It’s A…

That’s right! We are having a little boy! A son, a brother… He is two years old, and he is waiting for us in Hunan province, China. We have received our pre-approval, and we are waiting for our official letter of approval/acceptance, which will come in 5-7 weeks. After that there is a TON more immigration paperwork, and then we are hoping to travel sometime in the Spring.

It has been a crazy couple of months, with rushing around to get paperwork done, and it was touch and go there for a little bit, but we feel very sure that this little guy is meant to be ours.

Just some fun facts…when we were in China adopting little M, our boy was being born!
His birthday is ten days after mine…little M’s birthday is ten days before the husband’s.

We are so excited to be waiting for this little guy…
now we have so much to do! I have to decorate a boy room! And buy boy clothes, and boy toys (little M has declared that she does not care for sharing her toys with a brother), and re-baby proof our house…our to-do list is very long.
Thank you all for your sweet encouraging words yesterday, you all are so sweet! It has been so hard not to share any of the happenings during this waiting process!


  1. Paula on November 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Yay, what fun! Can't wait to see how you decorate. You always have fabulous ideas. And photos! Oh…the photos…what fun they will be!!!

  2. dawn on November 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I came back just to see if there was an update and there was. So very happy for you. A boy, how fun and wonderful and fabulous.

  3. Unknown on November 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Dressing a boy is so fun… it is like dressing your own little man! 🙂 Congratulations!

  4. Ruthie on November 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    EEEEKKK!! Congrats!!!!!

  5. Cindy on November 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations! There is so much to experience as a mom of a son. We have gone from Thomas the Train to video games to Boy Scouts and everything in between. Although there are many times we clash as mom and son, it is heaven when you receive a \”thank you, mom\” and one of those big, awkward boy hugs. Many blessings to all of you,Cindy

  6. Tanya on November 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Congratulations! Boys are so much fun–very different from little girls! 🙂

  7. foreversistersforeverfriends on November 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures of your handsome fella!

  8. J Willis on November 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    oh how exciting!!! – as a mom to 2 boys myself- they are the best!!! (well I'm sure girls are awesome as well – and we are soon to be waiting on a girl baby referral ourselves)many many blessings and I cant wait to follow your blog more and read more abut this journey!!!

  9. Brandi on November 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Oh how fun! I want a little boy myself.Where in Hunan? My DD is from Chenzhou, Hunan.congrats…can't wait to see pics!

  10. Musings from Kim K. on November 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Yippee!!! I'm so darn happy for your family. Congratulations and continued blessings. I'm tearing up!!

  11. Michele on December 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Congratulations! I have been reading your blog since you were waiting for 1. Very happy for you all. What a blessing.

  12. Robin on December 2, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Oh joy, A boy! What a wonderful addition to your family. Boys so LOVE there Mommy. Congratulations!!!

  13. Turtle Mom on December 2, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Congratulations! This is such exciting news and I am so happy for you and your family!

  14. jessica on December 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Woo hoo, congratulations!!! I am so so happy for you guys, little boys are so much fun! I hope the process is smooth for you guys. We are at the same stage in the process, maybe we'll be traveling to China at the same time!! 🙂

  15. Hollis H. Notgrass on December 4, 2012 at 3:41 am

    oh my gosh!!! I haven't been on the computer much lately, so i missed the original post, but I am so excited for your family and wanted to tell you all CONGRATULATIONS! God is so good!

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