Saturday, July 5, 2008

Two months down!

Wow! We are now two months into the ten to twelve month wait we were quoted. That makes only about eight to ten months left until we receive our referral, if things remain constant. The baby should be about five to six months old at that time. So, she will most probably be born late fall to early winter of this year!

This means that the potential birth mom is about half way through her pregnancy. She is definitely showing and most likely feeling the baby kick. I can understand the physical changes that she is going through, but I know I could never even imagine the enormous collection of emotions that she is probably experiencing.

The unspeakable pain.

The ultimate sacrifice.

The harsh reality.

The complete unselfishness.

The brutal unknown.

The indescribable love.

The unthinkable worry.

The innocent hope.

The heart wrenching decision.

The incredible courage.

The inevitable loss.

The unbelievable strength.

The unimaginable grief.

The maternal empathy.

The uncontrollable tears.

The careful consideration.

The irreplaceable void.

The life changing gift.


Lollipop Goldstein said...

It is incredibly moving to consider the entirety of the process.

Mom and Wife said...

I understand so much of what you wrote...your baby is blessed because she has a Mommy who loves her birthmommy

La La said...

What a moving post. I have a good friend who have a baby up for adoption when she was younger, and you've pretty much got it.

katd said...

What an incredible way to sum up all parts of the process. I'm here from IComLeavWe, and we adopted a baby girl over a year ago. We adopted domestically, but the feelings are all the same, and I love how you've expressed this here.
I look so forward to reading more! :)

Just Me. said...

A beautiful post. I can't wait to hear more about your baby.

Waiting4OurAngel said...

Congrats on your two months of waiting. Getting closer to bringing home baby.

Nic said...

What a lovely post, and how beautiful that you're thinking so deeply about her. xxx