It’s The End Of The World As We Know It…And I Feel Fine

  1. Bassinet that transforms into a super cool travel play pen…check
  2. Car seat properly balanced and installed (you would think they would make safety much easier than the epic struggle between man, car and plastic that I just endured)…check
  3. Stroller with parental drink tray…check
  4. 252 pack of diapers to get us through the first week or two based on his recent blowouts…check
  5. 600 Baby Wipes to last just about as long…check
  6. Formula and sterilized Tommee Tippee bottle system for babies who may be picky eaters (seriously I think our parents had it easier.  There was one type of bottle, everyone used it and if you didn’t like…well eventually you’d get hungry and like it)…check
  7. Coordinated newborn outfit and receiving blanket (yep buddy one thing you’ll learn is that while your mom wont say anything about the clothes you pick out, you’ll probably get a few slightly frightened OMG and you think that looks good because? looks from her in your lifetime.  So for my first bit of fatherly advice…It’s usually better just to go back to the closet and change because 9 times out of 10 she’s right)…check

We’re just waiting for the call to let us know when B2BNL’s birth mother will be getting discharged from the hospital and we can sign the papers and bring him home.  I am not sure how to accurately describe the full range of emotions that will encompass today…while we couldn’t be any more excited to start this next chapter in our journey this day will also be bitter-sweet.

I can’t wait for everyone to finally meet him because you all will love him just as much as Jenn & I do!

5 Thoughts

  1. Paddy and Jen,
    We are so happy for you guys! That baby boy is so incredibly lucky to have you both. I know you will be amazing parents. If you need anything, please ask. We are here to help. Welcome to the ride of your lives. I am so glad we get to share this parent business with our two dear friends. Love to you and your new beautiful baby boy!
    Ben, Bridget, Ellie and Maggie

  2. Hey Patrick & Jenn! Congratulations on your new arrival! It is truly a blessing to have a child and you have many years of joy ahead of you. You are correct in saying that the world as you know it has forever changed. Just love your little one and teach him well. Please also pass my congratulations on to Judge Buster and Karen as they have now entered the wonderful world of grandparentism. Once again, congratulations!!

  3. Dear Paddy and Jen,
    I know you must be very happy and tired.Life as you knew it is over, but this new life will make it all worthwhile.
    Did you know that I’m adopted.
    Best of luck to you both and congratulations.
    Lot of love to you both

    1. Thanks George! It truly has been an amazing experience so far. I can tell stories through the blog, but I don’t think that I can ever truly put into words what an amazing gift adoption is. We’ll be heading up north soon, so I look forward to you getting a chance to meet Nolin!

  4. Paddy and Jenn – this is such amazing news! Proud Auntie Erin sent out an email. I look forward to your blog and seeing some photos but know you will soon have your hands very full! Congratulations!!

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