Thursday, June 30, 2011

Welcome to the family Izzebel

I am so very proud today!! We took our newborn photos, with Izze, and although she didn't sleep at all, she was wide awake, and very well behaved. So cute!!

It has been such an emotional roller coaster, and I know that we are not done yet, we still have another six months before it's done and over, and but thus far, I am enjoying every minute of it, and I still cannot believe we have a daughter. I didn't realize that after such a short period of time, I already feel like she was meant to be here, and that she was missing from our lives this whole time. Mind you, I miss my sleep, doing my hair or makeup, or even cleaning my house.. But, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I feel so utterly blessed, I can't even see straight.

In the first two weeks of Izzebel's life, she has over come the hard part of her withdrawals, gained weight, left the hospital, met some of her cousins, aunts and uncles, her great grandparents, her grandparents, and even the two family dogs that only visit every now and then. I am so over whelmed by the out pour of support, and love that has been showen to us. I was truly worried that people would not be as excepting, but truly, I feel as if I physically had her, and that she was always meant to be with our family.

I cry a little inside when I think of what a blessing this has been in our lives, and we are so grateful to our birth mother for being so brave, and loving, and to allow us this amazing opportunity to adopt Izzebel. I cannot wait to watch her grow, and to walk, talk, or actually smile back at me, instead of sleepy smiles, or gas bubbles. But, she can stay little for now.

She is changing every day, I litterally see it right before my eyes. I am truly amazed. We love her, and know that this was truly a once in a life time opportunity. I cannot wait to be sealed to her in this next year, and to officialy know she is part of our eternal family.

Again, thank you for the prayers, thoughts, wellwishes, gifts, and the many many visits. We love and appreciate all of you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

We are adopting!!!!

I know you have been waiting anxiously....


Izzebel Cadence Mathie
Born June 12th at 830 am
18 1/2" long 6.5 lbs.

She is beautiful, and we love her already... So sorry that it has taken me so long to post, but truly this has been a very emotional week..

Izzebel is a methadone baby.. meaning, her birthmother made some not so good choices at the beginning of the pregnancy, but then started treatment for her drug abuse. Which means methadone.. I know you are probably going oh my gosh why whould she do that?! But, if she had not done methadone... Izzebel could have died... So, it was a good thing.. Unfortunately, poor Izze has been in the hospital over a week now, but we are hoping and praying that we will be able to bring her home Friday.

She truly is a fighter, and amazes me every day..

So, this has been a very trying week to say the least. A lot of up's and down's, and currently we are all asking that you please pray for us, Izzebel, and for the sweet birthmother. We want this to go smoothly, and would love nothing more then to bring Izze home.

Thank you for your support, prayers, and visits. We wouldn't have made it this far without the help of those around us. Especially our family. We love you guys.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ten days!!! Also, a Thank you!

So, we are now down to ten days. That's right you can count it on your fingers now!!! Are you excited? I know I am, and I know that there is a good portion of you that already know, and Thank you for keeping the secret under wraps. But we are so excited!

I want to take a moment right now, and send out a BIG thanks to all of my friends that have been helping and offering words of encouragement, and showing support. Also to those of you who have given items, and shared in the joy with us. I couldnt be happier. I truly feel so blessed.

I cannot believe we are in this moment, and that things are happening at a whirl-wind pace. Thank you all for being so patient, reading my blog, keeping yourself at the edge of your seat! You really make me feel loved!