Friday, November 30, 2007

Guess what?

she signed.


:: deep exhale.............................. ::

This has been the longest day of my life. Honestly. She was supposed to sign around 5pm and we got the call that everything was O.K. at 10:00pm! 5 hours.... I thought I was going to lose it at 7:30pm. That was my breaking point. Panic, tears, the works. I carried my cell phone around in my hand like it was a life support apparatus and each time it would ring I would jump through my skin.

But, it went well. Here are the stats:

birth weight: 8 lb. 2 ounces
height: 21.5 inches long
hair: blonde fuzz
eyes: blue
caseworker's remark: he is as cute as he can be.... :-)

He will be discharged tomorrow into interim care during our wait. I know it will be rough but, folks, we made it through a 3-month wait between trips to Russia with D. I'm guessing 14 days won't be quite as bad.

Check in with me after 3 days and we'll test that last statement. [grin]


Angela said...

I am totally overjoyed. Thats another HUGE step from the sounds of it. I really am near tears right now because I can feel a little of the stress. (That and we just found out a friend who has been trying for 2.5 years is going to have twins...and well we can't have more so I live vicariously through her and you and everyone else...and maybe I'm hormonal, but who cares!) She signed!!!!!!!!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Congratulations! I'm still a little breathless. Whoohoooooooooo Jacob! Come on 14 days, fly by!

Melissa said...

Oh So Happy! Oh So Happy! For you, Keith, Daniel, and Baby Jacob! God is good. :o)

Nicki said...

I am so happy! Baby Jacob will be home soon. Someone hit the fast forward button!

Cindy said...

YEAH!!!!! Praise God! And may He bless that woman who cared about her baby enough to share him.

ENJOY these next fourteen days; your last with just one child. Eat him up. :) And get plenty of sleep. :)

Christina said...

Congratulations Katie, Keith & Daniel!!!! God's making a special delivery just in time for Christmas, isn't He.

Mari said...

Yeah!!! How exciting. This is the best Christmas present. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

YEAH! I'm so happy for you and your family! These 14 days will (hopefully) go by fast! At least it's the Christmas season and you can SHOP to occupy your time! :-) Enjoy your last 13 nights of full-night sleep that you're going to have for a while (but I know you won't trade those sleepless nights for anything in the world)!

Shannon P.

Anonymous said...

....And just 30+ hour train ride through the Russian countryside in the middle of a huge storm! :-)
Time to turn his lamp on! This one only has to burn for a couple weeks---HOORAY!

Joanna said...

Congrats!! I've been reading your story for awhile and was on pins and needles praying for you. Woohoo!!! Do the happy dance!

Girl Gone Wild - BibleStyle said...

YEAH!!!!!! That's wonderful, Katie! I couldn't be more happy for you guys...well, except maybe at the end of these 14 days!

Beth said...

I am so happy for you all! 14 days will fly by in no time! Keep on praying!