Yessiree, you read that right. Remember all that blather yesterday about becoming a family of four, yada, yada, yada? Try five. We accepted the referral of TWO little boys today. They're biological brothers, the older one is 27 months old and the little one just turned 12 months old. We are completely floored!
We got a little nervous when 'S' started off by asking us how we felt about siblings. We nodded and smiled and laughed... then we realized she was serious. I stuttered and stammered and said we definitely wanted to maintain the birth order and Jackson was only four and we'd never really thought about bringing two home and what in God's name were we going to call the second one and where would they sleep and we need a bigger car and.... YIKES!
So of course she smiled and said we should go to the MoE and let them give us the referral and then decide. Off we went to the MoE where we saw the two prettiest little faces smiling up at us. You know how they tell you that referral photos are hideous? We are three for three guys. Jack's photo was awesome, as you've seen, as were the boys. The oldest one looks like an elf when he smiles and the youngest one has Jack's eyes.
The first visit went really well, the baby warmed up pretty quickly but the older boy took a good 20 minutes to actually look at us. He sat on the bench and looked sad and scared until I whipped out the secret weapon... bubbles! After that they were both playful and fun and we had a great time. Dr. T gave them both a solid thumbs up, the oldest is in the 50th percentile on the growth chart and the baby is in the 75th percentile. They both have toddler guts and fat rolls and are completely delicious!
I must go to sleep as it's after midnight here and we're in for another long day tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes and maybe post some photos of some chub for you to admire (without faces of course!).
Have a great day... we sure did!
Christmas Letter 2017
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