One year ago today I was standing in the baby department of Target when I got a phone call from Holt. They had the file of a waiting child and wanted to know if we wanted to see it.
Of course I said yes, hung up the phone and tried to call Patrick. He was in Fremont visiting someone in the hospital and didn't answer. Finally, in what seemed like forever, he called me back and I excitedly told him the news. We both waited, separately for the email to arrive and it finally did (by this time I was in Sam's club). I forwarded it to Patrick and we both opened the pictures to see the cutest little baby boy!
We both hurried home and were finally able to open up the rest of the files including his background and medical info. We forwarded everything on to Dr Kolb (Holt strongly urges you to get an IAPs medical opinion on all waiting children and wait to accept the match until you have talked to one) and waited for his call.
That came on the morning of the 6th and Patrick excitedly called to tell me the good news Dr Kolb had shared with him and then we called Holt to tell them this was our son! We had a bunch of paperwork to fill out and then we had to wait over the weekend until Monday to hear back that we were officially matched!
So, considering my c-section is on Monday, March 8th, we will have gone from zero to 2 kids in almost exactly one year! What a blessing from God! I am so thankful tonight for both of my sons and can't believe I have known of Brandon for an entire year now!
Another piece of good news came today! We have a court date of April 12th to finalize Brandon's adoption! It will be legal, he will become a US citizen and he will be ours forever (as if he wasn't already)!
My mom arrives tomorrow so, unless this baby decides to come in the next 17 hours, she will be here to celebrate with us!
Ok, I'm tired and heading to bed. Good night!