Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Here's how it went down....

So you know how they say that the day that you least expect it, it comes?
Well that is exactly what happened folks.
I will be honest, everyday for the past week, I thought the call would be that day. So everyday, from 9 to 3, I sat on my phone. I checked blogs every time I sat down at my desk. I felt like butterflies were all over my stomach.

But not today!
I woke up this morning and just knew that today would NOT be the day. And I was ok with it!
I was seeing a patient for a new OB intake. I had left my phone in my office because, like I said, I just wasn't thinking about it today. I am almost done with my patient, when the receptionist knocks on the door.

"Your husband just called and said you need to call him back NOW!"

Me: "Are you serious?!?!?"

I then just leave the patient in the room! I kinda wondering what they were thinking!!:)
I then call Brian back and he tells me that Mary had tried to call me, but I didn't answer and that this was it!! I hung up the phone and flew out the door!

I spent the next 30 minutes of my drive home smiling, screaming and crying!

W got home and waited for Mary to call us back. She had a meeting, so we had to wait for about an hour. During that time, I changed clothes 3 times, did dishes, swept the whole house, and scared our dog about a million times with my screams!

Our last picture together before we see our son!

I was supper excited!!!

Please ignore my crazy bending thumbs. Weird, right?!?!:))

Brian is excited!

I can't even explain to you the feelings we felt when we saw him.

We knew he was ours! Remember those crazy vivid dreams I have been having? Well, I saw his hair in my dreams. Soft, beautiful curls.


He is a 5 and 1/2 month old ball of joy! Mary repeatedly commented on how he was such a happy and smiley baby! She told us that he smiles with his eyes, and does he ever!

Our friends, the Carter's, got to meet him last week and Kellie told me that we has such a happy baby! She sent me some video and pictures and I can not tell you how much joy it gave me to see them loving on him.
It was such an emotional call. We were so excited to see his face, but there was the part that was extremely sad for his past as well. Even though they told you to be prepared for this, I really just wasn't .

We have chosen the name Tate for our little man.
Tate means, "cheerful", and we thought it was fitting.
I so wish you could see his face, his eyes, his smile.
We are so in love!
God is so faithful and we feel blessed beyond belief!
Our first family pic!
(Sorry, we can't post his actual picture until we pass court!)

What a great day! To top it off. Joanna got their referral today too!
I just knew we would get our news on the same day!:)

For all those waiting, your time will come, and it will be amazing!


Christine said...

Thanks so much for sharing!!! So happy for you!...:)

Rebecca said...

congratulations! i am so happy for you! wonderful news! love the descriptions of him and his name is super cute. yay!

Laura said...

I am so happy for you! Glad you got a happy smiley baby:)

jamullins said...

So excited for you! Now you can breathe a little! :)

The Busters said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Still smiling for you guys!! Also please tell Joanna I said Congrats!!! And that I would love access to her blog if she would allow it. :)

Lindsey said...

YEAH!! I am so excited for you guys! Cannot wait to see that sweet face!

Kellie and Troy said...

So excited for you guys. I can't wait for you to meet him, he is such a joy! And know in the mean time that he is in very good hands. They all love those babies so much.

Amber said...

Oooh, I am SO excited to see what he looks like!!! I'm sure he's adorable and I'm so incredibly happy for you three!

grimthecat said...

Congrats!! It is such a happy time for you. So nice to see Brian again the other day. Here's to your happy healthy little boy!

Stephen, Miranda, and RJ

Niemitz said...

I'm hoping the Carters mentioned many babies waiting for referrals!!!!? What a great feeling to know that your friends got to meet your smiling little man:)


Kev and Erica said...

I am so happy for you friend! I love that it happened on a day you were not expecting it! Can't wait to see pics of your little guy!

Rebecca said...

How am I just now seeing this?!?!?

This is such exciting news! You guys are cute with your last picture of a family of two. You are now a family of THREE!!!! I'm living the joy with you all. Such a feeling of euphoria! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

Can't wait to see him!!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

So happy for you! We are waiting with Gladney also, but have only been waiting 2 months compared to your 8 so I can only imagine the crazy excitement you guys are feeling right now! Hoping you get a quick court date!

emily said...

Just wrote long comment and computer died, :( I just got back and may have a pic of your boy! If you want me to check, send a pic at teamalexander at mac com. Do you know someone that also was just referred a little bit older boy?? If so, feel free to have them email as well.

Enjoy this time! So much fun. Know that he is being very well cared for and loved. :)

Tracy said...

Congratulations! It is wonderful, isn't it?!