3.06.2016

carmen fable

I'm a little (okay, a lot) late posting this to the blog. We've been busier than I think we've ever been before, but for good reason. For the best reason.

Our beautiful daughter Carmen Fable joined our family eight days ago.

Last week I received a call from a friend urging me to speak with her friend who worked in adoption law. I did, unsure of what to expect and realizing how much work (and time and effort) we'd already put into the agency route. However, as I listened to my friend's friend speak, something tinged in my heart and I knew. I just knew. We submitted our application and family portfolio and received a call the next day letting us know that we'd been chosen by a brave, beautiful birth mama to parent -- and that our little girl had come five weeks early. Carmen weighed in under five pounds but was healthy and happy and, after a short NICU stay, we got to bring her home on Thursday evening.

When we began the adoption process, everyone warned us that it could take months -- years, even -- but instead we had under a week from start to finish.

I've been rehearsing perfect announcement posts over and over in my head, trying to do justice to the level of joy and hope and peace that Carmen has breathed back into our family. Of course, there's life with a four year old and a preemie and a husband with no time off of work and I'm learning that perfection has to slide by the wayside. Sort of like laundry. And washing dishes. You know, priorities.

I couldn't wait any longer to give sweet Carmen her blog debut. Slowly but surely we'll figure out a new normal and a new dynamic, but bear with me as we all revel in this new, tiny (so tiny!) human who has swooped in and completed our family, healing our hearts and bringing with her more love than I ever imagined possible. Seeing Ethan get to actually be a big brother is magical in itself and me? I am so filled with peace and love and joy. And lots of espresso, too.

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12 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new member of your family. Carmen is very lucky. I cannot imagine ever adopting but I have much respect for moms like you who love and dote on someone who is not related to them by blood. You have such a big heart. God bless you and your family!

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  2. Congrats on the new member of your family. Carmen is very lucky. I cannot imagine ever adopting but I have much respect for moms like you who love and dote on someone who is not related to them by blood. You have such a big heart. God bless you and your family!

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  3. I am so incredibly happy for you all. Much love during this special time. xo

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  4. Congratulations to you and your family! So exciting and so happy for you ❤️

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  5. Congratulations!!! She is a very lucky baby to have a great mom:)

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  6. شركة الطيب افضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بالرياص بافضل الطرق التي تجعلنا دائما فب المراتب الاولي في مجالات التنظيف عزيزي العميل عليك العلم بان الطيب من افضل شركات التنظيف بالرياض و بالمملكة العربية السعودية انك اذا كنت تريد شركة لتنظيف الكنب الخاص بك فنحن الطيب نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بافضل المواد او بافضل المنظفات التي تعد من اهم الاشياء التي تجعل المهمة ناجحة بنسبة كبيرة فنحن شركة الطيب شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض نعمل علي تنظيف الكنب بافضل الطرق كما اننا نمتلك افضل طاقم من العمالة المدربة علي اعلي اساس متخيل شركة الطيب الاولي في خدمات التنظيف

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