Saturday, March 6, 2010

What a difference a day makes

See that post below? Adoption update, 2 situations fell through. Uh huh. Little did I know that J would be e-mailing me frantically on Thursday morning telling me we had a match.

Yep, that's right, we're parents! A little girl was born early Wednesday morning and her birthmom picked us to be her mom and dad. We met the birthmom, her mom, and our daughter (still getting used to saying/thinking/typing that) on Thursday night, signed a lot of paperwork reiterating that she would soon become our responsibility (yay!), tried to sleep, tied up some things at work, and went to get her Friday afternoon.
We love the birthmom. She and her mom were wonderful, warm people. And the birthmom is smart as a whip. We couldn't have asked for anything more. And of course have no way to express our gratitude for the amazing gift she gave us.

We brought our little girl home last night, with a pit stop at Sonic (she got her first bottle there), and are settling into brand new parenthood. Daddy has the magic touch. He hung out with her early this morning and she slept for 5 hours. Let's just say she was hungry when she got up.


Oh duh, I should post a picture!


Enjoy!

21 comments:

lifeasiliveit said...

Cute!!!!
So happy for you! Enjoy the 5 hr sleeps for the next few days. Birth makes them very drowsy. :) Sit and stare at her all day long if you want! Can't wait to hear more.

Gem said...

Oh my gosh that seems so fast, even knowing how long you've been waiting! I'm so happy for you guys! And I want to know what name you give her :-)

Hurdles of Life said...

Congrats Mom!!

Kelley said...

Oh.my.god. I'm crying tears of joy for you! Congrats momma!!! <3 She's just beautiful!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

I am so happy for you. I can't wait to meet your DAUGHTER!!!!

Katybug said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! It happened so fast! I am so happy for you!

kenpen said...

Omigosh! That was so fast! Congrats! I am so happy for you.

Serendipite said...

Wow - so fast!!! I'm so excited and happy for you :) xxxooo

Murfy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy to hear this news! Enjoy being a MOM! :)

Jennifer said...

She's so sweet! I am beyond thrilled for you!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, she is so amazing and beautiful! I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations again Mama! Yep...I'm talking to you...YOU are a MOM now! :)

Mari said...

I am so beyond thrilled for you.

The whole idea of waiting one day and having a daughter the next is just unbelievable to me. Congratulations, again to you and your husband. Your daughter is beautiful!

I've found myself repeating your story to my husband since you found out and shared with us. I'm hoping it'll get him in the mood to actually take the plunge. We'll see. :)

t.bird said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! i love her- congrats mom! she's beautiful!

Brian said...

Congratulations again!!!! Look forward to catching your blog since you know...I won't see you for 3 months ;-)

Kristen said...

She is adorable! Congratulations again! I'm so very happy for you.

koyn said...

Wow. I am so happy for you. How beautiful she is.

Lauren said...

How exciting!! I've been following your blog for about a month now and I'm so happy to hear this news. Congrats!

Cathy said...

Hey there! I've been following your blog ever since I left the MSN board, and just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so incredibly happy for you. ::hugs::

Jackie said...

She's precious... congrats!!!!!

Liz said...

Congratulations!!

Me said...

I love Love LOVE that picture. She's so adorable. Huge congratulations to you!