we got the phone call that we had a son. I still remember seeing my agency's name on the caller id and having butterflies in my stomach when I answered. Sandie told me she was looking at a picture of a beautiful and chubby baby boy. I asked her if that was our baby and she said of course it was. She emailed me pictures, but I asked her not to email them to Anthony. I knew he was on his way home from work and I wanted to be the one to tell him. I also wanted us to open the email with the pictures together. He wasn't going to be home for over a hour so I knew if I stayed in the house I would either a) open the pictures or b) call someone and tell them the news. So I left. I went to buy photo paper and Vietnamese take out. I met Anthony at the train station. I told him and when we came home we opened his pictures. It was such a crazy feeling looking at those pictures and thinking this is my son.
One year later it is hard to imagine a time when Oliver wasn't here. Life is good and we are all so happy.