Monday, April 20, 2015

Settling in

I wanted to start with an update and prayer request:
The possible birth father has been ordered to have a paternity test done by May 6th. If the results prove he is Dallas' birth father a hearing will be set for the beginning of June. At that time he will either sign over his rights or he will plead his case for wanting to parent. Also at this hearing, Dallas' birth mom and the agency will be there with evidence to testify against him. 
The agency has been very honest with us, they said that though it does not seen that the birth father has a leg to stand on in court it will all come down to the judge that is appointed to the case and whether or not they feel it is in the best interest of Dallas to remove his birth fathers parental rights.
So between now and the final hearing we are loving and snuggling and soaking up as much time with Dallas as we possibly can. 
I know God has it all under control and you would think that by now I would be pretty great a patience but this is definitely testing that. PLEASE join us in our prayer that God will allow us to raise Dallas and continue to be his forever family!


We have been home about a month now and wow, a lot has happened. Our sweet boy is growing and changing faster than I could have ever imagined! I took 7 weeks of maternity leave and I have 1 week left. It is going to be so hard to go back to work but I know he will be in good hands between my best friend and my mom. Plus I MiSs my kiddos at school! 
 Our first official night home was Friday, March 20th which was actually the day the his birth mom was going to be induced. 
At his 1 month check up he weighed in at 7lbs 14oz and 21 in.
He is a pretty good baby. He makes great eye contact and I just know that any day now I will be able to get a smile out of him that isn't caused by gas. ;) He's eating every 3 hours during the day. At night we believe in "never waking a sleeping baby" so he makes it about 4-5 hours between feedings. Chris and I are alternating nights so that neither of us get too tired.
We celebrated our 1st Easter as a family of 3.

A lot of people have been asking to see his nursery and I have been trying to get everything together since our little booger decided to show up 3 weeks early. I officially got everything done last night. It's small and cozy and perfect for our little cowboy so without further ado ....
* I accidentally cut it off in the picture but the sign above the window is one of the famous quotes from the book that we picked Dallas' name from, The Outsiders, and it says "Stay Gold". It was a gift from a friend of mine from high school 
*The rug was a gift from my room mom and it fits perfect!!!

*His name sign was a gift from a family friend!

*This magnet board is above the crib. 
*The banner was a gift from girl that went to high school with Chris.

*The bedding was a gift from a girl that I use to teach with. 

Thank you for all your prayer, love and support PLEASE keep the prayers coming!