Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Introducing...



We finally got to meet our sweet Paxton! He is precious. He has the sweetest smile that he only shows rarely. We got to meet with him about 50 minutes or so. As we were walking down the stairs to meet our social worker here, we saw his foster mother come in the door. She recognized us right away and we knew that "she has our baby!" She was carrying him in a sling on her back, underneath her coat! He was asleep when he got here, but she handed him right to me. Oh he smelt so good. And so small. Not really small but small, he now weighs a whopping 17 pounds! He was just adorable. Then he started crying so I gave him back to his foster mother. She sat him on the table in the room we were in and he played with the toys. Every time I would touch him or try to get him to hold my fingers, he pulled back very quickly! Not with Brent though. He loves his papa. He didn't cry either of the times Brent held him unless the foster mom left the room. Then he screamed. He screamed every time I held him! She told that he loves his foster dad, so I'm sure that's why he loves Brent so much. We played with him about 50 minutes then it was time for them to leave. She wrapped Paxton back up on her back and they left.

So here are the pictures. The real reason I'm sure you're still reading! Without further ado...

Paxton Sol Efird


Isn't he precious?! He really loves his foster mother. He is probably her last foster child b/c of her age. He's been with her since he was 20 days old.

I also went and held babies this morning. So sweet! I walked in and washed my hands and put on a gown and they just handed me a baby! She was 8 months old and so cute! I even got to change a dirty diaper. We're about to go back there until a couple we met is finished meeting their baby and then we're all going to go do something together.

12 comments:

Micah and Sunny said...

Hallelujah..the Lord is good. What a sugar bear. I love the picture of him in your arms, he's looking straight at the camera and you are so focused on him. I love it. Oh, happy, happy,happy day. I know that he will transition and someday be a momma's boy and daddy's boy!!

God Bless.

Brad and Jessica said...

What a sweet boy! Congratulations!
Jessica

Chad and Dana said...

Yeah! What a little sweetheart!!!! I know you are on cloud 9 and will be dreaming about your sweet boy until you get to hold him again! I'm enjoying following your journey!

Laura said...

Congratulations!!! Paxton is a doll and I'm sure you're thrilled to get to see just how much he loves his foster parents. It might make it harder in the beginning, but in the long run you'll be so thankful. What a wonderful day!

Jennifer said...

He is SO precious. I'm so happy for you guys and so thankful that you have opened your heart to this little guy. God bless!!

Cris and Em said...

He is adorable! I am sooo happy for you guys. congratulations!

ourfamilyfun said...

Dania he is wonderful! I am just so excited for you all and he will transistion. It is such a good sign that he loves his foster mother so much. I can't wait to read more!

Butch and Tracy said...

congratulations on your wonderful baby boy. He is so cute. Have fun holding all the babies and enjoy your trip to your sons birth country.

Christine said...

What a cutie!! Love that picture of the three of you...

Yvonne and Eric said...

What great pics! So happy for you! Isn't it just amazing holding him for the first time?!

Yvonne

Dusty and Kathryn said...

Beautiful family, beautiful baby...just incredible!

Schlabach Clan said...

Absolutely precious!!!
Brings back so many memories.
I don't think I remembered that you were staying at Eastern. We were on the same floor, and then spent many hours in the office next to the fish!

I'm glad you are getting a few opportunities to get to know Paxton!