I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm in love!

Yesterday I received a surprise package from my agency. In the package was an updated child study on Baby Girl, new photos, and an eighteen minute video of my sweetie!!! (Just filmed on Monday!)

This is the first time we have seen her in action. It is also the first time I have seen her smile (all of her previous pictures were serious, sad, or with an irritated expression. A lot of them were also blurry, and now I know why.

She is amazing and beautiful, smart and active, funny and strong! I am just stunned that I get to be this adorable little girl's mommy! I think I'd better go re-childproof my house, though. She is going to keep us on our toes! She is standing on her own and can even play the tambourine and/or dance while standing unsupported. Her child-study says she can take about four steps unassisted, but the video didn't show that. What it did show was her scooting on her tush, crawling, standing, dancing, playing, looking at a book, laughing, smiling, responding, and so much more. The whole family is absolutely in love with her. The waiting hadn't gotten painful at all before yesterday. Well, suddenly it has. The three to four more months I will have to wait stretch out in front of me. I feel I could go crazy, but I won't...I'll enjoy my current kiddos, spend as much time with them as I can, and rethink the storage in the lower cabinets in my kitchen.

Since I can't post a picture of Baby Girl, I will post a picture of the other three taken just after The Philosopher got back from his first Boy Scout high adventure trip. He spent nearly a week canoeing the Minnesota Boundary Waters! We sure missed him, but he had an incredible time. Maybe someday I'll actually post about the fun stuff we did this summer, but right now my brain is all in the future, and it seems that future isn't coming fast enough.


Esther said...

Yay, that's wonderful!! Looking forward to hearing more, and seeing some pictures.

Nikki Anderson said...

I love those 3 kiddos of yours, and can't WAIT to meet Baby Girl!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!! :) (this is Nikki, I'm writing from my phone, lol!)

Vicky said...

What a sweet photo of your other babies! For now, I am happy to see them! I can't wait for you to go after Baby Girl! I do hope you plan to blog during your trip!

Stori Wann said...

Ohhh! The wait will be tough! I am so excited for you.

Addie Talley, Photographer said...

so, so excited for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Iam having trouble posting to the yahoo group, so I will try here.

I am so excited for you! It has to be such fun to hear her voice and see her smile on video. How is the rest of the process going?