Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Update from the adoption agency.

After a period of silence from the adoption agency, we got two updates yesterday.

Carla is doing better.  She's still in the hospital, but has been given day passes.  She seems less manic.   Yesterday, she walked down to the agency to speak to the birth mother counsellor.  She wanted to ask her to pass along this message to us.

It's a boy.


Oh, my goodness!  It's a boy! A son.  Our son.  Wow.  

I'm feeling so much more comfortable with the fact that this is going to happen.  That our hearts aren't going to get smashed.

A couple of days ago, I went shopping for baby clothes.  I bought a ton of stuff.  Half way though shopping, I was feeling mildly disappointed with the gender neutral offerings.  I decided what the heck! I am going to buy boy things and girl things!  I thought, I could quickly wash what we need and return everything we don't need once the baby arrives.  

I've had it all displayed on our couch for days.  I just love looking at it.  It makes my heart sing.  I like showing my family it.  It makes it all feel more real.   So what if we can't sit on the majority of our sectional couch.  ;)

This morning, after I heard the news (via email), I put away the girl clothes.  I hid a note amongst all that remained, that says "I'm a boy!" and "My name is S (boy name) not C (girl name)" I'm waiting for D to get off his morning call so I can show him.   I wonder if he'll even notice, hehe.

All is well in my world today.  I am so thankful.  Things could be so different if it wasn't for Carla.  We are lucky.


  1. YAY!!!! Oh Julia, I'm over the moon for you! I love hearing the joy and excitement in your words! So, so happy for you! And tomorrow is OCTOBER!!! Your baby boy is almost here!

  2. Yay!!! Such a wonderful post!! I'm so excited and hopeful for you!! HE is going to be here soon!!! Sending you, D (and Carla) love and happiness.

  3. Such fun updates and good for you for buying some clothes and doing something to make you happy. So very exciting!

  4. This makes me so happy to see this! A baby BOY! Can't wait to hear how D reacted.

  5. I'm so happy for you! I've been waiting for such an update--can't wait until he's in your arms.

  6. So happy to read your news. So happy you feel happy and excited.

  7. I'm so happy to read that Carla is doing better! You must be so relieved. And congratulations on your son!!! That is wonderful news!

  8. It has to be so reassuring hearing something like this from Carla. A baby boy on the way...insane!!

  9. Heartsplode. Boy. YAY!!! So real!

  10. Wonderful!! I can literally feel your excitement all these miles away.
    Now I'm curious if D noticed though ;)

  11. Yay for baby boys! I'm so excited that your son is on his way. Well, he's already here….but I am getting caught up in the moment catching up!!!


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