Welcome to our adoption blog. It is our deepest and most heartfelt wish to be parents. We would like to share our journey with you and invite you to participate in making our wish come true. Most believe that the stork brings the baby, but in our case, we believe the cranes will!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Welcome Baby

Dear Friends,
It is with great excitement and tremendous joy that I say: Caleb is here!!!! Our baby boy was born on June 15 at 12:59 and weighed 6 lbs, 13 oz. He was born at home after a very quick labor and his birthmom did a wonderful job. She is well and feeling good. She was so gracious to allow us to stay with her until we came home. Tamara stayed the whole time and helped to take care of her while she took care of the baby. Then, the second night, Tamara started breastfeeding and she rested. Tony came back and forth to also take care of the dogs and pick things up that we needed. It was an extremely special, sacred time and we feel so privileged to have been a part of his life from the begninning. We can never thank his birth parents enough for entrusting us to be his parents. There are no words to express how incredible a gift they have given us.
It was a very proud moment when Tony was able to bring his son home on Father's Day! Wow. What an amazing event.
We were exhausted already and it was an emotional day saying good bye to Caleb's birthmom, but we were so glad to be home.
Now Caleb is almost three weeks old...and yes, I am finally blogging!!! Well, I've been a bit busy and loving it - challenges and all. Breastfeeding is working with the Supplemental nursing system, but I am not producing enough for him on my own. We have been receiving milk from BM for him and we have some in the freezer. It is an incredible journey; wow!!
Thank you all for your support all along the way; your prayers, hopeful contributions, and positive attitudes! We are parents now and on a new road!
Here is a picture of the little bundle - he is growing so fast!

With gratitude and love,

Tamara and Tony

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