Getting Ready!

AUTHOR: | POSTED: July 27, 2011 | COMMENTS: 13 Comments

Carolyn Savage

I think we are ready! 

The nursery is completed.

The swings and bouncy chairs have new batteries and freshly laundered bedding.

The clothes are clean and hanging in the closet!

Diapers, wipes and bottles are stocked and ready to go.

Now we wait!

Jennifer will be 35 weeks along tomorrow and is still slam dunking this pregnancy.  The girls are growing like weeds…baby B even has hair (seen in an ultrasound).  I was talking to a dear friend yesterday and the realization that we are on the brink of this momentous birth struck her. “Can you believe you are so close?”  she asked.  The truth is…I can’t.  It is truly the most surreal thing I have ever anticipated…even harder to wrap my brain around than giving birth to a baby boy that would grow up with another family.  It is still hard for me to believe that our journey is going to culminate in a happy ending.  I guess that is what happens to a person who has experienced what we have experienced.

In spite of my anxiety, however, this summer has been really good. 

We’ve spent time with family. 

We’ve spent time with friends!

Our July 3rd Picnic!


And we even had some time alone with a very special Little Man!

Guess who that is?

I can feel the tide turning towards hope for us.  I have no doubt that the next few months will be full of chaotic challenges for our family, but we welcome these challenges with open arms.  I simply cannot wait to meet our daughters and become their mom. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted names for our girls.  They were all beautiful and Sean and I have created a list of twenty that we are considering.  Of course, we can’t name them before we see them (keeping to Sean’s theory) but I don’t think they’ll be nameless for long. 

Please continue to keep Jennifer and our daughters in your prayers.  We are in the home stretch now.  I can feel them coming to us.  Now we just need to cap this experience off with a safe and healthy delivery for everyone involved.  Stay tuned!

13 Comments on “ Getting Ready! ”

  • Cheryl Fehlen | July 27th, 2011 12:27 pm

    The nursery is beautiful! Thanks for the update. I’ve been following your story for months now, have read your book and heard you on Dr. Laura. My husband is a St. John alumni and most of our family is still in the area. Prayers coming your way!

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  • Sean Savage | August 1st, 2011 9:12 am

    We really enjoyed the Dr. Laura interview. She was great and provided an amazing endorsement for our book. Thank you for mentoning the St. Johns connection. We have remained very close to SJJ. Stay in touch.

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  • Heather | July 27th, 2011 6:31 pm

    What a beautiful room! You guys did a great job. I have been following your story and now I am reading your book. I am becoming a surrogate to a family and even though our story is a little different, because you guys where trying to conceive your own, but what you guys did I think is amazing. God Bless you and your family. <3

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  • Narelle | July 27th, 2011 8:54 pm

    Wow, room looks gorgeous! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by….I’m actually 36 weeks pregnant too and first read your book at the very start of my pregnancy. I’ve followed your story from then on and cried for you when the news was announced Jennifer was expecting twins. A wonderful ending to a truly heartbreaking story…it’s fantastic to see you have obviously been able to catch up againw ith Logan too, I was worried that would cease to happen. Good luck with it all, hope you are all smiling 24/7 🙂 xx

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  • Dawn | July 28th, 2011 10:49 pm

    The room is GORGEOUS!! I am so happy for your family. Happy Endings should come to great people who deserve them. Living through a tough time, with dignity, grace, and love. What a great picture with Little Man…I am so happy you get to see him grow up. Prayers and best wishes to Jennifer. I cannot wait to hear that the girls have arrived!

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  • Nana (of 18) | July 29th, 2011 11:17 pm

    So pleased to see you with Little Man/Logan again. I applaud both sets of parents for making this happen.

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  • Sean Savage | August 1st, 2011 9:17 am

    We are so fortunate to be able to see Logan!!!!!!

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  • Yvonne Vosacek | August 1st, 2011 12:22 pm

    So happy for you. My heart is really full and overflowing. You did such an amazing thing with Logan and I am so looking forward to seeing you with your little girls. Best of everything to you.

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  • tracy | August 2nd, 2011 9:34 am

    The picture of you with Little Man brought tears to my eyes!!!
    Hey if Jennifer hasn’t already had those sweet babies, next Monday is a perfect day!!
    The room is beautiful! I am so happy for all of you!!!
    Sending prayers for Jennifer as well!


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  • Panni | August 2nd, 2011 3:17 pm

    I love the nursery! We have the same swing! 🙂
    I am so happy that you get to see Logan!
    Very very happy for your family. You are so deserving of this joy! 🙂
    Will pray for healthy babies.

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  • Zoporia | August 3rd, 2011 11:29 am


    I just want to start off by saying God is awesome isn’t HE! 😀 Just brings a smile to my face when I began to TRY to grasp all of His Awesomeness! It’s the simple thing like taking just one deep breath that make me say THANK YOU LORD for that! Well, I read your book last night, and it left me wanting more!! I know that it wasn’t you spiritual autobiography but, you talked alot about your faith so I dedided to see if I could find anything about where you were now spiritually, and it looks like back to a good spot!!!! The rules that you gave your friends left me flaberghasted, but I am just going to say what I feel: Such a happy ending!!!!! Two beautiful baby girls!!!! It’s hard to understand how God is working when He’s working, but it’s taken all of my 21 years to find out that it’s not our place. Times may be horrible, but we just have to endure through it with faith and peace and to remember 1 Peter 5:7! There’s a verse in the Holy Bible that says works without faith is dead, and I know that you had both and are credited as righteous :D! My prayers are with you and your family!
    God Bless!

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  • Angoraknitter | August 5th, 2011 12:04 am

    I just finished your book, and your story is so heavy, as I tried to imagine how difficult it has been for you…what a relief to see you are getting to see Little Man! It makes me feel so happy to see you get to see him 🙂 reading his birth story really struck me because my daughter was born on the exact same day! I had to reflect upon my labor day and realized that while I was having my little girl, filled with such joy, you were going though so much. How our days ended to differently that night. My heart just ached reading your story. It makes me cherish my memories and the gifts of my children all the more.

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  • Jane virgens | August 8th, 2011 2:01 pm

    Why not name them caroline and shawna or carol and shiana after two wonderful parents glad you saw the little man

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