Last night I came to a heart breaking conclusion…my baby is not a baby anymore. Ok, so that might be a little dramatic considering he’s only 2 1/2 years old, but over the past several months we’ve made several transitions from life with a baby / toddler to life with a big boy.
Our first transition was from our crib to our big boy bed. Since Caleb has a love for all things Cars (Pixar Movie), we bought him a Cars bed. We quickly learned there was a chance Caleb had not been sleeping through the night in his crib like we thought.
After a month of no one in the house getting much sleep, we discovered that he “travels” in the bed at night when he sleeps and the cute little Car bed just wasn’t going to cut it. We’ve since moved on to a full sized bed complete with a headboard and of course Cars bedding.
As you’ve probably seen in some of my previous posts, we are in the process of adopting another baby. We’ve continued our transition from baby Caleb to big boy Caleb by removing the rocking chair from his room and adding in his very own dresser (sans the changing table) and yes (no comments please :)) he has a TV where of course he watches his favorite movie Cars 2. Although I’m pleased to say we are expanding our kids movie likes and now enjoy watching The Incredibles, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, and on occasion we can throw in some How to Train Your Dragon.
Needless to say our “baby” is growing up and mommy is still trying to figure out how to slow time down. People would always tell me before we had kids that time seems to go by so much faster, a fact I didn’t realize until we had kids of our own.
With all that being said, we are slowing getting things put together for the arrival of baby sister. Although we’ve been talking about this with Caleb, I’m sure he won’t understand the full meaning of that until she’s actually here. No new news to report on the adoption front. Once you are accepted into the program, then comes the waiting. In the mean time, people are always asking us what they can do to help. Here’s what you can do.
- Prayer. If you are someone who prays, will you pray for us, for our family, for our future birthmom and for the child she is carrying and considering placing for adoption. Pray that our process will go quickly and smoothly.
- Encouragement. Check-in with us. Help us to remember what the work and wait are for.
- Financial. We are working to raise $25,000 to cover the costs (agency fees, legal fees, social workers, etc) involved with bringing our daughter into our family. If you have the financial means to support our adoption, no amount is too small or too big; $5 to $5,000 – any and all funds will help! 100% of your financial support will go toward our adoption costs, thanks to Adopt Together. You can contribute by going to: www.adopttogether.org/babygeiger. We have partnered with this great organization, Adopt Together, which is a non-profit specifically created to help families like ours raise the funds needed for adoption. They are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.
We are beyond grateful to all those that have donated and helped us to reach just over $1600. Such a blessing!!