Saturday, January 17, 2009

Updates on Baby Girl & Micah

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted. Lame-o.

Update on baby #2 -
We're still sitting at #111 on the wait list. That is the number we got when we went on the list and I haven't heard of any referrals since then, so I figure that's about where we still are. We're also looking at a longer process because of the wait time from referral to travel. It is about 3-4 months right now. Last time it was 6 weeks. I have to REALLY mentally prepare myself for a longer wait this time. I think it was easy last time because I didn't really have time to think - it all happened so fast. And, I remember other moms asking me things like, "Is it driving you crazy - not being there and knowing someone else is taking care of him?" I felt fine knowing the nannies were taking care of him and didn't really worry. Now, however, I am a mom and I understand that question just a little bit better.

Update on Micah -
Micah is having a verbal explosion lately! It is amazing to hear him repeat words and put together sentences. His favorite sentence is still, "I want SNAAAAAAAAACK." I really need to try and get video of this because it is so funny. He also says the following words (and I am doing this so I don't forget someday): Dog (or Woof - he calls dogs woofs), shoe, bye, juice, Wow, I want get out, I want down, Dad work, book, and more that I can't remember at the moment.

He is also repeating a lot and trying to say things - sometimes it is comprehensible, sometimes not so much. He is getting very good at animal sounds - he woofs for dogs, moos for cows, does a weird high-pitched meeeeeooooh for cats. He also calls milk "moo" which is really cute. I think it is because of the cow on the carton.

I know there is a lot more that he is doing and saying, but my mind is blank. So, I'll leave you with these short videos of Micah's new favorite toy. (Sorry they are sideways!) Later, we turned it into a house...

Good times we are having with a simple brown box!


  1. I was wondering if you were on strike or something. :)

    I know what you mean about a longer wait after such a quick first go-round.

    Boxes are the best! Micah is so cute.

  2. Here's hoping that their goal to double up referrals happens! Yes, it will be a different road this time, but you definitely have your cutie Micah to keep you busy ;)

    (I couldn't watch the said it was private...hmmm???)
    But I do know that boxes are very fun!

  3. I couldn't watch the video either. I know you don't know me, so if it's private that's ok. But I do enjoy watching Micah so much. Watching Micah videos ALMOST made me change my mind from requesting a girl to requeting a boy!

  4. I couldn't watch the video either I had to have a friend request...poop. Guess I'm no friend :-(. J/k

    #111? WOW CHI has really exploded! We've switched over to HOLT and they only have 30ish at a given time since they've opened their ET progam in Jan 08'. BUT our agency hasn't seen a referral in over a month as well.......I'm guessing back log of courts? We did have 6 families pass this week though PRAISE THE LORD!

    Anyhoo, I love that Micah. I think Micah and Leul would get along well...there personalities seem to swing the same way :-).

    Leul's favorite saying "I GOT IT MOM, GOT IT" uhh my boys all independent and grown up. Exciting to see him make advancements but I want to get his SNNNAAACCCCCKKKK...I still want to baby! :-( ughhh.

    enjoy the rest of the that was a long comment haha

  5. Come on referrals!!! Love the pics from the EKC party!