname like Missy or something along those lines). K likes both names so we can't go wrong with either. We will probably take a list of names to the hospital and decide on the first name after the baby is here.


Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

What if you called her Lissa or Lyssa or something like that? I don't know. :p

I'm so glad you got to hear the heartbeat! How wonderful!

Sharon said...

It's funny you should mention that. Jacob said that we should call her Lissa or Lyssa. ;o) We're considering it.