Monday, February 27, 2012

Updates on Warren!

Just when I was about to give up hope that we were going to get an update, today I had an email from the agency with updates on Warren! I really needed them! He has 16 teeth, is 2 ft 8 inches, and weighs 26.4 pounds which is only 4 pounds less than his big sister. They said he is very active and WALKS! This is big news because he has a malformed foot and I was afraid he would not be walking. But our guy is not letting anything slow him down! He is even walking up stairs. The funny part of the update was that they actually put in it that he was naughty! They said he climbs out of his crib. I think we are going to have our hands full with this one! He is going to give Jaden a run for her money!

I really needed these pictures because I have been alittle down about our homestudy. I found out Friday that they were waiting on and FBI and BCI clearance that I was never told to do. Luckily we have a local place that got us in today and we were able to do our fingerprints and it should be back this week. They had also not sent out our letter of recommendation forms to our people. My wonderful social worker talked to her supervisor today and it is now on its way. The home office was so backed up they had not sent it, now of course they had cashed my check! Hopefully it only sets us back a week or two!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clothes and Homestudies

This past weekend our social worker sent us the rough draft of the homestudy to check over!  There were a few corrections that had to be made but it all looked great.  Now we are waiting on the Ohio Child abuse clearance to come back for both Rusty and myself and then she will send it to our agency to make sure everything is right.  After that it is on to the final place before we can notarize, certify and authenticate everything.  My plan is to walk everything through and then have a courier take it to the consulate.  I am so ready to have this done so we can begin our next big wait. 
In other news we moved the beds around this weekend.  The day bed that was in Warren's room has now been moved to Jaden's room and Jaden's crib that was never used has been moved to Warren's room!  His closets have been cleaned out of all of Jaden's old clothes, and let me just say I am going to make a killing at a garage sell on her clothes!!!  While I have been cleaning out his room I realized that the poor boy has no clothes!  He has two PJ's (one thanks to Amy), three shirts, one pair of pants and one jacket.  I am trying not to do what I did with Jaden.  She had so many clothes that she didn't wear half of them.  Once I get updated measurements though all bets are off, I gotta fill that closet!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I got nothing!

Well I got nothing for you but I just feel like I have to update. I don't want his blog book to be empty while Jaden's has volume after volume! The only thing we have done adoption wise this past week is we had to re-do our Mississippi child abuse clearance request because it was not done on the homestudy agencies letterhead. By now it should be back in Mississippi and I am sure it will be completed soon! Fingers crossed.
One other thing I have done is ordered Warren's bed set. Since his daddy is so into airplanes I decided to go with an airplane theme. I now have the bedset and the curtains ordered. I have also found a few pictures I want to order. Warren will be using Jaden's crib, you know the one that she NEVER slept one day or night in! I want to keep him in the crib until we find out what we will need to do about his foot. He may have other plans and my end up like his big sister and decide he likes sleeping with mommy! I will have no problem with that! Jaden's plan is that she will sleep with Warren, yhea right! All we will have left to get for his room is a dresser and night stand and we will get that soon! I really want his room done! Jaden's first room was done before we were even DTC for her. Her second room (after we moved!) was done two years before she came home! So I am running alittle behind on this room.
So here is a picture of his new bedding set!

I have asked our agency to contact the orphanage to let them know that we do not want Warren to have any surgery done in China just in case they get a whild hair. I am hoping that they will be nice enough to send an updated picture or two. We shall see!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Did I just set a new world record?

I feel like maybe I set a record with this adoption paperchase! Why you ask? Because I am DONE! Yep you read that right. Our homestudy was completed today by our wonderful social worker! Of course she has to write it up and wait for the child abuse clearance to come in. I have done all the paperwork that is needed for them and even all that is needed for our adoption agency. So now we wait for the homestudy report and then it is off to immigration. Once all of that is done everything will be sent to be notarized, certified and authenticated. I plan on walking everything in myself and then having the courier take it to the Consulate in New York!
We were not able to start any of the process other than our LOI until after PA which was 12/6/2011. Then of course the holidays were thrown in there and things just can't get done then. But it took less then 2 months to get it done! I am so happy to have it done. One more step down to our little man!