Friday, December 18, 2009

Survival Mode and Nesting.

I remember when we brought our boys home from the hospital and we were so tired and didn't know what to do.  So, we kicked in what we affectionately call " Survival Mode".  We did what we had to do to get through the first couple of weeks.  We let our babies sleep with us, we ate terrible fast food, the house did not get clean and we let our babies sleep in the baby swing or car seat ! 
Well, here we are again in " SURVIVAL MODE".  Our fridge is stocked with Coke ( we usually just drink water) and cinnamon rolls and we've been eating sandwiches for lunch and dinner for the past week. The boys have been sleeping on pallets in our room and they have played way too much WII.  It is just like it was when we brought our babies home. But, we are packed, the house is not a total disaster and we have tried to really focus on the boys this past week. Actually, it was Chuck that mentioned we were in "SURVIVAL MODE" and it hit me - even though we are adopting and the circumstances are different - bringing home Maggie feels the same as bringing home my boys.   Even down to physical changes in my body, lack of sleep and emotional highs and lows.
Oh, and I also am nesting really,really bad.  I nested with the boys and this is no different !
Everything seems cluttered and I have an overwhelming desire to throw away everything and clean.
Even my Blog seems junky and cluttered ! My wonderful friends are coming over this weekend to mop and dust for me while we are gone to take the boys to their Grandparents. I am so thankful for their love and support.
I am also thankful for all the prayers that are being said for us and for Maggie. We are stepping out on Faith right now in every area of our lives and it has been incredible to see God's hand in everything and His purpose fulfilled.


Amy Woods said...

Oh, girl I understand! I'm so excited to sit down on the plane and know that nothing can or will be done. Just flying to China to get our children!! See you in a few days!!!!!

Gavin's Family said...

You will be together as a whole family very soon!!
Love friends who will push up their sleves and mop someone elses house!!
Have a safe trip and know we all will be lifting you up in prayer.

Jodee Leader said...

How exciting! I can't wait to follow your journey! Happy Nesting!

Tami said...

Once you step on that plane, you'll EXHALE, and you're mind will become unclutered....focused clearly on your daughter:-). Hang in're almost there!!


Wife of the Pres. said...

Your most recent posts have cracked me up and I needed to laugh!!! Wish we were going with you all and Amy!!! There were no SOUTHERNERS in our last travel group!!! I know y'all will have a great 'ole time!!!

I can't wait until you all get your babies!!! Oh and about leaving your boys, I totally get it. I was so, so sad and missed ours terribly but you are so busy and just in survival mode and I'm guessing you'll miss them more than they miss you. Although I've never had my two so clingy to me as when we got back from China, at 10 and 6 years old, I was LOVING it!

Hope things go very smoothly and please post if you can! I'll be stalking!!!

Leslie (from AWAA, who just got her RA!!!!!)

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
Guangdong Province)