It’s been a long kept practice of mine not to worry about the length of time between posts. The purpose of my blog has always been to share when I’m able to share… and not stress about when I might go for lengths of time without an update.
But here I am, and I’m about to say, it’s been a while since my last post! There’s a really good reason for that though and I really want to share with my larger blog community.
On November 23, my husband and I became parents! Our beautiful daughter, Elliana, was born two days earlier and through the amazing and selfless gift of love from her birth mom and birth dad, she came to our home and will be forever ours. As you can imaging, we are overjoyed. We waited a long time for this day (and only had two and a half weeks notice that this day was finally to be here!!).
Elliana is 6 weeks old this week and we are still in awe of our little Christmas miracle. It has been our greatest joy to get to know and love this beautiful little girl.
So, that’s why it’s been so quiet here. For a bit of November we were busy preparing for her at home. We cleared out our spare bedroom and made it into her nursery. And when she arrived, we were hunkered down waiting through those tough 21 days where birthparents can fully consider whether this is the right plan. When day 22 arrived, we started to share the news more widely. We have been so grateful of the wonderful community that has surrounded us and Elliana with love and delighted with us in her arrival.
I’m home on parental leave now, although working one day a week while my husband stays home with our girl on that day. And I feel like I have a new reason to reinvest myself in my sewing practices and all other forms of crafty endeavours.
One thing I’ve learned over the last two months is we are not alone. I’ve had so many people reach out to me and share their experiences of waiting, of infertility, and their own personal adoption stories.
And if you’ve ever been in the position we’ve been in, please know there are many people out there who can offer support, answer questions, or just provide hope. We often wondered why we had to wait so long… we now know it’s because we were waiting for this little miracle.