Monday, January 18, 2010

Things have been busy around here...

It has been forever since I have done a post...

Things have been a bit crazy around here. Going from two to three kids has been a bigger change than what we had anticipated! I havent had any time to do a post. Really I havent...

Our trip to Ethiopia was great! Meeting Zek was amazing!!!!!

Let's start everything off by telling all of you that.......Zek is going to be a big brother! We are expecting our 4th child on the 4th of July! We have known for awhile but wanted to wait to announce it publicly. I am 16 weeks now. This was a huge surprise for us!!!!! We talked to AGCI and everything was ok with me being pregnant because of where we were in our adoption process. Gods plans are pretty amazing! Our adoption from start to finish took 8 months! I know that it went so fast because it needed to if we were to get pregnant when we did. So our family is growing ALOT faster than we had ever imagined!

Up until about 14 weeks pregnant I get extremely sick. Yep I was having all day morning sickness while in Ethiopia! Not fun. I was actually dreading the trip feeling so bad, but I stuck it out through the week and made the best of it.

Upon coming home we hadnt slept in over a day, we had jet lag, I was feeling soooo sick, and we were coming back home to our two girls. Zek did not sleep well during his first two weeks home. He would wake up about every 20 minutes throughout the night! and he cried often...Hazel had a horrible time adjusting to her new roll as big sister and she got sick over Christmas. She is doing much better now adjusting to her new roll as big sister. Maggie has been in love with Zek from day one. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband and he has been an amazing help! He did pretty much everything the first two weeks home.

So needless to say we had a rough start. Things are going much better now. Zek is sleeping better and not crying like he did. Although he still prefers to be held alot. We are bonding and attaching well. He is so young that he cant really show preference to us yet. But I cant wait for the day he reaches his arms out for us!

I am extremely tired all of the time, so that is why I have not posted anything. I tend to go to sleep right when the kids do. Having a new baby and a baby on the way and the two girls is hard work!

Here are some pictures of the past month...

Us meeting Zek for the first time.

Isnt he a doll? Everybody says he looks like one :)

His hair can get pretty crazy. We are learning what to do with it :)

His new favorite past time. sucking on his fingers.

forgot to rotate this picture. this is new years eve.

Attempt at some family pictures. You can tell Adam and I are pretty exhausted!

another attempt

The girls making Zek some 4 month birthday cupcakes (i have to have an excuse to make them!)

Zek with icing on his nose. ( i didnt really let him eat cupcakes!)

Hazel eating cupcakes

Maggie icing on her face. We didnt make the icing look like a heart. Somehow it happened on its own. Maggie thought it was pretty cool.


  1. WOW! So exciting! Two to three is a big transition (it's certainly been more of a challenge than I was anticipating!)--look forward to following your story as you go from 3 to 4! Thrilled for your family!

  2. Wow! God has great plans for you. He must know what a good family you are. Two to three is a HUGE transition, but I'll tell you three to four is not. I think once your busy...what is a little more chaos! Ha! I love following your story and totally understand not being able to post. We are right there with you!
    Audrey Hensley (

  3. Congratulations on your news! That is exciting, and I'm glad that you have some time to continue to adjust and to bond with Zek before the baby comes.

    I'm glad to see a post. I've been wondering how you've been doing.

    Take care of yourself, and I'm sure that's easier said than done right now...

  4. What a beautiful family! He is gorgeous. :) And congratulations on your big news--that is super exciting! Thanks for sharing your story. :)

  5. Congratulations! So fun to see photos of your growing family. Hang in there!

  6. That is so exciting! Love all the pictures.

  7. ADORABLE & CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW- don't blame you- you have been very very very many adjustments on top of sickness, and wow- that is a lot! Praying for extra strength!!!!

  8. Love all the pictures!!!! I am glad that he is sleeping better. I pray you are getting rest too!!

  9. Oh, I was soooo happy to see your update! I was wondering what was going on around there! :) Congratulations! I am sure that the next, oh...2 years or so...will be quite difficult, but there sure is a lot of joy in between the tough parts. :) :)

  10. Congratulations !!! Praying you feel better soon and you all adjust to your new little Zek. He is beautiful. =)


  11. Well that is a lot to have on your plate! Prayers are with you. your son is precious and I am glad he is sleeping better. Congrats on your new baby on the way; how exciting! God bless you.

  12. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It took me a few months to adjust from 2 to 3 children. AJ cried at night and wanted to be held all of the time for about 2 months. Then, all of the sudden he was at peace and could sleep at night. Hang in there. Zek will sleep soon.