Psalm 37:4-6

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our newest addition...surprise!

Yes, you may be surprised to hear that we have a new little addition to our family. No, he is not from Ethiopia. We still plan to adopt from Ethiopia, but we will remain on the wait list until our new little guy is six months old. I will call him Buddy, as I've chosen nicknames for all of us for safety/privacy reasons. We first heard about Buddy's birthmother back in May, but we chose not to post about him because there were too many uncertainties about him joining our family. Even now, it seems surreal that he is with us because there were so many miracles that would have to happen in order for him to be with us. We know for a fact he was meant to be with us because only God could have brought it all about! His story is amazing and I hope to blog it in full soon, but this will be the shortened version for now.

Buddy was born Nov. 5th and was 8 pounds and 20 1/2 inches long. I had the privilege of watching the birth and being able to nurse Buddy soon after he was born. We stayed in the hospital for a few days as he had high biliruben levels and had to be under the lights. We brought him home on Nov. 9th to join our family forever!! We are so in love with our sweet guy and are loving being an adoptive family at last, even though it was not in a way we expected. We are completing an open adoption and we feel privileged to know Buddy's birthmother and to be able to see her regularly.

This past month has been an adjustment to having "twins" and double the diapers and feedings. :) We are beginning to feel like we have a routine that they are both (mostly) on, but doubling our number of kids in the past couple of months has definitely added new meaning to the word "busy." :)

Our "twin" boys (seven weeks apart)

We'll post Buddy's full story and more pictures soon!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Love the twins. ;-) Very cute kids. I am sure you are busy.