In late July, we traveled out west to the Idaho/Oregon border town of Ontario to meet the newest addition to our family. We had the chance to spend some time with the birth mother, her children and her family and friends, and late in the evening of August the 2nd, our first child, John Carl “Jack” was born and it was LOVE at first sight for us.
He was a healthy baby boy and weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 19 inches long. We spent the night with him at the hospital and it was an emotional night we will never forget. The following day we took him home to our hotel in Boise for the next week while we waited to get approval from the states of Idaho and NY to come home.
We had an exciting few days with him in Boise – going on some walks, visiting the zoo, getting our first check-up and spending time with his grandmothers who also made the journey out with us.
On Jack’s one-week birthday – we flew back to New York city, via Dallas. By the end of the day, Jack was home in NYC, having already visited 5 states in his first week on the planet. His big “dog” brother Hamlet, our Great Dane, was excited to meet him.
We’ve had lots of friends and family support and visits. It’s be a dream come true and we are so excited and blessed to have this addition to our family!