Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Daughter's speech class

Daughter has been taking speech classes twice a week since September.  It's going OK, I guess.

Today, after no classes for almost 2 weeks, she did awesome!  Usually she cries when I leave her in there (and I sit right outside the door waiting to be called in at the end), and today she cried a bit, but she did awesome!  The next boy got there before they had called me, so he went in... Daughter and Speech Lady were just playing word games and having a blast!  They didn't realize they'd gone over the time!

Daughter actually threw a tantrum and I had to pick her up to make her leave.  So totally the opposite of what has happened previously!

In other news, a few night ago she climbed into our bed and asked daddy for "Mickey phone"- meaning she wanted to watch Mickey on his phone.  She was pretty shocked when he got this out... but she ended up loving it!




Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pre natal visit

I went with to a pre-natal visit last week.  I heard Son's heartbeat!  mat couldn't make it but I recorded it for him :)

Birth Mother introduced me as the adoptive mother to the nurse and the doctor.  :)

She also gave me a gift!  All of the free samples and coupons she's been getting because she's pregnant and a very cute and soft Winnie the Pooh receiving blanket that she had picked out at First Choice Clinic (a pro-life organization to help pregnant women and mothers in need with education and basic needs).

I got some answers from the doctor and the visit went well.  Then we went out to lunch and got to talk a bit more.  It was great!

She has another appointment in a couple weeks.  I'm invited again! 

So exciting :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Adoption brain...

I really think it's worse than pregnancy brain.  Not only do I have all of the stresses (and joys!  miraculous joys!!!) of being about to bring home a baby, but rather than 9 months to prepare, I only have 2 (if that!)!!!

Seriously... every little thing that I do seems to take twice as long.  My brain won't stop running a mile a minute!  I need to do this... I need to do that... I need to do the-other-thing-that-I-can't-think-of-right-now-because-my-brain-isn't-working-right!

We can do it.  We can do it.  We can help our Cinderellie...

Tis but one example of how my brain is working these days.  ( did I mention daughter is now really into Cinderella?)

We're going to have a baby!!!!!!  :D


Friday, November 4, 2016

Match meeting!

While Daughter and I were driving home on Monday, we got a call... it was CFLS, our adoption agency.  I saw it on the caller ID but never answer my phone while I'm driving.  I thought what if this is the call?!? but then made myself not get my hopes up and assumed it was just a call to check in.

We pulled into the drive way a few minutes later and the phone chimed (come to think of it, I still haven't listened to the message) and I thought that must have been a pretty long message.  So I got Daughter inside and went to the bathroom, then was going to call them back.  I looked at my phone and I had 2 new texts from Mat...

"We need to call back SW ASAP today about something.  I'm in a meeting and can't call until 1:30.  Can you call and let me know what time works for you both this afternoon?? Love you!"

and

"text me when you read this"

Eeeep!  So I called... and then she wanted to talk with both of us, would that evening work?  We were going to take Daughter Trick or Treating... so we did an immediate conference call with Mat at work and me at home (after turning on a movie to entertain Daughter while I was on the phone)

We'd been matched!  Eeeeeppppp!  The birth mother is due in January and chose us right away in August when she came to the agency, but they wanted to wait until she was sure about the adoption plan to fill us in.  SW gave us the details she had and asked us to pray about the adoption and give her a call the following day about whether or not we thought it was a good match.  When we hung up with her, Mat called home right away and we agreed instantly that it was a blessing!

So I was going to call right away on Tuesday, but our phone and internet were out, I could only text, so I asked Mat to call.  He set up a "match meeting" for Friday, today.

It went great!  She is such a wonderful selfless person.  We gave her a pair of TARDIS slippers to wear at the hospital (and before!) because SW had told us Doctor Who was something we had in common with her.  She loved them!  And she gave us the CD of the ultrasound from 2 months ago with a handwritten message on the cover "To: Parents.  Congrats! -(name of BM)"

How sweet!!!!

So do you want to see pictures of our Son?



There are pictures that prove he is a boy, but I won't post them ;)


We are so ecstatic!!!  Praise God!!!  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Nothing is finalized until termination of parental rights.  We're trying to guard our hearts, but it seems to us and the SW that she is really set with this decision.  She can change her mind though...  Please pray!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Long time no blog...

We went to Florida!





Daughter loved the ocean!  And, I must say, she enjoyed the ocean and pools more than she enjoyed Disney World (even though she did enjoy Disney).  A true Lehnertz!  She had a lot of fun playing with her cousins. 







Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jesus and Me homeschool outing

I only have one pic to share, but Daughter loved it!

Because why not wear a bike helmet on the playground?
We met at a park. The kids played for a while then we did kickball. The preschoolers got to kick first with the big kids playing the field.  Daughter was awesome at kicking!  She kicked it right away and smiled the whole way to first base!  And she took a long route 😉

We have a play date set up with another pre school family. I'm so excited about our homeschool group!