Nine Months

Today we have been on the waitlist NINE months! I remember the day that we finally got those long-awaited starting numbers, a coworker told me "congratulations, it is like you have conceived!" because our estimated time frame was 9-12 months for a referral.

I have already posted about how adoption and pregnancy are different, and the timeline is just one aspect of that. But as we have been in the adoption process for over a year, and now hit a new milestone, I can't help but feel, well, expectant.

This whole time I have felt the joy and hope of having a baby in our home. This will be our first child, and we dream about the day we have a little one here. We're in a community where it seems that "everyone" is pregnant or has kids, and we are learning a lot from our friends about what it looks like to prioritize your marriage and set boundaries for discipline and such. I'm often chatting about nurseries and parenting books with friends.

But lately, it is really starting to sink in! We're going to have a child. We're going to have a child! We, Will and Rebekah, will be parents! It is exciting and scary at the same time. I ache for the long days/nights ahead while at the same time desire to cherish the time with just the two of us. 

So, let me ask you parents out there: if you could re-live your pre-baby days, what would you do in your last few months??? I would love your suggestions and insights as we prepare our hearts and home for a growing family!


  1. Go out. Leave the house and do stuff...parks, stores, movies, getaways. It is so different with children.

  2. I have a friend who always says eat dinner in front of the tv. Once you have a family you never do it. kinda funny.

  3. Get away on one final weekend trip just the two of you!

    Institute weekly date nights. We still do this but just take the kids with us most of the time and it is so nice to have one night to look forward to each week of focused family time and getting out!

    Sleep - seriously, sleep in while you can :)

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    Love you!

  6. congrats on 9 months! You are getting closer!!!
    The things I would do- breakfast in bed, read, spend as much time as you can with your husband doing relaxing things (games, walks, parks, movies).

  7. Thanks for the suggestions :) We are blessed to soak up this time as just the two of us.


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