Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tailee Laurel Followell Is Here!





































I can"t believe our long wait is finally over, and I can"t believe I have 3 kids. Tailee (pronounced Ty-lee) was brought into this world on November 10, 2009 at 5:23pm. She weighed 8lbs 30z and was 20.5 inches long. My mom told me that when I was born I weighed 8lbs 4oz and was 20.5 inches long, funny huh. We didn't actually leave for Kansas City until early Wednesday morning. Our flight was delayed 2 hours but we finally got there. Since the new rules with swine flu say little kids cannot come to the hospital, my sister in law Haley came down at the last minute to get Kadrie. What a lifesaver. Then Nolan and I went to the hospital to see our new baby girl. The instant we held her we knew she was meant to be ours. She was absolutely beautiful and did not look only 1 day old. All that hair does tend to add some age:). We didn't actually get to stay with her until the next day. Finally on Friday we went to court. Unfortunately, our hopes of an easy smooth adoption did not come true. Tailee's birthfather did not want to consent to the adoption, eventhough her birthmom did. Our lawyer advised us to wait until Monday and we would go to court again. Talk about an agonizing weekend. It was seriously probably the worst emotional hell I have ever been through. Eventhough I knew there was a chance we might not get to take her home, I didn't feel comfortable just leaving her for the nurses to care for until Monday. I felt she needed to feel a warm body next to her. My brother and his wife had come for the weekend with Kadrie and their two boys so Haley and I stayed the nights at the hospital and then Nolan and I went for a few hours each day to spend time just holding her. Finally Monday came and we went to court. Again the birthfather refused to sign, but after some talking with our lawyer he did agree to sign and at 5:00pm we left for the hospital for the last time to finally pick up our daughter. We could finally call her Tailee. It felt great. Her birthmother, Hannah, is such an amazing woman. I know that what she did for Tailee was out of the most selfless love for her daughter and she wanted her to have so much more than she could give her. She stayed strong through all of this and we can never thank her enough. I feel so honored that she chose me to be Tailee's mom and what a great responsibility I have to make sure she grows up to be a great person. Tailee has been seriously the best baby I have ever been around, and I really thought Kadrie was an easy baby. She only cries when she is hungry and most of the time she just is looking around checking everything out. Everytime Nolan and I look at her we fall more in love with her. She is so beautiful and I am so glad she is here and finally ours. I want to say Thank You to all of our family and friends who fasted and prayed so hard for our family so that this little miracle could be ours forever.

20 comments:

Randy , Haley and Tyler said...

I can't wait to see that cute little thing again!! I am so happy you are home!! Tyler keeps asking if he can play with Kadrie... guess you will just have to come visit us again sometime soon!! Love you guys!!

Derek and Tamika said...

Congratulations!!!! she is beautiful

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Oh my gosh Lindsay, she is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to meet her. I've been meaning to come over but I've had a cold! Congrats again!

~*Whitney*~ said...

oh lyndsay she is gorgeous! Im sorry you had to go through that when you were there! but so happy for you guys to have her home with you! she is just precious and I know you will do an awesome job raising her! you need to email me your new phone # whemm05@Hotmail.com

xoxem_ily said...

aww congratulations!! she is beautiful

The Little's said...

She is so beautiful! I can't wait to hold her!

Mike and Quel said...

I love the picture with her curly hair! What a beautiful little girl! I'm so excited to hold her! Let me know when you are ready and I'll be right over!!

Reisdorfer Ramblings said...

brought tears to my eyes! i am so happy her journey is over and she finally made it to you! have sooo much fun she is a beauty!!

The Highland Hill's said...

she is darling...and she has Nolan's hair...so cute!! Congrats!! I'm glad everything ended up the way it needed...

LStevens said...

Congratulations. She is precious!! I am so happy for you all.

The Minert's said...

Lindsay she is beautiful!! I am so happy for you and you family, to have another addition. What a wonderful early Christmas present! Take care, Summer and Chris!

Rebecca said...

Congrats!! She is really pretty, I love all the hair!!

Hoss.Rose.MiniB said...

Just doing some blog hopping and hopped across you guys! Congratulations, she is beautiful!

Julie and Jamie said...

how exciting!!! We are so happy for you and your new lil bundle of joy!! Beautiful family!!

The Minert Family said...

Hey Lindsay, congratulations on your new baby girl , i am so happy for you, i would love to see you guys sometime, make sure you call us when you come to boise again. love minerts

Nishant said...

guess you will just have to come visit us again sometime soon!! Love you guys!!

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Chris, Kerri, & The Boys said...

Oh she is so cute...I think your family is so amazing really...thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings, its inspiring!
Ker

Kimball said...

Lindsay! Hey we have gone private and I would love to add you on. I need your email. What a fun family you have. Congrats on the newest addition. Hope all is well!

Talon Followell said...

Nolan, you have a very beautiful family. I don't see you often but i feel like your the best older brother i could have. i'm proud to be your brother and i'm proud of the man you've turned out to be. I cant wait to meet my new niece

Kirsten Sue said...

Lyndsay, this is Kirsten from the cruise. Mandy gave me your info. It was so great to meet you. I hope you guys made it home okay. your children are so beautiful. Congrats! my blog is kirstenjosh.blogspot.com