Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My mother-in-law is much better at blogging than I am. She came over on Monday to meet Brad, take pictures, and bring cool presents! She posted some adorable pictures on her blog. Enjoy!
(ps - Sammie took the "late night" shift with Brad and didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m. I took over at 4 for a feeding and he was perfect for me. :) He's his Mama's boy!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bradley Samuel

On November 13, 2009 Bradley Samuel Markham was born to a young mother who loved him very much but knew that she couldn’t give him the best life he could have. So she selected Sammie and me to raise him. On November 15, amidst much emotion, she placed him into our arms.
And that makes us… (fill in the blank) parents, sleep-deprived, very happy, learning to be comfortable with baby poop, covered in baby spit up, elated, “stuck” in Utah at my parent’s house until we have legal permission to take him back to Texas, extremely grateful, more familiar with wee hours of the morning than we ever wanted to be, the proud owners of numerous boxes of diapers and cans of baby formula, still trying to believe it finally happened, trying to give Phoebe (our dog) plenty of attention so she doesn’t become too jealous, madly in love with our little son, all of the above. Sammie’s ecstatic that he’ll be able to watch the Super Bowl this year with his son. I made the rule that all stinky diapers that happen while watching football are Sammie’s to change.
Thanks for all the prayers and good vibes sent our way!