Friday, May 04, 2007

New Pictures!

We received new pictures of Ryan today. He looks healthy and happy -- and has even gotten a haircut :-) We feel so lucky that this beautiful little boy is going to be our son!

The wait has been getting harder every month, knowing that we're getting closer to being able to bring him home, but not knowing exactly when that will be.

We also received a "6 through 8 months" developmental checklist, which indicates that Ryan is now "reacting differently to strangers," "verbalizes for attention," makes both consonant and vowel sounds, "prefers to be with people," holds objects with 5 fingers, puts objects in his mouth, pushes away unwanted objects, follows fallen objects with his eyes, raises himself on his arms when positioned on his stomach, puts his full weight on his legs when held up, is able to feed himself biscuits, rolls front to back and back to front, and sits "tripod fashion" (leaning forward on his arms).

We are happy that Ryan is doing so well, and we hope the remainder of our process goes smoothly (and quickly) so that we won't miss out on too much more of his first year.


At 11:47 PM, Blogger taiwanbaby said...

what an angel face!!!! love the hairdo. lots of guys use a lot of gel to get their hair to do that cool sticky up thing. hope you get your 2nd ruling quickly.

At 1:12 AM, Blogger Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

He is just an adorable boy! Hope you get good travel news soon.

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Deborah said...

Oh he is so beautiful your son and he looks so well and happy.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Kathryn said...

He sounds like he's doing great! You have a court date soon, right? Hope thing go quick and you get to bring Ryan home before long.

At 2:07 PM, Blogger Cameron said...

Hi Karin! Your baby boy is GORGEOUS! (You already knew that!) I am in the researching phase of adopting a little girl. I have been leaning toward Vietnam, but discovered Taiwan here on your blog. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions? I know you are busy and probably overwhelmed right now, but the links didn't offer the info I am most curious about. Either way- GOOD LUCK!
You can reach me at
Thanks Karin!

At 7:38 PM, Blogger Ann said...

he is soooo adorable. Those cheeks are great!!!


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