Saturday, January 3, 2009

NINE MONTHS

It's been nine months since our application for adoption was submitted to our agency. A typical pregnancy would be over by now, and our little baby would be home, ringing in the new year. This is not a typical pregnancy.
At this point our baby (if the current timeframe remains accurate) is in his or her 3rd trimester. I wonder if he's kicking and rolling around as I type this. I wonder how his first mother is feeling, what food she is craving, if she is at peace in her adoption plan. I wonder if she is sad that her time with this precious little one is coming to a close. I also wonder if she thinks about us.
My thoughts will be with her over the next 3 months, as it will over all the months and years to follow.

3 comments:

Eileen said...

It is so exciting to know that your baby is soon to be born!! Wow. I often think the same way about this paper pregnancy. It will be 10 months tomorrow since we've been waiting, Like any other mom-to-be who is past her due date, I'm so ready to be done with the waiting and meet our baby! This is an exciting post...I can't wait to read more as your journey unfolds.

Thanks for your comment about my new camera! I'm so intimidated by it, but looking forward to using it more. Did you happen to take any Nikon classes after you got your camera? There is an intro class in South Jersey in March...

The Woodgetts said...

Marcie, I can not wait for you to bring your baby home. Waiting is torture, but it will be so exciting when the wait is finally over! I just realized our babies will probably be VERY close in age, I can't wait for play dates once I move back to NJ!

Joe and Ruth Anne said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who shared those thoughts. Although we didn't know the moment our son was born, I had a general idea based on our timeline, and always kept (and still do!) his birthmother in our prayers. The nine month mark waiting was a tough one for me, for this very reason... someday soon you'll see your little ones face!