A Year Long “Pregnancy”

Today, it has been exactly 12 months since we embarked on our second adoption journey. Today, exactly one year ago, we sat in our SW’s office and discussed a second placement, an opportunity to grow from a family of 3 to a family of 4.

The year long wait has been easier than I anticipated. Waiting for baby no. 2 is not nearly as hard as what I imagine waiting for a first placement must be like. We were very blessed the first time round. I have my suspicions that our SW suspected that we would be a great match with a BM they had been counselling. At our assessment day, she made sure to tell us that sometimes the waiting can be so quick and I remember leaving that day having a sense of knowing. This sense that we weren’t going to wait long.

And we didn’t. Two days later she called me and asked us to prepare a profile as a matter of urgency and to get it to them before that Saturday, 3 days away.

Two weeks later we got THE CALL and a short 6 days later Ava was born!

The second time around, the journey has been quite different. The waiting has been much longer and while bearable, there have been times when the longing for a second child, for a brother or a sister for Ava, for that baby she keeps asking me to have, has been so hard, it has been a physical ache in my heart.

But we keep waiting, we keep hoping and we keep praying. We also keep believing that with each day that passes without receiving THE CALL, we move another day closer to fulfilling our dream of a second child.

One year of waiting down…. hopefully not much longer to go now!

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  • Reply em's mommy

    Hoping with u that the wait is not much longer

    March 25, 2012 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Elize

    I think Ava will be a great big sis for her sibling. God already knows who her brother or sister is and I can’t wait to meet your newest addition! Hoping with you that its not too long now.

    March 25, 2012 at 10:50 am
  • Reply TJ

    Hoping with you that this wait is not much longer.

    March 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Jenty

    Hoping the wait won’t be much longer

    March 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Cat@ jugglingactoflife

    Oh I do hope so too!

    March 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Hoping your second miracle comes home soon.

    March 26, 2012 at 6:52 am
  • Reply alovebeyondmeasure

    I’m hoping that you are going to get that call soon now.

    March 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply To Love Bella

    I can’t believe that it’s been a year already, Shazz. Thinking of you and hoping that your wait is shortlived.

    March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply blackhuff

    You’re right. Don’t stop hoping and praying. It will happen. It will.

    March 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply merphin

    I read the title and was so excited for you, then realised that you hadn’t been given the call as yet. I really hope that the little one who has been chosen for your family is not too far away, Ava is going to be a great big sister 😀

    March 26, 2012 at 10:24 pm
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