I thought I had updated here about our daughter, but apparently I did not.
It's true: Having a second child takes up a lot more of your time! Especially when said child is colicy and doesn't like sleeping much.
Madison was born at the end of May and, aside from the first six weeks be r.o.u.g.h, is a total joy. She reminds me a lot of Kasen, who adores her. The feeling is mutual, too. She just thinks he is the coolest thing since sliced bread. (He's currently singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to her and showing her what to do with her hands.)
She's now a master breastfeeder, master sleeper and such a blessing to us!
As far as adoption stuff goes, it's sort of on hold indefinitely at this point. I have some medical issues and family issues we are dealing with and I honestly can't handle more on my plate at this moment. Jumping back into actively searching for a birthfamily and all that entails just isn't in me right now.
I woke up this morning with complete peace at how our life is right at this moment, but also with the feeling that maybe when Maddy is about 3, it would be time to start either seeing if by some chance we are able to get pregnant on our own again or hop back on the adoption bandwagon.
Honestly, I can't imagine going through another pregnancy though. This last time was hard on me, though I think part of it has to do with the medical issues I'm dealing with. I see a specialist in two weeks and will hopefully finally have some answers and start getting things straightened out.
That being said though, if someone approached us and we felt the situation was right, we'd definitely move forward with it.
I do know one thing though: I love being a stay-at-home mom and wife. It's totally my calling.