Monday, January 12, 2009

We are home!!!

Hey fam! Just a brief update. We are home!! Birthmom signed TPR yesterday afternoon and he was released this evening. We had a joyously sweet meeting and reunion with T and J a couple of hours ago. They got to stay up a little late to love on their new baby brother. Taj met Grandma (maternal) too. My heart feels whole again! I took some pics that I hope to upload tomorrow. 

On another note, Taj and I attempted to breastfeed tonight for the very first time. I am using a Lactaid supplementer until I finish the protocol in a little over a week, so I had to learn that. I am thrilled and proud to say it was a huge success!!! I just knew he would be a natural. I will keep you updated. He has a good latch and I know once my milk comes in, it will be even better. He seemed to hate the artificial nipples we used in the hospital. He always made a disgusted face, but there was none of that at the breast. I am so happy and excited. 

I have lots to say, but I am beat. I'd better get a little sleep before he is up again.

It is so good to be home.:) Blessings.

14 comments:

Permission to Mother said...

This is such great news. Thanks for sharing the feeding details. A baby that latches at the breast seems to bring a special quality of peace.

Salzwedel Family said...

I am so thrilled for your family and can't wait to see pictures of your new little man. God is good!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!!

crispy said...

I really appreciate you sharing about the breastfeeding. That would be my desire if God allows our family to grow through adoption.

Congrats on you new son.

Anonymous said...

YAY! I am so happy you are home and I am so happy he is nursing!

I used a supplemental device with Lulu. (she had latch issues). Let me know if you need any help. It is a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it... it is easy!

Tonya said...

YAY! WeLcOmE HoMe!!!! I always loved nursing my children, it is such a special time. I will continue praying that all goes well!

BethPie said...

SO glad you're all together and I'm thrilled to hear that he's nursing. :o)

Bridgett said...

I'm thrilled for your family. Congratulations on the breastfeeding!

XOXO

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord. I love that you are nursing. I would love to do that when we adopt too. Congratulations!

Venessa said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

I didn't even know that you could breastfeed an adopted child until I read your post about it! Thank you for sharing!

Enjoy every single moment with your new addition. He's perfect!

Donna said...

Yeeeah! Congrats! He is beautiful. And WAY to go on the breastfeeding...

Blacktating said...

I found this blog through Permission to Mother. Congratulations on your beautiful new baby and for breastfeeding, too. What a lucky little boy!!!

mandie said...

it's so nice to see an adoptive mom breastfeeding. i plan to do the same!

The Beaver Bunch said...

Hey There.

I'm a foster mom, hoping that once we are able to adopt that I can breastfeed. I'm sure everyone else will think I'm crazy, but...hey, they already do!

I found you thru Adoption Connect and I loved the post of you BFing your baby!

Do you find the SNS cumbersome?