I have only a few minutes to write this, so I’ll dispense with my inclination to properly introduce the topic and jump right to the point.

Happy New Baby Year

Last Thursday afternoon we learned we’d been chosen to adopt a baby the next day. I’m sure you can imagine the frenzy of the following twenty hours. I’ll tell you all about it another time; it’s a pretty dramatic tale as your imagination has certainly already concluded.

So last Friday at around noon we met our six-day-old healthy baby boy. Yes, your math is right – the Jewish couple is adopting a Christmas baby. And we brought him home on New Year’s Day to a house full of family and friends who fell in love with him as quickly and fully as we have.

Meet Owen William Piper Werker. He’s a chill, expressive little dude who likes neck nuzzles and Simon & Garfunkel.

We’re going to lay low for the next couple of weeks during the 30-day revocation period during which the birth mom can change her mind. After that, I’ll tell you loads more, and will by then be a little more used to our new sleep schedule, which will render me more capable of coherent blogging and discussion. For now, if this is the first you’ve heard about adoption from me, you can read what I’ve written about it over the last year.

Now it’s now about time I finish the little baby blanket I started knitting months ago. Thankfully I have only a few more rows to go. I figure it’ll take me a week, at this rate.

Happy New Year!

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Wow! That’s fantastic!! He’s absolutely adorable. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!


Fist bump little dude!


Mazel tov once again, you guys. I’m so happy and excited for you. I wish you all the health and happiness in the world.


OMG! Congratulations to the three of you!!!!!

H Fancott

Yay! Can’t wait to meet him. Fingers crossed on the 30-days. Even if it’s all good, the wait can be a little nerve-wracking.

Jen Watkiss

Excellent news! I think Owen’s going to be a very lucky boy, having such fun & creative parents! We should get together over the summer for some wandering in the woods with our big dogs and little boys :)


What a gift!! I’m so thrilled for you two. I can feel the love from here! Big hugs, best wishes, and restful naps. xoxo

Willo O'Brien

Hrmm, trying this again, logged into Disqus.
Update: Yay, that worked. OK, back to starring at your precious new baby, Kim. :)


Wow! Congrats Kim, that’s awesome news!

Kirsty Hall

He is so adorable, Kim.

Jocelyn Grayson

Very infrequent commenter coming out of lurkdom to offer heartiest congrats to you and your hubby. What a wonderful way to start the new year. Don’t forget to sleep when he does :-).


Congratulations! Best of luck to you, from another Christmas baby!


Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise. Joy in the journey to all of you — mine are 10, 8 and 5 and this stage seems like yesterday so enjoy every minute….


Congratulations and best wishes; what an adventure awaits!


Totally awesome and the next month will go faster than a speeding bullet. Kind of like your sleep! Enjoy–you’ve waited for this and it’s the best adventure life has to offer!


Wow, congratulations!!
Take it easy and I hope the 30 days goes quickly.



Sandi Wiseheart

He’s wonderful! His eyes are beautiful. Congratulations to all 3 of you, and (if I may) kudos to his birth-mom for her bravery. May the 30 days be full of love and compassion and strength on all sides. You are one amazing person, Kim.


Congratulations on your beautiful new baby boy! He looks just full of personality and is sooooo cute! My sister adopted two kids and I know what you mean about falling in love instantly. we all did and we are soooo happy and feel soooo lucky that these two little people are in our lives. Bless your little family.


Yahoo! Congrats! I’m looking forward to even more updates when the time comes.


So so so happy for you! Wishing you a very speedy rest of the 30 days. He is beautiful.


Wishing you well, especially for the next 30 days. Good luck & congratulations!


Congratulations, Kim! Thirty-mumble years ago my parents had a similar call. My name means “Christmas Princess”.


wahooooo! congratulations to you! we just welcomed a baby too – on christmas eve!


oh, how fantastic! congratulations! he looks like such a happy boy.


Congratulations! Babies are such a joy, and I am not sure you will ever get used to the sleep schedule. I haven’t and my baby is 8 weeks old :)


Congratulations, you guys! He’s just beautiful. Looks like 2011 will be a totally amazing year!


I’m totally thrilled for you all! He looks like a great little guy. And he shares my birthday!


Humongous congratulations! He looks adorable – I do so hope that this all works out for you. I feel confident it will!



Congratulations! He is one lucky little dude to have found such cool parents. Best wishes to all of you. You’ve just embarked on the biggest project of your life! :-) Your house must be alive with excitement. A new baby, and a new doggie, too, right?


How adorable is that photo?! Yowza, I don’t need to visit cuteoverload.com today! But seriously, congratulations!


Very happy for you – what a perfect little boy :-) Hope you get through this first month and manage to get some sleep as well.

Lindsey @ Yarnia

Wow, that is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more updates. Congratulations!!


Mazel Tov, Kim! I am so happy for you. Owen is a lucky little guy… and may the rest of those 30 days speed by!

Caitlin Phillips

Congrats again Kim! I hadn’t been keeping up with your blog, so I was totally surprised by the news, but I’ve really enjoyed going back and reading about your adoption process. My boyfriend was adopted, and I really admire people who want to adopt. He’s adorable, and I’ll be crossing my fingers for you until the 30 days are up.

Holli Yeoh

I’ve been “out” for a few weeks and missed the news. This is so exciting. Congrats Kim. What a lucky little guy to be able to join your family.

Barbara Forbes-Lyons

Mazel tov, Kim! I missed this post in the flurry of things. I hope everything is going well for you.


Congratulations! (A bit late, but heartfelt, nonetheless.)


OMG I didn’t realize he was born Christmas Day. That’s hilarious and a relief really seeing as Christmas birthday would be terrible if you celebrated Christmas!

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