Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our New Baby Boy!!!!

So here we are all dejected thinking that we weren't picked to adopt the baby boy who was due this week, and then yesterday (Monday) at 11am I get a call saying that the baby has been born and the birthmother has chosen us to adopt him!!!! Oh, and can we be in Utah by that night? So I spend 3 hours on the phone arranging airline tickets, rental car, child care for our girls for 3 days, money transfers, organizing Relief Society, and then figuring out what the heck I need to pack and bring.

Kent and I jumped on a plane after a friend in the ward graciously took our girls at the last minute (thank you, Amber!) We were so excited when we landed in Salt Lake that we forgot the infant carseat at the airport. We got to the hospital at 8:40pm and were able to hold our little baby boy (or soon-to-be ours.) We've named him Forest Farnsworth; we're still working on the middle name.

Forest was born at 9:41am on Monday, March 2nd. He was 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 18 inches long. He is the sweetest little thing and is doing really well. We've been able to spend all day with him today and the papers legally placing him with us will be signed tomorrow. Then Kent and I will get to meet his birthmother on Thursday, and Kent will fly home. I'll be here in Utah for at least a few more days while all of the paperwork is approved here and in Arizona.

Here are pictures of little Forest:






15 comments:

The White House!! said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy!!!!!!!!!!! Give him a kiss for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

b davis said...

Oh, Kim, I am so happy for you guys. He is adorable!

Lara said...

I am so happy for you! He is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

ginger said...

oh kim!! i'm so happy for you guys. what a sweet little boy. congrats.

Melissa said...

Wow! What a great surprise! I am so excited for you guys! He is darling. What a blessing for your family!

Steffani said...

Congratulations! What a sweet little baby boy and what a blessing you will bring to his life, as I'm sure he will bring many to yours! I'm so happy for you all!!!

Tiffany said...

OH my gosh Kim he's soo cute !! I've always wanted to adopt an African American baby. Can I borrow him,? (so you can sleep! Ha Ha!)Let me know if I can help w/ your girls,or anything else.Congrats!
Love,
Tiffany Tietjen

Christopher said...

OH MY GOSH! Congrats Kim! How exciting for your family! And what a rush!! Holy Cow!! Congrats again! So happy for you!

Audrey said...

He's so sweet and look at those chubby cute cheeks! Congrats!!!

Kristina said...

Kim! I didnt even know you were in the process of adopting until Tiffany called and told me you were getting a baby! I cant even begin to tell you how excited I am for you and your sweet family! Forest is so amazingly cute...I want to sit on your door step & wait for you to get home just so I can hold him! I wish you all the best and cant wait to see more pictures. Have a safe trip home!!

Van Cott Family said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait for the SHOWER!!!
--Julie

Sami said...

Hi Kim,
I didn't even know that you were trying to adopt either. What an exciting surprise. I am so happy for you, Kent, and the girls. I can't wait to meet little Forest, he is a DOLL!!

Rebecca said...

Oh Kim - how blessed is that baby to have you two as parents. All the best!

Tiffany said...

Kim,
How is everything going W/ your new addition? Are you home yet?
Keep us posted!

Tammy said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations! I am thrilled for you :) Can't wait to meet that little bundle of joy!