Saturday, March 26, 2011

A new fav of mine..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baby Shower

Our great friends and family threw us a baby shower. We appreciate them so much. And I am really glad that nobody was irritated that I only got to stay for about 50 minutes of it. But only five hours earier we found out that we were bringing him home that night...and my family said they were having a shower even if I wasn't there. Luckily, I got to be there.

Thanks again everyone!! You really spoiled us.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Adoption is Amazing!!

I am so far behind on blogging that I don't even know where to begin.

Back in January we got an email from a birthmother. It was the first birthmother we had heard from in about 8 months. Lets just say I was beginning to feel really down. For months I had felt that we were going to be getting our baby soon but with nothing happening, I was totally getting bummed. In fact, I had pretty much quit checking my email since we weren't recieving anything anyway. So when I saw that we had an email I instantly called Luke at work. We were so excited!! I knew I should wait until he got home so together we would email her back but I was too impatient.

The next couple of weeks were spent emailing back and forth with Kassie and then the first week in february we were able to get together and meet with her and her parents. It was a great visit and we really enjoyed meeting them. Everything really felt right.

Then a week later our caseworker called and said that she had something for us from Kassie.
Were we excited?
Our caseworker was going to come out to our house on saturday (Feb. 12th) to meet with us for a minute. Then saturday morning she called to say that the package never arrived.

And this is the point I got totally paranoid and spent the weekend thinking that Kassie has finally realized that me and Luke are really big nerds and has changed her mind and never sent the package.

Monday comes along...still no package. Gotta love the United States Postal Service :) Finally on tuesday we find out that it has arrived. YAY!!! We head in to the office and our caseworker gives us some cards and a letter from Kass and a teddy bear for Claire. She had chose us! It was an amazing moment!!

The next week Luke and I were invited to go with Kassie to the ultrasound which was really neat. Several days later I went with her to her doc appointment and was planning on going to the next one with her too. Well that ended up not happening. Our little guy was born the next day...about 2 1/2 weeks early. Luke and I got to the hospital about 10-15 minutes after he was born and we were able to go with him down to the nursery. Seeing our precious baby boy for the first time was incredible. No words can describe it. It was just amazing!!

We are so incredibly grateful for adoption. We have no doubt that Crue is meant to be part of our family. We love him so much. Kassie is one of the most selfless, strong, and courageous people that we know. And we are so glad that she is now part of our family and us part of hers.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Falling in Love

This little guy has joined our family and we instantly fell in love.

Crue Jaxson
March 2, 2011
7 lbs. 18.5 in.