Little Happies: BABY REGISTRY!!

August 4, 2014


Welcome back to the littlest happy link-up on the planet! 🙂

Here are some of the happy things going on in our neck of the woods:



We had a bottle of whipped cream in our fridge I had completely forgotten about!

Well last week I re-discovered it as I was pouring my morning cup o joe and had a moment of inspiration. Yes, it was delicious.

Double little happy since that is the mug I hand-painted with Jonathan for a Valentine’s Day date three years ago.


ustheduo.jpgHave you heard about Us The Duo yet???

They are a talented married couple who make and sing music together.

I am hooked for good and have been listening to them non-stop since the concert.



The most surreal part of our week…we started a Baby Registry! (Amazon, Babies R US, and Pottery Barn)

For most of you out there, that truly would be a Little Happy since it’s a relatively small task on the journey to parenthood.

If I am being honest though? It was a HUGE HAPPY!

I’ve guarded my heart something fierce through infertility – meaning that I have NEVER done/thought of/looked at anything relating to Baby Registries.

Doing this simple act with Jonathan was like a breath of fresh air. It was like the shackles of infertility that have held us stagnant for so long began to fall away. It felt like there is a baby out there for our family and we are looking at items for them. We had so much joy doing the registering because it meant that the next time we see these items, it means that Baby Teixeira is coming home too.



I got invited to this by a friend of mine. She thought I might want to join her in attending this sale and even said that expecting moms can come arrive at 8 am for a pre-sale.

Then I cried a little happy tear.

For so long I have been afraid of moms.

I fear they won’t accept me or treat me like a “real” mom since I can’t talk about pregnancy, labor, cracked nipples, or the return of my cycle post pregnancy…as if those things are what make a mom or something.

I am sure some women will simply treat me as lesser and I am prepared for that.

But not this friend of mine. She treats me like I am expecting like any other momma out there. No, I don’t have all the details but that’s alright. She asks about the adoption regularly, like anyone would ask about how a pregnancy is going. She’s made me feel like a mother-to-be and I simply can’t express my gratitude for that.

That’s a Little Happy Wrap! Have a great week!

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  • Reply beingmrsmurray August 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Listening to Us the Duo right now and loving it! “Smile and Keep Your Head Up” totally made my Monday better and I think it should be an anthem for us IF gals 🙂

    • Reply Amanda August 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      I agree! Love that song! I am so glad you are listening to them now! 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie August 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    You painted that mug?? Such talent you have!! 😀

    It must have been a blast walking around Babies R Us together. Finally! There’s hope for a baby-filled future. And I love that your friend invited you to that event. It’s great when non-IF moms include us future adoptive mamas in baby stuff. Yay! It’s starting to feel really real!!

  • Reply Catholic Mutt August 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    These are all great, but I especially love how wonderful your friend is. Sometimes there are too few people that can react like that (not because they don’t care, but just because they don’t know) and those friends are wonderful!

  • Reply All in His Perfect Timing August 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Whipped Cream makes me VERY happy too! 🙂 You did a great job painting the mug – it is very pretty!
    I’m so excited for you as you register and shop and plan for baby!! I know what you mean about guarding your heart against all things baby and mom-related.

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