Apparently our actions have consequences. Who knew? Today at 3:38pm our friend Tina delivered, via c-section, a healthy 7 lb 1 oz. baby boy named James Douglas Henton (or Puxster as we now call him due to the fact that it was Groundhog Day). It seems like just yesterday that Tina and Doug were talking about starting a family and then only a moment later when they were NOT telling us that she was pregnant. She wanted to wait until she had true confirmation from the doctor. So for the past nine months this was just something we were doing together...Tina was pregnant and we were adopting. This was always fun. Go out to lunch, stop by Babies R Us and tell anyone who asked...Tina was pregnant and we were adopting. It sounded so trendy! This was the way it was always going to be, right?
Apparently not. Tina is no longer pregnant, she actually has a baby! Oh dear God, that means that we are actually adopting a little girl from China. This puts us one step closer to the statement of Tina and Doug are parents and so are we. This begs the question, are we old enough to be parents??? And if we are, when exactly did that happen! If you were to ask Doug around 11am today, he would not have been able to answer you as he was in a state of shock. I get the feeling that he was on the band wagon with "Tina was pregnant and Jeff and Michelle were adopting." This was our usual line. Now it has changed. There is an actual child to be dealt with. And when we left the hospital around 7:30pm tonight this new baby was making his need for dinner known loud and clear.
Now we're in a state of shock. Seeing James (Puxster) Henton brings home the fact that in a few short, very short, months we will be bringing home a child as well. Ours will be slightly older but with the same basic needs and I am sure the same loud and clear way of expressing those needs. It just doesn't sound right to say we are just adopting, I guess we will have to alter our line to now be "Tina and Doug have James and we will have Tenley". Something new to get used to.
James Douglas Henton
Born: 2/2/2005 at 3:38pm
7 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches
10 fingers, 10 toes, 2 loving parents
Welcome to the world from Crazy Aunt Michelle and Weird Uncle Jeff