Tuesday, November 18, 2008





Larry and I would like to introduce you to the next member of the Belyeu family … We have finally made our decision and have accepted the referral of this adorable little boy. His given name is Adil. The name we will give him is Adam Garrett Belyeu. We have not yet decided whether we are going to keep Adil as a second middle name (making it Adam Adil Garrett Belyeu).

He was born on March 1, 2008 almost 10 weeks early. This makes him a fighter. He was born at just over 3 pounds. When he got to the baby house in May, he was over 8 pounds. Now, he is 13 and change. He is growing very well. He has been through many medical tests, some at our request this past week. He has gotten a clean bill of health and we are moving ahead with the process. We are still figuring out the timing of the process, so we’ll let you all know more about that in a few days.

We have been able to see him for almost two hours every day. For now, we see him alone. This is because he is in the infirmary. He has a chest cold that is going around the baby house. When he gets out of the infirmary, he will be moved to a room with others his age. We will then visit with him in a larger room with other kids and possibly other visiting parents. We’ll figure that one out when we get there. For now, we love our time alone with him.

He has a contagious laugh and smile and loves to talk. He also loves looking out of the window in the room. He can just stare outside for a while with a satisfied and happy look on his face. Since we don’t get to feed him yet, he is left to munch on our fingers. No teeth yet, but he should be there soon.

Now that we have introduced you to him, we (or I) will post more often and let everybody know what our days and nights are like.

21 comments:

Melissa said...

How beautiful. You look truly happy and in love with this little one. Love the name too! I am teaing up as I write this b/c this is the beginning of the end of a very long journey. Keep the pics coming and give kisses from all of us! Love, Missy, Tim, Jack, and Clay

Mom and Dad said...

We are in love with our new grandson already. Seeing you both with him fills our hearts with such joy (and lots of tears). Enjoy each day with him and begin telling him how eager his MomMom and PopPop are to hold him and to get to know him. We love you so.

Gail Levine said...

Totally GRAND...so excited for you..I started to cry! Little Adam is in for the best!

Howard said...

What a beautiful thing to wake up to in the morning! Everyone's happiness shows in the pictures. We are soooo happy for you and thinking of you guys all the time. I will run by great grandmas' this morning so she can see the pictures also.
Love ya Jackie & Howie

mike said...

Oh how cute!!!! What a beautiful baby. Congratulations to you both. Another March birthday!!!! Keep sending pictures!!!! Love Laurie and Mike

art2046 said...

First thing this morning I had to check Yahoo...Oh what a subject line " GOT HIM" go to the blog.
While I am here and crying like a baby. I am so happy for the two of ya's. What a beautiful boy, and beautiful family. God bless all and take care. keep those pictures coming. Love Art and Sandi

Jo said...

How wonderful to start the day with a picture of the three of you on our computer screen. We could not be happier and can't wait to meet Adam. Mom Mom has already promised cuddle time when you visit, and looking at pictures of your beautiful baby makes my arms tingle.
Adam can undoubtedly feel your love and joy--we can see it clearly in you photos. Enjoy every minute with your precious one, and keep the stories and pictures coming.
Much love to the THREE of you, Jo and Elliott

Carrie said...

WOW! Baby Adam is beautiful and so lucky to have the best mommy and daddy. I must have read that blog like 5 times already and each time more tears came!

We can't wait to spoil him rotten when he comes home :)
love, Carrie

amber blanco said...

I am soooooo happy for the two of you. Adam is adorable and I can not wait to meet him!!
xoxo
amber

Kym said...

Congratulations Mom and Dad!! Love the first family photo. You are both beaming and Adam looks quite comfy in his mommy's arms. Wonderful news! It's made my day, my week ... now the next amazing journey begins ... Love, Kym

mssikler4 said...

very cute baby, best of luck with the rest of your journey.

suzzy

priscilla said...

I cried when I saw the post! I am so happy for you and can't wait for him to get home so he and ALexander can play. You guys look so happy! Congratulations...you have so many great things to look forward to!!!!!!!!!

Betsy, Matt, Alec and Noah said...

FINALLY 3 BOYS IN THE SEITCHIK HOUSEHOLD. WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER FOR YOU GUYS. I GUESS ARE NEW ANTHEM IS "THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN". GET BACK HERE ALREADY SO WE CAN SING THE SONG. WE LOVE YOU AND ADAM IS ABSOLUTLEY BEAUTIFUL. WE LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND ALEC AND NOAH WANT TO MEET THEIR COUSIN!!!!! LOVE, AUNT BETSY, UNCLE MATT, COUSINS ALEC AND NOAH XOXOXO

Lisa Jacobs said...

I am so moved, so happy for the three of you! You are already a beautfil family. Hope, strength and love builds families and you've done it. He's beautiful and he's perfect!

Gail Levine said...

Hi I am Gail's sister, Marilyn and she has been kind enough to forward your blog to me so that I can be part of your special happiness...

I am touched by seeing your precious baby boy Adam Garrett...adorable.
Becoming parents is even more meaningful when parents have to go the extra mile to have a baby.

I wish you mazel tov and a long and happy life with your new baby boy- I know that Adam's life will be so much better with you as his parents.
ENJOY!

Adrienne said...

Dear Shana & larry,

O.k. this is attempt # 4 to tell you HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! i have been blogless in Ct. until Rita helped to solve theproblem, but now it seems I am clueless as how to post.
i am so thrilled to be able to have my first post to you say HOORAY! HOORAY ! HOORAY! You have struggled so to reach this day & now..Adam is here..the wonders that you will see & the joys that you will know... you are parents!
Our eyes fill with tears of joy & our hearts are full of love for you both & for Adam too!

We will be back in florida sometime in january & will wait to hear from you when Adam is finally in sunny Florida with you. then we will hurry to meet him!
Feel the love for all of you & a special gentle hug for Adam!

Love, love, love,

Phil & A'

Leslie M said...

Larry, Shana & Adam,
We are SO happy for you!!! Adam is adorable and I can't wait to see him in person. Your new family portrait is wonderful and you are definitely beaming with pride.
Look forward to more pix and news from Kaz!
Leslie

Michael said...

I guess the Opus One will be opened after all.
Mazel
MVZ

Richard said...

Frieda and I send our best from DHS. Adam is so cute! We can't wait to meet him! We're so so happy for you.

Carol and Taylor said...

Beautiful name for a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you I can't stand it!

Can't wait to meet Adam Garrett.

Love,

Carol and Taylor

Carol and Taylor said...

Me, again,

good lord, I just did the math. Adam is the same age at Taylor when I first met her. Treasure this time as it passes so quickly!

Love ya,