Emma is one month old (yesterday)! We haven't quite reached her due date, but she is doing well. She is up to 6lbs 7oz and has already outgrown many of her preemie outfits. She is having more "awake" times and is already on her way to being completely rotten, thanks to the whole Phillips clan! There is a LOT of fighting going on in our family right now...and not just the kids...grandma and aunt are to blame, also. Everyone wants their hands on this baby!
And just so you know...there must be a BUNCH of crazy people out there! Well, yeah, there are, but seriously??? I cannot tell you how many people have asked me if I was carrying a baby doll. And they are serious! (Did you see that story on Dateline about those Baby Reborn dolls and the people who treat them like they are real??) Well...I am NOT one of those!! Emma is REAL! LOL!! Still, it doesn't even compete with the lady at Wally World who asked me if I had a little dog in my Beco carrier! WHAT???? I can't make this stuff up!
This weekend is the Oklahoma Home School Convention. We spent most of today setting up and will be at the Cox Convention Center all day Friday and Saturday. I love convention. I am responsible for all of the speakers for the convention. I think this is my sixth year to do this. Anyway, our registration is up 10%, as it has been in the past few years, which means more people are choosing to homeschool!
This year has also been hard. Every year, we get to see and catch up with the vendors/speakers that come annually. Last year, they were all so excited for us as we were preparing for Jacob's adoption finalization. Today, I have had to share with those same people that Jacob is gone. Emma is a numbing sav to the gaping wound in my heart, but, it doesn't change the fact that he is gone.
That being said, how fortunate I am to belong to the family of God? Only God's people can encourage, pray, and support us the way that you have. As I read somewhere recently...probably on another blog...this WAS God's plan "A". And all along the way He was placing me in the paths of people He knew would be a comfort. He wasn't surprised and as I watch all of the details...from Jacob's arrival into our home until this very minute, I am in AWE of the God who orchestrates my life. Pure AWE!
I have to keep this short...need to sleep, but I wanted to check in and let you know how things are going! Talk with you soon!