Monday, January 10, 2011

Another Miracle!!

On Saturday, January 8th, we were blessed with another son and a little brother for pea!! Zander, aka little carrot, was born on January 4th. He was a healthy 7lbs 7oz and 21" long.
We received the call about carrot on Thursday afternoon (1/6/11) and he was placed with us less than 36 hours later. Needless to say, it was quite a whirlwind and so exciting!

Initally, carrot's birth mother was not interested in meeting us and did not even have any intention of looking at our profile. By, Friday evening, however, she had a change of heart and we were so incredibly lucky to be able to meet her on Saturday. We spent a couple of hours together getting to know one another, cooing over carrot, hugging and crying, and discussing the future of our relationship. What started out as a potentially closed adoption quickly evolved into a open arrangement and we could not be any happier. What an amazing gift.

We knew we could potentially have a very quick placement, was fast and so surreal! All the way home, we kept looking at carrot in complete disbelief that this precious, perfect little boy was our son! Just awesome. We are truly blessed


  1. Congratulations!! All of your boys are terribly handsome :-)

    Love this: "What started out as a potentially closed adoption quickly evolved into a open arrangement."

    Very happy for your family!

  2. Oh I have waited to hear this news from you! Congratulations! Pea looks like such a proud big brother and you look like one happy mother. What a powerful gift - an open adoption!

  3. you forgot the part about how he came into this world!!! :) Little carrot is just perfect. So gorgeous, how I wish I could squeeze him!!

    So glad that you were able to meet the BM and have a potential relationship with her.

    Eli looks so big and proud!! Congtatulations to you all, and that little miracle

  4. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! OH my gosh! I have been waiting for this post. He is soooo adorable. Your wait was about as little as ours. So glad your wait is over and your new journey as a family of four is beginning.

  5. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a handsome little man! So happy for you all!!!

  6. Holy Wowzer!! Congratulations!! Aw........ So HAPPY you met with the birthmom. No matter how the relationship unfolds, you already have so much more information that you might ever have known. Yippity Yea!

  7. Congratulations! He is just perfect! Our first son came to us in a whirlwind (he was already 4 days old and in Texas), so I know what an amazing, surreal experience you must have had. Enjoy your new family of FOUR!

  8. Awww...CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is precious and I love his name. Enjoy!!!

  9. Oh, Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful way to start the new year and such a beautiful family picture!