Monday, August 25, 2008

Origami Baby

We went to lunch after church on Sunday ... the whole family ... Beau, K Belle, La Petite Belle, and me. While we were enjoying our delicious Mexican feast, we were engaged in our normal, extremely interesting conversations about what the girls learned at church, what Spanish words we actually knew, why the girls shouldn't watch the Mexican TV programs while we were having a family meal, whether or not K Belle could actually go the entire meal without going to the bathroom (she couldn't), why we were drinking water instead of soft drinks, and the TOPIC OF THE DAY ... how the girls want Beau and I to have another baby.

As I am growing older, for some reason, I am really, really, really wanting another baby. But, I know my age is an issue ... actually Beau's age more an issue than mine. You know, women are having babies when they are a lot older nowadays and Beau's mom had him at the ripe ol' age of 40.

Here's the bad thing about all that:  Beau's been ... you know ... how can I say this ... fixed, neutered, "altered." He had that wonderful surgery that we are oh so thankful for ... except for when my little baby fever arises.

I would love to adopt, but honestly, we just can't afford it, which is a shame. I mean, does the government really want to find homes for these children or make money? Even going to another country to adopt would be great, but that can be even more expensive.

The girls know I want to adopt and always talk about it. And so we did talk about it again at lunch.

K Belle talked about how she wanted us to adopt a baby from Ireland or France. I think she thinks they are automatically born with those particular accents and speak the languages fluently. I explained to her that the babies would grow up being American just like we are.

Then, La Petite Belle said that she wanted us to get an origami baby.

HUH?

Origami baby?

We all proceeded to crack up. We asked her if she knew what origami was. She said she didn't.

K Belle looked at her and said, "It's the art of paper-folding." 

We all cracked up a little bit more. And Beau said, "Yes, we can have an origami baby."

So, meet the newest member of our family.

8 Comments:

~T. said...

Has Beau ever looked into a (ahem) "reversal" procedure by any chance?
Very personal so I won't go into it anymore than that, but they do work, I have a 13 year old brother to prove it :o)
Love the new Origami baby though! lol

blessedwith5 said...

Congrats on the "baby!"

Adoption is a great option and does not have to be expensive. Ryan's adoption was private AND expensive, however the other three boys were "wards of the state" and all adoption expenses are paid by the state. There are so many little ones out there that need families. Babies ARE available - regardless of negative opinion. If you continue to have baby urges, maybe adoption or fostering would be an avenue to at least look into.
Love ya

blessedwith5 said...

Congrats on the "baby!"

Adoption is a great option and does not have to be expensive. Ryan's adoption was private AND expensive, however the other three boys were "wards of the state" and all adoption expenses are paid by the state. There are so many little ones out there that need families. Babies ARE available - regardless of negative opinion. If you continue to have baby urges, maybe adoption or fostering would be an avenue to at least look into.
Love ya

Windy said...

You are so funny - the origami baby is perfect. No diapers, formula, sleepless nights, car seats, diaper bags, strollers...I get baby fever sometimes, too, and then I think about all of the above. Going over to vote for you:)

Queen B said...

The origami baby is pretty cute.

All of our bloggy friends will have so much info on adoptions...isn't that a great thing!

And I voted for ya.

Tami said...

Love the baby. Adoption is a great option. Lots of great people are adopted. That would be me in case you didn't get that.

Brandi said...

Ok, that baby is darn cute. . does he have a "belle" name yet? ha ha

I do have friends who are adopting through the foster care system, a 10 month old boy who is ADORABLE! The Lord will lead you just as He sees fit b/c I know you are seeking Him and His will for your sweet family. I'm enjoying your blog!

Brandi
PS I would love to talk to you if you are more interested in domestic adoption or affordable international adoption. . have you heard of the tax credit thing? There are domestic agencies in TX that are BEGGING people to take African American babies and have NO ONE in line so the babies are having to go into foster care. Ok, so you know I'm passionate about adoption! But, no pressure. . the Lord will lead you!

Julie said...

I JUST have to comment on this post. It CRACKED me UP. I came across it because my husband is English and we met in France and we want to adopt so I was looking for information on adopting from England, Ireland or France.

As they say, "out of the mouthes of babes""

We are hoping to adopt, feel free to follow our journey at www.afamilyisborn3.blogspot.com

Love the blog Mamma Belle oh and the Origami baby is a HOOT!!!

My best,
Julie