Introducing. . .

Holly Josephine!

Born July 28th, 2010. 8lbs, 14oz. Healthy and gorgeous, with all 10 fingers and toes. And she’s ours!

How it all happened: Today at about 4pm we got a call from our social worker telling us that there was an “instant baby” born yesterday. This means that the birth mother hadn’t contacted the agency until after the baby was born. We agreed to show her our family book, and about two hours later, she’d picked us and we were on our way to the hospital. We meet her birth mom and family and got to hold her. Man, did I mention she’s gorgeous? We don’t get to bring her home until Saturday, but we’ll get to spend all day tomorrow with her at the hospital. We’re very much in shock and so happy!

More later when things have calmed down a bit. As of right now, it’s 2:00 AM and this is how we feel:


13 thoughts on “Introducing. . .

  1. Kate-

    I’m so thrilled for you both! It’s been a long time coming and I’m so happy for my fellow OREO!

  2. YIPPEE YAHOO!!! We are ecstatic for you and can hardly wait to meet Miss Holly J! This is truly an answer to many a prayer. Love you … all three of you.

  3. Yay! That is all I can say, just YAY!

    You must come over before I get rid of all the baby stuff. I haven’t made it to Salvation Army yet. Is there anything you need?

    I am so excited I almost want to pee!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS just doesn’t say it strongly enough.

    “Oh frabjous day, calloo callay”. I am absolutely thrilled and amazed and delighted and pleased for you. Enjoy your new treasure, she’s a doll, and obviously well worth the wait.

  5. She’s beyond beautiful. Love all of you so much and I can’t wait to meet her in person!!!

  6. “It’s rainin’ babies!” Super-congrats! Need some girl clothes?

  7. That is amazing news! I’m so happy for you!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

    Hugs and hugs and high fives!

  8. The Wild Women and I are wild with excitement for you three! You have been much on our minds and hearts and know that God has answered our prayers for you. Adoption – what a beautiful way to start a family!

  9. I am so excited for you guys! All the waiting was worth it – she is beautiful! And smart, for sure 🙂

  10. YIPEE – knew there was a perfect match for you two to start your family! congratulations and best wishes

  11. Kate & Joel,
    I’ve followed your story through your mother (Barb). It has felt like an eternity since I first heard you were waiting. Congratulations on your instant baby! She is just gorgeous. She’s a lucky little girl.

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