Crazy Day

November 14th, 2006
Categories: Jenna's Visits

The flight was delayed by an hour and a half. JD has thrown up exorcist style. And we keep forgetting things at Walmart. But so far? Well, you be the judge: Happiness

Visits Two and Three

November 13th, 2006
Categories: Jenna's Visits

For the next two visits, J & D and the Munchkin drove out to good ole Ohio. One visit was between six and seven months of age and the next visit fell around nine or ten months of age. For both of these visits, the family stayed with us. Playtime in the ParkThe June visit was fun in itself. This time I wasn't in so much shock about a little visual Mini-Me being in the same room as I was, so I was able to concentrate on building my relationship with J & D. We did some fun shopping, of course, because that is what D and I do best together. (Or apart, online. We send each other links all day. "Oooh! Buy this!") We… [more]

Let’s Take a Trip Down Visit Memory Lane: The First Visit

November 13th, 2006
Categories: Jenna's Visits

First Visit, First HourThe Munchkin was just around four months when we had our first visit. Josh and I drove to J & D's home, getting lost as we tried to find their street and house. I remember walking in the front door and seeing the Munchkin, for the first time since I had left the hospital, taking a nap on her playmat on the floor. I remember kneeling down before her, very quietly, amazed by her growth in size and beauty. Picking her up for the first time in four months was another moment of strange and wonderful emotions. My heart swelled with love and pride for this child who wasn't mine but was all at the same time. She wasn't awkward with me… [more]