Tuesday, November 17, 2009

one more day...

Well, here we are, almost five days past the day we thought was the for-sure-we-will-be-home-by-then date and we finally know. Marla called today with the news that our paperwork is finally on its way to Washington State, and should be approved first thing tomorrow. We can't actually buy tickets until we hear the okay, which means they'll be spendy, but at this point I don't care a bit. I just want to walk off a plane in Seattle and into my husband's arms so we can take our daughter home.

Also, slightly less important, I miss my cats.

All in all, however, the past week and half has been wonderful. Staying with Granny and Grandpa M was the best possible decision we could have made. Granny M told me when we arrived that she always offers their home to new adoptive parents, but that lately no one has taken her up on it. Part of me completely understands this - we definitely experienced the impulse to grab our baby and run - but I am so glad we accepted. These are the people who took our baby home from the hospital and loved her until we could get here. They have done such a wonderful job, and the past week I have watched in awe as they have graciously let her go. Yesterday Jubilee was fussing and I picked her up. She quieted and Granny M smiled and said to my mother, "well she sure knows her mama, doesn't she?" If the moment was at all bittersweet for her I sure couldn't tell.

Some pictures for you:

Grandpa and Granny M.

getting ready for bed with Mommy.

and, because there is nothing sweeter:
Her majesty, three weeks old.

9 comments:

  1. She's beautiful, and I'm so glad you have such a great place to stay while you wait.

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  2. Such lovely pictures, and I'm so glad that your time in Atlanta has been so fulfilling (even though it was longer than you'd wanted). Safe travels tomorrow!

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  3. Congratulations to you all! My husband and I took several WACAP classes with you both and we are so happy to see you both so happy with your new baby girl! She is so beautiful and we can't wait to meet her one day at a WACAP reunion! We are so happy that you chose to share your story online and the pictures are keeping us going right now while we are in the big "wait" +) (as a side note, we too love the new show modern family and laughed so hard when we noticed on your blog that you all like it so much too.)

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  4. Thanks for the update. She looks absolutely gorgeous and you look so wonderful together. I'm sorry that you haven't made it home yet but I am keeping my fingers crossed, it will be great when you and A and J (and the cats) are all at home together. With hugs.

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  5. Yippie! So glad for you three. Granny M and Grandpa sound great. We have had such great experiences with cradle care families - what an amazing thing those folks do. We have been matched and are waiting for a little boy to be born and just wishing such positive loving thoughts for birthparents. Home has such bigger meaning now, doesn't it. Home for all three.

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  6. Oh, she is so precious. I'm so glad you are on your way home soon. G & G sounds wonderful

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  7. I hope you get home soon! But you havn't been missing much weatherwise. It's been cold, rainy and windy or at least it has been just north of the border. Enjoy the warmer weather down south if you can.

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  8. Wondering if you got home ok? Did your paperwork arrive? Did you all arrive safely in Seattle during this wind/rain storm? Hoping your family is all together finally....

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  9. That's such a vision of a you and Baby J! I'm hoping to have a pic like that soon.

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