1 week already!!

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First off, I cannot believe that Malachi has been here for a week already! Shane has two weeks off of work to spend with us at home, and it has been the greatest in the world to see him bond with his son, and have the ability to spend more time with our other 4 kids at home as well!

He had his first check-up which went great.   The Doctor did a head to toe exam and everything checked out just fine, no concerns were noted at this time.  He also wanted to make sure he was gaining back the little bit of weight that he had lost at the hospital, and it turns out that he had gained all the weight back and then some! He now weighs 8 pounds 1 oz. and still 19 1/4 inches long.  He stated that overall he was a healthy little boy and that he will see us in two weeks for his PKU follow up.

Let me tell you, Malachi is a great eater, great sleeper, and such a laid-back child! I know this is just newborn bliss, but I am loving every single minute of it! All of the kids are loving having a baby brother as well, and it’s so cute to watch each of them develop their own personal bond and relationship with him!

I wanted to share some pictures I have taken this last week, since I want to remember Malachi this small, forever! I know even in a few weeks his looks will change, and he will start to fill out, so I definitely wanted to make sure I captured all these sweet moments now! ♥

 



FYI my boys have to be blurred due to them being in foster care and it’s to protect their privacy! 🙂

Thank you ALL for your sweet comments on our surprise (gender wise) baby boy! We are so blessed and thankful to have him!

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It Happened–She’s ADOPTED!!

So after 486 days in foster care, we are official adoptive parents of our precious baby girl Gracelynn Marie Johnson! We love her to death, and she is definitely our “wild child” of the bunch and we are SO glad she is officially ours!!

I wanted to incorporate an entire blog post with SO many pictures of our baby girl that we have never been able to share without having to blur her face, to let you all in on our journey from day one to now! Thanks to EVERYONE for loving on us and supporting us throughout this journey, we LOVE you all!

 














These are some of my most favorite pictures from her since day one (especially her monthly photos when she was SO tiny) to now! Hope you all enjoy them and love them as much as Shane and I do! ♥♥♥

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We have a DATE!!!

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Ok, I have SO much joy and excitement in writing this, that I can BARELY contain myself!

We just got the “official notice” that our baby girl will be FINALLY a JOHNSON this Friday, December 15th! We have been through SO much with her, and the fact that we get to adopt our precious baby girl at 20 months old, is amazing!

God has truly blessed our family with the greatest gift of ALL through foster care and adoption and I cannot believe that we will be given the gift of forever, right before Christmas (one of my favorite holidays of the year).

To say that we are excited, is an understatement.  We have never been more happy in our life, and let me just tell you.. Brielle is SO excited to have a “forever sister” in our baby girl and their bond is so amazing already, and I know these two will two will be best friends forever.

THIS Friday the 15th of December, at 11:00a.m. we will be able to show our girl to the world, and announce her official new name!  Our kids will be missing school that day to attend this amazing event, and we cannot wait!

Outfits have already been bought, and my camera is READY to take a whole LOT of pictures (please get ready FB/Insta world)!

Shane and I cannot thank you all enough for the countless prayers during the difficult time in our journey, and the countless praise during the good times! We love you all and have been hesitant in talking or posting a lot of updates about what has been going on, afraid it wouldn’t happen or that we might just “jinx” it!

God is so good, in the good times and the bad.

Will update with a LOT of pictures on Friday so be on the lookout!♥♥♥

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

The phone calls we have waited on!

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The past two weeks have been SO busy here at the Johnson household and I have been wanting to post this blog for some time now!

So if you remember the post about the post on our update on our boys and then back in August when I posted an update on our baby girl and how things were going with each of the cases, well things have FINALLY moved forward and we have some good news!!

I will start with our boys:  Their legal worker called me about a week and half ago and told us that unless the boys’ biological parents took the case to the supreme court (which they would have to pay out of pocket for–which is highly unlikely) then we could move forward towards adoption!!  They estimate that it will be done in a couple of months, and we are SO excited to get things moving along in their case! My mom stated that as of Friday they have been in the foster care system for over 730 days now (Can you believe that? Ugh so sad)!

Now on to our wild child a.k.a our baby girl:  Her Adoption worker called me on the day of her placement review hearing on Wednesday and let me know that after I talk to the adoption negotiator (which I did Friday), that the last step is that everything is sent to our lawyer to be submitted to the court and we will get a FINAL adoption date!!! AHHH! It is SO real that God really may give us our Christmas wish for her to be officially adopted before the end of the year! Gosh we cannot wait! We have prayed and had MANY ups and downs with our baby girl in her case, but we knew that God would always put her right where she needs to be.   (Oh and an added bonus: She won’t have to be blurred anymore and we can FINALLY announce her new name!!)

So definitely there are some BIG things happening within the next few months (along with baby Johnson coming next month) so definitely keep following along!

Oh and our Christmas cards came in and they are ADORABLE!! I love every single picture and I love how our family changes every year (will leave you all with a preview and I will definitely be posting the full front/back when all of our family/friends have received them) ♥♥
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