Saturday, December 18, 2010

We would like you to meet...

Yesterday wa a pretty good day.  it was a LONG day but all turned out well in the end!  We went to Beaumont to pick up our son.  Here we are waiting for all the paperwork to be signed.  It only took about 30 to 45 minutes, but it felt more like 2 days!  

Here we are after the baby was discharged by the doctor and we were heading to the Elevatory.

Here he is all cozy in his car seat ready for the long drive to his new home.

After we got home, Dean was able to hold him

And, introducing Jacob Dean Ashish Audirsch

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

News, and More News

First of all, thank you all for your prayers.  Please keep praying!  We have until 12:30 tomorrow (12/17)!

We had a fun day of visiting friends at work, shopping, and going down to the hospital.  My mother is in town and she helped me do some much needed shopping for all the necessities, like onesies and blankets, etc.  Then we picked up Dean and headed to Beaumont.  That sure is a long drive! 

We were able to visit with the birth parents as well as our social worker.  My mother was able to meat them as well and hold the baby.  He is even more handsome than he was yesterday!!!  Dean and I were able to talk and visit and cry and hold the baby for quite a long time today.  It was an emotional day today.  He is really a beautiful baby!  Head full of dark hair!  You can almost not tell where his eye brows stop and his hair starts!  I promise to post pictures soon.

As for tomorrow, we are going to the hospital around 11am to meet her mother and grand mother.  They have come in from Florida today.  We are nervous about meeting them, but we are confident all will turn out well.

We are praying for the strength and courage for everybody involved to decide the best for this beautiful baby boy. And I pray for all the happiness for the birth parents and their family in this difficult time. 

This is REALLY REALLY Happening!!!!

So, you never now how you are going to react to great things that happen to you in life. When we found out we were picked for adoption, we were floored and cried and were so happy!!!  We have been planning for a day like yesterday but you never know how you are going to react when such a thing happens.  Here's the story...

I went on my lunch break and was going to do some lunch time Christmas Shopping when I called Dean just to say hi and how's it going and that it was nice out so he should get out some today.  Then, the phone beeped and it was AIM on the other line.  I told Dean I had to go and answered the call.  It was Denise, she said to call Jan on her cell phone NOW!  Well, guess what!  The birthmother was in labor and we are wanted at the hospital in Beaumont, you won't get there before the baby's born as she is 8cm already!  OMG!  I had to pull over to call Dean and told him all about it!!!  Then frantically called my mother who FREAKED out of course and started to head our way!

We got to the Hospital around 2:30pm.  She apparently went into labor at 1am that morning, but was sent HOME from the hospital at only 1cm.  By the time she got back to the hospital, she was in full blown labor, and he was delivered so fast they didn't even have time to finish the paperwork!!! 

The baby was born on December 15, 2010, 12:23 pm, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long.  He's happy and healthy, and the birthmother is doing great!

So, we are currently in the "48 hour" window, which ends Friday at 12:30. Please keep praying forus.

I will post more when I know more as we are planning on going to the hospital this afternoon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Truly A Jolly Happy Soul

I love my dog.  He is such a sweet and super hyper dog!  But, one of my favorite things about my crazy dog is he ACTUALLY will sit and take a picture when I ask.  I'm not sure why but he does!  And, when doing a Christmas picture, risking my beautiful tree from total Buddy destruction with ONE swift wag of a tail, I asked him to sit patiently down by the tree and take a picture.  And, the ONLY way to describe this dog is truly a Jolly Happy Soul!

Have a Merry Christmas from Buddy (the Elf)!

I just wish we could get a costume on him, I really think he would look too cute in a Buddy the Elf costume don't you?  He just never warmed to the idea of wearing clothes and/or anything on his head. I think that's Dean's doing as he thinks dressing up the dog is just wrong.  Oh well.  Here's to Buddy the Elf!  One of my favorite movies of the Christmas Season!

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh, Christmas Tree!

YEY!  I have a beautiful Christmas tree!  I actually had it finished Thanksgiving weekend. 

The tree is a pre-lit tree with only white lights
And, now, with the multi-color lights added

 I have some of the ornaments on, just playing with the feature on my camera here...
 My mother made me this ornament when I was a baby!
 And, here's the finished tree!!!

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!