Tim and I and Cailina are so pleased and proud to announce the birth of our son, Nathan Cornelius! He was born on March 19, 2012 (I know, I know, I’m running about 2 weeks late with this announcement…) at 7:22 pm Mountain Standard Time in Gunnison, CO. He weighed 7lbs, 13 oz and was 19.75 inches long. He surprised us by being almost 3 weeks early, but God knew exactly when he needed to be born! I’m pretty confident that he is the most loved, most prayed for, most photographed, most handsome baby ever.
For now, Tim and I have physical custody and approval from the states of CO and VA to proceed with the adoption, but we are awaiting legal finalization from a local judge. We are enjoying our time in Colorado until all the paperwork comes through (we’re still not sure when that will be). Nathan is healthy and growing and we love him so much. He had a bit of a rough start, and we are so thankful to God for blessing his recovery. He is becoming more and more active and alert. He loves to eat, sleep, and be snuggled. We talk and sing to him a lot and he recognizes our voices. To celebrate his 2 week birthday yesterday, he weighed in at his birthweight and Tim, Cailina, and I introduced him to snow (typical Colorado style, we went from 80 degrees and sunny on Saturday to snow on Monday). As I type, Tim is playing with him on the floor (tummy time). He has the hiccups, but otherwise seems quite happy with life. Overall he is a very laidback little guy and prefers grunting to crying unless the situation is direly serious. 🙂
Nathan is an incredible testimony to God’s grace and faithfulness, and I can’t wait to share more of his amazing story soon!