Monday, July 9, 2007

Gotcha Day

It's official. The court decision came one day before I expected it. Two Ghomeshis went to the baby house and three returned to the apartment.

I've been a full-time parent for just over twelve hours now. I already know that it's as hard and as rewarding as everyone says it is. I ought to be sleeping but there's this one really important thing I have to do that I've been dying to do for 7 weeks:

[From one of my first bonding days with her, taken while she's on my lap.]

[This was taken on my very first day with her. I didn't know how angry and scared she was.]

[This is the very first time I made her laugh.]

[I took this today - her very first nap at "home".]


BR said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Mazel tov!!

Loads of love, hugs & kisses.

Betsy & Mika

Ileana said...

I was taking a break from work and figured I'd read through your blog again and what a lovely surprise. And what a treat for you and for your mom. Her arrival is clearly bringing good luck.

You are terribly lucky, Jila, to have such a lovely baby. And Kiana is oh so lucky to have such a wonderful mom.

Can't wait to see you both in person.

BT said...

YAHOOOOOO! We are cheering here in Winnipeg. I cannot believe that you got the surprise of taking her a day earlier than expected. So wonderful. She looks like a content baby, and you look just so great.

What's the time frame from here on in???

CONGRATULATIONS to all three of you!

gina said...

What an absolutely beautiful little girl you have been blessed with, Jila!! When I look at these pictures, particularly the ones of you and K, I am thrilled beyond words. Enjoy your time with mother and daughter, and I look forward to seeing you back in Wpg.

SG said...

Congratulations! Kiana looks absolutely gorgeous and you look so motherly in these pics!

With Kiana and your mom beside you, I hope the remaining days in Kaz are the best for you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy, I'm scrambled! I tried to post earlier, only to have the scream of delight fly off into cyberspace. YEE-HAA! She's a beauty.

Susan P

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jila. She is so cute and healthy and snuggly and serious-looking--a lot like you, except a bit more frog-legged!. I love the way you described the "two going in/ three coming home." So exciting.
You look great together in the baby carrier!
See you soon.
xo DM

Anonymous said...

Kiana is so lovely! It's wonderful that you got to take her a day early. I just love the picture of you carrying her, and the one of you making her laugh for the first time.

Congratulations Jila!!!! And Kiana! And Jila's mom!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to a complete family!!!! What a thrill for me to check your blog and see the beautiful pictures of Kiana. You two look amazing together. I wish you many blessed moments as you discover the wonders of your daughter. I also wish you luck in sleeping! I don't think I slept at all the first night I had Leah in my room...I was aware of her every movement and couldn't sleep in case I missed something! Please, please let us know when you arrive in Winnipeg...we would love to be at the airport. Margaret

Anonymous said...

I'm... I'm... I'm... speechless!!!She's so beautiful. I'm so happy for you, and for her, and for all of us who get to meet her soon.

Aunt Chris.

Anonymous said...

Hi jila

I just saw the photo of kiana, shes beautyful just like her mother. you look so happy and im glad that everything worked out the way it did. please let me know when you've arrived home because ill very much like to visit you and your daughter. so take, annika

Sky Onosson said...

All I can say is...

Aaaaawwwwwwwwwwww.... Cute!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations! Kiana looks so sweet and thoughtful and funny. And you look like a natural with that baby carrier!

Also, those are the cutest hats ever. Kiana is going to be one stylish bebe.


Anonymous said...


such magnificent, magical news. kiana is the sweet sweetness and the two of you look RADIANT together.

i can't wait to meet (and kiss, and tickle) our cutest new canadian.

health and happiness to you both.

all love love,

LK said...

Let me add my congratulations to the growing list. You both look so lovey and lovely! Enjoy the rest of the trip. We look forward to seeing you soon!! You should ask someone to take a three generation shot with your mom! Congratulations to all three of you. Lila

Anonymous said...

Hi Jila,
The baby is sweet, adorable! Congrat!
I feel so identify with you while reading your diary, I am is like re-experience everything on and on again.

Please let us know when are you coming back. Laura & Natasha

Anonymous said...

Holy doodle that is one cute baby. And this is one more congratulations and one more person looking forward to seeing you both in person. Theo is saving up toys to give to "Baby Key-Nana."

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God.

She makes you more beautiful than ever.

She will add five thousand suns to your days. Everything will come to you all over again through her, brand new.

I can't stop smiling and crying as I look at these pictures. Can't wait to see her!