What an exciting life we live! Lucas is now 3 weeks old, is perfect and is officially our son!! He's been sleeping in his swing for the last hour and is now stirring to make his presence known. This is already the second attempt I've made at this blog post... now going to turn into needing a 3rd :) I find that that's my new thing... having to make 2nd, 3rd and sometimes 4th attempts to complete a task that used to take 15 minutes! God bless you efficient moms out there :) I'm working on it.
So, we have awesome news! On Monday, Felipe flew to Arkansas to go to court on our behalf. Normally, all three of us would have had to appear in court but we got permission from the judge for just Felipe to go. I love kindness! On Tuesday morning, Felipe and our lawyer went to court and at the end of the hearing, all parental rights had been switched over to us. He said, "It is now in the best interest of this child to become the natural child of Felipe and Leigh Adams!" Part of me wished I had been there to hear it! But I have it in writing :) There is a standard 6-month waiting period for the adoption to be absolutely final. Our finalization date... December 25, 2010!!! Birthday and Christmas!! We love it! This will now go down in history as our favorite Christmas Ever!!!
Look at our little gift!
Lucas had his first photo shoot with Shelly Hoffman (our awesome neighbor and photographer extraordinaire!) See some of her pics at shellyhoffmanphotography.blogspot.com. She was kind enough to come over and snap a few shots of our little guy.
That little face!
Fun, name-train set and hand knitted blankie he got from Nena Rita, who has a soft spot for Little Lucas!
So sweet! Isn't he gorgeous!?
The song, "What a Mighty God We Serve" has been going over and over in my head as I write this blog. God has been so good to us. He has taken away our mourning and given us joy! Lucas means "Bringer of Light" and that's exactly what he has done! We give thanks and rejoice.