Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Happy Embassy Day!!

Yay!! We did it! Corynn will be issued a Visa tomorrow & officially become a US citizen when we land in Houston Saturday!! We had a great night last night...still hates the bath, & we tried bubbles too Aunt Terri, but she was too upset to notice! She went to sleep at 9:30 & we had to wake her up at 6:30 this morning to get ready for our appointment (!!) hopefully this last!

Here daddy, let me read the Readers Digest to you.

Haha momma, daddy fell for it! Here's the Readers Digest!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bumper cars

We found something that Corynn really likes. The walker. The hotel has one for public use..yes I wiped it down before we put her in it :) She loves it...she runs at top speed picks up her feet & slams into the closest object she can find! It's hilarious! I'm trying to figure out how to post a video of her doing it, but for now here are pics of speed racer!

watch your toes momma, I'm coming through!

Eat my dust..

More pictures

A little bit of a rough night last night, which is understandable. She does not like to take a bath...as soon as her toes hit the water she went balistic!! She passed out at 7 from the long day, but woke up at 9:30 & thought it was party time!! Finally after walking around for 3 hours she went to sleep until 6:30...and she's napping now.

I sent this hippo to her for Christmas & the foster mom said it's her favorite toy..she's calls it Nene

Monday, February 25, 2008

She's here!!!

I prepared myself for the worst. With our visit in July she arrived a few hours late & cried almost the whole 1st night, so I prepared myself that after almost 8 months from our visit she wouldn't like us. Dave & I arrived & were expecting them to bring her b/t 3 to 5, so at 2 we decided to tour the hotel. As soon as I step out the door David said the phone was ringing...it was the front desk telling us our baby is here. When we got downstairs I saw the foster mother holding Corynn...she told Corynn there is your momma & handed her to me. Corynn put her head on my shoulder & stayed like that for a while. It's been perfect so far. I promise to post more later I just wanted to let you all know that she is FINALLY with us & to give you a few pics :)

Here's my toy momma

We're here!

We made it to Guatemala & are now waiting for Corynn to arrive! The hotel is beautiful & there seems to be a good many other adopting families here. A little nervous right now with anticipation. I promise to download pictures as soon as we take some & get settled...'cause I know that's what you're all waiting for!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Today is our last Thursday without Corynn!

& Guess what I got today :)

and I'm trying not to get emotional about it (who am I kidding..it's me) but she's walking :( not that I'm not happy that she's achieved a great milestone, but it's just another 1st we missed.

& once again I teared up when I realized this is the last update & pictures that we will have to receive from someone else *tear*

3 1/2 days left!!!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Slowest 6 days EVER!!

We've made it through 6 days since we found out our embassy date & EIGHT more to go until we leave for Guat!! How can 8 days seem like FOOOOR-EVVVVERRRR? I'm at work feeding, holding, & rocking babies & all I can think as I rock them is that in 8 more days I'll be holding & rocking Corynn!!! E-I-G-H-T days...or 7 days 23 hours & 51 minutes as my countdown says....not helping.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I wish I knew how to change the font color b/c if I could...

This subject line would be PINK!!!!!!!! We have pink!!!!! Our embassy is appointment is Wednesday, February 27th at 7:15am with visa pick up the next day!!!!! I'm off to make our flight arrangements!!!! Corynn will be in our arms forever on Monday, Feb. 25th!!!!! I can't believe I'm finally typing this.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fedex stalker

After stalking fedex all night at work & then when I woke up today I'm happy to report that Corynn's DNA results arrived at the US Embassy today at 3:40 pm!!! (By the way the results were a match...so the baby we'll be bringing home in a few short weeks is definatly our Corynn!! LOL) Now we wait for the embassy to email us & let us know when our appointment is!!!! I've only checked my email about 50 times...although I know that they're not open at 11pm at night, I still can't help but check. I've heard they don't give Pink on Friday..& then others say they do...no matter, I'll be continuously checking my email anyway!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pink here we come!!!

Just got off the phone with the lab that did Corynn's 2nd DNA test & the results are complete & on their way to the US Embassy in Guatemala as I type!! I'll be stalking fedex now! "Pink" is on it's way!!!!

Pink aka notice of embassy appointment. Color of paper the appointment date is printed on is pink.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Nesting. Yay!

The nesting faze has hit, thank the Lord, my house sooo needs it!! My kitchen floors are sparkling, I made David hang up the kitchen window valences I bought in JUNE (!), I cleaned the OVEN (!!) We bought the last baby item we needed (high chair)...looks great in the kitchen! Tomorrow we hit the livingroom, our bedroom & the boys tackle their rooms on Monday & Tuesday (yes, it's a 2 day job...lucky for them they're off school for Mardi Gras.)
David & I have been thinking alot about Corynn's foster family lately & the grief that they & Corynn will be going through when we bring her home. These wonderful people have been her mom & dad for the 1st year of her life, they're all she's known..she doesn't understand that they are her foster family & she has a forever family waiting for her. I keep remembering having to give her back to her fm after our visit trip in July & how upset I was..the fm told me that in a few months she would be in my place. Of course I cried harder, but in reality it will be much worse for her, I grieved for a child that I had gotten to know through pictures & spent 5 days with...she has raised her for over a year. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers.