We start traveling on the next flight out of there and we get there almost two days later or at least it feels like it! I'm not really sure how all that works with all the crazy time changes and what not, but we finally make it there. We search for our luggage, find our rental car, and try to figure out our GPS and of course it won't put the effin address so we can find our way to the agency. I think we had to drive pass the place a good three to four times (and we don't have a phone since ours are Italian and don't work there) so we finally stop at a hotel and ask for a phone book and a phone and they work with us. We are up the road from the place. We get there hop into their van (and of course in all the crazy my camera gets left in our car) and head straight to the hospital.
We are being told all about everything that went on while we were traveling. Everything went well, healthy BM, healthy baby, so all is good. We are jet lagged, tired, and excited, and it still doesn't feel real. We get to the hospital go to the nursery and I'm just looking at all these babies. My hubby points at one little boy and says that ours son. Thats him right now I'll bet you anything. I turn and ask which one is our little boy and our case worker points at the same little man! Daddy knew his little boy and it was the greatest thing ever! We are finally shown our little man and they hand him to us. Within seconds we go from being two to being three and a real family. I don't even know how to explain how it felt...surreal...a dream...I didn't cry which I'm surprised about. (of course there are no pics for these first encounters and I'm truly sad about this, but I can post his first ever pic. You know the ones the hospital takes and then really over charges you for).
Prince Charming (the light of our world)
6 lbs. 4 oz
20 in. long
After this we put him in his carseat and head back to the agency where we spend a little time filling out paperwork and then we're on our way. It was so weird. Definitely weird to just walk out with this little life and for him to truly be our son (ok so its not officially official yet but soon enough he's still in our care). I don't even know how to explain it. One minute we're just us and then the next we're parents. Trying to figure out if he's hungry or cold or hot or uncomfortable. Is he suppose to be making that face, who's goign to hold him, telling each other to be careful cause he's so tiny. Deciding if the name we picked for him before we knew him was really his name and yes it was! It means God's gift which I think is perfect for our situation! It was crazy and new and we were just simply in awe by this gorgeous little person we were now in charge of!
Mommy feeding our prince his first bottle. We had to stop at a nearby place to feed him cause he started screaming. Luckily there was a sonic cause daddy was hungry as well.
He's already mean muggin the world.
It really is the greatest life changing experience any person can go through. He is the light of our life even when he's cranky and won't take his effin' nap! He is now almost three months to the day and has changed so much right before our eyes. Its simply amazing how fast your children really do grow. He can hold his head up, do many pushes, grab things, he babbles on like no tomorrow, and so many other little things that we are just amazed to watch. He now has the curliest softest hair you could ever imagine. We have been truly blessed with this experience and this amazing baby boy. He sleeps through the night and no not like five or six hours more like 8, 9 and even 10 hours a night! He doesn't fuss unless he has a real reason too. I'll post a few more pics just so you can see how much he's grown and changed.
Sleeping in his pack and play in Michigan
Boys Rock Girls Drool!
At home in Italy with his favorite quilt our friend made.