This is no April Fools joke. We were matched today to a sweet birthmother and her baby boy. It was an exciting morning for us. A good friend of mine took the kids, and Kent stayed home from work, so we could be on a conference call with a birthmother who was interested in us. We called in and had the best conversation with her. She was so sweet and kept saying, "Get ready Kim! You're going to have a house full of little children."
I can't describe the joy when she told us how happy she was to find a family for her baby. Then she asked us, "Now it's a boy. Is that OK?" I thought Kent was going to jump out of his seat when he said, "Yes!!!" He really wanted a boy. So, now we'll have 2 girls and 2 boys. Amazing. It was a long road getting to this day, but the joy and peace we feel really does overshadow the trials we went through to get here.
The birthmother (I'll just call her 'K' to protect her identity), K, is 29 weeks pregnant and has started getting preeclampsia. She and I had a lot in common that way. She's had preeclampsia twice before with her previous 2 children so she and I have been down the same road with that. She's hoping to get to 36 weeks this time which would put it some time in May. We're praying for her health and for the baby's.
We hope to be able to continue to communicate with K and have an open relationship with her in the future too. I think it would be so good for both of our boys to know where they come from and have relationships with their birthmothers. I don't know if that's going to happen for Forest, although we keep hoping. But it looks like that may happen for baby Joseph Kent... that's the name we've picked.