August 16, 2012

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

The 6 month mark is very exciting in the adoption world.
It is the time when all can be finalized.

On July 26th, 2012 we went to court where we stood before a judge and made a promise that we 
would love and care for our child as if he were our own flesh and blood.
We promised that our child we receive the same rights and become our heir as if he were our flesh and blood.
 We signed our names willingly,
 and thrilled that this was almost done.
 Miles slept through the excitement,
 But literally woke up the second our family applauded when the judge announced
finalization of Miles adoption.
I whispered to Romney that it felt like we just got married.

One week later on our 9th wedding anniversary 

Some family flew in, some family drove from far away places, and some live around the corner,
but all made a huge sacrifice to be a part of our special day.
It was the middle of the week, in the middle of the day.
We love our families and appreciate the love and support they have shown towards baby Miles.
 Miles was darling the whole day.
He blew raspberries and cooed at everyone.
 He was a trooper in the over 100degree weather.
 I loved celebrating our anniversary in the temple with our baby.
I love that we are all sealed together forever.
I love my little family.
 I didn't know my heart would ever feel this way.
  I didn't know the amount of love I could possibly have for a baby.
I didn't know that being a mother could change you.

and now I do 
and I am grateful.

August 12, 2012

6 months

Oh Miles. You little ham. 
He is such a joy.
He is a happy happy little guy.
His little personality is really starting to come out and he is getting to be so much fun.

He loves eating. 
He puts down (and wears) his rice cereal and is loving all the vegetables he gets daily.
Sometimes we forgo the bib because he wants to eat the bib more than the food.
His love for material in his mouth kills me.
Silly boy.

Look out, we sit up for L O N G periods of time now.
He is so captivated by his toys.
Miles finally decided he could roll over both directions.
I will put him under his jungle gym and when I turn around he is by the dog.
He's on the move folks.
He loves his music playing elephant on his car seat.
He always falls asleep with it in his hand and every bump we go over we get to listen to chirping crickets and some animal parade music.
He yells.
Oh buddy does he yell.
He makes the "AH" and "EH" sound all day.

When Miles coos he sounds like a flock of seagulls.
He grabs my hair now....lovely.
He is very entertained by my jewelry during church.
He thinks he's a big boy now and wants to drink out of our cups.
He lights up every time he sees himself in the mirror. 
He loves running water!
 He is starting to lean his head into our chests... kinda like he is hugging. 
He loves to be hugged and kissed. He smiles so big. I love it.
On occasion he will laugh so hard he will snort. RAD.

Miles you have been worth wait!
You are my favorite baby!
I love you.
Happy half birthday.