One year ago today we got our little boy! Hard to believe a year has already gone by, yet feels like Zach has been a part of our lives forever! I will never forget the excitement and anticipation we had for the whole 24 hours we had to wait to get him. Donnie and I experienced the miscarriage of twins in September and we had been praying about what to do regarding our desire to have babies. On December 16th, I put a prayer request in at church that if adoption was to be the route Donnie and I were to take, then for God to open those doors. The VERY next day, I received an email from our foster care worker asking if we would be interested in taking a 3 month old baby boy with the intent to adopt. It blew me away (althougth I'm not sure why as I asked and I received!) that she emailed me about this as we had not told her to put us an adoption list.
What the heck......Here's what Zach thinks of the process........I can read his mind through his tiny little eyes. I'm sure he's wondering who in the heck has been intrusted with his life.
Whew.....safe and sound in the baby carrier! Only took a small army of people to get the contraption on me and get Zach actually into the carrier! Poor kid probably had nightmares about that whole experience! :)
Back at home.....poor daddy is tuckered out and Zach hasn't even been with us a whole week yet!
Christmas came shortly after Zach's arrival. Here he is on Christmas morning......sweet boy isn't he!
Our first family photo with our newest addition! This was Christmas Eve last year....
LOVE that I have a snuggler.......could just eat him up! Soooo adorable.....
Getting big enough to start helping around the house. Thought I would start him out with laundry so that by the time he's on his own with his own wife he can help her out without shrinking or changing the color of anything! :)
First time sitting up.......love that expression! It's like he's shouting "hey look what I can do!"
Zach with some of his cousins.....the 3 girls (Tayia, Trista and Tiffany) belong to my brother Derek and the 2 boys (Dawson and Dylan) belong to my sister Michelle.
Fun at Great Wolf Lodge with Autumn, Treyton, Justin and cousin Sylvia.....
PUDDING!!!!!!!! Who doesn't love a good pudding cup????
Ok.....so there's a good look at half of Zach's time with us! Thankfully, I started this blog not too long after this pic so the last part of the year you all have seen already! We are just so blessed with our boy and thankful for the year we have had with him. We have found out Zach's birth mom is pregnant and due possibly in April. Please pray for her and the health of the baby! Dannon