After being 11 days late, she finally decided to make her grand appearance on Wednesday August 7th at 8:23 pm, coming in at a whopping 8 pounds 10 ounces, 20 inches long, with a full head of black hair, the cutest little dimple, and truly breaking her Daddy and Papa’s heart with her coo’s and cries. After the birth, a sleepless two and a half nights, and the anticipated signing of termination papers, I am thrilled to finally be able to introduce our daughter (by her name) Reagan Alma… Continue reading
…and has harsh as it may sound, it’s about time she’s feeling them! We are well passed the due date and have been overwhelmed by emails, questions and texts, wondering what is happening here in the back of beyond! It has been a very frustrating and depressing few days but finally we have made our way into the hospital waiting room, the birth mom has been induced, and the show is about to begin
The Hotel has begun to feel a bit like home. We have our typical parking spot. The front desk staff (the ones during the normal business hours at least) quite obviously know me by their smile that seems to say “why are you still here?”. I send my bills and cards from the hotel. We enter through the side entrance. I bring my partner his coffee every morning, as the norm. I tidy up our room on a daily basis. And to make matters worse…I stopped housekeeping from cleaning up the room this morning because I had already emptied our garbage pails out for her…I enjoyed helping her out too! I need help… Continue reading
In less than 24 hours a baby is indeed coming. While I may be on pins and needles at this moment awaiting for our own adoption to proceed, my little sister is home in New York awaiting tomorrows c-section where she’ll meet her own little girl. Continue reading
A statement was made to me recently which implied that adoption wasn’t a valid way of creating a family. A unique way…just not a real way. While trying not to regurgitate all over the other person, I want to make it clear that whether or not a gay or straight couple adopts a child, or someone that is single, please keep in mind that we’re bringing another member into the extended family and into our circle of friends. Continue reading
How do you remain so excited and so guarded all at the same time?
Seems like a pretty impossible task. Part of me wants to swipe the AMEX at every baby shop I come across. Another part of me say’s “just wait…what if she changes her mind?” It is a very conflicting way to feel. Adoption is simply a roller coaster ride which, that from the moment the adoptive parents are matched with an unborn baby, they begin to love the baby whole-heartedly knowing full well that their want for a family of their own, can change at any moment. Continue reading