Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And the winner is...

We have been grueling over what to name the baby, we have had list after list and tonight we have decided on a winner. I am excited to announce that our sons name is going to be.....Elijah!

Last night we met the birth parents. They are simply amazing and quit possibly the strongest people I have ever met. I can't even fathom how hard this decision is for them. They were extremely friendly and we hit it off right away. Josh and I talked about our backgrounds and what led us to adoption. They talked about what events led them to choose adoption and their wishes for contact in the future. It was very emotional. They are really concerned about heart surgery and want updates throughout on his progress. I truly believe they love him with all their hearts and feel this is the best decision for him and I admire that, As much as I dont understand it.

Today I had to scramble to find a pump for Eli's ng feeds (it sound like he jsut has them at night, were gonna see about getting him off of it completely) . I found out we had to have one before they would place him with us, but insurance doesn't start until friday. Needless to say our worrying was for nothing. We currently have a pump, tubing, bags and a IV stand in our house. We found an amazing supply company who rushed it all over right away. We are ready for friday, well almost. The house is still a mess but i dont have time to worry about it. Tomorrow Malachi and I head to Madison to see the eye specialist. I am excited to finally get some answers I feel comfortable with. However I have to drive there alone, which make me nervous, especially since we are supposed to have freezing rain all night tonight.

Well im mentally and physically exhausted which means its time for bed.


Kristin said...

I'm sure Elijah will fit his name perfectly! And Eli for short is really cute too! Did his birthparents like the name? I was really nervous to tell Max's birthmom we were changing his name. We did keep the "Noah" as his middle name though and I know she really liked that.

Tara said...

I LOVE his name! I, too commend his birth parents even though I don't get it, either.