the historical day of august 24, 2009 – the day we became parents to our beautiful baby boy!
the day began with jarod’s dad going in for neck surgery. we thought it was so awesome that we could be there with him (& mom d)… just one of the many reasons we’re grateful to be on the west side for a year!
shortly after we took the above picture jarod and i left the room to return a few magazines i had borrowed from the “waiting room.” when we returned i had a voice mail… it was our adoption agency. immediately we all got giddy thinking maybe our file was finally in the “matching room.” jarod called her back and immediately we were told we had a child! we all screamed so loud that all the nurses came running in… thinking something bad had happened to jarod’s dad! after a while i remembered the camera, pulled myself together and shot some special pictures of our very special day!
jarod’s getting all the details on our baby boy while mom d proudly displays her “nai nai” (aka grandma) key chain.
after what seemed like forever we were able to finally see our baby boy’s picture*! all the nurses at the hospital were so kind. i think they all enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful celebration. of course, as soon as we saw him we all did the “ohhhhh…” and “ahhhh…” thing. unfortunately jarod’s dad was stuck in his room missing out on all the fun! poor guy, he really did get the shaft once our baby boy bounced into our lives!
now it’s your turn… “OHHHHH…” “AHHHH…” i think the first thing i said was, “he’s just perfect!” i love this body shot and his cute flexed feet! (for a video of our first time to see his picture, click the picture below or here.)
but what i can’t get enough of is his beautiful face! i love, love, love his beautiful eyes and sweet little mouth!
of course, i quickly noted that he had lots of hair… which is funny ’cause i won’t get a chance to use even one of my 50+ hair bows on his head!
like a good son, jarod’s brother jason dropped by to visit his dad post-surgery… only to discover the 3 of us (including jarod’s mom) huddled around a computer staring at our baby boy’s photo. but he didn’t stay confused for long as i blurted out, “we’re parents!” and held out an 8×10 black and white of our baby! thank you st. john nurses for our paper delivery!
here jarod (aka daddy) is holding SILVER DRAGON for the first time! and uncle jason is thrilled!
now that’s one proud “nai nai!”
minus the red eyes i think it’s obvious we couldn’t be more happy!
from the hospital we rushed to jarod’s parent’s home to print out the “acceptance letter.” here’s jarod proudly signing on the dotted line.
here’s mommy signing… i think i may have even yelled out, “GIVE ME MY BABY!”
jennifer’s mom made a special run over to the “sign on the dotted line house” to see her grandson for the first time. of course, she also agreed that he’s absolutely perfect!
realizing very quickly our date nights will soon come to an end we went to pappasitos for lunch the next day. mind you, this is after only 3 hours of sleep and still running on plenty of adrenlaline!
and finally, here we are… the proud and anxious parents of a baby boy!
*pictures are of him at approx. 8 months.