welcome Little Sunshine :)


It’s been forever since we updated our blog, so it seems only fitting that an event like welcoming the next child into our home would break the silent era.

We are pregnant with our Little #2.  Like Elijah, we weren’t aiming to get pregnant, but God in His wisdom opened it up and here we are.  We are pretty excited.  Even Eli seems happy about it.  When we ask him where the baby is, he points at my belly.  So brilliant 🙂

Our due date is January 7.  We don’t know if its a boy or girl yet.  We are scheduled to find out on July 21.  Elijah will be 2 years old and month when the newest member of our family arrives.

We’re calling the baby “Little Sunshine” because we called Elijah “Little Moon” while he was in my belly.  So it seems appropriate to call this next one “Little Sunshine”.  The series of these names derives from the nickname given to me by Jerod’s stepdad, Michael.  He calls me “Sunshine”.

This comes as a surprise because we were in the middle of becoming foster-to-adopt parents through the state of Texas.  We anticipated that the next baby added to our quiver would be an adopted baby, but God had a different idea.  We have to put the adoption process on hold because I didn’t get a tuberculosis test before I got knocked up.  Apparently there is an active bacteria in the test which would not be good to expose to the baby in my belly.   The TB test is necessary to be licensed by the state.

God is sovereign though and we know that He will bring us the baby He wants to add to our family through adoption in His timing.


5 Responses to “welcome Little Sunshine :)”

  1. 1 Adrianne

    Congratulations Guys!! So excited for you and Little Sunshine!

  2. So excited for that Little Sunshine! We totally understand about having your own plans and God changing them! But, I must say I am so glad God’s plans succeed and not my own! His timing is perfect…and His grace is sufficient!
    Love you guys so much!!! Give Eli a smooch and that Little Sunshine a pat from the Azams! 🙂

  3. i can not wait to meet sweet little sunshine! selfishly i hope it will be wrapped in a pink blanket this time, but that’s just me hoping. 🙂 any morales baby will be adorable. oh, and i love how you called yourself “knocked up”. hilarious. love you guys so much, and hope to see you soon!

  4. Congratulations Jerod and April! Never been to your blog before, but here I am. 🙂 It’s cool having two littles so close. You have my permission to name that baby Meredith 🙂

  5. 5 instride

    Thanks everybody! We’re excited 🙂 ….and yes Meredith Morales would be a lovely name 🙂

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