Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let me Introduce my Son

At 3:15 this afternoon, a terribly long 4 hour wait after the hearing, the judge read her decision. She approved the application to adopt. I am now a Mommy.

Let me introduce you to Denis Owen Sergei. He is named for my paternal grandfather Denis and my maternal great uncle/godfather Owen.
  1. November 17th, the day my son and I met
  2. My favourite photo taken outside at Baby House 2 during our first week
  3. Denis doing what he loves to do most, reading a book
  4. My son and I happy to be together
After the court decision I was able to go to the baby house to see Sergei. He was more interested in learning that Mommy has nice legs as I was dressed in a skirt for court. And then he spent some time trying to convince me that I should take off my nice boots (wrapped in plastic bags to keep the baby house clean) and instead put on my slippers.

I am so filled with emotions. I keep tearing up. I will go past a mirror and look at myself and realize that the lady in the mirror is a Mommy. 5 years of waiting have been fulfilled.

We are still with Plan D. I will stay until the court finalizes the adoption and then I will go home for about 2 weeks, and then I will return to collect my little boy and go home forever. At this point I will return home on the 21st and come back here the first or second week of February.

Oh, so what do I do while waiting 4 hours to learn what the judge will say. I take my wonderful team to lunch and then I buy yarn. I couldn't be happier!

Paka paka from a very happy and tired new Mom!

23 comments:

EvelynBernard said...

How fabulous, Michele! Can't wait to see you at knit night and hear all about your boy - he is a beautiful child. Evelyn

singletracey said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! I am so happy for you :-) He is beautiful and you both look sooooooo happy!

Nicole said...

We knew it would work out but there's a big sigh of relief that he's finally yours!
Congrats, Mummy!
And he's so beautiful!!!!

Stacey and Dave said...

Congratulations! At least from this end, it seems like everything has gone as smooth as one could have hoped for! Isn't it the greatest feeling ever? And it never changes :)

Stacey

Beth said...

Many congratulation wishes coming your way! Enjoy your time with your son!

Diane said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Yes, you are finally offically a mom, YES!!!!

I took my cell phone upstairs so that I would hear your text come in and when it went off and I looked at the time I thought "wow that was a long wait", that must have been agonizing, but so so worth it.

Cannot wait to mee him!

Colleen K said...

You must be on cloud 9 today. It's a great feeling to finally reach your goal after working toward it for so long. I also had a long wait after my hearing and I was a bit nervous about it but eventually, I got the decision I needed as did you. Yay!! Have a great day, Mommy!!

Tina said...

Congratulations! So glad things worked out for you.

Maureen McKenna said...

So happy for you Michele. You both look great together. What a Christmas gift!! Congrats, Mum!

Bianca said...

Congrats Michele!! He's adorable and you look so happy together. Your posts have had me laughing and crying and I couldn't be happier for you and MLM (love that!). Enjoy the rest of your time there and I lookforward to future posts. A true Christmas blessing...

Diane L. said...

What a wonderful gift! I am so happy that your long wait is over. Now you can relax and enjoy your remaining time in Uralsk! Congrats, Diane

Anonymous said...

Yea congradulations, mom!! Welcome to Denis! Look forward to seeing you both!

Sally

Anonymous said...

Awesome news Michele! Alex is looking forward to meeting his new friend. I don't think he realizes that his beloved Michele will now have her own little boy. Congratulations. He's a doll and your adopted family can't wait to meet him.

Love
Loretta, Alex and other Bernards

Baby Kaz Moore said...

Congratulations, and best wishes from Austin, Texas!! He is handsome! I'm thrilled for you both, and send good thoughts for a speedy and safe trip home. Susan

keoghclan said...

Congrats Mommy - so happy to hear your wonderful news - you are positively glowing in your photos - motherhood suits you wonderfully!

The Keoghclan

Maren and Peter said...

Congratulations! What exciting news! Enjoy spending time with your new son and officially being a Mommy. He's adorable.

qmiller said...

Congratulations! Amazing things happening in KAZ!!! Enjoy your beginnings as an official parent to a very handsome young man : )

minime0910 said...

Congrats welcome to Club MOM!! We are happy to have you!!! Sergei is adorable!

russalka said...

YES,YES,YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am soooo happy for you!!!!!!! Big congrats to THE NEW MOM!!!!!!!!! So see you soon with your SON!!!!!!!!

amanda said...

Such wonderful news, Denis is just adorable you must be so happy that court is behind you and soon enough you will be heading home with your son forever, what a great day that will be!!!!!!!! b

Stella said...

He is very bouja! (our family word for adorable/cute beyond words) I'm so happy for you! I've been doing a happy dance for you ever since I read the blog. Lots of hugs and love for you both.

Carrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle! I am so happy for you! And Denis! He is so adorable! You both look so HAPPY!!! What a way to end the year and start 2011!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood! THere is nothing like it!!! Can't wait to meet Denis!
Lots of love, the Tai family

sue and craig said...

Michele, congratulations!!! We just got back from Orlando and I read your blog right away.
Your son is gorgeous!! What a great Christmas gift! All the best!

Sue, Craig, Hannah and Nickolas