Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trip One!

It was a wonderful week in Moscow. I met my referral on Tuesday the 21st of September. I spent 4.5 hours with him on the first day. He was not afraid of me. He was a quiet happy baby boy! He has a smile that will melt your heart!! He loved all the attention we were giving him. The workers at the Orphanage were wonderful and full of information. His medical records were translated and read to me! I had a Pediatric Doctor from the American Medical clinic come in and evaluate him. He was given a Great review. No major issues in his file or during his review were found that could not be corrected. We played with the toys I brought and a few of the toys that were in the meeting room. On the second day I got to visit him twice, in the morining and in late afternoon. We had a fun filled day of playing. He loved the attention he was getting. He smiled more and more and laughed when he was tickled. I got play with him a different room in the late afternoon visit. Their was a toy piano in the room. Once he learned how to bang it he loved it!! On the third day of visiting him I accepted him and could not wait to sign the paperwork. I got the oportunity to see him asleep in his crib that day and the main playroom where he plays. His caregiver also showed me how they modified his bottle so he could eat. I got to feed him lunch that day. I had to say goodbye this visit. It was a sad but joyous moment. Sad to have to leave him behind but Joyous knowing my next visit he could be declared legally mine!! I know await my court date. I have been told it could be as soon as 3 weeks from now!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The wait is almost over..... the call came in!!!

Early this afternoon I got a call from lorien at Lighthouse Adoptions. I have my first travel date!! I will be meeting with the Ministry of Education on September 21, 2010.

I cried today over come with emotion. This is really happening!! It finally here! Who new a single day could mean so much. So much to do, So little time. Nine days I board a plane and head to Russia! I will finally meet him! Twelve days to the moment that will change my life forever!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The wait continues......

September is here and when I got my referral in the beginning of July we had hoped that I would have gotten my travel date by the end of August. Its now the beginning of September and I am so hoping I will have my travel date no later than the middle of September. May September bring me one step closer to being a mom!! His birthday is in September and he will be turning one! I wonder how much he has changed since his referral picture.

Since my last entry I have been keeping busy. I have painted his room, its two colors Avacato green and soft yellowish beige. The chair molding is up and painted too. I have decided on his Decor for his room. It's going to be a Jungle in thier!!! I even found Jungle themed shower invitaions. So Cool!