Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pre-approval !!!!

There’s no happier word in our house today. 30 days to the day of our DNA match, the email arrived from the embassy. I had to do a double-take when I checked my inbox. I’m shocked that something has been completed within the given timeline when it comes to the U.S. government. Truly, I never cease to be amazed! Hopefully we’ll be in PGN soon and on the downhill slide to bringing our little man home.

We received updated pictures from his two month checkup. I can’t believe how much of an actual PERSON he is. He’s already got a personality within that little smile. He no longer looks like the mutant “infant”…lolol… you know I think all infants look alike. (and they're generally alien looking!) MY little boy has his own grin… and it’s beautiful. He’s big too – at two months he’s already 13 ½ pounds. Can you believe it? And nearly 2 feet long! I’m floored. He’s big and healthy and happy. I couldn’t be more proud!

On the homefront, thanks for all of the well wishes for my parents. Both are at home and recovering nicely. Thankfully my brother and his wife live close by and can help them with errands, grocery shopping, and the like. I call them daily and get reports. They’re both getting stronger every day. Of course I try to give them updates about Colin’s status to bolster their spirits. They’re both so excited about their grandson. I can’t wait to bring them video from the trip.

29 days…. It’s 29 days until I hold my son for the first time. Tickets are booked… hotel reservations are made…. I’m trying not to explode from excitement. As one fellow blogger posted before …. “They expect me to work?!?!?!?” Somehow I don’t know how I’m supposed to do that. Another month of trying to stay focused? Yeah right!


DD said...

This is wonderful news! I wish I knew a way to help the time fly by, but if I knew that, I'd be the most popular infertile in the world. =)

Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

Great news. I hope you have a wonderful visit. Enjoy every second.

Anonymous said...

that is wonderful for you! Since you happened by my place I thought I would check you out :) Who ever says "patience is a virtue" can kiss my keester....Hope it goes by fast for you :)

Maui said...

Hey where did I find you? Or better did you find me? I'm not sure but if it's NOT where I think...I want show you someone.


Third Mom said...

I think that last couple of months before our first child, our son, arrived was the worst. We had saved finishing his room until then, I think we didn't really believe it was going to happen.

I hope it's moving fast - it's been a couple of weeks since this post, so you're getting closer!