Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It’s almost been a year…getting the call that it was almost time!

One year ago today, I was telling my classes that Steve and I were adopting a baby.  I had just told them that I would be taking the year off from teaching and staying home.  Here’s the link:  http://wendy-steve-andg3.blogspot.com/2009/09/6-days.html

I can’t believe that…it feels like it was such a short time ago.  Just today some of my 5th graders were asking me about adoption.  They wanted to know why Zoe’s birthmom chose adoption and what her birth name was.  They wanted to know why we chose her adoptive name.  They asked a lot of questions, and I got to talk a little bit about what an open adoption means.   They were so interested – it was really nice. 

Tomorrow is a year ago that we got the call that Zoe’s birthmom was at the hospital because her water had broken.  What an exciting phone call that was – we were hoping and praying that everything would be okay with her (which we didn’t know at the time she was a she!) and her birthmom.  We waited all night long for a phone call to tell us that she had had Zoe at 4:35am on Sept. 16th.  What a looooonnnnnng night!

7 comments:

Patti said...

What a special time it is, reliving those days, especially on your first anniversary.

Will you get to talk to Zoe's birthmom over the next few days?

A to Z said...

Happy memories! I can't believe it's been a year for you!

birthmothertalks said...

How fast a year goes by. Zoe is looking prettier each day. I will be thinking of her birthmom as her birthday comes up.

Leah said...

Wow! A year already! It really does go quickly, doesn't it?

I love your blog pictures of Zoe in the header. So darn cute!

Next in Line said...

Zoe is cuteness beyond cuteness. I can't believe it has been a year already.

Anonymous said...

I swear I'm not trying to be insensitive or ignorant, but I didnt realize Zoe had a "birth name" and an "adoptive name". Can you please explain? Sorry to be dense.

happymomof2 said...

What a special time- happy happy memories:) HAPPY HAPPY 1st Birthday Zoe!!!!!