Adoptation

February 3, 2010

Hotel Hopping

Filed under: Adoption, Newborn, Paperwork, Preparation — adoptation @ 10:10 pm

Today, my wife and I visited our week-old son and continued our now-standard three visits. Tomorrow, we will visit once, to check him out of the hospital, sign the adoption papers, and take him with us.

It seems so simple…but it’s an enormously, terrifically big thing. While we have been acting as parents to the baby for the last week, he technically hasn’t been an official part of our family; and our total daily involvement with him could be measured in hours. Now, he’ll be our son on paper as well as in spirit, and we’ll be with him (and responsible for him!) 24/7.

[Gulp!]

I’m simultaneously excited and terrified. We’re not cleared to leave the state with the baby yet, so we’ll all be living in a hotel room for about a week. Which will be kind of nice (all of the cleaning & such will be taken care of for us, and we’ll have some uninterrupted time as a trio), but really I’m ready to bring the baby home. He’s got a room that’s his, family that wants to meet him, and a routine that we can all fall into. (Everyone here has been very nice and helpful…but there really is no place like home.)

First, though, we hop into the hotel, and dive headfirst into keeping him healthy, happy and safe. I’ll have to apologize to the hotel staff in advance for the condition of the towels once we start our short stint in residence!

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6 Comments »

  1. Congratulations!

    Comment by Leslie — February 3, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

  2. Congratulations…enjoy your first whole day together as a family!!!

    Comment by Rebecca — February 3, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

  3. Oh yay! Time for baby to be officially official! Congrats and good luck at the hotel. I wish someone would clean my house every day and wash the laundry for me!!!!

    Comment by Nicole — February 4, 2010 @ 6:42 am

  4. How wonderful! Enjoy, it just gets better and better:)

    Comment by Anne — February 4, 2010 @ 9:21 am

  5. Enjoy…you are on your way to what starts the rest of your life! Congrats!

    Comment by Danielle — February 4, 2010 @ 9:22 am

  6. Thanks for the good thoughts, everyone! He’s now in our (and hopefully good) hands.

    Comment by adoptation — February 4, 2010 @ 2:24 pm


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