Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy 1/2 Birthday Chipmunk!

It's so strange to write a post wishing Sabrina a Happy 6 Month's Birthday.  In some ways I still can't even believe we have a baby, let alone one that turned half a year old today.  I guess when you resign yourself to the fact that you'll never have a child and then carry that with you for 20 years it becomes ingrained.  Even as we prepared and completed the 11 month process of being cleared for adoption, in the back of my mind something was telling me we were going to waste a whole lot of money on this, remain childless, and then move on.  The three week match and month long wait for her arrival was surreal.  I hate to say this because I've heard it thousands of times before from other parents, but I honestly was not prepared for the total love I feel for that kid.  Especially now, when she's so interactive, inquisitive, and playful.  All she does is laugh and talk her baby language all day; crying is a rarity.  Even day care asked, "Does she ever stop talking?".  I told Gregg today as we were playing with her on the bed, I never thought it would be like this.  She is the most amazing, wonderful thing ever to happen to us and she makes my heart explode when I see her.  I thank her incredible birth mother every night, and can't wait to see her next month and show her the bundle of love she gave us.  Here are some pics of the last few days.  Happy (Half) Birthday Little Girl!


Practicing Karate With Papa



Using the "Big Girl" Part of the Stroller...No Infant Seat!



Cool New PJ's With a Stylin' Cap



Getting Ready for Her First Halloween


Laughing While Sitting Makes You Fall Down!

16 comments:

Kate said...

She is so cute- you are so blessed. I did not know you were going to see the Birth Mother- that is awesome! Like Andrew's daddies that stay in touch!

Gregg said...

Like Bobby says, it's just so difficult to put into words HOW much you love them. Today Tricia (Bobby's awesome sister) said again how lucky we are. WE ARE LUCKY. She is an awesome kid. I honestly just think, she is JUST awesome. It's nothing we have done. She is just awesome and I think Always will be. If I squeezed all the love out of me like a lemon I feel like when it came to Sabrina they'd never be able to stop squeezing. It would run on forever, there is no dry spell there. It's infintesimal. It should be that way for all things I guess.

Makes me wonder what a second kid would be like..... It's alive?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ifc.com/movies/310x229_itsalive2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ifc.com/movies/25535/Its-Alive&h=229&w=310&sz=18&tbnid=QSUWiyHljCL7aM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=117&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dit%2527s%2Balive%2Bmovie&usg=__GSeCWRu87csscsx6XnCrcbiyPVg=&ei=Dg_cSo36D8Pd8QaKroy3BQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=9&ct=image&ved=0CCkQ9QEwCA

Michelle said...

Kayla is looking at Sabrina saying
"Hi Baby!"
What a doll face you have, and she looks so happy.
Happy 6 Month Birthday baby girl.

The next 6 months will go by even faster so be prepared.

RB said...

I love these pics. I can practically hear hear those baby giggles!

Lucy said...

Happy b-day to your sweet girl! And congratulations again to you too. She's lucky to have such wonderful daddies who obviously adore her!

Michael said...

Has it been 6 months? Wow...

She is getting so big.

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

YAY for Sabrina! That smile is SO contagious!!!! NO not yours Gregg.

Tepary said...

Now I'm getting all teary & happy eyed! What a beautiful post for a beautiful girl and all her family. Hope your visit with Lucy is tremendous.

Anonymous said...

Happy (half) birthday baby Sabrina - that smile is priceless!

Jen in MD

Lisa said...

She is so freakin' sweet!
I can't imagine why you call her chipmunk! Henry is now 7 months and I STILL can't believe he is here. I feel like I made it up and am on a crazy delusion sometimes.

I'm really happy for you dads. It is a beautiful thing.

Lisa T. @ babyville

Bobby said...

Why do we call her chipmunk? Well from the day we brought her home from the hospital, she'd get the hiccups all the time. She sounded like a chipmunk, so...

mommy3 said...

Such great photos of your little one -- I can almost hear her giggle!

Leah said...

Such beautiful pics. Happy 6 months to your little girl. :-D

BellaDaddy said...

A Very Merry Un-Birthday to you, to you...;-)

Alas, although we are avid supporters of HRC, we will be unable to attend...thanks for thinking of us!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

These photos make me happy!

-John

Brown English Muffin said...

I don't think she could be any cuter!!!