Thursday, July 9, 2009


Wow! What a day! We are happily exhausted. By the time we arrived at the hospital, the birth mom had signed the papers and this wonderful little girl was free for adoption. She is officially under the guardianship of our adoption agency and needs to stay in hospital until tomorrow afternoon. When she is discharged, she will be placed in our care. We spent some time with her at the hospital this afternoon, but they don't have a room for us to stay and so the baby needs to stay in the nursery. We retreated to our hotel to refuel and recover from our day of travel that started at 3 am. Who are we kidding? How much do you think Mike and I slept last night? Ahem. Not much.
Thanks for all you well-wishes and prayers. Everything is going very well! It will be even better tomorrow when our whole family can be together.
*BUFA stands for Baby Up For Adoption. It is what they will call her in the nursery until tomorrow. That's the protocol for closed adoptions. The birth mom would like to remain unknown and we respect that.
We plan to call her Christiana Marie!


Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!! I kinda like the name Bufa. : ) neena

jodilee0123 said...

So happy for all of you! Makes me cry tears of happiness! Hope we can get together sometime in the future! :0)

Mike and Katie said...


She is SO beautiful, Katie. It's so awesome to actually see what she looks like after praying so long for her and not being able to picture her.

Welcome to the family, Bufa! We love you already!

besos to baby Bufa,

His Hands His Feet Today said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Congrats :)

Andrea said...

Oh, so fun to see photos! I wasn't sure if you'd be able to put any up while you were down there, but decided it was worth checking anyway, and I'm so glad I did! She is so sweet and tiny! I love the photo of her little feet in those sweet pink booties. Yum. ;)

We can't wait to see her in person!

(Still no new one here...)


Shebee said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to meet little Bufa, So many little babys this year! Yeah! Aunt Sheila

Joni said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats!!

Nancy said...

WOO HOO! Oh my gosh, this is so exciting! Congrats on your new daughter. Christiana Marie is a beautiful name!

e&e said...

Looking forward to photos of Christiana with Amanda. And of her in your wrap. And of her outside. And of you with your girls.

You have some work to do! :)

e&e said...

HA! Just realized that my first comment says I was you since my computer was still logged in as you.


Book a Day said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Oh, wow!!! Congratulations! She's stunning! I, too, can't wait to see her with Amanda since she "loves babies!" :)

Kelli said...

Look at that cute face. Congrats.

Jo said...

So beautiful. Great, now I want to have another one. When my husband passes out from shock I will just give him your blog link and tell him it is your fault. * grin *


Joy Estelle said...

Beautiful, wonderful, happiness! Congratulations Mike and Katie! Much love from the Seaquist/Summers family!

e&e said...

More photos ideas...

With her eyes open. And not so bundled up. And just her hands. And ears.

Come, Katie, stop sunbathing and get to work!