Sunday, November 8, 2009

The rest of the story...

Okay internet! You've suffered enough.

I said I didn't believe in symmetry anymore, in this process. And just to show me when to get cynical here is the timeline of events:

10/21 - Choice is born, we hurry to Atlanta
10/23 - 10:28am, baby J is born in Atlanta, relinquished at the hospital.
10/23 - 11ish am, Y tells us that Choice is not our baby, we cry eyes out, go home.
10/25 - baby J goes into cradle care to wait out the 10 day relinquishment period.
11/6 - Marla calls to tell us about baby J. The agency had her in mind for us from the day she was born, the day we left Atlanta heartbroken. They waited through the 10 day relinquishment period, just in case, because they didn't want to break our hearts again.
11/8 - we sign papers and officially take placement of our daughter, Jubilee.

So, basically, the day that we were so sad and disappointed, the baby who was meant to be ours was born. Almost that very moment, actually. We just had to wait to know about her until a few days ago. I hope that makes sense, I'm a little tired.

The point is this:

She is perfect, she is ours, and we are beyond elated.

And now, what I know you really want:




Andrew heads back tomorrow because he can't miss much school. My mom is coming out to join J and I, and we'll come back to Seattle together as soon as the paperwork is complete.

I'll write more reflective posts later with all sorts of details. Right now I need to kiss my girl and see that she gets off to sleep.

44 comments:

  1. What?! I'm slightly confused here but SUPER excited for you! Yay, you are now a MOM! Embrace the weird and wonderful feeling. Looking forward to reading more of your story.

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  2. read it again, Lavonne, and tell me if it makes more sense now. ♥

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  3. Ohhhhh, I am so happy for you! Jubilee is just beautiful!!!

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  4. Oh happy tears! You look awesome w/ that sweet baby snuggled on your chest! She's so beautiful and precious!
    Blueginger

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  5. She is beautiful!! What a crazy, amazing story!

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  6. Congratulations! She's beautiful.

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  7. O.M.G

    Congratulations, she is lovely.

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  8. Wow! We are beyond overjoyed for you guys!!! She is so beautiful, and you two look great as parents!!!

    Love you so much,
    Ruthie and Cam

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  9. i'm SO happy for you! She's beautiful and I can't wait to meet her!

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  10. OMG! This is the best happy ending ever! I just keep staring at the computer, saying "wow." DH wonders if that is all I can say, but I'm afraid it is. Wow! Jubilee is beautiful and I look forward to following more of your adventures in motherhood!

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  11. I so hope to be in your position someday. Not the sad parts (though at some level, I'm sure I'll be there too), but your end result is beyond amazing :)

    Following you & reading up on you here & there :) Love the love story of your daughter!!

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  12. i'm so happy for all three of you! congratulations! :):):)

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  13. YES!!!

    After all the initial excitement winds down, and that may be awhile, I know -- the boys and I would love to meet all of you sometime.

    Those cats are not going to be happy about sharing you...

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  14. WOW!!!!!!! This is the BEST story! I am SOOOOO happy for you. I have been praying for you since your sad post when you had to fly home without a baby. I couldn't imagine the heartbreak. And now, YOU HAVE YOUR BABY, and what an awesome name! She is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Alysia

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  15. She's SO beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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  16. That is such awesome news! Congratulations! That is so amazing how it all worked out. Symmetry indeed. Enjoy new-mommy-hood!

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  17. I didn't think you could look any more beautiful. Girl, was I wrong. Love you so much!

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  18. I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this... literally. That like NEVER happens. I can't even type the words in my heart..... Just wow. Beautiful.

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  19. Oh my goodness, oh my gosh! Congratulations!! She's just beautiful, not that you need me to tell you. ;)

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  20. ...Today we celebrated our son's first birthday with friends... I yawn and go to bed with computer to discover that A is celebrating too! Happy Happy Jubilee Day, A+A! We are thinking of you. What a wonderful day.

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  21. I cannot even describe how happy and excited I am for you all. Can't wait to see you back home, and meet your daughter. :)

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  22. Wow!! Best news I have heard in a while now. Congratulations Momma and Dada! Jubilee looks adorable. Love the name. Here's to many, many happy years ahead.

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  23. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! She's adorable!! Oh, your post gave me goosebumps. I thought something might have been up when you were looking for a notary public on a Saturday (we did the same thing with son #1 after a failed first placement. Son arrived 5 days later LOL).

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!! Give her hugs from her fans in Ohio!!
    Katie

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  24. SOOO happy!! Congrats! You both look amazing and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you both. I'm crying at my desk right now.

    Congrats!!!!!!

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  25. Oh I'm going to cry! She is precious and you both look sleepy but thrilled to be holding your sweet Jubilee. Beautiful name!
    What timing! God takes care of every detail. But I bet you wish you could have just stayed in Atlanta!! Congratz to you all. Enjoy this bonding time with your daughter!

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  26. Popping out of lurkdom to wish you a big congratulations. She is beautiful!

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  27. She is so gorgeous. Congrats, guys! She must make it all seem worthwhile.

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  28. Beautiful girl, beautiful name.

    So happy for this turn of events!

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  29. So lovely and sweet! What a joyful day! Congratulations!

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  30. What an amazing story! Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!!!

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  31. Argh, what an amazing thing! I am so happy for you and excited and moved! Thanks so much for the post and the pics, you are such a beautiful family. I am so pleased. I hope you and your girl and Andrew are doing well. With lots of love.

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  32. Just looked at this happy story once again. She's just gorgeous. You both look elated, tired---just exactly like you're supposed to look. She's a blessing from the One who knew the desires of your hearts.

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  33. YAY!!!!

    Those eyes - she is gorgeous. Congratulations.

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  34. WOWOWOWOW She is beautiful and I love her name.
    We have been matched with a little boy who will be born in a few weeks. So far, all is well - fingers crossed : )

    YIPPIE! Enjoy! Shannon

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  35. I've read this post multiple times now, and I still get chills every time! She is so precious, beautiful, and perfect. Amazing. I'm so excited to meet her and to see you all! Try to get some rest, and give her lots of kisses from all of us back home!

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  36. This is amazing. Many, many congratulations!

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  37. the internet is still suffering. we want more! more of Moore!

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  38. WOW!!! She's absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your daughter!

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  39. This is unbelievable! What a miracle! Congratulations!

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  40. Wow. Congratulations. She is beautiful, and you all look so peaceful together.

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  41. Oh my goodness - I have been living in a hole - I completely missed the fabulous news! Soooooo happy for your little family!

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