Saturday, July 22, 2006

I have a daughter..........

Its done....

I was amazing...........

We signed the papers today and it was the most wonderful, sweet experience. The baby 's grandparents wanted to meet us. We had a great visit..they are wonderful and intelligent and kind people. They took the letter we wrote to T and then she decided that SHE wanted to meet us. She wanted to give us the baby. T is a tiny (5 foot eve) thing, quite young and very soft and calm. We had a really good visit. I got to meet my daughter (who already has a little bit of sass and attitude) and the whole thing was very reverent and sweet. She is sure this is what she wants to do, her parents would be supportive either way.

She told us that she knows that God chose us as her family before we were even born. She was just the physical. That sounds so trite when I tell it, but she is a very smart, very religious girl who isn't ready to parent. The fact she wanted to meet us was amazing.

The little one is beautiful. Ton's of black hair. My first thought was that she looks like Jacob. :-) More details and pix later. We didn't stay at the hospital tonight, they wanted more time w/ the baby. We will bring her home tomorrow. We didn't even tell Lulu about this..I can't wait to see her face tomorrow.

I feel like I can finally breath again..... Utah folks......Lunch? Anyone? I will be stuck here for at least a week for the legal to clear..............

23 comments:

Tracy M said...

HOLY COW BEK!!! That is WONDERFUL news- I'm overflowing with happiness for you and your family! How amazing- I don't even know what to say, except congratulations and welcome new baby girl!! You'll all be in my prayers tonite...

wendy said...

ACK!!! I sure wasn't expecting this news when I came to check tonight! What a HUGE surprise!!! So...Ethiopia--a little something to throw us off your tracks?! ;-)

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!!!

I can't wait to see her photo and hear more details.

Where are you in Utah?

This is so exciting!! :-)

Erin said...

Yay Bek!!!!!! I am so glad that everything went well and I cannot wait to see pictures!!!!! :)

What is her name going to be?

Enjoy every precious minute once you get her home. These babies grow way too fast.

Congrats and big hugs!
Erin

Fizzle said...

Over the moon! No, not you. Me! I'm skipping around the house!

Congratulations, felicidades...You're a new mommy. Lulu's a new big sister (even if she doesn't know it) and Jacob just became the middle child. And to the little girl whose just become a part of your family, welcome...Enjoy this week with just the baby, it's very tender and sweet that you have it before your reentry in to the mommy matrix.

What a mature birth mom! It amazes me that there can be such clarity and thoughtfulness in youth.

You know what I'm going to say, right? Read whatever old comment I made on past posts. Take pictures. That's my motto, I stick with it. Take pictures and share....

Christy said...

I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! This is such great news. I know from personal experience how the ups and downs can go and I'm so glad you're in an "up" right now!

Can't wait to see pics!

nie nie said...

i cant wait to see pictures! Congrats!!!

Caryn said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Super fantastic. I'm so happy for you. I had chills throughout the post, and even got a little teary-eyed. You must feel amazing right now. As for the lunch, I'm down in SE Utah, so not in the vicinity, since I'm assuming you're in the Salt Lake area, but I'll be wishing all of you the best from down here.

Bek said...

Ethiopia was actually NOT to throw people off track. We were pretty close to being done w/ the dossier but my husband wanted to wait until late summer to submit it. He made a comment when I got back from Africa that he was ready and so I made the call. In the meantime I just contacted an agency I knew of and told them we were officially back in the market, but only for a very specific type of situation. Three hours later we were matched.

We have been matched before and we were too nervous to get excited. We just kept plugging away w/ ethiopia and figured if she didn't sign, we weren't out anything and we would have submitted as planned the end of August....

So it was self preservation......I have more details coming later...

Lorien said...

congratulations! I hopped on the ole' blogworld express today and it was 2 blogs later over here and you have another kid. Wow! Now that's movin.

Can't wait to see more pics of your lovely children! And now, bonus for all of us, there are 3 beauties to photograph and share.

I'm in Provo and would love to meet you if you're getting together with any bloggirls.

lorien@guyfrancis.com

wendysue said...

Wonderful news Bek. I'm so excited for you I can hardly stand it. I wish I was there in Utah these two weeks instead so I could see you too! Our paths will cross again I'm sure! Enjoy! I have a feeling Lulu will be just a LITTLE excited! Don't you love it when Heavenly Father takes care of the "specific situations" for you?

Queen Scarlett said...

WOW... I'm so happy for you!!! Can't wait to see pictures - learn her name and hear more about her sass... can't wait to hear more about her story too.

AND... can't wait to hear how Jacob and Lulu react.

Stay safe and enjoy! CONGRATS!!!

LuckyRedHen said...

LET'S HAVE A BABY SHOWER IN UTAH!

We can do it at my house anytime next week --- let's get on the horn and plan, plan, plan for this EXCITING event (of the baby, not the shower, but that's exciting too). It could be open house so there isn't any scrambling of schedules and it can be peaceful.

SO EXCITED!!! LET'S PLAN!!!

Bek said...

Red,

I was thinking the same thing...NOT a babys shower (no gifts) but a big LETS MEET THE BABY party....your house? Really? I was going to beg Lisa....I think we should just have tons of food and visit. She is such a good baby and is the size of a hamster. Really. I am going to upload pix tonight..

Will you do pictures for me? Do you have access to a studio? I need some pix for bmamma before she leaves..........lets talk prices........

~j. said...

REBECCA!!!!! I am...beyond words...yay yay yay. I can't wait to see you WHEN we all get together this week.

Love love love, jen

AzĂșcar said...

Incredible, just incredible. You certainly deserved an easier time this baby. Much love, congrats to all, can't wait to meet her!


Remember how you were joking how everyone around you was pregnant right now--guess that YOU WERE TOO!

sarah said...

OMG!!!!!! My electricity has been out for the last few days and I can NOT believe what I missed!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!! I am so truly happy for you, I don't even know where to begin!!

lisa v. clark said...

Baby Shower my house next week: YES, GIFTS (my shower, Bek, my rules) Lots of good food! Bek will name the day. I'm thinking Thurs. or Friday after lawyer stuff is out of the way. . .? Lets post it here--

You deserve to have the ideal adoption situation. I'm so glad my brother was there! My parents are over the moon for you (they thought that was so funny that Chris was her doctor!)

I'm so excited to see your three little ones together!

c jane said...

I am so happy for you! So happy! Hooray!

LuckyRedHen said...

Lisa,
Bek wrote me and said Tuesday at your house and anyone can bring a light summer dish to share if they so desire but you're only doing your famous Chicken Croissant Sandwiches. Call me so I can help (~j, Cathy and I will bring big dishes to share). I'll have my camera to take pics of everyone there.

Julie said...

And I'm sure you're considering "Julie" for her name, right? :) YEAH!

Syd said...

WOW!!! Soooo fun. Can't wait to see pictures!! Congratulations to you and your sweet family!!

lisa v. clark said...

Bek will post, but just to give the heads up:

Tuesday (tomorrow) 6:30-8:30 pm
Open House
Lisa's house

Kate said...

Hey Bek! Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'd love to see your kiddos in their crocks! (The baby ones are just so adorable!) And it sounds like you may need to get another pair! CONGRATS on the adoption of a sweet baby girl. I look forward to reading about this new miracle in your lives. I'm so happy for you!