Saturday, July 17, 2010

BOY OH BOY OH BOY...OH JOY

That's right! You're reading IT - THE post I have been waiting to share for over 24 months!!!

It FINALLY happened, we received "the call" on Friday evening.

He is 13.5 months old and perfect in every way!!!! He's handsome, healthy, smiling, with baby-chubby wrists - a perfect little man.

I'm in love - instant mother love - it is truly indescribable - I am flying.

Stay tuned...more to come when I can gather my thoughts, feelings, and excitement.


47 comments:

Tammy said...

I was just here looking to see if you'd posted yet and there was nothing. So I switched over to facebook and saw that you'd posted at that same moment, lol.
So let me congratulate you again! CONGRATULATIONS! I am overjoyed for you! I can't believe you are finally able to post! I hope you get in before court closures and everything goes smoothly/quickly! I think I'm even starting to dream again of our own referral (guarded but dreaming, lol).

Enjoy staring at the photos all weekend! :)

Tammy

Anonymous said...

BOING!! BOING!! BOING!! BOING!!

Can not wait to hear more!! Congratulations Mommy, Daddy and Sissy!!!!
(Can I go shopping now?) haha
Much, much love,
Joan, Sven and FAMILY!

RDC said...

OMG!!!!! a big congrats to you!!! FInally!!! I have been thinking of dropping the program myself (#47) but this now gives me hope. Sooo soooo happy for you!!

lyndsey&kevin said...

Congrats for the third time!!!!!!!! keep riding the high!

Tammy said...

Sorry, I'm just so excited to read this post that I had to look at it again. Hee hee heeeeeee! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!
I told my husband about your referral and that we've now moved up to #21 (from 43) and he's finally excited about our adoption (he doesn't talk about it much). He finally brought it up in conversation last night that he's excited about it. A first!
Anyways, have a super weekend!

Ranavan said...

Whoooop!!!!! Can you hear us cheering from Saskatchewan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats you guys!!!

He is absolutely adorable :)

Lots of love,

Rana

The Mannings said...

SO EXCITED for you guys!!!!!!!! I just knew you had to be next! Looking forward to hearing your referral story. Enjoy staring at that picture and taking it all in. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

elsie hiebert said...

Congratulations. Hope everything goes fast for you.

Ruth Branson said...

I can hardly WAIT to welcome home your beautiful (and I DO mean beautiful!!) boy to Manitoba.

I could not be happier for you, Laura & Chad. It's been a long time coming.

I am imagining you walking around the house in a daze...while staring at your pics. ENJOY!!!

BLessings on all four of you!

Ruth

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Oh Laura, I don't think I've ever hoped for a referral for anyone as much as I did for you and your family. Every day for the last few months I've been waiting to hear your news and celebrate with you.

I logged onto the forums last night after a day and a bit away and I choked up when I saw the title of your post.

SO HAPPY FOR YOU I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am dying to hear more details so please share when you're ready.

P.S. It's a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lavonne said...

yes! yes! yes! i am SO very excited for you and that our boys will be the same age!!! there are many play dates in our future my friend:)

hoping and praying for a smooth ride the rest of the way until he arrives home.

june said...

So, so happy to see this post Laura! Congratulations!!

emily and mike said...

This is so so awesome! Your news has totally made my weekend... just knowing that you are running around telling people and staring at his GORGEOUS photo makes me so happy! Congrats again and again.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! What a difference a year makes :)

Anna said...

Agh!! I feel like screaming! That's sooo exciting! Congratulations. I'm so happy for you; it's been a long wait. I look forward to hearing more. Enjoy this joyful moment. Happy celebrations!
Anna

darci said...

ahhhhh! I've been blog stalking you to come and shout congratulations. I am so thrilled for you! Can't wait to see picx and hear more about him! So so wonderful! yay!! darci

Ramona said...

Oh could you hear me yelling this morning when I read your email?!?! I'm so excited for you- and so can't wait to see YOU and your family come down that escalator at the airport!!

And he's so so so adorable!!!

Ramona

Natalie and Chris said...

Yay!!!!!! I am so happy for you all. We have all been waiting for this post for a long long long time. Congrats. Cant wait to see you move on to the court process.

Janice said...

Gotta say CONGRATS here too.

So fun, I love it.

Kendra said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear about your little boy and cant wait to hear the story about the referral if you choose to share it.

Enjoy your weekend sharing the news!

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

Super excited for you! What an incredible joy to finally put a face to him. Your son. Your child. Your sweet sweet babe.

Jenny said...

Umm yeah so he is on my screen saver right now at home because I can't stop staring at his deliciousness!!!He is so fabulously perfect and Kallie seems to be in love already, start the wedding plans.

Jenny

Anonymous said...

Laura and Chad,
Your son sounds adorable and I believe that his smile lights up the whole world. You have been waiting for each other, I think! Many congratulations to you and to Big Sister Sara.l Now I must get a grip and stop crying. Such happiness!
Blessing, Jenny's Mom, Pat

Greg & Leanne said...

Pinch yourself, cuz you are a mom!! I can't wait to hear more (when you come down from cloud nine). Greg thinks he looks like Maty... you bring back memories. Love to you all!
L & G

Anonymous said...

Awesome and...finally! I am sooo happy for you. Congrats to the 3 of you for your baby boy.
Magaly (a long-time Manitoban reader)

Connie said...

REALLY!?! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I JUST checked your blog yesterday thinking it HAS to be any day now, not expecting today would be the day!! I am absolutely thrilled for you! I'm so glad we got to meet each other at the airport a few months back and I would love to see you come home with your new son.

I can't wait to hear more about the referral and all about your new son! And most of all I can't wait for the time to come when we all get to see photos of him!

Congratulations Chad, Laura and Sara!

BCMommy said...

I already said congrats on the board, but I thought I'd hop on over here too!!! So happy for you guys!! Would love to see a photo if you are emailing! clairee _ wee@ hotmail . com

Here's to speedy medicals/visas and NO RED TAPE!!!!

Claire

Gwen said...

SO SO happy for you! Congratulations! Hope your court wait goes quickly and smoothly! All the best to you four! :)

Stephanie said...

So glad to read this post!!! So happy for you...enjoy the high!

Steph :-)

Dianne said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful, wonderful day! Enjoy memorizing every little detail of those beautiful photos!

Historica said...

Congratulations Laura and Chad. I follow your adoption journey since last year and I am so happy for your referral.

Historica

Maria said...

Yay, so happy for you guys, congratulations with your beautiful boy!! Finally the wait is over!! WOOHOO...
Enjoy every minute of it!

Maria( getting very excited now)

andrea said...

I've been waiting to see your news here so I could post a BIG, HUGE congratulations!! You have waited so long for this moment... I hope you are enjoying every moment of this part of the journey. Congratulations. A :-)

Lancelot and Lady's Mom said...

YAY!!!!!! You don't know me but I've been following your blog for awhile and rooting and hoping for you! This last week I was checking your blog obsessively because I just felt this would be THE week and at one point I looked at your counter and saw that 2 years, 2 weeks, 2 days was coming and thought..."They are going to get their referral on 2, 2, 2"...I don't know why I thought that but I did and sure enough!!! Anyway I am SOOOO happy for you! Congratulations!

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

Yipeeeeeeee!!!! That's what I've been waiting to hear!!! I'm soooooo happy for you! Congratulations to all three of you!! Your patience has been rewarded! I can't wait to read more!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!!! I am thrilled for you and I hope that you are holding him in your arms very soon!!!


Carolyn

Julie said...

Ar last! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

alicia said...

As you know I am so happy for you guys!! I cannot wait to hear "the call" details!!
alicia

Joy said...

This news definitely makes me smile - so delighted for you after all this time!

Dana said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you and your family!!

Sarah Rodgerson said...

OK, so tonight, I am crazy stressed about our move coming up next week, and just thought...I'll log on to just one blog after the kids go to bed, before I start packing, in case Laura got her referral!! I got chills as soon as it opened up and I still have them right now! I am soooo happy for you guys, and I am sure you are enjoying every minute of staring at that picture. I cannot wait to see him, he must be perfect in every way! Congratulations, and I cannot wait to hear every detail about how your referral day unfolded!

D Dae said...

YEAH!!!!! YIPPEE!!!! YAHOO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Very happy for you!!!
We were away for the weekend and heard the great news tonight. Looking forward to meeting this little man. With lots of love,
Ann, Frank, Brad, and Kevin
xxoo

Sharla said...

YEAH!!! Can you hear the screams over there?!?!?! So happy for you! So unbelievably glad for you and for him and for everyone! I can't wait to read your referral story. What a perfect age for your family too, not too much space between he and Sara and young enough to attach more easily. Just perfect!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole Bellefleur said...

I'm so completely, totally, over-the-moon happy for you!!!

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your family.
The Williams Family

K_I_T_ said...

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPEE!!!!!CONGRATS