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Thursday, April 12, 2012

"how we got here"

Back in June of last year I wrote three posts titled "how we got here" and included some back ground on how Wes and I came to adoption.  Now that our adoption is almost completed I have a new installment to add to our story!  Ultimately this blog is to help chronicle our lives, as well as adoption, so I thought I would go ahead and add another chapter.

Before you read this post please click here to read the first three installments....we will wait....part 1, part 2, part 3.

OK, here goes.  When we started the adoption we were still trying to get pregnant, but with all the stress of adoption and life we quit trying.  As in went back on birth control.  (Hey, I'm baring it all here!) In December, once we had our travel dates to meet Danny (Colton Daniel now) we decided that we were ready to start "trying" again, truly believing it would be a few months before anything happened. Boy were we wrong!  The entire week we were in Bulgaria we knew something was up, but neither of us really wanted to say much about it.  When we left to come back home (so stinking hard, by the way) we decided that I would take a home pregnancy test the following morning.  I bet you can guess what it said....PREGNANT! We were thrilled!  And we are not good secret keepers, so later that day at lunch we told our friends and family, but then asked all them to keep our secret because of our history of miscarriages.  Wes and I also requested their prayers for a healthy baby this time around.

Today, 19 weeks pregnant, I am happy to tell you that Colton will be a big brother!  Baby BOY Whiteaker will join our family in early September.  We truly could not be more thrilled with God's timing in all this.  His plans are always better than ours, and neither of us could imagine our lives without Colton in them and know with out question that we have been walking His path this whole time.  Especially when our hearts hurt, and we didn't understand what was going on.


  1. Congratulations! We started the adoption process half way through our pregnancy :)

  2. Wow!! CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!! Can't wait to see how your life changes over the next few months! Super exciting!

  3. Oh, I am over the moon for you guys! God is SO, SO good. Amazing that you all will receive two blessings within months of each other. Warms my heart!

  4. Congratulations! What a beautiful blessing!!!

  5. I've been following your story awhile now. I couldn't be more tickled to read your news. It's amazing to see how God works and shows his wisdom. Congrats to you and your sweet growing family. So much to be thankful for!

    1. Thanks Holly! Do you have a blog we can follow back?

  6. Congratulations on your new baby boy! Praying for you as you finish your pregnancy and bring your little guy HOME!