This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Monday, July 21, 2008

Finally a FAMILY



We can't figure out the video camera, so this will have to do. The actual handing over was caught on video, but I'm sure you'll be okay with pictures. I didn't cry, Only shed a few tears. Jon was the same.
She is a very content baby. Very happy. Very smiley. Easily amused. Seems to be transitioning well. She really is an easy baby. Isn't bothered by loving and kissing. Actually loves it. We're very lucky. She came to me without any crying. It was like she was like "okay, lets start my new life".
Ate well. Only slept 40 min. So we're hoping she goes down easy after her last bottle. We're very happy. Very tired. That's all for now.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I love the pictures! What a beautiful family!

Love always,
Jennifer T

Anonymous said...

Brad was so excited for you guys, he kept asking me have they posted the pictures yet! He will be getting up in a few minutes to come see this beautiful family! I love her little face and he expressions.


Congrats again!
Love always,
Jennifer and Brad T

dalli said...

this is just beautiful. tears fill my eyes as i look at the pictures. can you believe it? chloe & emmi will be so excited to see that claire's mommy & daddy came to the nursery to get her today!

allison in nc

Ladyblog said...

Congrats! She's just beautiful!

Annie said...

Yeah! Congratulations! What a sweet little baby!

MotherMotherOcean said...

I was tearing up watching these pictures. You both are glowing. I love it. All the best to you. Keep posting pictures.

Tisra said...

FINALLY! I'm praying for you guys in so many ways: attachment, adjustment, travel, rest, sleep, keeping each moment locked in memory......

Tisra
waiting for referral

Erin Ly said...

Ann, how amazing! You, Jon, and Claire are a beautiful family. Enjoy getting to know your daughter. It's an amazing process.

So very happy for you!

Erin, Dan, and Kira

Farrah and Jed said...

Awe she is a doll baby! I'm so happy for you two finally a family of 3....

She looks so happy, and not to mention you and jon do too!!

Pug Mama said...

CONGRATS!!!
She is beautiful, and looks so happy!!!

Kristin said...

I checked your blog first thing this morning, I am so excited to see you guys all together! It made me cry to see her in your arms and so content!!! And think, it is just going to get better and better from here!!!!

Andrea said...

Ann she's just beautiful! All three of you look so wonderful together. She looks very healthy and happy and easygoing :)
Congratulations a million times over! I think she was definitely worth the wait :)

Kelly said...

She looks so perfect with her parents finally holding her!! Congratulations.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Beautiful girl! Beautiful Family! I know you guys have waited so long for these special first moments together. Thank you for sharing them. Can't wait to see more of your time together in Taiwan. Kiss Claire for us and we can't wait to hold her ourselves!

Tish said...

WOW! She is sooo beautiful! LOve the pic of her sleeping on your lap...and the one of her checking out her blanket! Enjoy!!!!!!!

Sarah k said...

OK, you didn't cry much but I DID!
I am SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!! I know that this has been a long awaited day and YOU FINaLLy MADE IT!
Congratulations on your new daughter and your new life. Tooo awesome!!!
She looks so small and frail! Oh my gosh hon. It is just tooo tooo sweet!
*hug* to you guys! The first time falling asleep on your chest is magical isn't it? Enjoy your first night as a mom and dad officially!!!!!

Jennifer, Billy,Samantha and Taylor said...

Ann, she looks so happy. What a smiley little thing she is! I hope the rest of your first night went well. Can't wait for you to wake up. I am betting you are awake now anyway.

I don't have your email so I am sorry to post it here, but Cathwel is trying to arrange a time for William to visit you. If they do and you can- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Kiss him all over for me.

shelley said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe there wasn't any UGLY crying when you received her. Just like a real mom....keeping it together for your baby. So glad to see you all together.

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about! So happy to see your new family come together after such a long wait. Congratulations!!!

redmaryjanes said...

WooHoo! She is just beautiful! I am so happy to see you all together. You have waited such a long time for you angel.

Sarah said...

I'm a crying happy mess looking at your gotcha day photos. Just beautiful. I'm so happy for you. Glad things went so well thus far. Congratulations to the whole family!

Chris said...

What a glorious day-worth every MINUTE of that excruciating wait, and just like labor, you have forgotten all the pain that came before
Rejoicing with you guys-what a beautiful family
Be Blessed

David and Janalee said...

What a great looking family! Congratulations you guys! She looks even cuter in her paretns arms.
Janalee

Jodi said...

Awesome! Those pictures are so beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

Vonda and John said...

You made the right decision to go early! She is beautiful. Her mommy is beautiful. What a blessing. I am almost crying watching your slide show. Congrats and I am very happy for you!

Vonda

Anonymous said...

Hoorah for Ann and Jon and Claire!!!! A beautiful family!

Jan

Mom2JosephLilyRoseJack said...

Congratulations !!!!

What a beautiful family you make. I am so very happy for you guys.

I wish you all the best. Enjoy your beautiful daughter and the rest of your wonderful journey.

Lisa

The Morrows said...

Ann,
So, so happy for you!! I've been following your journey from the time you joined the Taiwan yahoo group and have been waiting for the day you finally got to hold your daughter in your arms. Enjoy this precious time and congratulations!!! You're a MOM!!

Claudia
Zoe's mom
Adopt Taiwan yahoo group

Rob & Karin said...

Congratulations on becoming a mommy and daddy -- it must feel so wonderful to finally have your beautiful baby girl in your arms! I got tears in my eyes watching your slide show -- such beautiful pictures of your first moments together.

J & S & Di-di said...

Congratulations!

4Bussells said...

I love that first smile you caught. CONGRATULATIONS and many happy days ahead! She's a beautiful girl! Can't wait to read and see more.

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Just Us said...

Congratulations...you folks make a beautiful family. Glad you finally have little Claire in your arms and with her forever family. Kristie

Anonymous said...

Drats, my puter would not let me see slide show for some reason...

I got to see the bath pictures though..

Congrats Mommy...

Jana