I have a little surprise for you. Actually, he's pretty big. Meet Spork, our new son! Don't feel bad that you weren't in the know, we decided to keep it a secret this time and Skype-surprised the grandparents. I will never forget the look on Grammy and Grandpa's faces!
We have been in adoption planning this month with Spork's wonderful birthfamily. In fact, while we were waiting to find out if it would really happen, I mentioned that we loved them so much even if they didn't go forward with the adoption plan, could we still hang out anyway?! But now we are blessed to call them family. Spork is 6 months old, and such a joy! He is a chunk-a-dunk of a baby with soft brown curls, caramel skin, big puppy dog eyes, chubby thighs, and massive paws for hands. Don't you just want to kiss him?!
Spork's laugh is an "Eh-eh-eh," sound like Bert from Sesame Street, or as the Nugget put it, "He sounds like a dolphin when he is happy!" His cry is a very sad almost gasping sound which tears at my heart. He loves his bottles, splashing in the tub, inspecting everyone's fingers, rocking, tickles, kisses, and books. He hates getting out of the tub, any activity involving the changing table or being on his back, and having his nose wiped. He is especially intrigued by Tater and for a brief precious moment this morning, he reached for her hand, and she grabbed his.
It is hard to believe that just a few months ago, I felt I would never fill our nest, but now we are at capacity with the Nugget, Tater, and Spork! I feel pulled in every direction, and I wish I could sprout more arms like an octopus. It was trial by fire this morning as Hubby had to attend a meeting and I had to prepare for a visit from Tater's caseworker on our very first morning as a family of 5! When all 3 children decided to burst into tears at the exact same time, I looked around at my life's greatest blessings and just had to smile before quickly going into triage mode. I wouldn't change a thing. Expect light blog posting, while I figure this out and the kiddos all learn a bit more delayed gratification.