we're parents!

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  1. our adoption news, finally! our baby boy, nathaniel joseph, was born on Monday, Nov. 19, as scheduled. we received placement on wednesday and we're in the hospital with him until tuesday since he has a bit of a cold and is on iv antibiotics until then. but he's doing great and weighed a healthy 8 lb. 3 oz and was 19-1/4" long at birth despite being two weeks early!

    his birthmom is a lovely woman and we feel blessed to know her and to have her in our life.

    I can't believe that we have a son just three months after signing up with our agency. heck, it was only aug. 2 that we even met with our home study agency for the first time to see what it all entailed.

    so, after four years of infertility treatment, six IUI's, six IVF's, one FET with donor embryo and two miscarriages, we are finally parents. and I turn 40 in one week. Just slipped in under the wire since I always said I could handle turning 40 much better if I was already a mom! Whew!!!!

  2. Many congrats!! You fought a long hard battle and WON!! Not sure who is luckier....you or nathaniel! But I bet you make a perfect pair!

    Amber

  3. Congratulations zeina_h! What a wonderful birthday gift for you, and for Nathaniel!

  4. Congrats on your son! You sound so in love with him, how wonderful for you. And I agree, turning 40 as a mom made that milestone much easier to take!

    Pam

  5. thanks, Pam, kondela2002 and amber!

  6. Wow! That is great! Congratulations on the birth of your son!

    Gina

  7. zeina_h I'm sooo thrilled for you!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

    Giovanni

  8. Huge congrats zeina_h!!! So happy for you!

  9. Congratulations zeina_h! Such wonderful things happening for alot of us vets!

    Becky

  10. zeina_h,

    Wow -- sometimes everything just comes together better then we could plan! Congratulations! What an amazing 40th birthday gift you got there! Not to mention... just in time for your best Christmas yet!

    Thrilled for you!

    koula
    Mom to Vivian and Naomi (5yrs 3mos old)

  11. Congrats to you and your family. What a great gift! Enjoy your little son, you are all so lucky. How great to see families made in such a wonderful way. Take care!
    Susan

    Happy Birthday, it will never be topped!

  12. Congrats zeina_h! What a great early Christmas present!

  13. zeina_h:

    Congratulations on the birth of your ds!!! What a beautiful ending after such a long journey. You've waited a long time for this... may you enjoy every minute.

    It sounds like it will be a magical and memorable holiday season for your family.

    -Alison

  14. Congratulations zeina_h! I'm thrilled for you and DH.

  15. Congratulations on the birth of your son...and what a wonderful birthday for you! 40 and a mom....there's nothing better!

  16. How wonderful! Congratulations!

  17. zeina_h -
    WOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm over the moon for you! What fantastic news - so exciting.

    We must almost share a birthday...I turned 40 yesterday (12/1) - Happy Birthday to you.

    Enjoy your new family member!

  18. kalerante_2, yeah, we almost do share a b-day! I'm 40 today, on dec. 3. but hey, you're older!

    thanks to everyone for all the good wishes! I am so grateful to have the little dude in my life. he is my sweetie.

  19. Happy B-day zeina_h! What a way to celebrate!

  20. oh yes, Giovanni, what a great way to celebrate indeed! just think, that first ivf I did with the egg retrieval on my 37th birthday led to this, three years later. who woulda thunk it, as my dad would say?

  21. zeina_h - ouch! 2 days older...yup, that makes me the old lady in this contest
    I still am amazed every day when they wake me up.
    Enjoy.

  22. I just saw this! CONGRATULTIONS!

    I am so happy for you. BTW I turn forty in January, so I can count you as an elder...heh-heh!

    Boys are really fun--
    XO

    Laura

  23. oh, laura, you're just like my DH. he turns 40 in february so he keeps saying that he doesn't turn 40 until NEXT year. he's soooooo much younger than me. yeah, but about 2-1/2 months!

    kalerante_2, it is so cool to be a parent. but please tell me the trick of getting a newborn to sleep more than 1-2 hrs at a stretch at night!

  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

    -Janet, adoptive mom of Victoria, 4 months today

  25. Congrats to you and your family and happy birthday.
    so much to celebrate.

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