Monday, January 31, 2011

Coming July 2011


I am going to be a father!  It may not look like much here, but folks, that is my baby.  It's not a Korean either, which is what really had me froggered.  Without being too specific, this wasn't supposed to happen.  Unfortunately, the adoption folks agree and we now have to wait a while longer before we can proceed.  That is the sad part.   And yes, we most certainly are continuing with our plans to adopt a Korean.  Despite what someone said the other day, this does not "solve our problem."  To be clear, there was no problem.  This baby is a bonus.  An older brother or sister for our Korean, whoever that ends up being.  

I must admit it's been a challenging shift in thinking.  We'd been preparing for a one-year-old all this time, for whom I was imagining a personality, who had already taken up residence in our hearts and who is, (or will be) already our child.  It's been a strange transition, but each day brings more excitement.  And more fear.

One-year-olds are durable.  Newborns, it seems, are quite different.  And I fear far more delicate.  I worry I will break it.  I suppose I will pick up some tips along the way.

Anyway, that's the big news.  Not a book deal or agent representation.  Just something a little better.

16 comments:

Amy Saia said...

Aw, congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you. What a beautiful little baby!

Kara Mustafa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Definitely better than an agent or a book deal ;)

Lt. Cccyxx said...

Congratulations!!!

Princess Andy said...

beautiful news for you:)

i like happy for a change!

<3 andrea

My Sharp Tongue said...

Many, many happy wishes for your new arrival(s). I know a couple of people planning to adopt, and then ending up with two babies, like you. I wish you all the best!

Traci said...

Oh, wow!! Congrats to you and the Mrs.!! Wonderful news.

Dana Elmendorf said...

Congrats! Get used to the fear, it never goes away.

Okie said...

Congratulations! That's super exciting. Have fun. :)

Travener said...

Hey, that's great! Kids are the best thing that can happen to you.

Jeanne said...

There will be a book in this adventure. Wait and see! Congratulations.

Jeanne said...

Perhaps now the title on your blog will say, My turbulent journey from pilot to author to father.....

Gemma Noon said...

Absolutely awesome news! Congratulations on the new baby, and hopefully it won't be too long until their bro or sis arrives from Korea, too.

And what Dana said; get used to that fear of them breaking. Welcome to parenthood xx

Holly Ruggiero said...

Congratulations!

MC Howe said...

Thanks everyone. It's taken some time to get used to he idea of an infant, but each day brings more excitement. And a rounder belly for Mama. That's a pretty good reminder.

LisserB said...

I read H`s blog, so I understand why you were froggered.

Congrats. I can`t wait to hear your stories about this little baby!

Kristin Rae said...

That's sooooo exciting!!! Congrats!!