Friday, July 13, 2012

Ready. Set. Wait. Our Adoption

This is just an update for everyone on our adoption journey. We are still in a waiting pattern at this point. Momma’s due date was this past Saturday….she has since had a doctor appointment on Thursday and everything still looks good. She’s only dilated at about 1.5cm and no other real signs that the baby is ready to appear. BUT the most important thing is that he appears to be very healthy and about 6.5lbs at this point.

We are still in Maryland and will not head to New Mexico until she goes into labor or is scheduled to be induced. So… you know about as much as we do. Our next son has all the control in this matter, and we think he still wants some time to continue baking. We’ll take this weekend to continue in some preparations for our departure.

Again, as soon as we have heard any other news that we can share we will post something for you all to know. Until then….we appreciate your prayers and support.

The Brads & Kyler

Friday, July 06, 2012

A Stone for Chelsea, II

This is a follow up post from A Stone for Chelsea, where we reached out to all of you to ask for support in purchasing a headstone for Chelsea after her tragic death. Brad was please to get back to the family with enough money raised to cover the cost of the headstone completely. A big thank you to all of you who helped in relieving a bit of the stress for this family during this very difficult time.

We believe in paying it forward....and we hope that your generosity is paid forward and then some.

Now, sleep with the angels, Chelsea.

What's My Name?

With our recent announcement that we will soon be adopting our second son, we are once again faced with the enormous task of picking a name. We've done this twice before, so we should be pros at it by now, right? However, it hasn't made it any easier. It's a HUGE amount of pressure to know you will be naming another human being that they will more than likely keep for the rest of their life. Good grief, what if they hate it?

We've quickly had about 3-4 names that have risen to the top that we have been playing around with. Brad has a tendency to try and use the name as if the baby were already here to get used to saying it...and see how it feels. I just tend to think and ponder about it.  Then we usually find pockets of time that we discuss new options and then usually find our way back to the final candidates on the list.

As you know, we don't make the announcement of the name we have have chosen until the baby is born .... but we are very excited to tell you that we have finalized what our son's name will be .... and are so eager to share it!...but you'll have to wait until the big day.

Any guesses what the final name will be?

Monday, July 02, 2012


WE BELIEVE!!!!!!  We are over the moon to share the BIG news that we will soon be a family of FOUR. Yes, we are blessed to become daddies again and Kyler will finally be a big brother. We are excited to say we will be adopting our newborn son who will be born around July 7th(YES IN 5 DAYS) in Los Alamos, NM. We are fortunate to be working with the same adoption agency again, so all is going smoothly. As you can imagine, we are thrilled and will be leaving whenever "mama" goes into labor... could be and day now. No name picked out as of yet, but we will be sure to have it ready and introduce you when he is born. We are beyond blessed and feel so fortunate to be sharing this news with you all. Your continued thoughts and prayers for the health of the baby and a safe delivery are much appreciated. We will keep you posted, as usual, and thank you for the support.... HERE WE GO AGAIN! -The Brads & Kyler