We are the Kautzis (that's cow-t-see): Eric, Kelsey, Lila, Faith and Beatrix
Lila joined our family December 16, 2009.
|She gave us this look a lot. I think she knew we were clueless.|
Then, on December 12, 2012 our plans were re-directed when we were asked to consider the domestic adoption of a Chinese baby girl with Down syndrome! We took a leap of faith, (which is apt because her name happens to be Faith) said "yes" and prayed our way through an agonizing three month wait in the hopes that she would be our daughter.
|The first picture we saw of Faith|
|Meeting our girl for the first time.|
Most recently, we welcomed Awesome Kid #3, Beatrix Sonnet!
After over a year of trying to get pregnant, Bea is a long-awaited hope fulfilled. She was born July 17, 2015 and her name means "Bringer of Joy." She lives up to that name every day as she brings so much joy to our family simply by being in it!
We started this blog when we found out we were pregnant with Lila. I asked Eric what to call it and he said, without any hesitation, "Make Way for the Awesome Kid." So that's what I called it. Recently the words "Make Way" have taken on a new meaning in our lives (read more about that here).
You'll find confessions of a rookie mama, tales of toddlerhood, probably too many stories about poop, our adoption journey, and occasionally a soapbox rant or two. You will not find DIY projects or recipes because I am just not that domestic (the Husband cooks more of our meals than I do - he's much better at it). Sorry. I could try to be, but you'd be disappointed.
The reason I blog is to document moments in our life, to help out-of-town friends and family stay in touch (since we refuse to get Facebook), to share our adoption journey, and to hopefully encourage all the other new (or experienced) moms out there so that you don't feel like you're the only one who doesn't know what in the world she's doing!
Thanks for stopping by!