Friday, November 20, 2009

Home



And all feels right in the world.

We finally got our call yesterday afternoon, after a snafu with the paperwork that delayed us yet another day. It was 2pm Atlanta time when the Georgia agency called us and Nana, Jubilee and I were on the road to the airport by 3. After two plane flights and one frantic dash through the Houston airport we arrived safe in SeaTac. Nana discreetly checked for our luggage while A+A+J had a very sweet little reunion at the foot of the escalator near baggage claim #9.

So now, dear readers, we begin to settle in. There are so many people who need to meet Baby J, I have a feeling we won't be cooking our own meals 'til sometime near Christmas. Which is fine by me. Jubilee is still solidly on Atlanta time, and was up and ready to play bright and early this morning. Lucky for us she is still a newborn, which means that for every hour of playtime there is 2-4 hours of nap time, and right now that nap is happening right on top of Daddy.

As for me, despite my whopping four hours of sleep (Andrew didn't sleep at all, being somewhat behind me on his sleeping-through-baby-sounds skillset) I can't quite settle down. I'm busy reveling in the lovely rain (yes! I have longed for this rain for eleven days!) the cozy feeling of being in my own place and watching over my own family. There are bottles in the dishwasher and burp rags in the washing machine. All feels right in the world.

21 comments:

  1. Was grinning from ear to ear reading this update. Welcome home!

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  2. Fantastic news and a wonderful photo. I hope Andrew is enjoying catching up with J. Also hope the cats are doing ok with the new arrival. Very glad to hear that you're all finally together!

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  3. So glad to hear the family is all together and AT HOME!

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  4. Welcome home! Loving all the photos of you sweet little bundle. :)

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  5. I meant, YOUR sweet little bundle. lol.

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  6. This is where your life meets a hint of heaven.

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  7. Glad to hear you (finally!) made it home safe and sound!

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  8. Delurking to say welcome home and congratulations. The picture is so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes.

    Sometimes it takes longer than it should, but life can be sooo good.

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  9. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your updates and it just made my day +)
    For those of us still in the "wait", just seeing your journey complete to your daughter is like seeing hope fulfilled! I especially like your references to the bottles in the sink and burp clothes- those are the simple things that only those of us on this journey to parenthood would understand the significance of +)

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  10. so happy for your happy ending and new beginning. everyone says it but enjoy this time. the first year of my son's life was my happiest ever. now he's 11, it goes fast!

    coco

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  11. So glad you're finally home, and can properly start your life together.

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  12. welcome home! enjoy gazing into the sweet dozing eyes of your daughter:)

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  13. Congratulations!!!!!!!! I've been following along this whole time. It's so great to see you all together.

    Now, take care of yourself, try and sleep. I had a bad case of post adoptive depression and now I'm warning people (see my blog for posts about it) because it was unexpected and awful. So take care of yourself so you can enjoy your Jubilee (what an awesome name!!!)

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  14. Your post brought a big smile to my face. Home sweet home.

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  15. Can't wait to see more updates and photos of your precious family! It means so much to those of us waiting for our matches +)

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  16. Congrats and welcome home! Your family is so beautiful. I'm glad you are all back together again! ♥

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  17. I have been quietly following your blog since the very beginning, and have been praying for you these past few months. So thrilled to see you at home with your precious little one. CONGRATS! :)

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  18. well if that's not just a perfect picutre I don't know what is ♥

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