Sunday, August 16, 2009

We have a son

I haven't decided what I'll call him on this blog yet. Maybe Henry because we my blog is Henry Street? But he's with us now.


H's birth parents were amazing through this. I can't believe their strength. They helped me so much -- when it was me that should have been helping them.

They just love him so much.

I wanted to publish pictures, but I realized that violates their privacy. So they're not here.

His makeshift crib in the hotel room.

73 comments:

ultimatejourney said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! He's perfect! He is a lucky boy to have so many amazing people who love him!

Mary Ellen said...

Yay!! I am so happy for you!! Look like our babies are just a couple days apart! How exciting!

Valerie said...

Congratulations Mom. I am so happy for both of you. He is beautiful.

Mountain Girl said...

He is absolutely adorable! You are so blessed! And I am so happy for ya'll! Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Oh, he is so beautiful! I have tears in my eyes seeing you hold your son. Wow, your son! I'm so incredibly happy for you.

beagle said...

Wow . . . just wow!! He is gorgeous! Congratulations! (I love your creative crib!)

I can't tell you how glad I am to read this post. Finally your happy ending/beginning has come. Enjoy every delicious minute of it.

Gil said...

OMG! I am so so SO thrilled for you! What an amazing journey you've had and the exciting part is just beginning.

I think nicknaming him 'Henry' for the blog is fantastic. Welcome to the world little Henry! You've no idea how precious you are!

Congratulations to you and your family as you begin anew on a most amazing path!

ME Gregory said...

Oh, Rachel - this is so, so wonderful! Your son is wonderfully perfect for you and so very loved. I just told my husband your story and he put it perfectly - "oh, they have gone through so much, and waited so long - what a wonderful story that they have their son!" It's hard to find all the words but I'm so truly happy for you.

Heather said...

Congratulations!!! He's just beautiful. Thinking about the whole lot of you--you, Henry (that's my vote!) and his birthparent--through this transition.

Almamay said...

I'm overwhelmed with happiness for you. Our sons were born within a week of each other. I can't believe it! It seems light years away from when we 'met'. He is very lucky to have 4 amazing parents who love him so very dearly. Please kiss your little one for me.

Robin said...

Congratulations! Welcome to Motherhood...

He's beautiful.

My Reality said...

Congrats Rachel!!! I have tears in my eyes, I am so happy for you! He is perfect!

RB said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! He's beautiful!

E said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! He is perfect and he found the perfect parents. :-)

luna said...

oh rachel, huge congratulations to you and your new family! and wishing the best to "henry's" birth parents as you all deal with this transition.

I'm sure everyone has already told you this, but sleep when he sleeps!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Rachel--he is beautiful! Mazel tov :-) Sending so much happiness for the first days.

Sue said...

He's absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your son, and best of luck to all of you.

Allie said...

Oh yay! Congratulations!!! He is perfect and beautiful. So excited for you!

Allie

squarepeg said...

I could not be any happier for you!! Many congratulations. I will keep you, BPs and your LO in my thoughts through transition.

G & H said...

my heart is overwhelemd with joy for you:)

Stacie said...

WhooooooHooooooooo!!!! I am just so happy for you! Tears in my eyes happy! He is just gorgeous!

Congratulations Mom!

DrSpouse said...

I've been madly refreshing to see if there was any more news, congratulations to you all!

Natalie said...

Congratulations, Rachel!!!! I am so very very happy for you! He's gorgeous!

(Mary Ellen - you have a baby?!)

Delenn said...

Congratulations, Rachel! You were one of the first blogs I read about infertility. I am so very happy for you right now!

After everything--there is this! Happiness! Congrats!

niobe said...

He's gorgeous! So glad he's here and safe and surrounded by love.

(and another vote for calling him Henry as a pseudo)

hope548 said...

Such happy news! He is beautiful. So very happy for you!

Sunny said...

I am here via Niobe. Congratulations on your son -- he is truly and absolutely gorgeous. Wishing you all the best on this amazing journey!

Julie said...

Ohhhhhhhhh!

Perfection. Pure fuzzy-headed perfection.

Congratulations!

emilythehopeless said...

congratulations! :D

Knock Me Up said...

OMG! I'm so unbelievably happy for all of you. Congratulations Mom and Dad!!!!!

Amelie said...

Congratulations! He's wonderful.

Aunt Becky said...

Many, MANY congratulations! He's just adorable.

N said...

So many congratulations from a lurker.

Suzanna Catherine said...

What a little sweetheart. Congrats!

Julia said...

Congratulations! Mazal Tov!
What a beautiful boy!

Wireddesign by Dana said...

Congrats to all! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to see happy adoption endings - they give me such hope!

He's a beautiful and lucky little guy!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! He's so adorable!

Tash said...

Oh good gravy, he's simply edible. Welcome wee one!

Hopeful Mother said...

I am SO happy for your newly expanded family, Rachel. Your journey to become a parent has brought you to such a special place and a special moment. Cherish it.

exileinkidville said...

Congratulations! this is amazing news. what a lucky boy...

Rachel said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little boy.

(Visiting from Niobe's blog)

Bean said...

Congratulations!!!! I don't comment much, but I've been reading here for awhile and I'm so happy for all of you!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Congratulations!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Congartulations! I've been thinking about you all weekend and this is my first chance to get on-line. Your son is beautiful! I am so incredibly happy that you are a mother!

Lavender Luz said...

Oh, Rachel! I am soooooooo happy for you all!

He is beautiful. Or he would be if you had pix up of him.

;-)

Steph said...

OMG, I'm absolutely crying tears of joy right now for you! Congratulations. You have had an incredible journey to parenthood - enjoy every minute of being a parent. Congrats again! I love the pictures of you holding your son! He's beautiful. I'm babbling but I'm just so happy for you!

Must compose myself now and get back to work.

Congrats mom (yes, that's you)... you are a mother!!!!

Deb said...

Fantastic news! He is beautiful. Congratulations!!!!

Caro said...

Congratulations!

MommynMomma said...

He's so cute! Congratulations to you both!

Thalia said...

mazel tov! he's gorgeous

Calliope said...

CONGRATS!!!

Deborah said...

Congratulations!! Nothing I can say that the others haven't already said. I am soo looking forward to reading about your experiences as a mom. Yay!!

noswimmers said...

Congrats to you--he's so handsome! :)

Alexicographer said...

I came over from Niobe's. Wow, wow, wow, what a handsome baby. Congratulations!!!

Sue said...

Mazel tov!

Here from Niobe's blog. So good to hear your son has arrived!

Life in Eden said...

Yes, Mazel Tov! I'm so very thrilled to hear this news! He is absolutely lovely. Like others said, you were one of my first blogs in the ALI community and I'm so happy to see you reach this place.

annacyclopedia said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful, plump and luscious looking boy he is! May these early days together be just the beginning of a long, healthy lifetime of happiness.

Kami said...

Congratulations! I don't know you, but am smiling with joy for you just the same.

*I am here via Niobe's blog.

MrsSpock said...

Congrats Mama! What a beautiful boy!

Dora said...

Congratulations!! He's beautiful!

Melis.sa said...

Congratulations!! He's perfect!!

JJ said...

CONGRATS!!!

'Murgdan' said...

Congrats!

artblog06 said...

OH, so happy for you guys, at last, such a long journey I'm so happy for you and he's just gorgeous :)

xxx

Cassandra said...

Here from LFCA...

Congratulations! What a cutie.

The makeshift crib is awesome.

Best wishes!

astral said...

He's perfect!! Congratulations on your son!!! I'm so happy for you ;-)

Paz said...

Congratulations. Sigh, those first days are heavenly. Enjoy.

Tracey said...

Congratulations!!!! He is a handsome little guy. :) Wishing you a lifetime of love.

Blondie said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! What a blessing!

Kristin said...

Wow! What a difference a few days make. I finally checked in and am SO delighted to read your news. Congratulations!

Your son is gorgeous. Best wishes to you, "Henry," and to all of his family.

I look forward to reading your updates. As a "waiting parent," its updates like these that give me hope!

Yoka said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the Club! I am so excited for you. Finally it has happened!

K77 said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you and your baby boy!