Monday, November 30, 2009

And.......the Ultrasound!

I had my first "ultrasound" today. Since I'm only paper pregnant, I only got a "paper ultrasound." Or whatever -  maybe my all-too-clever analogies are breaking down.

What I mean to say is that we got our referral today - we got matched with a baby that will be ours! He is beautiful, just the cutest thing ever. I wish I could show you all and brag on and on about my son-to-be, but he's not legally ours yet, so you just have to use your imagination.

The shocker is that he is an infant. He appears to be about 6 months old, although I'm not sure when the photo was taken. We requested an infant, but held that request very open-handedly, because there are no guarantees, and in the big picture, it doesn't really matter all that much anyways.

But, he's tiny, and adorable, and everything I'd hoped for... okay, that's putting a bit to much pressure on the poor kid. I'm sure he's got his quirks, like maybe he won't poop in the potty til he's 4 or maybe  he'll be a biter. Whatever his quirks are, I am so excited to learn them, and then begin the process of staying sane in the midst of all of them, just like I'm doing with my first two kids.

So... what's next? We need to wait for our court date. Once we get that, we can start making travel plans. We're hoping for January.

7 comments:

megansoderberg said...

I've been waiting all day for this... :) I can't wait. There is a lot of love here waiting to welcome this little boy home.

Abby said...

My heart is so happy for you! Praying for things to move quickly so you can bring your beautiful son home soon. Can't wait to see his precious face.

Allie said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe all the good news going around Rwanda families. I am SO excited for you and can't wait to see your son's picture someday. Congratulations!

Adrianne Thompson said...

ummmm... if 20 emails exchanged today wasn't enough. CONGRAT-U-FREAKING-LATIONS!!!!! We're so excited for you. Can't wait to have our kiddos play together.

Heather said...

Wow! I'm so happy for you guys! So exciting! Can't wait until you are able to share photos! (love your pregnancy analogies btw!).

Alison McLennan said...

Congratulations!!! This is wonderful to read. Can't wait to hear more!

Mackensie said...

This is fantastic news! We are so happy for you and the family. Have they told you a name yet? Will you keep that name or re-name?