Truly, this is the question I get from both same sex couples as well as straight couples. At first, I took it personally; “You don’t think I can handle another child?” When I realized that I most certainly could, I questioned them further only to find out that it is their own insecurities, wants and desires that have never transpired. For the record, it is not selfish to only want one child. It is being realistic in many cases. Having one child has made many realize that they simply didn’t “need” nor “want” anymore. I got asked by a family member a couple of weeks ago, “You have a beautiful baby who you’ve raised so well…you don’t need another one!”. But for some, like myself, I do. And there is nothing wrong with that… Continue reading
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Every Milestone Reached by Year 1…Check!
One whole year on August 7th. Can it possibly be that one year has passed since our tiny, quiet bundle miraculously entered into our lives and is now that same one running around our house, scratching up the walls with her push toys, pointing (a.k.a. wanting) at everything in site, and tossing her bath toys out of the tub? How she has grown from a dimpled quiet infant to a smiling baby, and now a very curious and willful toddler. All in a timespan of just 365 days. It feels as if someone handed us a helpless infant just yesterday and suddenly flipped a switch and my child is finding her voice, her will, and the fact that being stubborn is a whole lot of fun! Reagan has reached every milestone that every parent anticipates for and I have indeed learned so much this past year. Continue reading
9 Month Old Reagan…
My Little Love,
You’re at the three-quarter mark of your first year in this world. The 9th month of your beautiful life and every day has been amazing to your Daddy and Papa. Our experience with you has been unique, wondrous, and filled with awe. We have enjoyed each day, each hour, and each second of your life as you have grown over these last 9 months and we are amazed at the little person that you are becoming. While I have cheered loudly as you hit your milestones, I have been in no rush whatsoever for you to get to the next. You have changed each and every day, and although I shouldn’t be, I’m already sad to say goodbye to the baby that you were. No, I don’t miss teething or the sleepless nights, but I know that as you get older, you’ll want less and less to do with my two arms around your little body. Continue reading
A Special Anniversary…
With adoption comes many anniversaries of sorts. Various days on the calendar that are circled and remembered. Needless-to-say, there is the day of your child’s birthday, the day you leave the hospital with your little one after the legal paperwork is signed, the day in court where you officially become parents (otherwise known as “Gotcha Day”). These are all significant days on the path to an adoptive parents journey to parenthood. On this day, one year ago, marks the day that we were contacted by our daughters birth parents for the first time. Continue reading
Needless-to-say, we have so much to be thankful for this year. On the top of the list, of course, is our daughter. Seems to be she is always at the top of the list now-a-days, but I guess that is what being a parent is all about. Than, we have the usual list of things…health, happiness, family, friends, financial security. Seems a bit mundane to name off the same items year after year. So this year, I would like to go a tad bit deeper than that. Because, after all, there is so much more to be thankful for. Continue reading