Thursday, June 21, 2012

the post i've been waiting to write

and I never in a million years thought I would get the chance to write it.

We are matched. She chose us. If everything goes as planned, we'll be parents to a baby girl in about six weeks. She even asked us if we could go with her to her next ultrasound, which is one week from tomorrow.

I've been trying so hard to keep my emotions in check today, but it's difficult NOT to be excited.

I don't even know what else to write, except to ask that all of you please keep her and the baby in your thoughts these next six weeks.

And thank you. Thank you for being there for us during this long and difficult wait. We appreciate the love, the support, and the continued positivity - even when we weren't positive at times.

111 comments:

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

Oh Katie, I am so thrilled for you.

Beyond thrilled!

I have happy tears flowing...and I"m not a crier.

I can't wait to hear more!!!!!!!


xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

That's great news.

1/3 of women who initially plan to place their child for adoption change their minds after the birth ... so try to keep thinking of this as a step in the right direction instead of the end of your journey ... so you don't have your heart broken if things don't work out the way you hope they will.

Stephanie said...

How exciting!! I rarely comment but have been following your story for some time and had a good feeling about this one! I will definitely keep all of you in my thoughts these next several weeks and I'm eagerly anticipating your announcement post!!! Congratulations!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

OMG! I am crying tears of joy for you right now! I am so happy for you both!

Amanda said...

Aahhhhh!!!! Congratulations! What wonderful news. =)

Jen said...

WAHOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic news!!!!! Best I've heard all day in fact :)

EC said...

Wow!!! So exciting - congrats!

~Jess said...

Oh my goodness how very, VERY exciting!

sass @ (In)fertility Unexplained said...

Congratulations. This is really the most wonderful news. I look forward to your next update!

Tokyo Bun Bun said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!

Brave IVF Girl said...

So so happy for you. Teared up when I saw the blog title, and cried when I saw you're matched.

Whitney Anderson said...

WOW! Congrats! That's such amazing news! Best of luck to you these next 6 weeks.

Anonymous said...

SHE! PICKED! YOU! How wonderful and exciting!

Serenity said...

This is the VERY.BEST.NEWS. Like ever.

I want to do a happy dance for you!

Sending SO much happiness and love your way. And many, many thoughts for the birthmom and your daughter.

xoxo

April said...

So thrilled for u!! We were matched 6 weeks b4 our sweet little man arrived! Hope this time goes super fast! Congrats!!! Praying everything goes as great as ours did 2 years ago!

Shannon said...

OMG. I mean OMG. I started to cry immediately. I don't even know you and all i want is for you to be a mom. SOOOOO EXCITED!!!

S said...

What exciting news! I am so happy for you!

I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and hoping that everything goes off without a hitch.

P.S. Email me if you want some gender neutral newborn clothes which were either never worn or only worn once or twice. ;-)

Hapa Hopes said...

That is beyond amazing!!!! Congratulations! I've been lurking and following y'all and am so excited to see this. Best wishes as things move forward.

PCOSChick said...

You know how very excited I am for you!!! This is the post I have been waiting to read!! xoxo

ifcrossroads.com said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! This is so exciting!!! I'm so excited and happy for you guys!! Keep us posted!!! =)

Shannon said...

I can not even express how happy I am for you both!! Congratulations on the start of your amazing new journey!

Salisa said...

That is so exciting.So happy for you guys.

Glass Case of Emotion said...

YAY KATIE! I am so happy for you! We also found out about our baby girl six weeks in advance! I will send out lots of good vibes for the whole triad.

What a special day!

kayee said...

SO unbelievably thrilled for you. You know I have been following for years and praying for you that this day would come! Lots of wishes and prayers to BM, you and baby!

Lexy said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Lauren said...

Katie!! This is amazing news! I am so, so happy for you!

hgavin said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!
Sending you and her and the baby lots of wonderful, good vibes.
I'm just supper happy for you.

Rita said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again here--I am so freaking excited for you!!!!! Yay!!!!!

AwkwardMoments said...

Excellent! Most Excellent news!

someday-soon said...

I am so beyond THRILLED for you both!!! Can't wait to hear about the u/s =)

aryanhwy said...

Congratulations!

Danielle said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYA! Oh, Katie! I am in tears reading this! I am so so thrilled and happy for you! Six weeks! You were already a mother, before your baby found you. But in six weeks you will be her mother. Amazing. I am over the moon for you. HOORAY!!!!

lparsons15 said...

UMMMM! Holy crap!!! I could NOT be happier for you and Joey, oh my god! I love this!!!! Congratulations!!! A baby girl!!

AnotherDreamer said...

That's wonderful!!! Sending so many positive and hopeful thoughts!

Dawn said...

I am seriously tearing up right now. I'm so happy for you and Joey. I will keep you all in my prayers!

The Infertile Crescent said...

Amazing news! Will be thinking of you and stalking your blog over the next weeks!

Jodi said...

OMG! Tears of JOY!!!

Jodi said...

OMG!! Tears of JOY!!! Will keep everyone in my prayers. XO

Cassie said...

Katie!!!!!! YES!!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh, I am sooo sending positive thoughts your way and hers as well. I hope everything goes perfectly!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog forever, but this is my first comment...I got goosebumps and now I have tears in my eyes. I don't know you but I have a great feeling about this. I am so happy for you and your husband!
Tammy

deli (@afewgoodsperm) said...

Congratulations! Antarctic exciting brilliant news. I'm so happy or you guys.

It Is What It Is said...

Wow, just wow and congratulations many times over. I hope it all plays out in the best possible way.

How exciting to get to go to her next u/s. I am SURE it will be even more real then.

Wow! So happy for you.

Stephanie said...

Katie yay!!! I am so so thrilled for yall!! I know I've been quiet, but I've been continuing to read and pray! And will continue! You guys deserve this blessing oh so badly! Congrats momma! Big hugs to you!!

Rebecca said...

I'm happy to hear this news. Wishing you all the best!

Shannon said...

Congrats to you! I'll be thinking of you and praying for you. I completely understand this crazy roller coaster and want to give you all of my support!

unaffected said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so thrilled for you :) You, birth mom, and baby are all in my thoughts!

missohkay said...

I am so elated for you guys. Lots of love to you and the birthmother.

aliciamarie911 said...

holy hell this is SO exciting! I am beyond thrilled for you, Katie! Congratulations!

Ashley // Our Little Apartment said...

I am all teary-eyed.

So very hopeful for you. So very, very hopeful.

Hope2011 said...

Amazing news!!!!!

Jaclyn said...

I'm so happy for you and hope everything goes well!

Stacie said...

Amazing news! So, so excited for you!

Brittany said...

This is such amazing news!! I am so happy for you!! My thoughs, prayers and all the good juju I can muster up are headed your way! YAY!

Emily said...

I'm beyond thrilled for you, and I've only been reading your blog for a few weeks! This is amazingly exciting news, congratulations to you both! :)

waiting and wishing said...

So happy for you!!!!

shutterbugwife said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! I am so incredibly happy for your! AHHHH!

Melissa said...

happy! happy! happy! Congrats!

A Compassionate Calling said...

I'm so incredibly happy for you! After all you've been through, I can definitely understand why you would guard your feelings. It's OK to have some excitement and joy though. You deserve it!

Seriously said...

Congratulations!!!! Go ahead and be as excited as you can. I know you are guarded, as were we, and it is a huge emotional roller coaster...but it sooooooooooooo is going to be worth it!!!

Standards Solution said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Michaela said...

That is so amazing! Congratulations!!

This is the best news yet!

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Her Royal Fabulousness said...

This is so wonderful! Congrats!

Gurlee said...

Horay!!! This brings tears to my eyes! So thrilled for you. Keeping you in my thoughts :)

robin said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♥ Whitney ♥ said...

Katie,

I'm so so so excited for you!!! I've always read your blog and haven't commented yet but just had to for this one. I will keeping everyone in my thoughts!

Whitney

NurseShaw86 said...

Ohhhh I'm crying such happy tears for you right now!!!! I will definitely be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!!

PrincessButtercup70 said...

This is simply spectacular news!! Congratulations!!!

Elizabeth said...

Amazing news! Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Yes! YES! :)

Julia said...

Katie, this is the post so many of us who have followed you through the years have been waiting to read. :) Congrats! Fingers crossed!!

Rebecca said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Katie!!!!!! I am so incredibly beyond happy for you!!! I'm starting to cry!!! Love love love your way!!!

I'll try to keep my emotions in check for you, but I don't think I'll be able to. I'm tingling inside for you!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Single Mom BB said...

That is the best news I've heard in a really long time! Congratulations!!

Kaitlin said...

Katie! I am so so SO thrilled and excited for you!

I can't wait for more news!

Congratulations! You two are going to be fabulous parents! <3

Just the Tip said...

ahhh I'm sobbing like a child! lol I'm soooo excited for you!!!

Patiently Waiting...... said...

This is WONDERFUL news! Congrats!

bodegabliss said...

This is such fantastic news...I couldn't be happier for you. I think you should be completely and utterly excited...because really, why not? Just go for it. Revel in this happiness. You deserve it.

Congratulations!!!

Anna said...

Awesome, awesome news!!!! :) YAAAHOOO!!!

Logical Libby said...

This is joyous news! And get ready for the baby to be early. Ours was and it totally shocked us!

Meg said...

I just got goosebumps! So exciting!! Sending well wishes to you!

Kelly said...

Wahoo!! Congratulations :)

AL said...

So excited for you and Joey, Katie! Everything crossed that the rest of the process goes smoothly and your daughter is home soon! xoxoxo

Daryl said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy and excited for you two!

myinfertilitywoes said...

so, so, sooooo happy for you! yay!!! :)

KWFL said...

I'm so excited for you and am reliving my joy, fear and emotions from our experience. Our match was now 20 months and 6 weeks ago. We were thrilled and kept telling ourselves this was a step towards our baby. I truly believed that this was our baby, but if the match fell through, we were that much closer to our meant to be baby!

Cmoore09 said...

I have been praying for you since I found out you were trying to adopt, and I am so excited to see you and Joey are finally going to be a mommy and daddy! I will continue to pray for you guys, the birthmom, and the baby. You have been so strong through your IF and the crazy attorneys. It is very inspiring to see that things work out when you stay strong. Congratulations!
-Christine

Alex said...

I'm so happy for you!!! Sending love to you and the birth mother.

Anonymous said...

This little one doesn't know it yet but she has hit the jackpot!! She will have the best family ever...(and the best Aunt too)..love you all! Aunt Kathy

Stefanie Blakely said...

This is the news we have ALL been waiting to hear!!!!!!! We are so excited for you both-- everyone will be in our thoughts. Start nesting, mama!!

Denise R said...

Oh my gosh, yay!!!

Trisha said...

That's exciting news! Praying for you over the next few weeks; I know what a stressful time that can be. So happy for you!

Geochick said...

First - Congratulations! I hope that things go smoothly from here on out.

Second..."Anonymous" pisses me off. Really?!

Jessica said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is so wonderful!! I am thrilled for you. I will keep you all in my thoughts. Can't wait for the next update.

Rach said...

GREAT news! I'm beyond thrilled for you. Does it feel "right" to you?

Kaitake said...

OMG OMG OMG!! wowee that's such fantastic good news! Hope all goes well and you do indeed get to bring her home soon! :D

JM said...

ACK!!! So beyond thrilled at hearing this! Wishing you guys so much love and luck in getting through the next six weeks healthily and happily!

JustHeather said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on this great news. May the next few weeks go quickly and smoothly.

Mrs. Kent said...

Congratulations! We'll keep you all in our thoughts until you bring that baby home! ((hugs))

M said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Brooke said...

WOW! I'm so happy for you! I have tears and chills and that is amazing!

Sending prayers and good thoughts that everything goes smoothly these next 6 weeks!

Summer said...

Awesome news! You are in my prayers. I hope everything works out for you.

Kakunaa said...

this post makes me weep with joy for you and I hope with all my might that the difficult tune ahead for the birth mother goes well and that you are able to bring home a healthy baby girl!

AplusB said...

Oh what wonderful news!!! I am so very happy for you!

nurslouisa said...

Yipeeee!!!! A million congrats you made my day!

KT said...

How exciting! Hoping everything goes well for the next six (or so) weeks!

Sarah said...

Oh sweet friend, I have tears of joy for you all right now. Sitting here at my desk, actual tears of joy. My heart is full for you and your sweet baby girl that will be here in no time, and of course for the birth mom who was wise enough to see what an amazing family you will be. xoxoxo

Tammy said...

I can't even tell you how excited I am for you guys! My husband and I are cheering for you both and keeping you all in our thoughts.

Teresa Templin said...

KATIE!!!!!! yay, yay, yay!!!!!! SO excited to hear more!

Maureen Alley said...

So happy for you Katie! You deserve some great news finally. I'll keep you all in my prayers that everything goes well the next 6 weeks and after. Congrats mama!!

Tillie said...

WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have chills reading this!!!! This is seriously amazing! I love you and will be praying for the next 6 weeks to go smoothly!! <3