Today is "Gotcha Day" for my ds, Tom Sawyer. For those not familiar with adoption phrases, Gotcha Day is the day that your adopted child comes home. For our children, Gotcha Day is much more special than the day that their adoption was finalized (2 years + 2 months later), because they were so young they do not see the difference between being our foster children and being our adopted forever children. To them it is only important when they got to us and were safe. Seven years ago today, we got the call for our little guy. He was two days old and very sick. When the social worker arrived with him, I remarked about his coloring. I was sure something was wrong with him, but the social worker insisted that he was just a crack-addicted preemie. (He was diagnosed with polycythemia, brain bleeds and strokes a few days later due to birth trauma and too much blood flowing back into his body from the placenta remaining attached for many hours.) Here is one of the very first pictures of our little guy. The photo does not do that good of a job of showing how red he was. A funny note ~ we have told Tom Sawyer for years that he looked like a lobster when he was born. We, of course, meant his bright red color. However, he was so disappointed when he realized today that he had not looked like a real lobster! LOL!
Here he is sitting next to his baby box. He really likes to see how much he has grown each year.
Today for "Gothcha Day" we will go through his baby book and the box I've saved of his baby clothing. He will also be allowed to pick his breakfast at McDonald's (forget the diet).
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, OUR SWEET BOY! YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO US!!