Friday, May 8, 2009

He has a name...

and it's Joshua Tucker. Birthmom picked out his first name (which we love) and his middle name is my great grandpa's name. He looks like a Joshua. I can't wait to show you his picture (hopefully tomorrow, have to wait until TPR is signed). The older kids are already calling him J.T. and I'm sure I'll refer to him as that on here. We were thinking his name would either be Benjamin or Myles, so everyone was pretty shocked with Joshua, but we all love it. We especially love it as Uncle Josh (Aunt Ali's husband) is very special to us and J.T. is very laid back and happy just like Uncle Josh.

I'm going to keep this update short and sweet as honestly, I am EXHAUSTED. Alison got home safely, J just got in, we ate a bite at the largest buffet I have ever seen (more on that later and yes, I did take pics), and we are ready to sleep. Pretty sad that we are in a hotel with no kids and all we want to do is sleep! HA!

Looks like J.T. and birthmom will be released tomorrow so TONIGHT will be our last night of good sleep. He is such a good baby, seriously. Very laid back, very alert and just checking us out. Birthmom and I have decided he is VERY blessed to have two mommas that love him so much. J will meet him and birthmom for the first time tomorrow morning around 8:30am. They are so excited to meet each other and he can't wait to get his hands on Joshua.

I will do a more detailed post about today later on, but in the meantime, say a prayer for all involved tomorrow. Tomorrow birthmom will sign the TPR (termination of parental rights) and be leaving the hospital without her baby. I. CAN'T. IMAGINE. what she will be going through. She is a wonderful woman and God totally put us all together. We are already making plans to visit her in September. Yes, this will be an open adoption. We are so excited to have contact with her and her daughter and I think this will be very healthy for Joshua.

God has given us so many little silly things that tell us we are where he wants us to be......the hotel we are staying at tonight has the same name as the street we live on at home. How cool is that?

I'll try to update tomorrow night, but please be patient with me. We will be "moving in" with some friends of J's so I'm not sure what time I will be getting on to update with pics and more posts. THANK YOU for your prayers, messages, phone calls, etc. If I don't answer, please don't take offense. I barely spoke to my own husband today. When I am at the hospital, I am with birthmom and baby.

I miss Anna, Isaac, Luke, and M.E. like crazy but they seem to be doing well. We have an amazing family that has jumped right in to take care of everything. We can't wait to get back to TN but are thankful that everyone here has been so great. More tomorrow!

6 comments:

Beckie said...

Sending love, huggs, and prayers to all involved!

Margaret said...

Amazing! It sounds like Joshua is going to be a VERY loved little man :)

Susan Smith-Alltop said...

What a beautiful name! Enjoy this special time with your new son & hubby! Many prayers~~~

Maria said...

As the mom of a Joshua, I think it's a ROCKING name. And, as you know, Joshua, in the Bible, was a man of God and a leader of his people. May YOUR Josh be the same. Blessings to your family. I know today will be hard. Praying for all!!

Katie said...

Congrats!! Many blessings to your faithfulness through all of this.
Katie <><

Kristi J said...

congrats..I'm so happy for you..can't wait to see him, kristi