Thursday, December 17, 2009

Baby Lust

I have to admit that I'm experience a lot of jealousy over all the people I know having babies. I've always wanted a large brood and I've had baby lust since my younger sister was born (I was almost five). P and I are likely done. We will welcome any babies that come our way, but we went through quite a bit of medical intervention to get the two that we have and have decided not to use any more in the future. On top of that, my pregnancies weren't exactly what you would call easy.

Then there is Reece's Rainbow ( There is a waiting list in the US to adopt babies with Down syndrome, but in many countries, they children have no chance at a life outside of an institution. Looking at this site breaks my heart and I want to adopt them all. P and I have always agreed that adoption is in our future and we have also agreed that special needs children are completely acceptable. Since Chloe's birth, we have developed a fondness in our hearts for people with Ds.

I've been telling people that I believe that I was always meant to have a baby with Ds and a lot of people agree with me. There is no question in my mind that if any family can provide what these kids need, it would be ours. I hope I continue to have this mindset when Kate and Chloe are old enough to allow us to follow this route.


  1. Oh Kimberly...I would be so excited if you adopted a little one with Ds. I think it would be the first answer to all my prayers for those sweet babies. You don't know how this blesses my heart!!!!!!

  2. I have had Baby Lust too! I'm in recovery-lol. Seriously tho, Hubby and I were talking tonight about Reece's Rainbow and how heart-breaking it is to think about those poor, sweet, innocent children. Good luck and God Bless you and your DH Kimberly if you decide to pursue it!

  3. That would be so wonderful for y'all to adopt a child with Ds. It would help you not only grow the family, but do so in such a way that makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child who would likely not get a second look by most other people.