Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day Mama Olga

I wanted to take time to honor Anton's first Mama, the first woman in his life that he loved and felt safe with, the first woman in his life who loved him as her own son, the first women in his life who put her life on hold to take care of and love him, today I want to honor Anton's first Mama, Olga.

When we first found out about Anton he was 13 months old and as far as we knew he was still in the first hospital being swaddled all day long with no one to love on him or hold him. I could barely stand the thought of it. I paced the house all day long trying to find ways to bring him home faster and I was worried sick about him. Then we got the amazing news that Anton had already been transferred to a better hospital and he had a nanny that took care of him 24/7. I was overjoyed at this news and I was finally able to relax and work on adoption paperwork knowing that our baby was in good hands.

I will never forget the first picture I saw of Olga with Anton, she was pushing him around in his stroller and had the biggest smile on her faced. It brought so much joy to my heart to know she was there with him.

Then I found his Help Anton page on FB and I would check it all the time to see if they posted any updates. It was so neat to be in the adoption process while getting updates on Anton. 

The more updates we got the more amazed we were at the level of care he was receiving. Olga became Anton's Mama and it was very clear that she loved him as her own child. Anton began to grow and learn more and more everyday with the loving care he was receiving from Olga. 

On our first trip to Russia we got to see first hand just how much Olga loves him. She was very protective of him and made sure we weren't going to hurt him by picking him up the wrong way. She was very hospitable as well always offering us tea and chocolates.

Olga taught us everything she could about Anton so that once we brought him home we would know what he was use to. She taught us how to feed him, get him to sleep, how to do his dressing change, what she put on his face if he had boo boos, how to comfort him and so much more. She taught us everything she could and we were so thankful for that. 

Here are a few pictures of Olga and her boy :)

Olga spent a year and a half of her life caring for Anton and she will always be his first Mama. 

We love you so much and we could never fully express with our words just how much you mean to our family. You will ALWAYS be Anton's first Mama and we are so thankful for the way you cared for Anton. Anton is one blessed baby and he has adjusted so well at home because of the amazing care you gave him. We miss you so much and we will always tell Anton about his first Mama. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY Olga I hope you have an amazing day filled with lots of love!!!

Love you sooo much,
The Delgados


Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

What a comfort Olga and her heart were to you. Our children were all adopted in the US and we knew about them before they were born. It was wonderful when their birthmoms shared how they were feeling and being able to pray for them. Hard not to be able to drink milk and take prenatals myself. But so blessed to be able to share their journeys with my soon to be little ones.

Stef said...

Vanessa, Ive been reading your blog for a little bit (found you through Patrice Williams). As a full time nanny who has taken care of "my baby" (who is now 2 1/2) since the day she was born I appreciate this post so much and I know Olga will too when she reads it. A piece of my heart belongs to my Gemma, I am with her nine hours a day so not as much as Olga was with Anton, I can see in Olga's eyes in those pictures that she and I share our love for our kids. What a wonderful and thoughtful woman you are to write this for her. I hope you had a fabulous mothers day enjoying the blessings of your family.

Heather Bogolyubova said...

I loved this post! I've often wondered about Anton's nanny. It must have broken her heart to see him go- and also answered her prayers. I hope that she has internet access and has been able to see how happy Anton is!!

Katie said...


Ellen said...

May God always Bless Olga!!

Amy said...

What a special woman Olga is. I hope she is able to see your blog and see how happy Anton is.

Happy Mothers Day to you!

Anonymous said...

Vanessa! You have a really BIG heart which can accommodate not only your husband, your children, Anton, but even Anton's nanny. May God bless you!


she said...

wonderful post!
christiana (cyprus)

sveta said...

Olga - a wonderful woman!

Angela said...

That is so beautiful! The pictures show just how much they love each other! What a blessing Olga is! This little boy is loved soooo much! She must hurt so bad without him now. Thank you for posting this precious message to her. It is so sweet and heartfelt!! This family is filled with love....:-) God Bless You All!!

Mandy said...

A very sweet post! It's nice to know he was in such good care while waiting to come home to his forever mother and family. I'm not sure if you are aware, but "First Mom" is usually in the adoption world used for birth mother. I was confused by this post at first!