Friday, December 16, 2011

New Baby Quick Takes

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Yes, through the miracle of adoption we have a new baby, a son Matthew Joseph born the week before Thanksgiving weighing just shy of 4lbs .

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We started working with Christian Adoption Consultant Tracie Loux in April.

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While we were unloading groceries the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Tracie called to see if we were available. We said, well Megan's wedding is in 4 days, but sure we're open to being considered.

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Wednesday night arount 7pm right after dropping Grandma D off at the Hampton we got the call that he was ours. We called and emailed back accepting after going to Culver's to think. I think better while eating chocolate frozen custard. Seriously though there were factors like prematurity and prenatal exposure that we needed to discuss.

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The attorney was then unavailable for the LONG Thanksgiving weekend. Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th we did crazed packing and paperwork and shopping.

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We drove 16 hrs south on the 30th and were able to hold him for the 1st time Thursday the 1st of December.

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He was discharged from the NICU on Friday and we just passed ICPC this Tuesday (another miracle since Ohio is known for slow ICPC) and will be driving home starting tomorrow.

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