Saturday, November 8


The rain is falling where we are. I love rain. I always have. I love the sound, the smell, the taste. Its been very soothing for us.

There has been a wee bit of progress but K's labor continues to stall. We have talked many times about going home and just waiting to get another call from her but we would be taking a huge risk of missing the birth and being there the first moments of his life is very important to us. Its important to all of us. So, we are taking it day by day and trusting that we are supposed to be here.

The time we have spent with K & T has been something I will always cherish. We have fun and beautiful stories to share with our son about the week leading up to his birth. The other night the four of us took a walk at a nearby park with tall trees and lovely trails. K and I were behind Boho Boy and T and we shared and laughed and took deep breaths and looked up at the sky to the stars. I kept thinking how very surreal and joyful that moment was and how I can say to our son..."we took a walk together, late at night under the stars, each of us connecting with nature and one another because of our love for you."

K had another acupuncture appointment and will go again on Monday. It has helped the baby to move further down. Each day brings us closer to when he will come into our lives. I am trying my very best to be patient and trust and know that each moment he stays in the womb, he is more healthy and strong.

We are feeling as though we are in a cocoon. Life has stood still for us as we wait in our humble hotel room where I've draped fabric and white lights and prayer flags and pieces of my family and friends. We lay on the bed holding one another as we wait for that one call when we hear..."this is it...this is really it...".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful time for your family, trusting the process and knowing your baby knows the best time for him to make his entrance. Perfect.

Much love to all...


November 8, 2008 at 9:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Paula said...

I think it's all happening perfectly. It's giving you all a chance to get to know more about each other, and, especially, it's giving you and Boho Boy the opportunity to really participate as much as possible in that sweet baby's birth. It's all so very, very beautiful, and such an amazing testament to what love can do. You are all incredibly blessed, and I thank you so much for sharing this journey with us out here in cyberspace. :-)


November 8, 2008 at 10:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alisa said...

I just cant imagine how hard the wait is. But I love how you describe it to us. Its all so beautiful...so meant to be. I love that you made your hotel room comfortable and familar to your eyes and heart.

Hang in there mama.

November 8, 2008 at 10:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger deb schwedhelm photography said...

everything happens for a reason and i have to believe that K's labor is delayed so you can spend this special time with her. what a special and trusting time for you all.

thinking about you.


November 9, 2008 at 12:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Alberta Art Classes said...

I have been checking back a couple of times a day, just to be sure. You are so lucky to cherish this time, believe me, you will remember each tale as time ripens into your new life. Blessings and patience in the coming hours.

November 9, 2008 at 1:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

wow. blessed.

November 9, 2008 at 4:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger *the mama said...

i think we are all waiting with you**
you are so blessed, as are we to share this experience...sending wonderful vibes your way mama...

xo, A

November 9, 2008 at 5:48:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are waiting with y'all too. All the best during this special time.

November 9, 2008 at 6:00:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"each moment he stays in the womb, he is more healthy and strong." - yes!!!! yes!!! what great insight. he is exactly where he needs to be and is going to make his appearance accordingly - i guess his plans include allowing for some extra bonding time for you and K and even for you and Carsten-- very generous wise one ;). sending huge amounts of love and support. debra

November 9, 2008 at 6:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Terri Edwards said...

enjoy the cocoon! we were in a holding pattern with our birthmom for 4 days in her hospital room, and we made the most of it...watched movies, talked about everything under the sun, read gossip magazines, ate a lot of chocolate, and just enjoyed being with her.

when you do finally emerge from the cocoon with your son you will see the world in a way you never imagined! i am so happy for you all!!

November 9, 2008 at 7:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Eileen W. said...

I keep checking in to see if he's arrived. He's on his way, just taking it slow- nothing wrong with that. He's well worth the wait. xoxo

November 9, 2008 at 7:49:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cherish the this week spent with K and T.. Not many couples have the chance to do this. You will forever be glad that life has unfolded this way. What wonderful stories you will be able to share with your little one when he is older.
Waiting for your news on pins and needles from Portland...:)


November 9, 2008 at 7:56:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This time is the preface of the story of your son's life. All great stories begin before they take flight. Thinking of all of you.

November 9, 2008 at 8:01:00 AM PST  
Blogger Erin said...

I can't even imagine how tough the waiting is. Sounds like your son is in the process of teaching you one of the biggest lessons of early motherhood - patience!

Sending tons of good wishes to all of you. Hope you're holding him in your arms soon.

November 9, 2008 at 8:04:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

denise, waiting with you!!!!!!
love and hugs

November 9, 2008 at 8:49:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jamie said...

Oh, i was sure i was going to login today and see your "new" annoucement. :)Just wishing you peace and patience as you wait for this little guy....I can't imagine how difficult this time is for all of you (and how much you would love to sleep in your own bed! :))I think about you everyday and pray that he will make his way into this world soon. :)

November 9, 2008 at 8:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

We're all waiting with you, love.

November 9, 2008 at 10:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Thinking of you...seeing you laying on the bed with your legs in the air..watching the white little lights in your room...jumping up and down..wanting this little boy to come! I know the excitement! and the anxious waiting...in my heart so happy that you are having this time...so precious! xx

November 9, 2008 at 11:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Magicaldamselfly said...

All in God's time,,,,,baby boho has a time to be born and when that time comes he will come out kicking and scream to remind you all that he is the one in charge of this ball game. I check in here almost hourly, sometimes more to see, and feel your joy and to send up some prayers for you all. Thank you for sharing this wonder*filled journey with us all.

Prayers going up,

November 9, 2008 at 11:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Meredith Underhill said...

I just found your blog somehow, I have no idea how I got here. Fate it must be.

I wish you all the best, I wish you lived next door to me so I could run over with smudge sticks and candles and words for the new one.

Best of luck to your entire family.

November 9, 2008 at 12:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vanessa said...

yes, waiting with you... and visualizing, and sending all the good vibes i've got :)

November 9, 2008 at 12:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vivienne said...

i've been following along on your journey to motherhood for a while now and am so excited for you that the time has finally come for you and your wee one to be brought together!

November 9, 2008 at 1:12:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, waiting with you!

November 9, 2008 at 3:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger Amy said...

Thinking of you and the boho family. Sending prayers, wishes and good vibes your way!


November 9, 2008 at 3:51:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all waiting too for that moment when you say "It was really it. He's here."

Sending so many positive thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca F.

November 9, 2008 at 4:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Our Hands For Hope said...

Boho girl,
I came over after having read a post about you at Whimsical Bohiemian. I too am an adoptive mom to 5. How wonderful to read about your journey and now to find the day is almsot here. Congratulations to you and may God shower blessing upon your new family.

November 9, 2008 at 6:15:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boho Family,

It is funny because what you describe with the waiting and wondering, the emotions and all is just like labor. I am sure someone, possibly many have shared with you, how normal this is. Oh man it seems intolerable in some ways, to be so close to the end of the journey of pregnancy. Your journey has been so much longer than many of ours. However, so soon. However, you are in labor now. Without a doctor hurrying a baby along, this is how they come, sometimes fast sometimes not so much. I wish you all peace, rest and so much love and strength. Sometimes knitting or baking bread can be especially helpful. Baking helps because K uses her body and the movement is repetitive, and there is a tasty treat at the end. It can also help to release some of the nervous energy and tension.

Jen Diamond

November 9, 2008 at 6:15:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and checking your website everyday ;from a litlle French town by the sea I fwollow your journey. My babies both came when they were ready and their births were some of the best moments of my life. It's like when we're making art, it's all in the timing, not too much, not too little. Just to be what it is. Thank-you for sharing your story. Be well with all.

November 10, 2008 at 2:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

My labor for both of my children was very much like this, the anticipation and frustration of stalling can be incredible, but it seems that you have a natural way of making each of life's moments purposeful and beautiful and the meaning behind this one seems clear already.


November 10, 2008 at 6:53:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In some ways it's so great that it's happening like this. The time waiting for a baby to come seems to take forever! You get to experience that waiting that comes at the end. But it makes the actual birth so anticipated and that much more wonderful. I'm so happy for you and I just. can't. wait. until. he. comes!!!!

November 10, 2008 at 8:48:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people just. can't. wait. until. he. comes!!!!
Wishing you patience (cause God knows I don't have any...lol).

November 10, 2008 at 11:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Anna said...

Dear Denise~
I've only commented here once before, a long time back, but I wanted to share my love and support today. I know that there are other quiet wishes like mine floating all around you, quiet folks like me checking in each day to see how things are going. What an amazing journey~
Love, Anna

November 10, 2008 at 2:07:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am thinking of you all and excited for you too! :)

November 10, 2008 at 2:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jules said...

Oh I keep popping back here every chance I get. Waiting, waiting, wishing & hoping. Just as you are.
Love, acceptance & opening are my thoughts for you & your new family at this time.

Remember to sleep & savour uninterrupted cups of tea at this time too. You will miss both soon. x

November 10, 2008 at 3:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger gem said...

and also in that humble hotel room, draped around the shoulders of you & your husband, are the most brilliant, life*affirming, delicious & loving wishes of this grand collection of beings seen & unseen, who are making this divine journey with you.
with great, big, wild, hope*full love, Denise.

November 10, 2008 at 3:52:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello in there. wow boho''s you are going through a long ''labor'', with all of us hanging in there with you ,as you can see Boho, you have the most amazing following of fristers from all over the world,thinking of you at this beautiful magic time.. see you soonish XXXOOO Carole from Aussieland

November 10, 2008 at 5:03:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're all hanging in there with you while baby boho continues his wee and awesome journey. he knows just the time he needs until he makes his grand entrance! and so many souls you don't even know-and he doesn't even know-just can't wait...how cool is THAT!?

November 10, 2008 at 7:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mindy said...

waiting right along side of you all... embracing you in hope, in love, in light...

November 11, 2008 at 4:54:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sending love,

November 11, 2008 at 11:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lisa said...

I think we all feel (in some way or another) as though we're snuggled in that cocoon with you. In a way we have all been waiting with you. And are so excited that "this is really it..."

November 11, 2008 at 12:09:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

I keep popping in and out just waiting for the word.....this baby is one anticipated wee boy who is going to be celebrated by many!

November 11, 2008 at 6:06:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you all...can't wait for the announcement :)

Sending good vibes to all...so happy to "witness" the birth of a baby and the birth of a family :)

God bless you all!

xo glo

November 11, 2008 at 8:07:00 PM PST  

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