Sunday, May 31, 2009

4 weeks.

Our little man is 4 weeks old today! I can't believe he's been with us for a little over 3 weeks. Time flies. I've enjoyed my two weeks of playing SAHM a lot more than I thought I would. I'm still ready for a break and don't plan to ever staying home full time, but I'm NOT ready to go back to work tomorrow. I have to be there at 6 a.m. and poor Heath is not looking forward to waking up early to take J to the babysitter's.

We had a busy two weeks. J and I had a lunch date every day, one day we had two lunch dates! Every night Heath, J and I had plans to meet someone for dinner. I co-hosted a baby shower with the fabulous Rachel and a few other girls, worked in the garden, got the house cleaned up (finally), spent some time with my BFF and her little girl, went to the zoo, visited my parents, got my hair done (almost back to blonde) and got in a little too much shopping.

As far as the situation with J and his mom, we haven't heard much. J had his second visit with his birth mom last week. The visit was scheduled from 2:30-3:30. She showed up twenty minutes late. At 3:15, she said "Ok, I'm done". So, she spent 25 minutes out of the one hour she was given. I took it as a sign that she was losing steam already. I can't imagine not wanting to spend every second with this little guy. She sees him once a week at the most and she didn't even want to use an hour. Unbelieveable. On Tuesday we found out that J's case had been assigned to the Judge that we'd been praying for - he apparently is the judge known for giving birth mom's the least amount of chances - which was such a blessing! We also found out on Tuesday that mom had already called the CW twice to find out about the next visit. I did some emailing and found out that visits will be planned for every other Friday until mom can make some progress. Later in the week I got an email from J's mom's worker asking if I'd be willing to do weekly visits. Feeling protective and a little irritated that she's even asking considering the lack of interest his mom has shown so far - I said no. I told her that I felt that every other week was sufficient until his mom valued the time she was given. Now, I feel that maybe I was overstepping a bit, but I haven't heard back. Our worker said she agreed with me, but we'll see what his says.

This is a pretty boring post and way too much has been going on to even try to catch up.

We're still loving our little guy more each day. It's so fun to watch him grow and change. He weighed in at a whopping 6.9lbs at his 3 week visit so this week he's finally starting to fit some of his newborn clothes. We just feel so blessed. Beka and I talked a long time about everything last night and it's really amazing to look back on the journey that God has taken us on. I've already learned so much, with the most being in the last three weeks. As scared as I am to think about where this will go, I am so excited and cannot help but thank God every minute for this beautiful little boy.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll try to post more this week.


noahandlylasmommi said...

Sounds like a busy couple of weeks :) glad you enjoyed your time at home. I will be praying that your transition back to work is a smooth one.

Melodie said...

we missed you Friday, but Molly explained. maybe you can make it to another one. i know you are a busy girl at this point in your life. i feel so positive for you guys. the post seems very positive. so i'm holding to that, still thinking of you guys alot (cause i really can't imagine it) and praying. and one day friend, we will meet! :)

Molly said...

Love this post. I am with Melodie, this is positive. I mean, you hate to pray that she can't get her life together so that he'll be yours...but I guess that's what I am praying. I think you did right Erin in your response to the cw. You're a great momma! Can't wait to meet you!

Leslie G said...

Wow! Was baby J a preemie?

Joi said...

Girl, I am so happy for you and know you're cherishing every last second.

: )

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I pray for you guys and J..that God will let him stay with the people that will treat him the best and provide for him. I think its looking good :)

Katie J. said...

Your story is very inspiring, and I enjoy keeping up with your progress. Like you we are expanding our family through adoption, and I know how stressful it can be at times. I like reading your blog so much that I'm passing on the Superstar Award to you! Check out my blog to see what's up. :-)