More packing and planning posts to come soon. . .today I want to talk about our wait to bring our baby boy home.
Each month, we receive a couple of new photos and measurements of our baby in Taiwan. I cherish these updates and I am so grateful to receive them. I keep a small album with all of the photos. (Our kids love to carry photos of our baby around and show them to anyone willing to listen.)
As much as I love the updates, I know I am missing out on some of our son’s “firsts”. When we adopted our other son, he was already crawling and had two teeth. We missed out on his first smile, seeing him roll over, watching him learn to crawl and his first haircut. I have friends with babies about the same age as our little boy in Taiwan, and I do feel a twinge of sadness as I look at those children and realize the time I am missing with our son.
The wait will soon be over, I hope. And there will be many milestones we can celebrate with our son once he is home. But I do grieve these months of waiting. We’re coming for you, sweet baby boy. . .don’t grow up too fast!