Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rocky Road

Each day is a new adventure. Lately mine have all just seemed to center around the toilet.  If I am not contemplating having to throw up, throwing up, or having just finished throwing up, I am taking Sydney there or cleaning up after her.  Or telling her we just went to the toilet; and no, we don't need to go again.  Why did no one tell me that once you potty train them, they become OBSESSED with the bathroom?!  Any time we leave the house, she must go once we get wherever we are going, if she's bored, if the food has arrived at a restaurant, and any other time it strikes her fancy.  How long does this last?!! If any of you have advice, please pass it my way.

Any advice on the battle of the nausea would also be greatly appreciated.  I have tried two prescriptions from my doc so far and they don't work.  I can't stand ginger anything when I am not nauseated, so I definitely can't stand it now.  As you can see from the blog, I am currently 10 weeks along, so I am HOPING the magic number is 13 weeks for it to be over. Please pray that it is over soon.

In other news, my blog friend Betsy and her husband Brian, are currently in Kyrgyzstan meeting their son.  This is an incredible story of faith and love and I highly encourage all of you to read their story and pray for them right now- http://7313miles.blogspot.com/  They just met him today and they will get to spend six more days with him before they have to leave him for a couple of months. Please pray for strength and trust so they can endure this very difficult time apart from their son.  
On a personal note, experiencing this incredible journey through their eyes has been very bittersweet for me.  Please pray that God continues to impart His peace to me about placing our adoption on hold.  Bringing our daughter home from there is still one of the deepest desires of my heart.  I believe that the time for this is not now, but it still hurts because I am so emotionally connected to this little girl I know is part of our family and I just don't understand why the time isn't right. I trust in the Lord with all of my heart and I know He is in control of everything. Please pray for me to find the peace I am so desperately searching for. 

Saturday, July 12, 2008

And So a New Chapter Begins

If you are reading this, you have probably found your way from our previous blog to our new one.  I enjoyed blogging so much during our foray into the adoption process, I decided to continue blogging even though our plans have changed substantially.  I have enjoyed getting to know you and your families through this new world of blogging and I hope that you will continue to follow our journey even though we are not on the same path anymore.   I look forward to following your families' journeys in adoption and hope to one day be traveling it again.

For those of you who are new to my world, we began adopting an unknown little girl from Kyrgyzstan in February and in June we found out we were pregnant.  In July, we found out we were expecting twins.  We have decided to place the adoption on hold for now in order to focus on our soon to be three year old daughter and two newborns.  If you would like to read my previous blog about our adoption journey, please go to www.fillmorekyrg.blogspot.com