Posts in category "New Baby"

Baby Fever

I have to admit it. The arrival of my new niece has given me baby fever. Everywhere I look, my eyes seem to focus on adorable, teeny-tiny baby outfits. I notice every single infant in a stroller that passes me by. I get those little stirrings in my stomach when I see how big Dylan... Read more »

I'm a "Titi"!!!

My family is slowly taking over all the holidays. I have already blogged about how both my grandfather’s death and our signing the paperwork to pursue Dylan’s adoption happened on Valentine’s Day and how my grandmother passed away on New Years’ Day. Now my brother – whose birthday falls on Groundhog’s Day – has welcomed... Read more »

Womb-Watch

Everyone has heard a version of this story. Maybe it happened to a friend of a friend. Or a cousin’s neighbor’s niece. But everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has heard of someone who adopted a child and shortly afterward became pregnant (often with twins). So I wasn’t surprised that from the moment I arrived home... Read more »
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When Does an Adoption Story End?

April 2009
In writing my posts all these weeks I’ve constantly asked myself at which point I would stop telling Dylan’s adoption story and continue writing about our everyday life as a family.   Should I stop after telling the story of our flight home, or should I write about the first few weeks of Dylan being... Read more »

Never Leave it Too Late

After a long three months in Kazakhstan and a seemingly longer 20-plus hour plane ride alone with me, Dylan was finally settling into his new home in Chicago. All the adoption books warn you not to expose a child to too many people once you bring him home, so although we were anxious to introduce... Read more »

The Long Journey Home

This was it. The moment I’d been dreading ever since learning I’d have to finalize Dylan’s adoption by myself in a strange new city. After living in Kazakhstan for almost three months, it was time to head back to the US. Because Bill’s visa expired before Dylan’s adoption was finalized, I was now forced to travel alone for more... Read more »
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Getting to Know You...

I know it sounds silly given all we went through in order to become parents, but I think it wasn’t until Dylan was finally in the apartment with us that I realized the enormous responsibility I now had. I had to somehow keep this boy alive, make him thrive, and hopefully help form him into... Read more »