Saturday, 25 October 2014
Whoops. I didn't mean to be away that long, from reading about your lives and telling you about mine.
As most new parents, I've spent most of the past two weeks awake, and baby spent those two weeks sleeping, yet free time has been very elusive.
Sorry to have left you all hanging.
Friends, he is so amazing. He is a healthy, happy little boy. The adoption experience has been so tremendously positive. The birth family are genuinely some of the most amazing people I have ever met. We are so, so lucky.
A friend asked me what's been the most surprising thing about being a new mom. I told her it would be something adoption related. After thinking about the question more, I've realized it was something else.
I never in my wildest dreams imagined that the pain of 7 years of infertility and loss would melt away in the way it has. Don't get me wrong- it is still there. I have not forgotten the pain of my journey, nor the pain of yours. I never will. It's just that my love for Carla, birth dad, their families and this precious, amazing baby boy is so shockingly abundant, so powerful, and so surprisingly healing. I could have never imagined anything this wonderful for us. Life feels pinch-me good, for the first time in a long time. I'm savouring every moment.
I will write a full account of his birthday and the time we spent with his birth family. I want to remember and cherish every detail, so I promise not to wait too long to do so before the memories fade anymore.