Saturday, June 23, 2012

Our New Littlest Love

Abraham Christopher came screaming into the world on Wednesday, June 20th at 11:35 a.m. 


He weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 oz. - not too bad for a 38 week baby!


I'm in scrubs because he was born by c-section and K asked me to be the one to go into surgery with her.


Once he checked out and was shown to have great Apgars (9 and 9), we got to go out into the hallway to meet daddy for the first time.


He did not like being poked and prodded in the nursery.


But all was made better when he got to nurse for the first time.


On Thursday, June 21st his birthmom, K, signed away her rights.  She was incredibly strong.  She told me she cried out all her tears the night before and loved the decision she made for him.  She always referred to us as his mom and dad and told me she now understood why he was born.


And just like that, we had a son.



It won't all be finalized until December, but he's not going anywhere! 



We are madly in love with him.



Ridiculously exhausted, but head over heals for this little man!


His sisters call him A-bee-ham.


We call him ours.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story and what a blessed baby boy! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

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  2. God is SO good!! Beautiful story sweet mama. Blessings upon your new family! And blessings on the woman who carried your son into this world.

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  3. Soo wonderful! I can't imagine how it felt to hold him for the first time. He is seriously beautiful!!

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  4. OH my he is SOOOOO adorable! I am really so happy for you. What an amazing blessing that K has been so supportive and loving and filled with grace, that is precious to hear how she has interacted with you. Thank you for the update:)!!! Are you able to nurse him, did I see that right? Awesome! How is that going?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he has been able to be exclusively breast fed thus far. :) A huge blessing and answer to prayer.

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  5. Congratulations! It was almost a year ago that we were experiencing the same joy and 11.5 months later the joy has only increased!

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  6. My goodness I just found your blog, and I am totally tearing up right now! He.IS.SO.PRECIOUS. What a gift from the Lord:) Excited to follow your story:) Love Katie

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    1. Thanks! Welcome to my little corner of the interwebs. :)

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  7. This post was so beautiful! I think it is amazing you are nursing him. Oh gosh it all brings tears to my eyes. I love adoption!

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