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Everything posted by RyanLovesEvelyn

  1. This may sound odd as an AP, but not jumping at the first BP who calls isn't always best either. Sometimes when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Many BP are nervous & want you to like her so you'll like her baby so they may say what AP want to hear. To all PIWs, use prayer to guide you. God truly has the right baby for you.
  2. I saw this!! She has a beautiful little AA daughter! My favorite actress on my favorite show.
  3. Thanks to all for wishing my mommy & daddy well. I'm happy to be home!! Love, Austyn

  4. God ordained His Will to dominate. May peace & blessings be upon all during this time!
  5. Who else from the Tikkies is loving on my latest nephew?
  6. God is awesome isn't He? this miracle unfolded perfectly. Great announcement. Peace, blessings & congratulations to all families of this sweet baby girl. Can somebody tell me - was she the 11 pounder?
  7. Congratulations Dale & Jennifer on your new baby girl!!! So excited for you. I can feel the pink love!!! God Bless!
  8. Awwww, look at the new footer! I love it! Congrats College BFF! I remember when you approached me Cinco de Mayo & shared your dream of adopting & asked me & Ryan to join you & Jermaine. It's surreal to know that in less than a year OUR dream has come true. Ryan and I are overjoyed to be sharing in this journey with you. Abrazo will forever be a part of our lives. God is in the blessing business indeed! I'm just thrilled that you'll now have time to join me on the forum! HA!
  9. Congratulations Wilson family!!! Auntie Ev & Uncle Ry & the entire Tikkie Nation are sooooo happy for you. What a beautiful tribute Elizabeth wrote to you three. Will keep the new family in prayer & your new birthfamily in prayer as well. We love you!!!
  10. Man, I feel like we should call Oprah or The Talk to have this discussion live! Great info. Calix, believe me Ryan only THINKS he's enlightened. I think he had other reasons to have me lactate... These are all good points. I especially appreciate how you pointed out if there is a failed placement, one could donate their milk to a bank. Didn't even cross my mind. To Andrea's point about being on call & working, the fact that MIL could still feed Madeline what she was used to is such a good point. Thanks for sharing all!
  11. Welcome to the Abrazo family. If only you could see the look on my face with my husband said to me during our baby class, "Can't you just take some hormones & feed the baby?" Turns out in our married couples ministry, there is a lactation nurse & just two weeks ago I asked her opinion. She stated that i could be done with proper planning. Now, I don't have a baby yet. I was actually matched 2 weeks after orientation & had about 9 wks prior to birth. The BP went into labor early & then changed her mind after birth. I say that to say I'm not sure of the "guaranteed" type of placement but given the nurse told me I'd need to prep with certain medications about 3 months out, how can I ever know when to start? We could get a mom who changes her mind again, or we could get a call less than 3 months out like last time or we could get a BOG (baby on ground). There's not any way to tell when your baby will come. I think that's something you'll have to decide on with your hubby & figure out how the time would work out. One thing I didn't ask was how long I could take the meds before my milk would express. She did mention that I could pump & freeze but that defeats the whole breastfeeding bonding thing. Good luck with your quest. I will follow this strand to see what new stuff comes up!
  12. May God shine His light bright upon you! Love & hugs & kisses to Baby Isaiah & the Tikkie Mommie & Daddie!! Love Uncle Ryan & Aunt E
  13. Hi Dannette! Welcome to the family. Look forward to follwoing your journey. Keep warm up there!

  14. Ironically, when we go to look up scriptures, serious ones, we couldn't find any either. So Amy & Nick, with that, we'll leave you with our favorite quote from our favorite movie: Dear Baby Jesus, 6 lbs 13 oz all wrapped in swaddling clothing....

  15. Whoo Hoo!!! My favorite hotel chain!! Thanks Oliver's Mom!! This will come in handy since Ry & I are expecting a special delivery on 1/29. Thanks to AAA for sharing the love no matter what time of year.
  16. Thanks Andrea & Blake! We had a great holiday!

  17. This is indeed sad. God knows, however, what He has in store for us. We will keep all in prayer.
  18. Thanks to all who are sharing their stories with us regarding current sibilings! We were so relieved by her response. Big sis lives with her mommy primarily but we are anticipating more visits "when" we have placement. Happy Holidays to all!
  19. Ryan & I had to break the news to his 16 yo daughter about our adoption plan. We didn't expect anything negative but with teenage girls & their emotions you never know... Anyway, Ryan was so nervous. We took her out to dinner to tell her. He told her how we had discussed adoption from the very beginning of engagement & we have decided that now is the time. She quickly looks up from her smartphone from which she was texting and says, "Oh, like on MTV's '16 & Pregnant'? They did an open adoption where all the families knew each other & hung out & it was cool." So there you have it, just tune into MTV & they will do the legwork for you. Oh, and yes, she was excited & even joked about when she becomes a big sister, she will tell the baby, you know I'M really your mom! Having 2 BFFs who are adoptees of open adoptions, I have seen the positive effects & know this is the best choice for our family.
  20. Great to see dates! We will recommend your agency to others we know. May I suggest Embassy Stes Airport location as a new site. 2 room suites, great full breakfast and Happy hour!
  21. Amy, Just wanted to let you know we survived!

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