Introducing Emmanuel Nicholas

September 3rd, 2012

Here’s our boy, who has kept me really really busy for the last 5.5 months.

I’m in love with him, of course.

He is calm and happy. He likes long walks in the woods because he can stare up at the trees for twenty minutes just taking in the light and wind and color.

He wasn’t always calm and happy–he was “colicky” for 4 months and we walked him back and forth for 14 hours a day until we figured out he had acid reflux. A little medicine every day turned him into an “easy” baby. Thank God.

Emmanuel’s birthmother, Phiona, is strong, smart, wry and wise and we visit with her all the time. A truly open adoption that feels natural.

Ian has had a little trouble adjusting. A lady at the grocery store asked him last month, “Are you a good big brother?” and Ian said, “No.”

“At least he’s honest,” I told her.

But he’s taking to liking him a lot since Emmanuel started laughing at him and watching him play.

More later.

9 Responses to “Introducing Emmanuel Nicholas”

  1. Kristin W. Says:

    I’ve been wondering what was going on with you, dear. I’m glad to hear that the boys are doing well and they’re both adorable.

    I need to call or write you.

  2. Rosemary Says:

    I sorta don’t know what to say the sweetness is so overwhelming here. I love Ian’s honesty!

    Glad to see you here.

  3. Jody N Says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  4. Danielle Says:

    Just beautiful. Congratulations. That last picture of the two of them together melted my heart.

  5. Annie M Says:

    He is so, so beautiful! I am so happy for all of you!!

  6. Jenny Says:

    So wonderful! Congratulations!!

  7. Becca Says:

    yay! What a beautiful family you have. So so happy for you guys.

  8. Randy Says:

    There’s my little buddy. Beautiful pictures, Maureen!

  9. Angela Says:

    How adorable! So happy to see more pictures of your sons and the two of the together is just precious! (Colicky babies are fun, eh?, we too had an unhappy guy for 6months!) Blessing to you all.

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