"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sadie is 6 months!

I cannot believe our baby girl is 6 months old.

She turned 6 months yesterday, but I couldn't post because I am loving the discussion going on below and wanted to hear from more people. If you haven't read it...please take some time to do so. If you have commented and shared...I thank you from the bottom of my heart! This is teaching me so much and affirming what I already believed in my heart.
I feel like this topic is so important for all of us as Christians to talk about and get out in the open.

So onto little Miss! I mean, you all come here to see my kiddos right?

She is not quite 15 lbs and is 26 inches long! She's our string bean, long and lean...so wish I could have ever been called a string bean!

Her little legs have thickened up just a bit, which made her shots much easier for me to watch. But still, she's so tiny you swear their gonna hit bone!

Owen stood over her while she got her shots. He held one hand while I held the other.

He talked to her the whole time and then kissed her hand and cheek each time she cried.

Cooper was trying to get his peek at her too, but he was a little less concerned about her and a little more concerned about him! Right on track for his age, huh?

She is staying awake longer, sleeping through the nights (12 hours peeps!), "talking" to the boys, loves sitting up and is already into Baby Einstein and books. She seems to be very social and loves watching people and touching faces. If anyone is holding her she wants to "hold" their face. She usually puts one hand on each cheek...it's adorable to have those sweet hands on me all day.
Her smile seriously takes up her whole face and there are times where she is so very serious taking it all in (like in this next picture)!

Okay, I could go on and on about how this sweet daughter still makes my heart skip a beat when I see her. You know that feeling when you can actually feel your heart turn to mush and jump at the same time? Yep, we are there....all 4 of us. Totally, helplessly in love with her!

Come on! Look at that sweet smile! Aren't you just smitten looking at her? I get to kiss that sweet face all day long!
And you know what happens this month...they release us to adopt her! YAHOO! We have our final post-placement visit on Friday and then our papers will be sent to our attorney, a.k.a. Aunt Becki (ah the joys of having a sister and BIL that are lawyers). It is quite fun having her up in front of the judge with us. There's nothing like your attorney crying during your hearing!
We'll let you know when we have a court day.
Makes me teary just thinking about it!

Speaking of getting teary, we got a call from Momma G (Sadie's birth mom). It was so good to hear her voice. I didn't let her talk long before asking if we could see her. Please pray that everything works out so that we can see her tomorrow! We are dying to just squeeze on her and for Sadie to see her again.

Enough rambling...read the post below. Pray for us that we can understand clearly what God is calling us to do.


Anonymous said...

OH!! She is so precious and we miss her so much!! Well, we miss all of you! She is smiling more all the time... We can't wait for the day to come when we can go to court, Miss Sadie! Love and kisses to you all, Noonie & Papa from Sedona...

Becki Francy said...

I can't believe she fits in those clothes! TOOOO Cute! I am so glad you have such good taste....or is it that you are affirming my taste? either way she is TOOOOO cute! And wow...she is a string bean......

Laura said...

I LOVE the outfit! I LOVE the bows! And I love that awesome smile!

I love how big she looks sitting up holding a book....I can't wait to hear her talk and know her voice....

Is Cooper still going pee pee in the potty? Is it bad that sutton still gets a treat now and then for going potty? And especially for going #2.... :)


Terra said...

Kiss that babycakes for me. Oh she melts my heart. She literally looks like a baby doll in that first picture. Love you!

Holly & Ben said...

YAY FOR FINALIZATION DAY!!!!! So excited for you guys...can't wait to read all about it!!! We are counting down until August when we get to finalize the whole adoption with sweet Reid =)

And Sadie is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a precious little girl - love seeing all of her pictures!

Anonymous said...

Seeing Sadie holding her baby made me think about a Christmas gift Keely got. Did I tell you that she named her baby doll Sadie? She got it from Phillip's mom, & almost instantly started calling her Sadie! I hope that she won't be disappointed that Little Miss Sadie is growing up. She does not look like Keely's baby doll any more. I can't believe how expressive her grin is. And those eyes! Are you sure we can't have her???

Anonymous said...

She is just a precious doll! I was just recently thinking that your finalization should be soon. I cannot wait for her "Special Day".

Praying for a wonderful day with Momma G.

Love you guys!

The Roberts' said...

i found your blog through someone else; your children are adorable!! my husband & i plan on adopting trans-racial, so i love "watching" other people go through it first!

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

Hey, Molly!

I told you I was stalking! I thought I'd come out of hiding to say hello!
You're right, I'm totally smitten! Could she be any sweeter? How do you not just kiss on those cheeks all day long?

I'll definitely be coming to you for advice when we get our little one. We love brown babies too - so I'll need some hair advice ;)


David said...

She is precious! What a beautiful family you have... precious children of GOD!!
Cassie (evans)Stratton

Chassidy said...

Seriously, could Sadie be any prettier! Her sweet little face lights up for the camera! I adore the sassy little outfit! Precious, Precious, Precious! Have a wonderful weekend!

Rebekah said...

Love the pictures and hope that things work out to get together with Momma G.

We decided to get Michelle's ears pierced because it's a huge cultural thing. She hasn't been bothered by them at all--she didn't even make a peep when they were pierced! She has good ear lobes, so I was fine doing it now.

Tasha said...

I really love what you have to say, I wanted to invite you and everyone else to check out my page The Color of Family on Facebook. We are a group of transracial families, dedicated to educating and supporting each other. You'll find a link on my blogspot. :)Thanks