Friday, November 13, 2009

Picture


I'm surprised by the influx of comments - thanks everyone! Here's a picture of the little guy ... I think he's a good looking boy.

I'll provide updates as appropriate, but there won't be much news until we travel to Korea to pick him up. We will be quite busy with paper work and documentation over the next several weeks after which we will wait for the U.S. and Korean governments to do their thing. We expect to make our trip to Korea in February or March of 2010. It's going to be a long wait but we're excited about the certainty of the whole affair. Before our travels, we'll have a baby shower and nesting and possible home buying, etc. - all of the stuff that parents-to-be partake in, and all the stuff my wife is thrilled about finally being able to participate in. And, I'm really excited about participating too.

Thanks again for all the support - and for those still going through infertility struggles, remember that what you are reading and seeing here is the worst possible outcome you can have. We haven't gotten our child yet, but the pain and struggle of trying to conceive already feels like a distant memory. The moral is: It will be okay. In fact, it will be even better than that ... but good luck with your efforts none the less.

19 comments:

Orodemniades said...

OMG what a cutie patootie!!

birdsandsquirrels said...

Oh, he is adorable! What a cutie! I am so glad that you guys get to do all that fun stuff to prepare. Enjoy every moment!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Brilliant, just brilliant.

Lisa said...

Many many congratulations and wishes of luck as you move closer to bringing your beautiful son home!!!

Sweet Georgia said...

What a little doll! He's adorable. I'm so happy to hear the joy coming through your words. Congratulations again to you both.

Leah said...

Such wonderful news, and what a handsome little boy!!! Congrats!

You are wise. . . if adoption is the worst thing that can happen, that is a pretty darn good outcome as well. I know I wish I would have realized that sooner. Would have saved me a lot of hearache.

Congrats again! So thrilled for you and your wife. :-D

itsazooaroundhere said...

Wow - adorable! I hope the waiting passes quickly, and that everything goes smoothly throughout. Congratulations to you and your wife!!

Smoochie said...

Oh Im so happy for you! So happy you're blogging again too! :)

Kristina said...

YAY!!! Congrats! he is so very precious, precious indeed!

Leah said...

Just wanted to check in and see if you have your baby boy home yet. I hope so! :)

Anonymous said...

Would love an update!

Rebekah Murray said...

Aww, what an adorable boy! I love how you said that the struggle will soon be a distant memory. That's encouraging for me, personally. But I have to ask you, are you or your wife University of Michigan alumni, by any chance? I'm the assistant editor of an alumni magazine at U-M and would like to write an article on the high-tech pursuit of parenthood to provide more awareness about infertility and IVF. So many people struggle with this, and yet there are so many myths surrounding it all. I'm looking for alumni who would be willing to share part of their story for the article. I know I'm going out on a limb asking, but if you happened to be alumni or even if you ever attended U-M - please email me at lsamagazine@umich.edu. Our magazine website is: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/alumni/magazine
Thanks!

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Lillie Family said...

Adorable!!! We have such a similar story to you Joe! My DH has morphology issues and we adopted from China (SN). Would love to connect in person...we live in Ann Arbor if you want to meet for coffee/playdate some time!! My blog has pics of my girls!

Rosie Mason said...

Really cute Baby! I just have to write you to thank you for this blog. I just found it today and spent over an hour reading through all of it. WOW! I was sitting here with tears in my eyes and completely captivated by your story. It took us 3 years to finally be blessed with our first child. Since him, it has been even more difficult to conceive. We have unexplained infertility and after taking many medications and several IUI's, we still haven't had much luck this time around.

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