What’s New??

I am finding myself exhausted lately as the heat wave has passed and with it the excuse to sit in the kiddie pool with my little people all day and do no chores.  So in light of my tired state and my equal desires to update the blog and also to go to bed, my […]

Crying

I have been thinking a lot lately about our family’s story.  This chapter isn’t turning out at all like I had suspected the script was written. Crying, lots of crying.  That’s what’s going on at the Kortman house these days.  And Zan crys quite often too! 🙂 ‘Little Z’  is six weeks old and we […]

Big Day!

Today Kristi signed the relinquishment papers at the Kent County Courthouse and we signed Petition to Adopt papers which were filed with the court on our behalf by Adoption Associates, Inc. Lunch today with Kristi was WONDERFUL!  It was so good to hug, talk, laugh together and share stories and questions. Paul and I both […]

So Far….

So far it has been less than idyllic. So far it has been just plain difficult. So far Zander hasn’t been sleeping well at night and we are exhausted.  We are, however, holding it together well and Paul and I have only argued once. So far we are working on making more milk so Zander […]

Itty Bitty is HERE!

Our hearts are full of thankfulness and joy as we introduce you to Zander Paul.  He was born Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:11am.  He weighs 6lbs. 12 oz., measures 18″ and has a FULL head of dark hair!!  He currently has a calm demeanor and a sweet peaceful spirit–he doesn’t even cry when they […]

Getting There

Birth mom, Kristi, had a dr. appointment today.  She is dilated to 3cm and is 50% effaced. So, we’re getting there.  Slowly.   I am unconcerned about how long it may take for Itty Bitty to arrive… …because I know this baby’s timing will be perfect.  How can I be so sure?  Because I know […]

Relinquishment

I have been thinking a lot recently about how I haven’t updated here enough!  Mostly I think about it while I am nursing or in the middle of making dinner or while snuggling with my hubby in the evening….none of those times are times I can/want to stop what I am doing and go blog! […]

The Call

Have you ever heard people talk about getting THE CALL? Waiting for the doctor’s office to call you with the test results. Waiting for the phone to ring to tell you if you got the job. Waiting for your wife to call your cell and tell you she is in labor. For religious folk, it […]

It’s All About Timing

It really is. All about timing. Our timing and God’s timing…and getting those two to fall in line with one another. It has been about a month since we had our last visit with our caseworker and we have been waiting as patiently as possible for her to approve our homestudy. We kept wondering “what […]

Not Late!

So many of my friends in the adoption world are “getting their babies”.  It makes it hard to not feel anxious.  If you have adopted before, you know that “I wish it were yesterday” feeling! Yeah, I know God’s got it all under control. Yes, I know his plan is the best/perfect/better than I can […]