A few hours ago, we announced his name to our immediate family and many of our friends. Despite many of our friends ribbing us for "not knowing" his name in recent days, we actually didn't decide on the name of Dominic Jackson until minutes before seeing him for the first time in the hospital. It was a close duel between Ethan and Dominic, but Dominic won out in the end. It helped make the decision easier knowing that Carly and the birth father really liked the name Dominic as well. The middle name of Jackson came from the name that Carly gave him: Jackson William.
There will be many more posts in the coming days, but here are a few more pictures of Dominic from tonight:
Lastly, I feel it is important to note that the adoption is still not finalized. Legally, the earliest that any baby in Washington can be relinquished is 48 hours after the birth. For Dominic, that would be Wednesday afternoon. Everything still appears to be on track with the adoption plan, but I also don't want to take a presumptive tone as this is still Carly's decision to make. As time and events move forward, we'll continue to share updates on our family's progress in the adoption process.