our babe {33 weeks}

little love is growing so big -- can't wait to meet her!

little love is growing so big — can’t wait to meet her!

I know all you guys really care about is little Evie Rose … I know my place and I am totally okay with it. I wanted to give a quick update on how everything is progressing and the plan. 

W had a appointment last Thursday, the 12th, for a little check up. The doctor said Evie’s heartbeat was fantastic and very strong. W also asked if her due had changed because she was moved up a week, but he said the due date is still May 16th, which is my sister’s birthday…. hooha! Keep in mind that we are expecting her to come early, so I am starting to get things ready to jet.

So What’s the Plan? 

I keep getting that question, and I love it! I love having a plan even if it doesn’t work out. I recently had someone tell me to go to the hospital with absolutely no expectations because nothing will go like you thought. I think that is pretty sound advice considering I have no clue what I am doing. I am literally on the edge of my seat even as I type this…. I can’t believe that we are this close to meeting our love. Dru and I were talking the other night before bed about how it’s so difficult to believe it will only be the two of us for a little bit longer. I can not get over the love that is coming our way. It’s so big, so unexplainable. And we are getting to experience this only because of our birthmother’s ultimate unselfishness. We will all be connected forever. Wow, what a story, what a Savior! 

The Plan 

our super fab carseat {graco}

our super fab carseat {graco}

We are preparing the car, which means installing the carseat. I wanted to do this in December and Dru told me that I probably needed to wait. Ha! Jumping the gun much? That alone has me all giddy. I can’t wait to see that beautiful BABY in the carseat. That’s just everything.

Next week is my spring break, which will be mostly spent in CO, but when we return … It’s for real game time.  We are going to take the obviously things that we need like clothes for Evie, wipes, diapers, and bottles. We will have to wait and see on the formula situation. I want to see what kind the hospital uses and go from there. I have to keep reminding myself that we won’t be stranded, there will be a Target, people. Don’t worry. We are also taking her pack-n-play, boppy, and stroller. {I also have premie clothes and premie diapers on their way, just in case little love is super tiny.}

The goal in doing all of this is so we can literally hop in the car and go when W calls us. We will then jet and make the 7.5 hour trip, all while praying that we make it on time for the birth. I am trying to be logical and understand that it’s possible that we might not. I will be okay, but how amazing is that going to be?…… Maybe we should get a police escort. Can you imagine?

W’s next appointment is Monday, March 23rd for an ultrasound and then another regular appointment on Thursday, March 26th. We are hoping to have a much better idea of how big Evie is and get a better estimate on her arrival date.

All of that said, friends. This is most definitely the homestretch. We covet your prayers now more than ever. Please continue to pray for W and sweet Evie Rose. For protection, for wisdom, for provision, and also for everyone in the birth family. Please pray that they would be exactly what W needs and that she would find comfort in their words and love for her. Please pray for abundant blessings over W and every single person in our birth family. Any other prayers prayed are definitely appreciated and welcomed. Much love to each of you!

{Side note: If you are praying for Evie Rose, please write out your prayers and send them to me via email, FB, or comment here. I would love to create book for her sharing how much she’s wanted and loved even before we met.

first load of Evie's clothes done! I sat and actually folded every single item and gushed about them to Dru.

first load of Evie Rose’s clothes done — I sat & actually folded every single item all while gushing about them to Dru.

Comments

  1. Sweet Evie Rose,
    The Bordeaux’s are praying for you and your sweet mommy and daddy! Know that now even before your arrival you have so many friends who love you and cannot wait to meet you. I pray that your delivery goes as smooth as possible and that you feel the immense love that surrounds you from the moment you enter the world.
    Love,
    Chip, Elizabeth, and Grant Bordeaux

  2. Carmen Sconyers says:

    Dear heavenly Father,

    We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10) We lift this tiny one up to you for protection. We ask for a heavenly covering over this little one so that no harm can come to her. We ask that you would supernaturally make right anything that needs healing in her little body before the delivery. We also ask for an easy and safe delivery. We give you praise for this pregnancy and rejoice in your steadfast love.

    We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to Dru & Kailey and that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that they have gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt. We ask that you would help them to fully receive your peace as they wait for their new arrival. Give each of them a desire to help raise this sweet baby girl to know and honor you, Lord.

    As this little one arrives and begins to grow, we pray that you would teach this family how to nurture her physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual life.

    We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of this new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

    We pray for the birth mother that you will give her courage and hope. We particularly pray for her strength, health and endurance now, during the last days of this pregnancy.We pray for the birth father that you will give him wisdom and compassion.

    We pray that your will be done in Evie Rose’s life and that she will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so she may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire. Lord, may this little one grow up to love and serve you.

    In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms,

    Amen.

  3. Girl! THAT car ride! OMG! haha, I’m so excited for you I can hardly stand it!

  4. Evie Rose, you are surrounded by love! First, the love of your Heavenly Father. You will know Him personally one day as Jesus. Second, the love of your earthly parents. Very soon you will know them and call them Mommy and Daddy. Third, the love of your grandparents. You will call them whatever you want to! More love is waiting from a host of family and friends! May you always know this abundant love!!
    Love from me, too! < Fran McCurry Plott

  5. The Doremuses, who more than twenty-two years ago, experienced their own adoption miracle, are praying for you! Our prayer is that someday you will become a Christian by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, which will make you even more special because you will have been adopted through love twice. (Ephesians 1:4&5)

    Never forget that you were fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) and that there is a calling, for greatness, in Him, on your life.

    Always remember (1 Corinthians 13:13) that “these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.”

    Blessings on you baby girl,
    Jon, Destiny & Danl Doremus

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