Archive for January, 2009

Christmas and New Year

It’s hard to believe the holidays are winding down – we really had a terrific holiday with many ups and a few downs.

Joe got his tonsils out a week before Christmas.  It’s a painful thing and it’s no fun to see him in such pain.  It took a good 7 days before he started to come to life – but he was still able to take part in Christmas.  We basically invaded by parents house for the week.  It’s so much easier to take care of a active baby and a sick husband with other adults around! 

Nathanael received many Christmas gifts and I think his favorite is the new Elmo – robo Elmo.  It’s pretty cute and he just stares at it, completely overwhelmed but happy.  He also received many books and so many other toys from his aunts/uncles/cousins. 

We spent New Years at a friends and we all had a great time.  They have kids roughly the same age as Nathanael.  The boys played and the adults had fun also.  It’s one of my favorite nights of the year.

Nathanael moves into the toddler room on Monday.  I got a little weepy on Friday – his last day in the infant room.  His caretakers have been so wonderful and well, I’m just not ready for him to be in the next room – but N is.  I am sure he will thrive but it’s bittersweet.  They gave me his name tag from the crib and other things, N is growing up!

N has also let me know that he no longer will eat any of his meals in the high chair.  We are space challenged and tend to put things on the kitchen table so I was hoping to keep him in the high chair as a long as possible.  Basically, when I try to put him in the chair he freaks out and wiggles like a crazy man.  So, another transition!

I will post photos next week.  We didn’t get as many as I had hoped with Joe being sick – but we got enough.  Happy New Year.


Little E



This is an outfit we sent him!

Process

Application to agency: 2/7/07 Dossier to agency: 7/30/07
i171h: 9/6/07
Referral: 9/13/07
POA to Guatemala: 9/28/07
DNA auth: 11/29/07
Enter family court: 12/18/07
DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
Registered with the CNA: 2/11 (grandfathered in)
Exit family court: 2/11/08
Pre-approval: 3/6/08
Enter PGN: 3/12/08
Exit PGN: 4/16/08
Adoption decree signed: 4/17/08
New birth certificate: 4/22/08
New passport: 4/25/08
Orange: 5/5/08
2nd DNA Test: 5/8/08
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