Thursday, June 4, 2009


June 2, 2009 we received a very exciting, highly anticipated (and yet very unexpected phone call). It was time to update our homestudy so I wasn't shocked that the social worker called. I didn't get my hopes up, or expect to hear the words that followed... "We have a baby for you". I just about fell to the floor. I said, "No, I thought you were calling to update the homestudy!". I was wrong. She was calling because there is a beautiful, healthy baby boy waiting for us in Korea. The tears immediately began to flow. I barely remember the rest of the conversation. I searched for a pen and paper, but she assured me that the information was all on it's way via e-mail. The information and a picture. A PICTURE OF OUR SON!!! I promised myself I would not look until Imants was home (HOURS LATER), and we could both see our son for the very first time together.
I first told Livija. I said what do you think about us adopting a baby like in your book, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes? Her eyes got wide and serious and she said, "Mom, what are you saying to me?". I said, "You are going to be a big sister". It took a minute, but a smile slowly formed across her face and she said, "Let's go".
Livija and I kept busy the rest of the day creating a surprise for Papa.

We then waited for about a half hour in the driveway, with my camera in hand (of course), so we could capture the moment Imants found out he had a son.

Finally the time came to sit down as a family, learn about our son and see his beautiful picture. I'm not sure that I can post the picture just yet, but trust me, he is gorgeous and so so sweet.
Our son was born January 30th 2009, weighing 7 lbs 8 oz. He smiles spontaneously in his sleep. He gets a bath every other day between 9am and 10am. He is in perfect health and appears to be hitting all his milestones appropriately.
I'm still in shock. I stare at his picture most of the day, reading and rereading all the information about him. Livi calls him "My baby" or "My brother".
We waited "until someday" for this moment. Now we wait until the next someday for our baby to be in our arms. There is a series of hoops we must jump through from here (visas, immigration...), but hopefully that day will come sooner rather than later.
Until then, check in more often. I have a feeling this blog is about to get a lot more active.


Corey and Steve said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO! Your blog is going to get a lot more active and so are YOU! We have a nursery to decorate and tons and tons of shopping! I love your story and I especially love Livi's reaction, "Mom, what are you saying to me?" Are you serious? That is hilarious. She is 3 going on 33.

All of us are so very excited for you, Imants, and Livi and we can't wait to meet our new nephew!

Anonymous said...

I don't have the right words to convey just how happy I am for you and your family. :)


Busted said...

Such wonderful news! I can't wait to follow along as you prepare to meet your little one, and can't wait to see him! Congratulations!

Linda Devlin said...

Gramma and Pappy are very excited, too!!
We are very fortunate to have seen his picture and I can assure everyone that he is just adorable!!! :)
He will have the best parents and BIG sister... and Aunts and Uncles, cousins, and Gramma and Pappy and Vetsmommy and Vetspops in the world!

Lana said...

OMG Marcie!!!! Congratulations on your son. I am so excited for you. I can't wait to see that beautiful picture. Whoo Hoooo!!!!! Please don't forget to keep us posted

Becky said...

OMG Marcie!! I'm so excited for you!! I'm crying happy tears and I've got the chills! I couldn't be happier for your family. Wait until I tell mine : )

I hope that someday we'll get to meet him. Until then, I'll be waiting patiently to see his picture : )

Lots of love to you all and give Livi a big hug from us!

jackie said...

COngratulations. THis is such great news. I got chills reading this. I am truly happy for you and your family.

habulous said...

Hi, Marcie,

I am a friend of Frannies--I think I met you eons ago. Anyway, she shared your blog with me a while bag and I have been reading it off and on. I just couldn't not write to say how happy I am for you and your family at this wonderful news. I really love how you waited to share the photo with your husband. And you daughter is such a sweetheart! Anyway, good luck and best wishes from a fan of your blog!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you all. You're new little guy is so blessed to be entering such a loving family. I just loved the expression on Imants' face. You've been waiting so long for this day--I'm so happy it's finally here. I can't wait until he is in your arms. Congratulations, let the fun, clothes shopping, and nursery decorating begin!!!!!

Becky said...

I'm so happy for you, Imants, and Livi! This little boy is going to be so spoiled he won't know what hit him! I love the candid video of Imants getting home to find out the wonderful news! John said "we were just a day too late" because we went home Tuesday. But I still got the good news!
Now you have lots of shopping and nursery decorating to do! I'll be right behind you!

The Woodgetts said...

Okay, I read your latest post first and was already crying and read this and now I'm a hot mess. I can only imagine how excited you are! I can not wait to see pictures.
Livi's reaction was the best...Let's go! I can't wait to read more.

E said...

Oh my goodness Marcie...I'm a horrible online friend! I'm so behind in my blog reading.

I was so thrilled to read this news from you!! What great pictures! I'm so very happy for you. Can't wait to catch up and read more...