We're going to pretend is November 6th when I wrote this post and we took this photo. It's officially been one month since we were told we are officially waiting! One of the losses in this process is that I won't get to take the fun belly photos to share with you all as a pregnancy would. Theres been a handful of people who have referred to me as "expecting" which I can not put into words how much that means to me. Those of you who have told me that are putting me in the same group as other pregnant friends, which while I will wait longer with no due date, it brings a lot of hope to me that others think of me in that way. It helps me believe that this will actually happen on days when it feels so very far away from actually happening. Purpose of taking a photo on the 6th of every month is to document how long we "expectingly waited" for our little one. And for the now, a reminder to hope for what is to come. To those of you who ask about where we are in our adoption process and respond with "That's so exciting!", thank you so very much. There are days it feels very far away so its hard for me to be excited. But when we have so many cheerleaders its hard not to be excited too. So, thank you friends for surrounding us with excitement as we mark one month of waiting!