I mentioned earlier that we got matched back in May, what I didn't share was that we got matched with TWO birthmoms back in May! We didn't start the adoption process with the intention of adopting two babies, but when the opportunity presented itself, it was impossible to say 'no' to one of them. They both felt right and both babies felt as if they were meant to be ours. It was hard not to share our big news with everyone….although some of you picked up on the intentional hint when I shared my brothers' birthday card :D
So, yes, we now have two babies who are a month apart and who have turned our lives upside down. In the best way possible. They bring us so much joy and happiness and are so incredibly lovable.
We have spent the last three months loving these boys and delighting in seeing their little personalities emerge. It is ridiculously entertaining to see how individual they are, even at such a young age.
We were incredibly fortunate to be spoiled by family with tons of help. My mom has been here the entire time and just left this past Monday, my mother-in-law stayed out here with us for over a month after Caden was born, both of our fathers were out after Caden's birth, and my brother-in-law and his girlfriend visited as well. We are now all on our own, but only for a short time - all of both of our families will be back for Christmas! And, yes, our house has suddenly felt very small and we have been house hunting. No joke.
Anxiety about "missing out" on your old life comes from the part of your mind that can't comprehend how much you'll enjoy your new one.Yes. That exactly, yes.
So this is what I've been up to. Loving on these two sweet boys and being so thankful for this amazing gift!