Well, a lot has changed since I posted over a month ago. As of today, Titus Stephen is one month old. The little man we long dreamed of is finally home with us.
Titus was born on July 6th at 9:07 am, two weeks before his due date. He weighed in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.
We received a text around 8:30 the morning of the sixth that our birth mom (I'll call her "T" from here on out) was in labor. I was loading Gunner into the car to go to church and Cody was on shift at the first station. After quick bag packing and babysitter drop offs, we were on our way to Utah and landed around 3:30 that afternoon. We picked up a late lunch/early dinner for T and headed to the hospital.
Meeting Titus for the first time was an incredible experience and so much of that had to do with meeting our birth mom at the same time. There's a lot of that story, of her story, of Titus' story that is ours and will just be ours forever. I hope that makes sense. We love her and will always, always be grateful for her, indebted to her and her sacrificial decision.
We officially signed our papers on July 7th, brought Titus "home" to the hotel on July 8th, and spent the rest of our week in Salt Lake City, UT.
Gunner has adjusted incredibly well to his little brother. He is fiercely loving and protective of him, which is all I could have hoped or dreamed for. I posted on Instagram about it yesterday, but I truly think the Lord knew that I needed my little helper to adjust well. Life is going to continue to be busy around here with Pacey arriving in November so my Gunner adjusting so well is just the amount of grace I need.
As for Titus, he's the little boy we always dreamed of. He is our Titus. We're dealing with lots of tummy issues the past few days but he really is an angel baby. As of his one month check up yesterday, he's gained almost three pounds and grown an inch or too. He sleeps a lot, lets his big brother roughly love him, and is becoming more and more alert each day. But, he still likes his sleep...which his momma loves too. ;)
Here are just a few pictures from our first month at home, but I'm always sharing more on my Instagram account so be sure to follow us there too!