I’m So Excited…I Just Can’t Hide It

Nolin & Pancake chillin out

So today was a big day in the life of a new parent and even more importantly for an adoptive parent.  Today was Nolin’s first Doctor’s appointment.

Nolin was so excited that he just couldn’t hide it…literally.  Jenn took him with a nurse to get his weight (which was 5lbs. 10oz.) and he gave them an extra treat.  Thankfully I was still working on filling out paperwork, so I was excused from diaper duty.  

After his checkup, the doctor exclaimed that Nolin was perfect (we tended to agree)!  Although I am going back to work tomorrow, I will have to leave a little early in order to make tomorrow’s appointment for The Cut (sorry buddy). 

It will be hard to go back to work tomorrow, not just because of the sleep deprivation, but because I really enjoyed being able to just chill with Nolin.  

We let Jenn sleep in this morning and the two of us caught up on Lost (we only have the season finale left), and I knew he liked it because he gave me that look that said, “I wish I had been around 6 years ago because I could have really dug this show, and I probably would have had a better idea of what is going on“, or maybe it was just gas, but either way it was a great moment.

5 Thoughts

  1. okay….so I like the family portrait, and I’m glad that Toonces has turned back up…..but my question is what happened to the unemployed sister who is living on the air matress in the third bedroom???????

  2. patrick and jenn….this lil’ guy is just beautiful and really does look absolutely perfect…we look forward to reading the blogs when you post them AND to all the awesome pics! what a wonderful family you are! truely blessed and thanks for the memories you are creating for us all. we love ya and good luck.

  3. I love your blog Paddy! I love the name (Nolin’s and the blog’s) and I love all of your posts! I am so excited to be able to keep up with what is going on with you all and little Nolin by checking in on your modern family! I’d like to tell you the sleepless nights get better but I think its more you just get used to it 🙂 Well they do get better, then worse, then better then worse. As soon as you think you’ve got things figured out, they go and change on you and need something different. But none of that matters when you see those little eyes look up at you and that smile (gas)! We are so excited for your family and can’t wait to meet him!

  4. Patrick and Jenn,

    Congratulations!! Baby Nolin is blessed to have you both as parents. And, I know you know how blessed you are to have him.

    Best wishes always!!


  5. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! He’s such a cute little guy. We’re so excited for you all! Enjoy every second, he’ll change and grow each day. Babies are the best! Give him a big hug for us!

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