Foster-to-Adopt Status & Little Sunshine

29Jul10

So, we found out exactly where our foster-to-adopt licensing process is at the present moment.  In the last post we announced that we are pregnant and that the foster-to-adopt initiative would have to wait due to a TB test for me.

We spoke with our foster agency and they said the good news is that all of the paperwork & classes we have completed will not expire until one year from the time we completed them (this last May).  This is great news because it means we could still get licensed without having to stat all over again!

Please pray with us as we try to complete the paperwork & the other necessary steps involved.  🙂

We are 17 weeks pregnant this week!  Little Sunshine is growing like a little weed.  We found out last week that Elijah will have a brother in about 23 weeks!  He is in the 70 percentile for his gestational age- which is funny.  My kids are always higher on the charts inside my body than when they come outside.  We’ll see how this little man does as he grows.  Here are a few pictures of his progress.

10 weeks old:

12 weeks old:

16 weeks:

This last photo is of just his “boy parts”.  He must have grabbed them five times while we were checking him out.  He’s already like his older brother!  😉  While we were at the 16 week appointment, Dr. Seeker (the OB) showed us his tiny heart.  It already has four chambers!  His brain was divided into different lobes!  Wow.

Its remarkable to see how this little guy has grown in just 6 weeks.  God is truly amazing!

These pictures remind me of Psalm 139.13-16:

“For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.”

Jesus is intimately acquainted with our baby, even though Jerod & I haven’t even seen his precious face.  Its comforting to know that the God of the Universe would bend low to be near and orchestrate the formation of our second offspring.  My heart can find so many things to be anxious about, but the fact that Jesus is there with him, dissipates my fears.

Praise Jesus 🙂

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2 Responses to “Foster-to-Adopt Status & Little Sunshine”

  1. 1 Tyler & Haley

    we love you guys! Praise Jesus, indeed!

  2. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow, my friends! We love you guys!
    And I grow my babies just the opposite…tiny on the inside and big on the outside! 🙂


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