Monday, May 14, 2012

Like sister, like brother

Siblings are supposed to have things in common, right?

Megan and Wesley are a far cry from looking the same. I'll be the first to admit they share no blood. But, we do need some kind of claim on them as siblings. My claim is that they were born with the same cheeks.

Seriously. Look at the picture of Megan's cheeks as a baby, and then the picture of Wesley's cheeks. Both of them had/have cheeks that bulge out from their face. Granted, lots of babies have chuuby cheeks. But still.

And you should be jealous, because big cheeks equal kissable cheeks.

So, there you have it. Like sister, like brother. Uncanny! (kind of....)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

baby Wesley

Hello, blog world! It's me again. It's been a very long time, but now I have something to say.

See that picture above? And all the pictures below? Yeah, that's our son, Wesley! I am not kidding. I know what you are thinking... How? When? What the...... ? I will attempt to answer your questions quickly. Quickly- mostly because I have to go hold my boy in about 3 seconds because I haven't held him all day and it is killing me.

 So, on with the story. Abbreviated version.

 If you want more information, keep checking my blog. I'm sure I will post more details later.

 On April 3rd of this year, Jared's sister, who lives in Phoenix, contacted us because she knew someone who knew someone who knew someone that needed a family to take her baby. Of course, we said yes, even though we knew these things never happen.

 Keep in mind, we were not looking to adopt privately. We had been chilling with our little family and were enjoying being foster parents. We didn't think we would EVER adopt privately again.

 Anyway, the following Friday, April 6, Jenny (Jared's sister) calls me back and gives me a little info on birth mom. I call birth mom and we decide to get on the computer to Skype. It is really awkward. She says she thinks she is due in about 3 weeks.

 I freak out a little bit.

 Jared & I have strong feelings that we should go ahead with this adoption, even though it is so fast and crazy and doesn't seem like it could possibly happen. We hire a lawyer. I keep Skyping with birth mom. I'm amazed at how every thing is coming together so easily. Seems too good to be true. We find out it's a boy. We shout hooray! We pick out a name. We wait.

 I keep in contact with birth mom. Jenny goes to every appointment with her. We still feel good about things. We make plans for me to fly down to Phoenix so birth mom can be induced. Plans change when birth mom goes into labor early Saturday morning, May 5th. I pack bags and head to Phoenix. Jared stays home to work and take care of the othe three kids.

 Baby is born. We name him after his great grandfather and also his daddy. We name him Wesley Jared. He is so handsome and adorable. Just look at the cuteness of this boy.

 I am still in Phoenix. Wesley is currently in the NICU but we are hoping he will be out within the next week or so. He will be fine; his little body just needs to figure out a few things before he can be released from the hospital.

 The good news is that we were able to sign adoption papers yesterday (Wednesday, May 9th)! That means that little Wesley is now officially our son and there's nothing can change it. It's a done deal. We are so happy! SO HAPPY! Obviously.

 We can't wait until Wesley is out of the hospital so that we can be together as a family. It's kind of hard being far away from each other in such a crucial and exciting and fragile time. Luckily we both have support around us. Feel free to send any prayers in our direction. Sweet little Wesley needs to get better so he can come home. Thanks for reading. Enjoy the pictures of our cute little son!