Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's a Boy!

Tuesday morning… local time 10:45 a.m. Cincinnati Time: 12:45 a.m
Yesterday was a very emotional day at the Baby House and we’ll tell you more about that process later. Frankly I just don’t feel like writing about it at the moment.

More importantly, as I write this morning I’m thinking about Connor and Lana, just typing their names makes me tear up. I miss them so much, but feel very comfortable with our decision to have them at home with the normalcy of their comfortable mid-western American lives.

Speaking of comfortable…I’ll tell you about the bed a little later or have Jesse tell you about it. He had a whole hearted laughing attack last night when he sat down on my side of the bed last night. Note I said “my” side of the bed.

It’s a sunny morning in Shymkent and we are both feeling hopeful about the day (and month) ahead. A full night of sleep can do wonders for the spirit or perhaps it’s the fact that today will be our first day in 4 days that we don’t have to get on a plane.

Or maybe it’s because we had a great conversation with Dr. Staat, our US doctor, last night. We’re thrilled to tell you we’re going to proceed with the adoption of a 15 month old Kazakh BOY! We can’t give a lot of details in this public forum until the adoption is final, but we can tell you he’s alert, playful, and ticklish. Makes me smile thinking about him!

I’m off to shower and prepare for our visit today at 2:00 and then another visit at the Ministry of Education local office.

Update – local time, 9:29 pm. Cincinnati Time: 11:29 am
So it’s probably against blogger etiquette to provide updates to a blog within a blog, but so goes it when you can only get access to the internet sporadically. This is Jesse, and I’m currently sitting in a café about ½ mile from our hotel (nearest one that has WiFi access). I’m here because we ran out of credits on our mobile phone last night while speaking with our doc in the states, and Amy was dying to speak to the kids at home, so I’m off to refill the card. What my baby wants, my baby gets…

Ok, so it’s not such a burden, as I’m drinking a cold one while doing my internet chores, and I’m also missing our little ones like crazy – so getting the phone up-and-running serves us both.To sum it up, today was a day to remember. We will certainly provide more details in the future regarding our soon-to-be newest addition – but know that he already seems enamored with Amy and tolerates me (good sign, all things considered). I’m running out of battery power, but will send more details tomorrow, as well as fill everyone in on a few funny stories, including the bed story.