My daily prayer...

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Anyone for a Hot Dog????

12 weeks today...

We got the call that Julian was born...12 weeks...I can't stand how the time flys...and we are having fun! I am sick today with a cold...I hope that is all it is. Julian is with Nana and I am at work getting ready to go home sick. I have things to do at home, so I figured I would do it this afternoon and then tonight I wouldn't have to worry about it. I will post pictures later of him in is "HOT DOG" costume. hugs

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Pictures!

Dedication Day for Julian Parker

Nice that our child looks away when we want a family picture!

Proud Papa with Julian at his dedication.

Here we are with Uncle Damon

It's the Big moments...

that count! So tonight I was getting ready to give the baby a bath. He loves when I undress him...he is VERY tonight I was removing his onsie slowly and he started to LAUGH...I mean LAUGH out more just opening the mouth and nothing coming out! Jeff heard it in the kitchen with the water running that is how loud it was. Jeff came running in and we both looked at each other and had tears in our eyes! Man it is the big moments that makes the waiting that much easier!
Tonight we wne to Wegmans and we saw an old friend...Denise...I useto see her at parties, but since I am no longer friends with this one person, I haven't seen her. She has a friend that works at the post office who was praying for us! So when she saw us with the baby I thought she was going to die! She had no idea...(thanks alot KM) so there are still people out there praying for us who have no idea we have brought him home...all from this one little klick...yes...apparently we are still in high school! Then we saw our new friends Jen and Bob and the kids! What a great night!
I am in the middle of planning a get together with some adoptive parents and the kids! It is going to be a lot of fun! Let me know if you are in the area and are an adoptive mother! Youa re welcome to join!!
*** I want to give a shout out to our Birth mother. Today is her birthday. I know she doesn't read our blog, but I think of you everyday when I look into our son's eyes. I pray for you everyday and love you everyday. Thank you for this wonderful gift...we are so in love!

Monday, October 29, 2007

My Monday post...

I hate Monday's! Ever since we had Julian I really hate Monday's! After spending the Friday's. Saturday's and Sunday's with my Julian...It always kills me when I drop him off at my mom's. Even though I am going to get himin 6 hours...I hate it! Sometimes I think...Why is adoption so expensive? But then again...we wouldn't have Julian and I would want my life any other way! When I was little I didn't have a grandfather. That is something I always wanted. Well I am so happy that my parents are able to take him 3 days a week. It is so wonderful that Julian gets to bond with my dad. It is really cute! It makes me cry sometimes when i see them together. I know that this is something Julian would not have experienced if it wasn't for the gift of adoption. We are all blessed. I read in a magazine...someone said to this your baby adopted? and the mother replied "Yes, we are so lucky" Isn't that the truth! Amen!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our baby dedication...

Today was a very special day for us. We had Julian's Baby Dedication. He was such a good boy! He didn't cry or fuss at all on stage. So Handsome! Then we had a big party with our family and close friends. What a journey this had been. My father said today...Remember this was the summer of waiting for Julian. What an interesting summer to say the least. Now it is all about Julian. Afterwords, I was waiting for our group to come our of the service...and so many people came up to me and just asked for a hug...they said they remembered me On Monther's day and how happy they were for us. How good is god? He is amazing! I will post pictures as soon as a I can.
Can I just tell you what an amazing sleeper this kid is at night. 9 pm to 7 am and WE had to wake him up this morning! What a gift! 30 min naps during the day..bummer but we will take the night time anytime! Yesterday he did sleep on my for 2.5 hours. Jeff was working and Julian and I were on the couch after I fed him and he fell asleep, so I figured I would pop a moive on and see how far I could get through it...Blood Diamond is a 2+ hour movie and I saw the whole thing! No house was clean, laundry all caught up on and I felt no guilt! What a great Saturday!
I am so in love!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Wednesday!!!! Another Ah Ha Moment...

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So last night I was reading this great book that a dear friend of mine told me about it is called Baby Wise. It is all about Feeding and Sleeping and how to have a happy baby. We I already have a happy baby...and he sleeps great but not a good I figured it can't hurt so lets read it. Well...HELLO People...I had my ah ha moment. When Julian naps he takes these 20-30 min. naps, we just thought he was a cat napper...well that is only because we start to play with him and "wake him up" So now...we are going to start a full blow routine...yes a routine! Since I am a working mother and my mother is a working Grandmother...this is what needs to be done and he will be better off with it. So today is the start of our new routine...I will keep you all posted!

***Attention all waiting or expecting moms...go and buy this book! It is a this first!!! It is a MUST!!!!

Just when we thought we could breathe...

my brother announces he has been deployed! UGH! To Baghdad no less. I never wanted to make any political statements on here...I don't think it is the place...If you know me you know I am a republican...but vote for the best candidate...even if they are not republican. I have never been a big "fan" of the war. When my brother was first deployed I was was early in the war...thinking it would be over soon and thankfully he was only gone for almost 6 months...he missed my mom's birthday, his birthday, thanksgiving and Christmas...came home just after new years. We kept in touch via email and phone calls. We had just started to think about adoption. He works in the Civil Engineer department of the Air Force. He trains and helps out with the Chemical Warfare end of it. Needless to say he is very bright. I am sad for 2 is my only brother and I don't want anything to happen to him. Two...Julian has just arrived into our family and I want him to watch him grow! I know I may sound doom and gloom, I know he will be fine...I just don't want him to go. I was never a big fan of him joining the Air Force, but it saved him for a life unknown.

I hear that there are many men and women being deployed in January you know of any if so please comment on here for me...even if you are a lurker. I am trying to figure out what is going on here. I have heard that there is a group going from Buffalo/Niagara, South Carolina and even the 4th Bergade (sorry about spelling)...what does this all mean???? I know that in order to be safe here in the USA we NEED to be there...that is fine...I want to be me...I am a mom now... a mom of a son...I see things differently now...but WE...the USA doesn't want to see another 9/11 do we? Ok...I don't want to rant on here...just my feeling.

I will keep everyone posted on when his date is posted for his leave. I knew it was coming...he told me long ago...I just didn't want to believe it...crazy sister! Hugs and Blessings

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fun Filled Weekend...

What a great weekend we had! Saturday was date night for us...dinner and movie...and we slept in until 9am! What a joy! Then today we went to Kelkenberg Farms in Akron, NY...last year we were childless and this year we have our golden boy! The ower is so nice and she remembered us! She couldn't get enough of was really cute! So here are some pictures of our day out...pumpkin picking and a sun fulled afternoon!

Here is Daddy picking out a lot of pumpkins...and he is enjoying it!

Surrounded by all his friends...I love these gourds'

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Date night is in site! is Weds. and I am so glad! Daddy has been home with Julian all day, tomorrow Nonna will be here and Friday I am home with him...I love this type of week! Julian is home for so many days in a over stimulating, no cranky baby...just our little perfect Julian! I did manage to sneek out of work early to go to Tom Tower's so we could buy more grapes, so Jeff could make more Grape Jelly for his Peanut butter Muffin and Grape Jelly baskets for the holidays...Yummy!

Saturday night is Date parents are taking Julian over night, and mommy and daddy are going to the movies then to dinner! Little did I know it is a Hallmark dinner will be crowded...I think we are going to the Cheese Cake Factory! YUMMY!!!! Then on Sunday we are going to pick him up and go out for the day! I am so looking forward to this weekend! Have a great hump day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What is your calling...

So today...we had a big Senior Expo at work and I brought Julian along with mom was coming so I figured I would bring him and of course show him off! I must say...he is quite the looker. It is amazing how many people tell me he looks like me...deep down I giggle and always say thank you! He is such a good boy...he sleeps so well!

I got another call from an unhappy client from a local agency...asking me questions on how we went about finding Julian...I really feel like it might be my calling...I love to help others out and if it means starting a little business...then maybe that is my calling. You know how I feel about the power of tonight I am going to pray for him to show me what my purpose in life is. I know it is to be a mother, a wife, a daughter,a sister and a friend...but maybe there is something else...something so powerful that I need his help to show me the way. I have had many phone calls from people wanting to know about our story and if I had any suggestions on adoption and how to find their baby. You know what I say..."Turn it over to the Lord...let him guide you"

It is a shame that we...infertial couples go through the pain and disappointment...but look at our reward...look at your adopted children...look into their eyes...isn't it amazing? I always feel like I am so special to have Julian as a son...I know that when his daddy holds him...that is something he would never have felt if it were not for the power of adoption...praise god!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another great weekend! And a big old smile...

Finally...I got his smile on film!!!

I love weekends more and more. Now that Julian's personality is coming out he is so much fun! Friday night Grandma Terry watched him, so Daddy and I could go to bible study. He did really well for her and slept like a champ! Saturday, we ran over to our friend Jen's moms house to drop off clothes, diapers and bottles so when she comes home with baby Jacob, there are some goodies for her! Saturday night we had my brother's birthday party in which he brought his girlfriend over. He has known her for 15 years, and have recently become romantically involved. It was a nice evening. Nonna brought some stuff for Julian...clothes!!! We love new clothes!!! So here is a picture with his new hat on...

Finally this is his 9 week old picture. I try to take a picture in the same spot every week so I can compare his growth. This was the best one I got...he was a hungry boy. I hope you enjoyed the pictures! Hugs

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Back to normal..and better! Julian was not a happy little guy after his shots. I was so upset for him...but once he fell asleep he was out until 5:30am. I have to say...he is such a good sleeper. So yesterday when I came home from work, I was in the dining room and all I could hear with Jeff laughing...that could only mean a few things...I knew what this laugh was...Julian! This is what he walked into...
Then I came home the other day and found Jeff and Julian on the couch watching a baseball game...only thing is Julian got a little tired...
One last one...he was so tired, after a long day of cooing and laughing that he just fell sleep during his tummy time...I love this one!
Thanks for indulging me! I just love this little guy! We had our last visit from the Social worker last night...everything is done! He is ours...all ours!!! It is an amazing feeling!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy 2 months old!!

Hi all...Julian is 2 months old today! Man has time gone by so fast! We went to the Dr.'s today and he had his 1st set of shots! BOO HOO!!!! He was a very sad guy at first but he has been fine since! We had his weight checked and he is 13lbs 5 oz and 22 3/4 inches long. He is average on everything but the weight. He is 75% on that end. Dr. doesn't seem to be concerned...she just cerel until he is 4 months. Considering he sleeps through the night (Saturday night he went from 8:30pm to 6:10am!!! ) We checked to make sure he was still alive! That is a long time. Today he went from 8:45pm to 5:30, then back down and up at 9:30am. So I don't think he needs cerel just yet! He is a good boy and we are blessed that we are all able to get our sleep at night! That is my most current update. Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Their wait is finally over!

COngrats to my dear friend Jen and her family! They are in the process of bring home their baby! Jacob Jeffrey was born on Firday, September 28th! He weighs 6lbs 4 oz and is 19 inches long. Everyone is doing well! I will post more updates when they come in. I knew for a while but couldn't say anything...So here he is. I hope his pictures posts!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I have a secret!

And it is killing me! I am not very good at keeping secrets...I swore I wouldn't tell anyone...but it is killing me! Just pray that all goes well! I hope to post something the next few hours! Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Julian at 8 weeks...

I love when he makes this is right before he is like he knows something that you don't and he isn't going to tell!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Just a quike update...

Hi ladies and gents...things are going great at the home front. The week is almost over and Julian is 8 weeks old today! It is amazing how time flys! He has slept for 2 night is a row from 8:45pm till 5:10am!!! I am so proud of my boy! He takes cat naps during the maybe he sleeps for 1-2 hours if that during the day...oh did I mention that after i feed himthe 5am bottle he doesn't wake up till 9:30- 10:00am? I don't mind him being a wake during the day if he sleeps that long at night! He is such a good baby! I miss him when I work, but I am all over him when I am with him. He smiles and laughs like there is no tomorrow...when I get him in the morning he always has this smile on his little face. I could just bite him all day long! So that is my quick little update! This weekend looks like a quite one...not sure what we are going to do...maybe just stay home...go for long walks and play together! Hugs and Blessings!!