Monday, April 02, 2007

Happy Half-Birthday!

Our little guy is now 6 months old! We should be receiving updated photos this week. We think we may also receive another report of all the things he is now able to do, like the one we received after his 3-month checkup. We're also interested to see if they will get him a haircut since he has quite a head of hair which has been getting really long!

Our agency recently told us they believe we’ll be traveling in 3 to 4 months (July or August), so it’s probably time to start painting and decorating the nursery, a project we’ve been saving for the final few months of the wait. To complete the adoption, we need to receive rulings from 2 courts in Taiwan. We're hoping to have the first ruling in the next month or so. The wait seems to have gone pretty quickly so far, but we expect that it will start feeling slower as we get closer to traveling, and especially once we receive our travel date (which we’ll have about 4 weeks’ notice of).

Rob’s sister is due to give birth to a daughter (our first niece!) in late July, so it will be exciting to have two new additions to our family around the same time (and Rob’s parents will quickly go from having 1 to 3 grandchildren). I'm sad that our baby will never get to know my wonderful grandmother, who passed away on March 18. We showed her his pictures the last time we visited her and she commented on “what a cutie” he is. We were very touched when my aunt told us at her funeral that she had a picture of Ryan in her room at the assisted living home where she lived, and that she was spreading the news to extended family members who did not know about our adoption.

We'll post some photos when we receive our next update.


At 1:14 PM, Blogger Kathryn said...

Well, a happy 6-month birthday to R. I thought Taiwan was fast, but another 3-4 months isn't very quick. Did you get your referral quickly after sending your dossier in? Hope the time goes quickly and that it is more like 3 months, instead of 4. I look forward to continuing to follow your blog and will surely rejoice when you and R are finally together!


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