Monday, May 25, 2009

Baby Girl - 5 Months and Counting...

BabySister update. And, if I may interject - I would love if we had a name I could call her on the blog, but we're waiting to choose her name (read= cannot agree on a name yet) just like we did with Micah. So, for now, she's still BabySister. Although, I'm thinking of changing that since I wanted to shorten it once and that was BS... and that doesn't work out well.

Anyway - on to the update - we have been on the wait list a total of 5 months. FIVE MONTHS. It has gone by fast and just lately I've started to realize that I better start imagining the reality of having a second babe, because it will be here before I know it (hopefully). I just keep thinking that it's SO FAR AWAY - it's hard for me to imagine it actually happening. And, for some perspective - Micah's adoption timeline total - from intro meeting at CHI to landing at the airport with him in our arms - was 8 months. EIGHT MONTHS.

How much longer? Well, my guess is that we'll get our referral in February, 2010. Kevin's guess is November, 2009. He's basing that on statistics - and that most families that are receiving infant referrals with CHI right now have been waiting around 11-12 months. I'm thinking I'm going to be closer, but we'll see.

Speaking of cute baby girls... here are a couple that Micah has been hanging out with lately...

Sweet Zoe. Micah is quite fond of Zoe. I know this because he doesn't try to push her down the entire time we're hanging out. Just every now and then.

And Sophie! Sophie comes to our house once a week, so Micah has had to learn to share his toys, his booster seat (she loves to sit in "Micah's seat"), his sippy cups and his snacks. He is not always gracious, but it's gotten better over the past 9 months. Sophie cracks me up all day - she narrates the day for me (she is almost three): "Micah is crying. Micah won't listen. Pedro is a boy. Micah has a binky. Pedro licked me. Micah's not sharing."

She has also taught Micah a very important lesson...

...ah yes, the JOY of jumping on the bed. Cute babes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Faves

A few weeks ago we had our friend (and photographer) Linda take Micah's 2 year pictures and some family photos. Here are some of my favorites... (there are MANY more favorites)

And, my all-time favorite picture of Micah ever...

RUNNING! Look at that face! And, can we talk about what I am doing in the background? Dancing with faeries? Who. Knows.