Monday, October 27, 2008

standing still

Well the homecomming of our little man has been pushed back. Josh and I were really hoping for thanksgiving. Unfortunatly all our stuff will not be done by then. So it has been pushed back to Christmas. I dont have a lot of time to write, but please remember us in your prayers this week!! Life has been crazy and we have not had a chance to sit still. Off I go to the next thing...

Monday, October 20, 2008

growing

We saw Malachi again on sunday! He is now 8.4lbs!! He is going and we are soooo happy about that. There are still a lot of things we don't have answers for, but are trying really hard to be patient. Next week Josh and I start the first home visit and interview. I am really nervous, so PLEASE pray for me!! I put in a phone call to our adoption specialist to try and get some more answers, I am still waiting for a return cal from her. As soon as I hear anything I will share it all on here with you!

We had lots of fun seeing Malachi. He was VERY sleepy and had his eyes closed most of the time we were there. He did wake up when he was ready to eat! His mouth was going crazy, we knew he was a hungry boy. A few weeks ago I was informed that we can no longer feed him. We have to go through a medical training class before I can begin to feed him again. Im not sure why, but I will respect and follow the nurses rules. Malachi rarely cries. He made a few wimpers and josh and I thought it was so cute! It is getting harder and harder each week to leave. We are excited about bringing him home so we can snuggle with him all day! You might not see us very much when he does come home, we will be in our pjs snuggling with him all day!

We can't wait till you all can meet our little man. And we can't wait to show him off!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Interviews

I just talked to our case worker and we will be having our first set of interviews right before halloween!!! That means we have about a week to get ready for our home visits! Yikes. We have a lot of work ahead of us to get the house ready. Please be praying that this is a quick and painless process and that Josh and I are pepared for the questions. Also continue to pray for Malachi. He still has a long way to go. Pray for all the nurses that are in contact with him that they may be filled with love.

Will you be here to celebrate with us when we bring him home? We look forward to the momment we walk through the door with our son. We will be planning a "welcome home" party once we know when we will be able to bring him home!! We hope you will be here to shower him with love and kisses.

We love you Malachi and can't wait for the day when you get to come home! Your puppies are very excited to meet you too!!! Keep growing big and strong and keep fighting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our poor car!





Here is what we say when we left our visit with Malachi on sat. Not very nice is it??

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Visit number 3

Today we made the trip to Chicago to visit Malachi. He is doing okay. He sounded very congested and was doing this coughing thing again. The nurse said he has good days and bad days but she can tell he is a fighter and that he will be just fine. Josh and I are so thankful God has placed so many "mommies" in that place. All the nurses love him and really care for him as if they were his own. He has lots of mommies and for that we are thankful.

My dad and mom came with us today. It was the first time my dad got to see him in person. I could tell he fell in love. He was to nervous to hold him, but he did hold him hand for a long time. My mom showered him with kisses and somthered him with baby talk. Our favorite nurse DeeDee answered some questions for us and sat to visit for a while. She is so amazing and I can't wait to bring Malachi back in 10 years to show her all he has accomplished!!

We have good news on Malachi, he is now 8lbs!!! Woo hoo. He gained 1/2 a lbs in 1 week. He is growing! Soon he will be going to the Doc time find out when he can have his AV surgery. Hopfully not till after the holidays. It was a great visit and we are planning on going back monday, Josh has the day off.

When we were done with our visit we went outside and were trying to decide where to go to lunch. Then Josh noticed the car window was down. However I KNEW i didnt leave it down. Then we realized someone had broken into our car. The took our GPS and thats all. We had the IPOD and my cell phone in there but they didn't take it. Thank goodness. They did dent the door and brake the window, there was glass everywhere! Not a good ending to our visit, but we know we can replace everything. It just might take a while to do so.

We hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Interview

Josh and I have an interview on thursday. Its our first one with the new agency. Im excited to get all this done. Soon we will be able to bring malachi home, and all this dang paper work will seem like nothing. Just wanted to quickly update you on the process. I am still trying to find time to write about our visit on sat. Tomorrw is my goal! Until then...Erin

Monday, October 6, 2008

Its time for a givaway!!

Thats right friends. Go visit http://www.myspecialks.com/ and enter to win!!! Renee's blog is great, reading it has really taught me some much about having a child with DS. I can't wait to bring home our sweet baby boy and write all about our lives with him and we hope it will help others out there!!! Thanks Renee

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Complete

Yep, Its completed...do you like it? We do. And the pictures are from our latest visit to see Malachi. Isn't he cute?? We love him. I will write more about our visit later tonight!

31 for 21

Remember...

Your presance is a present to the world.
You're unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not you troubles.
You'll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don't put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal. your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy thank worrying.
The longer one carries a problem the heaver it gets.
Don't take things to seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot...goes forever.
Remember that friendships is a wise investment.
Life's treasures are people...together.

Realize that it's never to late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have heath, hope and happiness.
Take time to wish upon a star.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Under Construction

Yep we are giving the blog a face lift. Please bare with us as we try to decided on a new theme!

31 for 21

A few years ago I saw a poster in a store. The poster said "I believe" in lagre letters and then listed i believe statements underneath. I was really moved by some of the statements, but never bought the poster. I regreted it, but soon forgot about the power in the words I read that day. A few years after reading that poster I found myself newley married and living an hour away from every single person I know. I was not adjusting to life in a town of 1000 very well and was pretty mopey and sad. For some reason I remembered the poster and decided to google it. I found the poem, printed it out and put it in the office. I read it often and reflected on the beliefs and tried to apply them in my daily activity. I started to adjust to life and my new town. We began to meet people and really get involved in the community. I soon forgot about the poem and other papers got posted over it. Well today as I was cleaning the office, I found it. It might be just the right thing you need to read to get out of your rut or change your attitude. I will make the ones I really like in bold.

I Believe...
I believe- that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I believe- that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I believe- that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I believe- that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I believe- that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe- that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I believe- that you can keep going long after you can't.
I believe- that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I believe- that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe- that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
I believe- that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe- that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I believe- that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I believe- that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
I believe- that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I believe- that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I believe- that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I believe- that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe- that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I believe- that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I believe- that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I believe- that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I believe- that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I believe- that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you. I believe- that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you you will find the strength to help.
I believe- that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I believe- that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
by Unknown

I hope this will speak to you today. Is there something that really spoke to you? Let me know, Im interested to hear!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

31 for 21

We are going to see Malachi again on sat! I am so very excited. Joshes mom and my mom are comming with us. I can't wait to them to meet him. I know my mom will be in tears, this will be her first grandchild! We are going to give him a bath and hopfully be there to give him his bottle. This seems like something so small, but it really means a lot to us. We want him to be home with us, we want to wake up at 3 in the morning to feed him. I am excited to give him a bath, becuase it reminds me of home! I will post all about it.

We tonight I am home alone. Josh is at the cubs playoff game in chicago. I will be going to my mom and dads for dinner. Its great that they live so close.

Sorry there is nothing spectacular to write about today. I promise tomorrow will be more entertaining!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October...


is Down syndrome awarness month! I will be posting each day in honor of 31 for 21.