Wednesday, July 28, 2010

At long last

CHI called Monday afternoon and told us to expect an email. THE email. Which led, of course, to my pressing the refresh key about once a minute for the next seven hours (!!) until finally, at 10:30 pm, voila.

Our sweet little pumpkin arrived. We looked at those pictures and were completely stunned. She is perfect and beautiful and ... wrinkled ... and seven pounds ... because ... she's three weeks old. I have never heard of such a thing before, such a young baby. Three weeks! I want to be so happy, and I AM so happy, but at the same time my heart can't help but break for this poor child, three weeks old and no mama. At three weeks, all you KNOW is your mama. But, we are so happy, and Eric in particular is fully head over heels in love already (I just can't let myself go there so early in the game or I'll be out of my mind within a month).

She is already at the Thomas Center, getting the same amazing care and love that Dessi received so many moons ago. So we do feel peaceful, knowing she's there, picturing the crib she sleeps in and the women who feed and snuggle her, the dimly lit quiet of the nursery and the caring administration of Abdissa. So, that's nice. But also, to hell with that! We just want to leap up from our chairs and go get her NOW!

Courts are, however, about to close (aug. 6 is what they're predicting) and I don't know what that means for us in terms of court appointments and travel dates. I've always felt so sorry for parents who get referrals before the court dates. Like, how could they possibly live through that long of a wait with absolutely nothing happening?!?! Sigh. :)

So, it's 11:54 pm over here and I'm going to try to sleep (I didn't go down 'till 3 am last night).

Namaste, peace and love from Whitefish. I'll post as soon as I hear more news!

12 comments:

Christy said...

Congratulations!!! That is such great news! I can't wait to see her pictures posted once you pass court!!

Actually, waiting through the court closure was probably the easiest part in my process. I wasn't constantly looking at my phone or email waiting for news. But man, as soon as those courts reopened, I was a mess again!!!

Hope you find some peace in your wait!!

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Katy said...

Congratulations! Three weeks - wild. I'm so happy for you. I never thought about what Christy said, that at least she didn't check and obsess evdery day during the closure. I hope it is not too hard for you, and you get to and through court as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Angela said...

Congratulations!!!

Dani Schmidt said...

What great news!! I've been stalking you're blog for the last several months. So happy for the news!

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jen said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!! Also wishing for a peaceful wait for you!
much love,
Jen

Zoe said...

Wow!! So thrilled for you! Can't wait to see pics, and will be thinking of you as you wait to meet her.

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