Monday, November 16, 2009


Daddy and Probal Reading
Showin' off the skills

Ms. Roy delivered Probal to our room!

Our first meeting. . . Love at first snuggle
Well, today was interesting. We barely slept last night, partly from our internal clocks being messed up with the time difference, and partly because we knew what today would bring. At 8am Daniel called the children's home. He was told something that he didn't understand, and the person hung up. We went to breakfast, and called back at 9am. We were told to call Ms. Roy at 11 at a different number. We did, and got cut off. We called back and were given yet another number to reach her. This time we got through, and we were able to make an appointment for 2:30pm. These waits are endless. We played a lot of cribbage, and watched a lot of Discovery Channel.
At 1:30, the car arrived, stating it takes 45 minutes to an hour to get there. We got there half an hour early, so we asked him to drive around. He did, and we arrived precisely on time. We were met at our car by Dipak, who we know from our last go around. He escorted us to the consulate to get Max Rup's visa. He handed us a note from Ms. Roy, asking us to go back to the hotel and wait. That she would bring Probal to the hotel. He handed us his cell phone and Ms. Roy was on the phone repeating the message, only stating that there was a problem in Kolkata, and she'd tell us when she got here.
More waiting! My nerves were shot already, but we managed to hold it together with more cribbage. MS. Roy was on time. Bottom line is that we have Mason. I won't go into the "problem," just because I don't know if I should. To the families waiting for pictures and news of their babies - I am SO sorry! This was not our choice, but we do feel it was necessary.
Mason was all smiles and snuggles for a while. He loves to throw things, loves to read. He has this cute thing where he puts his hand up to his face like he's sucking his thumb, but he's not really sucking anything. Then for a while he would look at the door, whimper and pout. It was very sad, and has come back a few times. We expect more for sure. He ate some dinner, and then promptly threw it up. I hated giving him a bath so soon, but the minute we walked into the bathroom he grinned and said "tubby". He splashed and played, got into some jammies, and now he's chatting up a storm!
We are all winding down, and ready for sleep. We met the folks in the next room who are recieving their daughter tomorrow. They seem like a sweet couple, and we're hoping to get the kids together tomorrow evening.
I don't think we'll be doing much for a while. Laying low, and getting used to each other. That's just fine by us. He's wonderful, perfect for us, and we're completely in love with our son! Sorry it took so long to post, but it's been quite a ride today!


Amy said...

Oh wow! I am so HAPPY to see you with your son! He looks SO handsome and a perfect fit :) I am so sorry about your crazy day. Nothing is ever easy in India sometimes - haha! I hope you have a wonderful night and enjoy bonding with Mason!

Nadra said...

Kristy...he is precious. So happy that he is finally with and sound. Hopefully things will settle down. Have fun and enjoy your time with Mason.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to finally see picks of all of you together!! He looks very happy!! He looks so long too I think he is going to be taller then Max! Have fun over there!! Love you!!!!
Aunt Moo Moo

Anonymous said...

So happy after anxiously checking your blog since I woke up this morning. You look wonderful and so relaxed. SO glad you finally have your baby and have plenty of time to enjoy, bond, and post lots more pics and notes for us back home. Enjoy - so happy for you!!!

Kristi W. said...

He's beautiful and you all look perfect together! I'm so glad that everything worked out today despite the problems. It must feel so good to have him in your arms safely. I sure hope that the bonding goes well and that you are all able to get some good sleep tonight! Will be praying for that.

:)Kristi W.

jasonliberty said...

Kristy, He is beautiful! I love your smile in the picture it's priceless! So glad that you have him and it all worked out! Thank you for taking Ben his gift.


Tara said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful and Kristy, you look stunning!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!


Julie & Patrick said...

Oh my!! What wonderful pictures! You all look over the moon. Sorry for the disruption in your plans, but I'm sure you are relieved that you are now all together! I hope you all enjoy this special bonding time...just he three of you, to it's fullest!


Amanda said...

He is gorgeous. Seems nothing is ever easy with international adoption. Hope he continues to do well.

Anonymous said...

So happy to see pics of all of you together. He looks wonderful and happy, as do you! Glad to see it finally happened! Just talked to Aunt are doing great. I told her I will watch the babes on my day off this week to give her a little time off.

Aunt Ang

Pam said...

Hey girl!!!
You guys look GREAT!!! :)))) Finally that boy is in your arms. AT LAST!! I'm so happy for you guys, but I'm sorry you missed ISRC a 2nd time. I wonder if you will be able to go later in the week? Sending you hugs from KY, soak it all up for me, OK?

Four..and ONE from India said...

Oh he is just a glad that you have him safe and sound:) Hoping all calms down soon and that the rest of your trip is great:) Gidget:)

Not By Chance said...

yeah, Mason Robal! I can't wait to hear all about you. You are a very, very, special little boy.

I am so happy you have a family that is SO AWESOME... you'll fit RIGHT in!


Sara said...

Hooray!! So glad, despite all the roadblocks, that Mason is with you! He looks wonderful!

Emily said...

So glad that you have him! He is very handsome! Emily

Karen said...

Kristy! I'm thrilled for you guys!! Mason Probal looks just wonderful, and you all look so beautiful together. Glad Ms. Roy had the ability to trouble-shoot the situation over there.
Sending much love!

The Pfeiffer Family said...

Thanks for the update. You all look so happy together. So thankful that you were able get Mason on the day you planned dispite the change in how you picked him up. Enjoy getting to know eachother and try and get some rest.
So happy for your family!
April :-)

Nic said...

goosebumps and tears. So happy for your family!
love you,

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to write on the blog and to put those awesome pics!! That lil boy's smile could light the darkness!! he is a special lil man and now he's in his special BIGGER family... soon you all will be Dan Kristy and 8! LOL

Jaime J. said...

YEAHHH!! He looks too cute. Can't wait to get my hands on him. Just talked to Aunt Dawn, Myles is a crazy man and Max won't stop talking... Aunt Dawn is putting them to work!
By the way, Tom and I think you look beautiful in your salwar!! It's either the colors or the blissful look you have on your face from FINALLY getting to hold your little boy!! Either way, you guys look happy and healthy! Congrats... be safe.

Jaime and Tom

Lynda said...


How wonderful to see you both finally united with your handsome little boy! Things in India are just plain unpredictable at times. It's nice that they brought him to the hotel, as need was. Sorry you missed seeing the other kids though, I'm sure that was dissapointing.
Have fun loving on probal! I look forward to more updates as you have time.


Anonymous said...

Oh my god Kristy!! I'm totally in love. He looks like he'll fit in as easily as Max did. I can't wait for you guys to be home. You all look so sweet together.Stay safe and enjoy your time together. Maddie,Max and Myles are doing fine!

Mom (nana)

Brown Eyed Blessings said...

So precious! I'm thrilled that you're finally together. Wow, he looks so big! Someday we'll have to plan a visit so that he can play with Miss A. :)

Amy said...

I'm so happy!! I can't wait to meet him!!! When will you be home? I'll probably come to maine the first weekend in December...if not definitely the 19th :)

Peter and Nancy said...

You definitely have the new mommy "glow" -- who says it's only for pregnancy?? He is such a gorgeous little man, and you all look like you're enjoying this precious one-on-one time.

Hmm . . . I wonder how many of us have barf stories from our trips? We should do a poll . . . or not!

Can't wait to see your four together!

with love,

Cindy said...

Hey Kristy--Love the new pictures of your Mason!! Congratulations. Can't wait to hear all about it after you get home and wind down.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting! Maddie had a great day at school, and all is well here. Looks like you are all bonding nicely. What a beautiful child. You and Dan are so courageous!!! You look very at ease with Mason...he is a perfect fit for your family. Safe journey back!!!
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Kristy and Dan and Mason, what a wonderful family, I can't wait to meet Mason in person. Enjoy the rest of your stay and be safe, Elaine and Freedom