A little about our journey to adopting our son and his amazing birth.
We received "the call" 147 days before Hudson's birth. We were excited to know for this length of time but then we knew it would be a long five months of waiting. We formed a great relationship with Hudson's birth mother and she helped make "the wait" much easier and we really grew to love her. Of course we still had times where we would become scared of the possibilities because any mother going through this decision could change their mind at any point. I think that is one of the hardest parts because you are constantly getting sooo excited but then pulling yourself back because you could possibly become hurt and that is one of the scariest feelings. So we prayed about it. We prayed every night and continued to feel that God was reminding us that this was our son. After all, HE had this all planned out and we just needed to trust in HIM.
Hudson's due date was July 8th but his birth mother was induced on July 1st. We took guesses on his weight, thought of what he would look like, how he would act, what his first breath would like. We weren't there for Harper's birth, so we were very excited to cherish this beautiful moment. We thought that was so kind of Hudson's birth mother to allow us to experience this moment with her. Something we will forever be grateful for because we never knew if we would get to experience the birth of any of our children.
We arrived at the hospital around 10am, talked with one another and enjoyed each others company. It was probably around 3:30pm when Jarod and I decided to go take a little walk. We came back and waited outside the room and didn't know exactly what was going on, we were just told to hold on. Soon after the doctor comes out and says, we are about to have a baby. What!? We were in shock!!! Dilating from 5-6 to a 10 in a matter of 45 minutes is what just happened! My heart starts racing and it wasn't long after that the most precious little boy took his first breathe. It was amazing and something we will never ever forget. We were in awe and even more in love. Of course we took lots of pictures and started snuggling right away.
I know placing your child for adoption is never easy, it's a selfless act and you do it all out of love, love for this child. Adoption has truly touched us and we know without a doubt this is how God wanted us to form our family. Ohana- Ohana means family and family is everything, whether it be through blood, adoption or intentional. I love my little family and they are my everything!
Harper has here suitcase packed and ready to head to Nana and Papa's while mommy and daddy head to the hospital. Our little girl is getting so big!
The big day
Soon after Hudson's birth
Finding out how much Hudson weighs......7lb 4oz
I think he kinda looks like his sister
First photo with mommy and daddy
Harper meeting her lil' bro for the first time
Harper wouldn't hold Hudson but would give him a half hug
Looking at this picture makes me so happy!