Adoption

Little Happies: All About Baby Tex

October 6, 2014

Welcome back to the Little Happies πŸ™‚

This week is all about Baby Teixeira…and let’s be honest…the fact that I am writing about this at all is a HUGE HAPPY!!!

But there can certainly be little happies along the journey to the big ones! That’s what I want to share with you this week.

Also….

In this post you will also discover the gender of Baby Tex!!!!

Now I’ve got your attention!

–one–

We “met” Baby Tex back in August because we were blessed with baby’s birth momma being willing to travel to Denver while being very pregnant. (I use the term birth mom since that’s a commonly used term in the adoption world. She is truly much more and I in no way mean that term to belittle her in anyway whatsoever.)

The weekend was awesome. My SIL and nephew flew in too, so it was definitely a packed house. We spent time swimming, eating, chatting, tie-dying, and laughing. Lots of laughing. It was a great weekend and we realized that we are spoiled with a great birth family. I’ve never met such giving, selfless, caring, and positive people. We are excited about an open adoption and know it will bless our and Baby Tex’s life over the years ahead.

–two–

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Then there was this πŸ™‚

Our first and only photos of Baby Tex are a few ultrasound pics in which they couldn’t get great images. Oh well, at least they got some!

This was the photo shoot in which Baby revealed their gender and breech status. Say some prayers Baby flipped between then and now!

–three–

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Insanely surreal.

I had a Baby Shower.

What??!?!?!?!?

Back when I was knee deep in warped infertile thinking, I wrote this day off as something that would NEVER happen.

But it did. Wow. Thank you Lord!

My wonderful familyΒ hosted a totally Pintrest-worthy shower for me last weekend. Major shout-out to my Aunt Denise who went all out and painted decorations, made the cake/cupcakes, and made every detail as cute as can be.Β It was a lot of fun to celebrate this upcoming adoption with family and friends.

And now we actually have clothes for the kiddo to wear πŸ™‚

–three–

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Before the shower we had a private gender reveal – so we could also then tell others the gender at the baby showers.

Our baby’s birth mom Facebook messages me the gender results.

Then my mom hacked into my Facebook account, read the message and called Baby R Us.

The staff at Baby R Us put together a onesie package based on the gender of Baby Tex.

We arrived to pick up the gift wrapped package and the staff were so giddy! πŸ™‚ They said this small task made their night. It was really touching to see how excited people are about adoption.

Then we opened the package….and obviously by now you know IT’S A GIRL!!!!!! EEEEEEPPPPP!!!

We couldn’t be more excited about this! πŸ™‚

–four–

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Then I had amazing friends in Denver throw me a second Baby Shower! πŸ™‚

Double surreal!!!

Again, it was cute as can be and we also had a gender reveal in the gorgeous and delicious gluten-free cupcakes.

Even though I knew, don’t I still look surprised? Props to Alzbeta for snapping these photos of the gathering!

I felt so supported and loved the past couple weeks. Again, it’s truly inspiring to see how excited people are for this adoption.

–five–

Lactation induction.

Obviously no photos here.

This might sound weird to some of you but I assure you it’s not.

I am currently inducing lactation so I can breast-feed Baby Girl. This involves taking herbs, medications, drinking lots of water/tea, and pumping every 2-3 hours per day.

But after two weeks of pumping, I started making milk! What!?!?!

It’s not much. I only make 3-4 ounces a day which is a SMALL fraction of what the baby needs. It keeps getting better each day though, which is encouraging since “the ladies” didn’t really have 9 months to gear up for this. I’ve got about one month left to keep pumping, storing, freezing, and building my supply. It’s literally my new full-time job and I am so excited to be doing it.

That’s a Little Happy wrap! Stay tuned this week for one last puzzle fundraiser update!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Jenna October 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Congratulations! You’ll be such a pretty little mama! We are having a girl also any day now. Will be praying for you and Jonathan as you become parents!

    • Reply Amanda October 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      I didn’t know you were expecting a baby girl soon! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  • Reply Megan October 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Praying for you guys! Let me know if you want some nursing advice! My dear friend nursed three out of four adopted babies and I used a nursing system called Lact Aid.

    • Reply Amanda October 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Megan! I did purchase the Lac Aid and plan to use it with donor milk and formula as I build my supply πŸ™‚

  • Reply Janelle October 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The fact that you’ll get to breastfeed is absolutely amazing. So happy for you!

  • Reply Catholic Mutt October 6, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I love all of these! Your little girl is so blessed to have so much family to love and care for her!

  • Reply Stephanie October 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    All of this is too exciting!!!! πŸ™‚

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