May 14, 2009

The Call






Wednesday morning woke up way to early and did not have to go to work until 1:30, so after having a little coffee with my high school girlfriend who is visiting, I headed back to bed, it was 7:00. Fell asleep woke up to the phone ringing at 9:00. I thought rude who is calling at this hour, only CHI should be calling. I did not get the phone, then I laid back in bed and saw they left a message, a few minutes went by and I was curious who the rude person was calling, I have told all our family and friends to never call us until after 1:00. So I checked and heard Erin on the other side asking us to call her. My heart started beating so fast, I flew down the stairs woke up my friend, and jumped on the phone. Keith was at work. Erin was on another call, so I left her a message. I kept thinking is this it!!!!!!

Called Keith at work and told him I think this is it, he replied are you sure, I said no, but then why is she calling. Then the other line rang, it was Erin. She asked where we were she had been trying to get a hold of us, I told her I was home Keith was at work. After about another 20 minutes trying to get us both in the phone, we were all on three way, shaking, teary, excited I heard the words, we have your referral.
I couldn't believe it, Keith and I chatted a little and he was on his way home, so we could look at the picture together of our little lady. It felt like hours before he came home, but it was about 45 minutes. He walked through the door I hugged him so hard, could not believe our day had arrived.

My girlfriend of 20 years was also here to witness this special day, so she grabbed the camera and video camera and started taping. We opened the email, and saw her beautiful name, and then I lost it, shaking, tears........

We then opened her picture, and saw our daughter for the first time. She is amazing, so precious, and we have not stopped looking at her picture since. We are in love. She is almost 3 months and has the sweetest lips, and tons of hair. Can't wait to get my hands in her beautiful locks. We feel so blessed. The wait was so hard, but looking at her it was worth those 11 1/2 months.

We can't wait to share her with the world, we feel so lucky to have all your support through all this. What a journey so far. We are just enjoying the moment and not thinking to much about the court closures, I can't go there right now, I just want to enjoy the day I will always remember. Seeing our daughter for the first time.

To my buddies still waiting, all I can say is it happens when you least expect it, it will happen, and it will be one of the most amazing days of your lives....The wait does go away, at least right now it has. Thank you for all your amazing post.

20 comments:

jamullins said...

I am so very happy for you!! Love the pics! (And love your blouse!!)
The wait time from our referral until travel has not been bad at all. I thought it would be but it is nothing like the wait for the referral. So hope you have some peace now!!

Julie

courtney rose said...

Hip hip HOORAY! The pictures of you and yours are beautiful....

Meg DeZutti said...

Erin what a beautiful story!! My computer was done and I actually got a call from another CHI family announcing you guys FINALLY got your referral...YEAH!!!!

Christy. said...

I was teary reading this! What a great day for you and your husband!

Kelly said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story! How great that your friend was there to capture the moment for you. Congratulations!

Verna said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAA
Am so glad for you!

Autumn and Dan's family said...

YESSSSSSSS! So happy for you two. May I say, you are the hottest Mama I've seen in a referral post. I can't wait to see her picture! Soon...I hope.

Sandi said...

Hooray! You are right it is such a magical day that happens when you least expect it.

Congratulations! I cannot wait until you can share her sweet picture with us. :)

Eryn said...

So SO happy for you guys!

Missy said...

Woohoo!!! That is just too funny that you slept thru your CALL!!! That totally sounds like me!! Bet you were dying when you called Erin back and she was on the other line!!! I am soooo happy for you!!! Can't wait to hear about super quick court dates and travel!!

Nate and Stefany Head said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!!! :) My email, if you want pictures..... stfwrt99@Hotmail.com :)

Annie said...

Erin, I loved reading about every moment of yesterday morning for you. It's such an incredible day that stays with you...the day that your life changes forever...the day you see your daughter's face for the first time!

Congrats again :)

kristin said...

YIPEEE!! Finally!!!!! CONGRATS!

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

I am so happy and relieved for you guys. I seemed so useless to keep on saying, "dont worry, it will happen when you least expect it" and "The timing will be right when it happens" because I knew you were probably so sick of hearing that. But ITS TRUE!!!!! Its like the pain of labor goes away once you hold the baby! Thats the way it feels. So excited for you!

Renee said...

so sweet! congratulations again!!

Christie said...

WHAHOO!!! Get ready mama - ride of your life starts NOW. And it's no exaggeration when I tell you - you will never be the same.

Double Whahoo!!

Alida and Geno said...

Erin, loved the story ... how cute ... I'm happy for you that your wait for a referral is over. Congrats.
Alida

Cara said...

we're SO excited for Auntie Erbear and Uncle Keithers! Can't wait the little sweetie.
Love you guys,
HK family

jamullins said...

So how are you feeling these days? :)

Rebecca said...

So VERY excited that you guys finally got THE call!!