Thursday, June 21, 2007

Referral

Now that I can breath again and have told everyone I know and anyone who happened to be near me, I'm ready to share some details.

We got the call at about 12:20pm. We have a son. He's between 5 and 7 months old; the doctor disagrees with the birth date on his paperwork. He's from the Awassa region and as of 6/19/07 weighed 7450 grams (about 16.5 lbs) and was 67cm long (26.4 inches). We have reviewed all of his information with our good friend and pediatrician and have already accepted the referral.

He is absolutely adorable and we are completely over the moon! I'll post about getting the call tomorrow. I'm off to celebrate with my family!! I can't believe it, today is summer solstice... it's the season of change!




18 comments:

Debbie said...

He's adorable. Such big bright eyes. So cute. Enjoy your celebration.

Anne said...

Carrie -- I'm in tears I'm so, so happy!!!! He is an absolutely beautiful little boy and I'm just thrilled beyond words for you and your whole family.

Yay!!!! A million congratulations!

Michelle Smiles said...

Oh look at that face!! Precious!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely little boy!! Congratulations! May the process from here on out be smooth and joyous! :)
MalĂ­a's Mama
Malia in my arms March 16ht, out of orphanage March 19th, we cam e home May 19th!!
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Tami said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful! We're thrilled for you! :)

Mama Papaya said...

Of Carrie, he is beatiful. Congratulations on your wonderful little boy!

Carrie (out west)

David said...

Congratulations! He is so handsome!

cathy said...

He is darling!!! I'm kinda partial to boys, and he is so cute. Glad your long wait is finally over.

Tricia said...

Wow, he's absolutely gorgeous. I bet you are so excited. Can't wait to hear what the next steps are. How long will you have to wait before you travel to meet / pick him up?


Yay! Congrats!!!!

Type (little) a said...

Wow. He is soo gorgeous. And young! Congratulations to you and your family.

:-)

Elle said...

I think my gasp in awe just sucked all the air out of the room. He is just beautiful.

And I have to say, isn't it amazing what happens when we feel we are at our lowest.

Anonymous said...

Carrie, your son is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations! I have been following your blog because My husband and I also live in Alaska, and we received our referral for a baby boy from Ethiopia just two weeks ago. I am sure your family is over the moon, just as we are. Take care, and much love.

Jill said...

Oh my god, he is so beautiful! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. What are the next steps?

KrazyMom said...

Congratulations! I have just recently started reading your blog, as my husband and I have also just begun the adoption journey! It keeps me so optimistic to read posts like this one!! He is beyond cute! Best of wishes to you and your family!

Starfish said...

He's gorgeous! Those eyes! You must be thrilled!

Maggie said...

I'm just getting a chance to catch up now. He's absolutely beautiful. His eyes are so sweet and captivating and he looks so healthy and vibrant! Congratulations.

Sig said...

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD Where have I been?? How did I not know this??
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Carrie, he is absoltuely gourgeous!! You have a son!!

MMrussianadoption said...

what a cutie pie. Congratulations.