Happy Birthday, Harris!

get-attachment-1.aspxWe are proud to announce that Harris Emerson was born today, September 24, 2013 at 11:54pm. He weighs 6 lbs, 9 oz and is 19 1/2 inches long. He is an absolute miracle, and we are so in love!

Em is doing great, and having this experience with her has been one of my life’s greatest gifts. I was able to be there for his  birth. I was the first to hold him. I got to cut his cord. P and I changed his first diaper and gave him his first bath. We are drunk with joy.

We will flood the blog with 1,000 photos of him, up close and personal,  once his adoption consents have been signed. That will take place on Thursday, by Florida law, 48 hours after birth. Once the papers are signed, we will be legally his parents. Needless to say, we will be holding our breath until then, because it’s not complete until then. Em is very confident in her choice, and she has been so supportive of our bonding with little Harris. He’s rooming in with us tonight. Our great experience to this point has been all thanks to her love and dedication to this baby boy. He is so loved by all of us.

Harris is an angel with a full head of dark brown hair. He is enjoying lots of snuggles with us, and has latched and fed beautifully at breast. We will be thankful to the loving and constant Em and Ed for all of our days for this gift of all gifts.

We are two proud and in-love parents, and we cannot stop staring at him and his deliciousness. More to come in 2 days when we are legally family!


9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Harris!

  1. He looks healthy and the two of you are beaming! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy on your new family. Looking forward to the pics.

  2. Herzlichen Glückwunsch und herzlich willkommen kleiner Harris! Wünsche euch viel Gesundheit, Freude, Liebe und Glück! Liebe Grüße aus der Heimat! Joasia 😀

  3. I am weeping reading this! We are so, so happy for you. To think of where we once were sitting in algebra to now enjoying the greatest gift in life – becoming a parent. I am so happy that God has blessed you and Peter with this precious gift! Cannot wait to see and read more!

  4. Welcome Baby Harris,
    I am so excited to know that you have finally made your arrival your parents have been so excited waiting to meet you.
    So happy for your new family.

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