Wednesday, November 26, 2008

As close as can be




Ivy, Kevin and I have finally found each other.  Meeting her was a beautiful, amazing moment and she greeted us with smiles and waves.  I forgot my concerns about becoming a family in the middle of an airport and the few people who were in the international arrivals waiting area respected our privacy and I know that we helped make their day a happier one.

We're now back in the room and Ivy is sleeping on Kevin's chest.  We played for a little while and she showed us a few of her tricks: she crawled back and forth between the two of us on the bed, she chewed on a toy and she ate a few bites of applesauce.  She cried for a bit, but swaying back and forth and bouncing up and down in her daddy's arms helped settle her down into a nice deep sleep.  





15 comments:

marf said...

oh she's just a beauty. she looks like she has been snugging with her daddy forever.
give those cheeks a little nibble for me.

threeks said...
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threeks said...

We've been counting down to Ivy Time for the past 24 hours. You are a beautiful family! I cried when I saw your pictures. Thank you thank you for posting so quickly!

We love you! Kip, Kirk, and Kai

Kathy said...

We definitely will never forget this Thanksgiving and how much we have to be thankful for! We love you all - can't wait to nuzzle that little tummy.
Grandpa says he's tired - he had a big day (watching the progress of the flight and waiting for those first pictures tire a grandpa out you know).
Love, Grandpa & Grandma B.

Justin, Dana, Ben, and Cami said...

She is perfect! We are so happy that your family is finally together!

abcgirl said...

thank you for posting! she's beautiful. so very many congratulations!

shazam said...

congratulations! she is beautiful. i bet this goes down as the best Thanksgiving Eve ever! -terika

Grant said...

Congratulations!! What a cutie she is! We have been thinking of you all. We are so happy for you. Antje, Grant, Annika and Sonia
PS: Checking this blog was the first thing we did after checking into our hotel!

Stardancer said...

I have tears running down my face. You are such a beautiful family. So many blessings on you, Momma and Daddy.

"Tante" Ruth

Hollis said...

Hallelujah! I clicked hoping there might be news, but not wanting to intrude on this, The Biggest Day Ever-- And that photo greeted me, not a photo of a photo, but the real deal! I'm a little weepy!

Our Castle Rock Farm said...

We were away yesterday and just saw the photos from Orlin today.

What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift to you - and to all of us too!

She is just beautiful. Congratulations, and a Wisconsin welcome from all the McColls!

Roxane said...

She is just beautiful. I must have clicked on Ivy's blog one hundred times waiting for the good news that she was home with you and Kevin.
Safe travels today and know how happy we are that your family is together.
Roxane and Steve

Janet Thewis said...

Wow! A miracle happened and she is just beautiful! How lucky she is to have you both for her parents! I have been waiting to see this on the blog, but didn't expect it so quick. I feel as though we are all together on your special day! "Stay Gold!!" Love Janet

Marjorie said...

Hi you guys! Your day has finally arrived. And you can you imagine there ever was a yesterday? Happy most thanksgiving of them all. We are with you in spirit, love and support. Can't wait to see the whole family.

Much love,
Mimi

wepking said...

Congratulations to a beautiful new family. What a lovely baby girl!