Friday, December 17, 2010

we are three.

we have officially been parents for 3 hours now, and it feels great! choi boy was wonderful during the handoff and enjoyed the car ride back to my aunt's house. luckily, we had the apartment to ourselves for the first 2 hours, so it was nice easing into things with just the three of us.

so far, things have been going better than expected. we got lots of smiles and laughter and even some dancing out of choi boy. he is so curious and especially interested in my aunt and uncle's two dachshunds, which bodes well for choi boy's first meeting with the pipe! choi boy also loves the mini piper we sent over in his birthday package -- it's his lovey, and for some reason, that makes my heart burst with love and happiness. :)

choi boy is napping now -- this was when we saw tears and some grieving for his foster mom, but that was expected and almost good to see since we knew it was a healthy sign. we'll try and update more later, but for now, here are some videos -- my videography skills are totally subpar, but i figured you wouldn't mind ;)...

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47 comments:

  1. this makes me so happy!!! congrats momma! and nice korean, appah! ;)

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  2. Congratulations! How wonderful! I'm glad it's all going well to start off! I recognize that sleeping pattern. Nothing sweeter, but it does get tiring having a little one collapsed on you like that. You learn to read upside down. :) Enjoy!

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  3. I can't watch the video on my phone, but it's great to hear that things are going well. Congratulations on being a family of three!!!!!

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  4. I love him laying on you!! That bodes well for the future too :)

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  5. Congratulations! He's so adorable and it sounds like you're doing well. Hugs! Can't wait to meet him! :)

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  6. Wow! Thank you for sharing these first precious & intimate moments with Carson. I continue to be amazed and overjoyed when I see you with him. It's still hard to put into words how much I love seeing him in your arms. Can't wait to see you guys when you return on Monday! We love you guys and will be praying for your safe & smooth flight home.

    Pete - I can't wait to give you a huge hug...dad to dad! Congrats, bro!

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  7. Congratulations!! So glad to see you as a family of three!

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  8. Congrats! I can't watch the video on my phone, either, but I will watch later today. Sounds like it is going well, and I love that you sent over his lovey. BTW, you are a beautiful mommy! :)

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  9. I have tears in my eyes as I look at sleepy choi boy on your chest. What a wonderful way to bond and begin your lives together. I'm sure it doesn't even seem real to you. Very best wishes!

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  10. TOTALLY balling with that last video!!! My heart is just bursting for you and Peter. You are both such naturals :)

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  11. this post was wonderful to wake up to this morning! it's so sweet to see him sleeping on your. so sweet. your hearts must be soaring!

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  12. Omggg totally crying my eyes out at the last video! What a sweet, sweet sight!

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  13. So thrilled to see how great everything is going.Carson is so sweet.Can't wait to follow along.Have a wonderful weekend in Seoul,safe travels home.Lindsy

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  14. oh i ADORE this post!!! you guys are finally all together! your family is three! eek!! i love love love it! my heart is so full right now for you guys and i so love that carson's lovey is the lab that you sent to him. yay!! he is going to LOVE his big sis!! his little wave is so precious and sleeping on your chest..could it get any better!! xoxo!!!

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  15. So sweet! How wonderful that you can communicate with him in Korean. Looks like parenting comes naturally to you and DH!

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  16. Oh, isn't that the best feeling him laying on you. It's like you have waited so long for that and it's finally here. I'm estatic for you guys!!! Thinking of you this weekend :)

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  17. I haven't even gotten my children up yet. I HAD to see your update!!! You and Peter are just naturals! You are both adorably in love with him, and he's so very sweet. Love hearing you speak Korean too! I bet that will help with his transition.
    And when they fall asleep on your chest, it's just heavenly.
    Congratulations, new family!!!

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  18. You seem like such a calm, natural mommy! Where is the woman who's been freaking out all this time? Honestly it looks as if things could not be going better, and I am just thrilled for you. Thanks for posting!!!! That napping position looks awfully familiar to me! It's great for bonding. :)

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  19. gosh, grace. all your posts make me cry. LOVE peter's korean. doesn't it feel so great having your boy sleep on you like that? enjoy every moment before they get so big & heavy. so glad the hand-off went well and will continue that it will go well. have a safe flight back!!!!!!!!!

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  20. He is so cute! I echo you guys are naturals with Choi Boy! I love hearing you talk to him as that is the exactly the same way we talk to Joel...Konglish!

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  21. oh man, this made me cry. so happy for you guys!

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  22. Congratulations!! Finally - a family of three!:)

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  23. this makes me so happy!!!! you two are such naturals! it's so nice to see you finally a family of three!!!

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  24. a baby sleeping on your chest...love, love, love it.

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  25. Are you sure you've only been a family of three for three hours here?! Geez, it looks like it's been much longer than that! Obviously meant to be together. I love how he's sleeping on you there... and how adorable all three of you are in the first video! OK, this totally made my week. Happy FOREVER FAMILY!

    PS - Love hearing the dachsies in the background (I grew up with them) LOVE that C is so dog friendly AND that he loves his piper stuffie. That makes me giddy with glee (and seriously considering a train ride down for a photo shoot of both of them!)

    PPS - C's transition sounds very similar to S's. We saw the grieving at bedtime, wake-up and sometimes during teething. He was way too busy checking things out during the awake times to seriously grieve. Although we did see melancholy moments... I hope your initial transition is as easy as ours was!

    PPS - GAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!! There are THREE CHOIS now!!!

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  26. You are three!!! This post seriously made my morning! I was going to say the same thing - you guys look like totally natural parents. I love these videos and I LOVE C sleeping on you. Isn't that the BEST feeling? Love to all of you!!!

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  27. These videos are just too much!! So heart warming :)

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  28. Congratulations & praise the Lord!!!

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  29. Congratulations!!! I love seeing you as a family of three!! Enjoy the rest of your time in Seoul!

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  30. Honestly, most precious moment ever, seeing his fast-asleep face while in your arms. God bless all three of you... and of course, his big sister Piper waiting for you all at home :D

    Congratulations, new mom and new dad!!!

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  31. congratulations, mom and dad! enjoy your weekend in seoul!

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  32. so sweet! i am so happy for you guys!! praying for your trip home!

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  33. Congratulations! Those first moments were just surreal for me, everytime! Your family is beautiful. There is nothing sweeter than having your baby sleep in your arms! Congrats again on your beautiful son!

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  34. How sweet...I love him sleeping on you...your heart must just be bursting!

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  35. yippee, for your family of three!
    I am feeling so much happiness for you.

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  36. : )
    so awesome to see these videos. good job with the ko-rean, peter! ;P
    we continue to be so so happy for you guys! can't wait until you're back in our time zone!

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  37. ohmyword... I don't know if it's b/c you guys are Koreans too, but seeing you guys with baby Choi makes me ache for our baby Yang... in a really good way. Love reading the updates.

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  38. I would agree with so many others...you two look like naturals...and like you are totally. and. completely. in love. with this kiddo already! He is adorable!

    Enjoy Seoul this weekend and safe travels on Monday!

    Thanks for sharing this...it made my day as well ;0)

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  39. oh my gosh!! i wasn't expecting to see video! what a treat! my eyes filled up with tears of joy watching the video of carson sleeping on you! and you and your hubby look like total pros at being parents already! soooo excited for you guys!

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  40. precious, precious, precious... love seeing pictures of your growing FAMILY!!!!

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  41. This post has me smiling SO BIG right now. YAY! I love seeing you THREE together. LOVE hearing you speaking Korean with him so effortlessly (jealous!). That is exactly how Little D slept on us when we first became a family. Makes me remember...and smile. Congrats!

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  42. Congratulations! It looks like you guys are doing great! How great to hear you speaking Korean with him, I am sure that helps to make the transition a little less frightening!
    Love to you all!

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  43. Congratulations! Parenthood looks awesome on you guys! Enjoy!

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  44. oh, grace!

    i bet your heart is bursting at it's seams...
    enjoy every minute! congrats.

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  45. Grace, this is amazing. I love seeing the 3 of you together, especially in videos! What a sweetheart he is!! You all make the cutest family. I hope you all are doing well and getting rest.

    By the way, it's so fun to hear you speak Korean:)

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  46. Congratulations on becoming a family of three! I'm so happy for you all. :) Still thinking of you and hoping things continue to go well! I'm loving these videos and hearing you speak Korean!

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  47. so stinking sweet... little head bow. What a lucky momma you are! Congrats.

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