Friday, October 06, 2006

Announcing ...

... the arrival of Connor Ivan!

He officially joined our family at 11:AM, Friday, October 6, Vladivostok, Russia time.

Court was a breeze, and they asked DH all the hard questions, me all the softballs. :)

We then spent the next 5 hours retreiving him from the Baby Home where we welcomed him into our arms at 3:PM Vladivostok time.

We returned back to the hotel, with a tired, cranky baby. And two very hungry parents.

DH climbed in the tub with him for his first bath. His bath took all of 3 minutes, but just enough time to have him get clean ... and burst into tears! :)

Right now, DH is on the bed playing with him right now before we put him down for bed.
 
We  couldn't be more thrilled.

15 comments:

Debbie said...

Huge Congratz! That is so exciting and you got to pick Connor up so quick. Very happy for you. Enjoy this special bonding time with him.

On Our Way said...

Many Congratulations! This is SO real! And his name is beautiful! Blessings to you! Can't wait to hear and see :) more. Have fun!

6blessings said...

What wonderful news!!! It is so cool that you already have him with you. Have a great time MOM and DAD!!!!!!

Betsy said...

Congratulations!...and welcome Connor. I hope the time goes quickly so that you're all on your way home soon!

Elle said...

Congrats to all 3 of you!!! Enjoy your time in Vlad together. Think of it as your first family vacation. What a way to start out as a family!

Suz said...

Congratulations up a storm! You are so blessed to have him with you for the 10 days. I only pray that we can have V for our 10 day wait, but it looks doubtful.

I'm so excited for you!!

Lauren&Marco said...

So many wonderful wishes to all 3of you!

MMrussianadoption said...

I feel all warm and fuzzy. Congratulations! I know this was the best gift you could have hoped for.

Kay B said...

Congratulations! This is great news! I wish we could be in Vlad with you! We are there in spirit!

Margaret said...

Oh, Bethee. Congratulations. How wonderful.

Starfish said...

Congratulations!!!

Denise :o) said...

WHOOOHOOO!! Congratulations!!!!

sandy said...

Congratulations!!!! (Love the name too... I have a C!) I hope your time in Russia is memorable and that your trip home is safe and uneventful.

:: Suzanne :: said...

Congratulations! So very happy for you and I love his name.

Tricia said...

yay! congrats~