Monday, March 30, 2009

Harris Lake

We took Alexis to Harris lake today. This is one of her first trips outside into nature. It's just been so cold and rainy lately that we haven't wanted expose her to this. It is so great to share these wonderful things with her.

I carried her in my ring sling-I just love it. It makes carrying her so easy and she seems to love it too. Craig doesn't understand the sling and since it's pink he refuses to try it out. But he doesn't mind if I want to use it.

She had a hat and sunglasses on that her Nana gave her for Easter. She looked so cute-but I didn't get any pics because I forgot my camera-I know what a bad mom I am that I forget my camera. Hopefully we will get to take her out again soon and I will try to remember my camera.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Church Visit

We took Alexis to church for the first time today. She did so great!!! She didn't cry or make much noise. Everybody was so impressed with how quiet she was. We sat next to another 4 month old and he made lots of noise. We had previously been scared to take her to church, fearing that she would make lots of noise and disrupt everyone around us. But I guess our fears were releived today.

I'm so impressed with my little girl and how wonderful she truly is. We feel so blessed to have this beautiful girl in our lives.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


As most of you know Craig and I were blessed with a baby girl in December of 2008. We've been asked many times to share the story of how she came to our family--so here goes:

I got a call on december 1st, asking if we would like our profile shown to a birthmother who had a baby on November 28th. This baby would be bi-racial and the mother had no prenatal care. I immediatly stated that she could see our profile-since we were open to a bi-racial baby. I didn't think anything of this conversation, because we had recieved numerous calls just like this one, so we didn't get our hopes up too high.

I got a call back that afternoon stating that the birthmother really loved us. It took me quite a while to realize that this was the phone call we had waited so long for. I called Craig and told him the good news, and he rushed home immediatly. When Craig got home we worked for 2 hours putting the car seat in my car-good thing we had already bought our van. We then ran to Wal-mart to pick up some last minute things-like diapers, more clothes, etc...

On December 3rd we went to Charlotte to meet with the birthmother and her social worker. Meeting her was strange, but the connection couldn't have been more real. We all headed to the hospital. Our daughter had breathing problems at birth and had to be in the NICU for 5 days. But she was doing great and was able to be discharged that afternoon.

When we saw her for the first time, my heart melted. I had waited so long to be a mom and this was all happening so fast. She was so beautiful. I got to feed her and Craig changed his first wet diaper.

We named her Alexis Jo. Alexis was the middle name her birthmother had picked for her and we wanted to honor that relationship and we thought Alexis was perfect. Jo was Craig's sister's middle name. It was a great way to honor this wonderful woman whom we miss so much.

Alexis is 4 months old today-it's just so hard to believe that 4 months can go by so quickly. We are truly blessed with this wonderful little girl.

Friday, March 27, 2009


I guess I'm welcoming myself to blogging. My friends have been blogging for a while now and I decided that it was time for me to give it a try. I will try to keep you updated on our lives as we enjoy our new lives as parents.