Thursday, May 27, 2010

We leave tomorrow!!!

Hi friends! I just wanted to write a little update and let you know we are leaving town tomorrow to go and be there for the baby's birth! Felipe, his mom and I are leaving around 2pm and we'll arrive at our destination on Saturday. We decided to split up the drive so that we wouldn't be so tired (thanks mom and dad for the advice!:) My mom will come and join us on Sunday. I can't believe it's finally time to go.

Our birthmom is set to be induced on Tuesday or Wednesday (depending on the dr.'s schedule). As far as we've heard, she is doing well and all is going according to plan. We look forward with great anticipation to meeting this woman who has so much of our love and admiration.

So, in just a few more days time, I'll have lots more info to share and hopefully a few pictures! We cannot thank you all enough for helping us get to this day. Many of you have walked with us for years in prayer and friendship. I have tears of gratitude.
I ask you once again to join us in prayer:
1) for God to prepare our hearts for whatever is next. This adoption is not a done deal and we ask for God's grace to be with us as we walk forward.
2) for health and safety for our birthmom and the baby!
3) for protection and divine guidance as we travel. You never know what you might come across on the road! I love road trips.
4). for my milk to come in!! That's right, my doctor and a lactation consultant have been working with me to induce lactation. And it's working! The doctor has said that it's the #1 thing we could do right now to treat my endometriosis. So, I've been taking medication and herbs and started pumping a few days ago. Please pray for a full milk supply (which is rare but possible for adoptive moms). This is a dream come true for me!

Thank you all so much. We'll be in touch.


Christine said...

Halleluiah! God is great! I'm praising Him for allowing me to witness a dream come true with you two. I look forward to finally seeing the little one. Praying for you, Christine :)

Tiffany said...

Wow, what a great testimony! And I had no idea you could induce milk production! Leaigh, I have enjoyed catching up through your blog, it's obvious you are still the amazing woman I remember from "SWT"!
So happy for you.
Tiff "Ferguson" Portis