Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Ok, so I have had a secret that I have kept for a few months, but now that our adoption is complete I am ready to reveal it.

I am pregnant!

I know, you must be thinking we are out of our minds. Probably you are right :)  No, this is not an accident, nor was it planned. We love children and know that God also loves children and we want to trust our family size to God. If we took it into our own hands, we may very well miss out on the things God has in store for us.

What does this mean for Kaylee? Will it change anything?
It means she will be a big sister. No, it will not change the fact that she is still our daughter and we will still love her as our daughter.

What about being so busy with Kaylee's needs?
We will take one day at a time, but I will definitely not put her aside, because I believe in her and I believe in giving her all that I can to help her become all that God wants her to be.

Does this mean we won't adopt again?
We want to adopt again, and believe we will.

Here is a picture of me today with baby number 4! at about 20 weeks

Today, we finished up all of our final paperwork. We are officially able to take Kaylee out of the country. We weren't sure on the timing, so we scheduled our flights for friday instead of thursday, just in case. We will be arriving at home at 5:30, if anyone wants to meet us at the airport. I honestly can't promise when we will be able to get out or have people over, with the many doctor appointments we will have, and we really want to just take the first few weeks to bond with Kaylee and get back to a normal life. So, if you are dying to meet her or see us, you should probably just come to the airport. I hope I don't come across as rude, to not invite people over, but we have been away for so long and would really like to get back into a routine with the kids and establish one with Kaylee. Please feel free to call though, if I do not answer right away, I will definitely call back. And who knows, maybe I will be bored and want people over :)


  1. I was just wondering today how big your baby bump would be when you got back and then here is a picture for me! You look so cute!! I will see younon Friday!

  2. I am so happy for you all. It will be so great to know you are on US soil. I love you all. Frammy

  3. yay!!! 4 under 4. the Lord provides what we need when we need it and with Him all things are possible. i love your mothering heart and it oozes in this post. love your belly-so sweet!!! can't wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and kaylee!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. We are so excited for you!!!!

    Bec and Aaron

  5. Well...that 'splains a lot!! hehe Congratulations Crystal!! So happy for your family, and YAY, you are coming home!!! :) Prayers for safe, easy flights!!

  6. Congrats! I think you've probably handled the hardest parts of pregnancy over there. (I couldn't imagine feeling icky in a another country without Brad to help out. Plus, sometimes you just need Chick-Fil-A when you are pregnant :)

  7. Wow! That is wonderful!! We are so happy for you :) I was pregnant when we traveled for our adoption of our son Sean, and was just starting to show when we got back. HOpe it hasn't been too hard for you with the pregnancy over there. What a blessing...and Kaylee will be a big sister too!!
    love, the Adamsons

  8. So happy for all of you! We'll keep you in our prayers, and please don't fail to call if you need a little help now and then, with errands, childcare, whatever. We love you and want this bonding time to go well. Although, it sounds like thing are already headed in that direction!

  9. : ) Love the post! So glad you are not missing out on God's REWARDS!
    Miss you guys!

  10. oh wow, congrats and welcome to the 4 club! :)