P.S. a few quick updates from the last post: all 6 babies stuck in our political mess did come home by Christmas. Three of them actually came home on Christmas Eve! : ) You all will never know how much your prayers are appreciated still to this day.
also, as I was typing Boothe's name, I remembered a post I did talking about the debate Matt & I were having over it... we landed on the 4 name option... Boothe Tegegn Russell Baxter, & we love it!! We even sing it to him using the tune of John Jacob Jinglehiemersmit (sp?) : ) Boothe is Matt's grandfather's & great grandfather's middle name. He has always wanted to use it if we had a boy, & once I met his grandfather & saw how much he & Matt were alike, I knew we had to use it too. Tegegn (pronounced Te-gain) is his name given to him at birth, so it was important to us to keep it as a prominent name. It means God found [him,] which could not be more appropriate. Russell came into play because it's my dad's name & seeing how this is the first "son" in his life with 3 daughters & almost 4 granddaughters, we thought it was time for him to have a namesake! ; )
On to the pictures...geesh, i'm wordy...this is why i never post! : )
he was asleep when we got to go in to see him
just opened his eyes
oh, hey there momma
look, there's dada
first family pic
already thinks dada is SO funny:)
these ladies will never know how much they mean to me
soaking in our last time together after finding out our case was on hold
saying good-bye...still brings tears...
the families that we shared our week with - the baby girls in the middle on the back & front rows were also on hold with us...they were 2 of the babies that came home on Christmas Eve:)
LOVE, LOVE my little man...LONGING for a perfect world...