Monday, March 17, 2008
Some quick details on THE CALL
I hate to keep everyone waiting, because I know how much I longed for those details when I was checking all of the blogs on referral days, so here's a quick detail post.
Anil and I were sitting at Barney's Beanery on the Santa Monica promenade and had just ordered lunch with my sister, Laura (who just happens to be in town from Illinois til tomorrow!) and we were talking about the referral. I had just said (AFTER I checked my phone and jokingly said to them, you know, 'just checking') that I actually thought that IF the call was going to come this week, it would probably be later in the week, like maybe Friday, because they had just given out 3 referrals last Friday so they probably need to catch their breath before the next round. And all the sudden out of nowhere my new beat phone starts playing some cool tunes, we all look over and see to our amazement that it's from the UNKNOWN caller. I still pass it off as "oh, it's probably so and so, because they also come up as UNKNOWN" but in my heart of hearts, I felt it, down deep.
I answered and there was sweet Mary on the line, "Angela?"..."yes, this is her." "It's Mary from Gladney." "You're not really calling, are you???" "Yes, I am really calling and I can't wait to tell you how beautiful your little boy is..." I yelled "it's a boy!!" to Anil and Laura. And we all started freaking out (well, mostly me) about what to do next!!! We are not at a computer and we are dying to know as much as we can about our son!
So we finally decide to tell Mary that we will call her back within 20 minutes to learn all there is to know and see the pictures. I frantically asked our waitress to pack up all of our food to go because we had just received a call with "life-changing news" and had to GO! She kindly obliged. It felt like it took forever but it was probably just 5 minutes before we were out the door with our food (like I could eat!) and on our way home to call Mary back.
I don't even know how we made it home, but luckily Anil was feeling brave enough to drive. We ran in and called her back right away. It took forever to get those pics to come through and in the meantime, Mary told us all that she knew about our beautiful, precious baby boy. He is 3 1/2 months old. His given name is Arone (pronounced ah-rone). He's healthy and happy and I'm not sure there are words for how we felt when we saw him. He weighs 11.24 pounds and is 24" long - and he's growing, fast!
Anil and I are just beside ourselves - so happy, so shocked, so grateful for this amazing day. I can't wait to introduce you all to our cool, hip, brave, amazing little guy - Noah Arone, Baby K!
More to follow, I promise. For now, suffice to say, we are THRILLED! And we love EVERYONE! There is nothing but love coming from this house today, pure, magical love.