Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Babies Are the New Black

This morning sucked. I just got to the office, booted up my laptop and the fire alarm went off. The first thing that popped into my mind was I wonder if I have time for coffee, and if I have to burn to death why does it have to be in these shoes?

So far this week two sets of friends became dads. Our new friends Don and Chris, who we met because they are also IAC clients and live here in Phoenix, became dads to a beautiful baby girl on Monday. We are so happy for them! Her name is Kaitlyn, and she was born in California but I'm not sure which part. They are going to fill us in on how IAC supports them during this time so we are ready for ours in a few weeks. Our blog friends Mike and Michael had a boy today, their second son, little Matteo! If you hop over to their blog they posted his first ever picture. Adorable!

A note on out of state births. There is something called ICPC and it applies if your baby is born in a different state then where you live. Once relinquishment's are signed, the "birth state" has to file paperwork with your home state before the baby is able to leave. This can take from a few days up to a few weeks, it just depends. So we'll be stuck in a hotel in California with a newborn baby for who knows how long! Don and Chris will be the test case; we hope it goes fast!


Kathryn said...

Man, the fire alarm went off during my morning meetings too! Ours was a test though and we didn't get out of our somewhat boring meeting. :( And then, when it went off the second time, still didn't get out of the meeting! Double :( :(
Glad that you guys have a test case right in front of you so that you'll have a bit of an idea of what to expect. Are you buying supplies yet? Do you know what kinds of diapers and wipes and bottles and baby stuff you want? (I love that stuff!!)

Bobby said...

We haven't gotten heavy into supplies yet, but we've started getting cute little outfits! We think we know what we're going to use for bottles and such and have started a registery at, where else, "Tahr-ghay" (Target! Stay with me people...)

Heather said...

Hope it goes fast too!! And no alarms for me thank you!

Michael said...

I'd offer our place to stay, but if I remember you may be in SoCal.

Mike, Christopher, Matteo and I wish you guys the best of luck.

jaysinwantsu03 said...

I Hope you guy's don't get stuck out there to long... I'm So Happy for you Both.. WHat Bottle style did you go with?? We Hope our Little one come's from Cali as well so we both can adopt..

Rik Miller said...

you guys "stuck" in a hotel in Cali.. awwwwww... poor babies.. LOL.. I'm sure you are heartbroken over that one. LOL.. maybe i will get lucky and you will be "stuck there" when i am in town. wink

Bobby said...

Yeah we're staying in a 5 star resort on a cliff overlooking the beach for 2 weeks, and having the maid look after Finster while we party up and down Santa Monica Blvd. in Boystown. You caught us!
When you visit I hope you know how to change a diaper.