Monday, October 27, 2008

The lady returns.....

Well, after a month of waiting for the Adoption Specialist to return from her trip so that we could have court, there is NO good news to report. The last minute change this time around is that instead of proceeding with court, we now have to have a new approving signature from the Minister of Education ( MOE) in Bishkek. Now why they did not decide that 4 months ago when we left there, well, there is no compassionate explanation. As most of you know, it probably does not matter anyway because no one has made progress is Bishkek in many, many moons anyway so our letter will just join the stack with many of the other desperately waiting families. What kills us is that once again, we felt like we were within reach of having our little one home and at the last minute things came to a halt. Luckily, I was more prepared this time around and am doing my best to keep my chin up. I promised myself that I would not fall as hard as I did last time. Now, I just have to keep praying that things will start to move forward for all of us waiting.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I love Maria!

Well, my new hero is a fellow adoptive parent, noticed that she is no longer a prospective adoptive parent because she picked up her Princess today! Thanks to Maria, we were blessed with NINE new pictures and a full update, including a weight, feeding information, and an interview with her care provider!!! I just can't tell you how wonderful it was to have an American mom look in on our little one. She thinks that Addison looks good and I have to agree. Her coloring is better, her eyes sparkle more, and her fingers have a little baby fat on them. Now if I can just stop staring at her... She is just adorable!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

6 months old and blowing kisses

Well, our precious baby girl turned 6 months old on Friday, Oct 10th.

I think I will mark this milestone with the words of her 4 year old brother Alec. The night before, out of nowhere, he started blowing kisses to the ceiling and announced, " I'm blowing kisses to heaven so God can give them to Addison." She got about a dozen so I hope that she felt showered in love that day. Boy, is she going to be loved when we get her home.....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sweet baby girl

Well, after about 2 weeks in a funk I have collected myself again. No new news on the court situation but we got some precious pictures of Addison yesterday. She is looking the best I have seen! Boy, I needed these. It is like she is telling me, "I'm OK Mom." The reports from 2 weeks ago were not so encouraging but she seems to be rallying. We were able to get some detailed information from our coordinator about her feeds, ect... which I am grateful for. We were also able to learn about the how the energy crisis is specifically affecting Tokmok. At this time, they do not have electricity about 4 hours a day ( 1/2 at night, 1/2 during the day) but have a small stove that they are using to warm bottles, ect... Hopefully this winter will be a mild one.