Meet our baby, Indy

Birth

filed under:

IMG-108 (2)
Dear friends and clients,

I’ve been quiet on this blog for awhile and that’s because for the last 2+ years we’ve been trying to have another baby. After seeing a fertility doctor I got pregnant via IVF in December 2017, but then had a miscarriage last spring, which is when we started to pursue adoption. Our dreams came true last month when we adopted a little boy who we named Leo Indiana Jude (more on the name later).

These pictures were taken by Erin Beckwith Photography of the first moments we officially had with our baby (though we were actually very lucky to watch him enter this world and to have him in a room with us at the hospital). This was at the 48 hour mark when his loving birth mom signed the adoption papers allowing us to adopt him. It was also when our daughters got to meet baby Indy!!

(The hug below is the moment Stephanie from our adoption agency walked in and said his birth mama had signed the papers. It was something we had hoped and prayed to hear for a long time! It actually happened much faster than I expected, which is why I ended up only having time to curl one piece of my hair… but who really has time to curl their hair with a newborn!?)

1
It was surreal, but felt a lot more peaceful than I imagined. It didn’t feel like we were doing something life changing, even though we were. I was more emotional seeing the kids than signing the paperwork. It’s hard to grasp something so big when you are in the moment. It kind of felt like an out of body experience.
2
Our girls are absolutely smitten (Portia – 14, Adelaide – 9, Scarlett – 7).
3 4 He has a lot of names, but that’s because he has a lot of people who love him!! I really wanted to name him Leo, but Mike really wanted Indy. I also loved Indy, but didn’t want it for the full name… then I suggested Leo Indiana with the nickname Indy. My parents are from Indiana, my dad went to IU. I spent every summer of my childhood playing at the beach in northern Indiana with my cousins and siblings. I remember catching fireflies at my grandparents house. I remember the smells of the bonfires on the beach and the lights of Chicago twinkling in the distance. I remember running up the sand dunes, and then rolling down the other side. I remember my grandma baking cookies. I remember wandering with my sister through the forest to my other grandparents house. I remember piggy back rides and sandy toes. I remember bike riding down the hills. I remember the wind in my hair on my grandpas boat. My memories of Indiana are magical and adventurous and everything I want for little Indy’s childhood. His third name Jude was given to him by his birth mom. I think the strong handsome-ness of it balances out the playful feel of Indiana and the worldy feel of Leo. I love all of his names!
5 6 I have been exclusively breastfeeding Indy. It’s a long process to induce lactation (lots of pumping before he was born + pills), but it worked and we are at 6 weeks of breastfeeding!! I think we’ll probably only go till about 3 months, as my supply is pretty low and it takes him forever to eat, but I’ve loved this time with him to bond and feel super proud of myself for breastfeeding him! 7 Finally it was time to leave with Indy, but not before we said goodbye and thank you to his birth mama. She didn’t want to be in the photos, but I’m so thankful for that time we shared with her. You can see the look on my face as we walked away with the baby. I felt a mix of relief, guilt, love and sadness. Adoption is sad. There’s no way around that. I cried for the baby who was being taken away from his birth mom, his real mom. I’ll never ever forget the gift she gave us and will hold a place in my heart for her forever. 8

Photography by http://www.erinbeckwith.com/

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  1. Dorcas Crouch says:

    You are looking for Free Backlinks then you came to the right place.

    We offering you a free trial to try out our link-building service.
    This can be used to link out to your website, inner page, google map, video, to any link you want to help power up and get more relevance too.

    We want to prove to you that our backlinks work and so we’re willing to prove it to you risk-free.
    Please create an account and then watch the video and submit your order details and let us help you get found online.
    FREE TEST HERE: https://zeep.ly/McQvo?=3717

  2. Im excited to discover this web site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new information in your web site.

  3. Quality WordPress links in the comments from 5000 uniques. domains order here.

  4. I don’t need to tell you how important it is to optimize every step in your SEO pipeline. But unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to cut out time or money when it comes to getting good content. At least that’s what I thought until I came across Article Forge… Built by a team of AI researchers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Article Forge is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered content writer that uses deep learning models to write entire articles about any topic in less than 60 seconds. Their team trained AI models on millions of articles to teach Article Forge how to draw connections between topics so that each article it writes is relevant, interesting and useful. All their hard work means you just enter a few keywords and Article Forge will write a complete article from scratch making sure every thought flows naturally into the next, resulting in readable, high quality, and unique content. Put simply, this is a secret weapon for anyone who needs content. I get how impossible that sounds so you need to see how Article Forge writes a complete article in less than 60 seconds! order here.

  5. Being a digital marketer today is definitely not easy! Not only do you need high-quality content, you need a lot of it. But creating good content is incredibly time consuming. At least that is what I thought until I came across WordAi… In case you have never heard of WordAi, it is a lightning fast content rewriter that uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically create unique variations of any piece of content. The best part is, WordAi creates rewrites that both humans and Google love.  I know, that’s a bold claim and I was pretty skeptical myself. So I decided to test their claims with their free trial and can tell you honestly, I opted directly for the yearly subscription after that. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that WordAi is better than any other tool, service, or method on the market. I have been using WordAi to fill out my blogs and have already covered the cost of my yearly subscription. Its crazy but Im just scratching the surface of how far I can scale my SEO with WordAi! While I am using WordAi to scale my SEO efforts, you can also use WordAi to diversify your copy or even brainstorm to beat writers block! I could tell you about WordAi all day, but you really just need to try it for yourself. They are so confident in their technology that they offer a completely free 3-day trial AND a 30-day money back guarantee. So what are you waiting for? Click here to get started with WordAi for Free! Register here and get a bonus.

  6. I was pretty pleased to discover this great site. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and I have you book marked to see new stuff on your blog

  7. chiejoich says:

    Tqfbgc https://bestadalafil.com/ – brand name cialis online 125 Tab Lek Pharma Mqtxko buy cialis 10mg Mwmcuf https://bestadalafil.com/ – Cialis Iajwlp HBV

  8. I was extremely pleased to discover this page. I want to to thank you for ones time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new information on your web site.

Connect With Us

© Carolyn Kipper 2022 // Site Credit // Get In Touch // Terms & Conditions