Saturday, March 22, 2008

YOU ARE APPROVED

Those majic words....

I have known about this for a long time but I was waiting until we had a good start on things. With Holy Week we were basically at a standstill.

I can't wait any longer------ JACOB IS OUT OF PGN!!!!!

We are thrilled. Our son is coming home!

When we received the news we were relieved then reality sat in. WE WERE NOT PREPARED. I refused to start getting ready and then have things fall apart but last week I decided it was time to get things rolling. That is why were were so incredibly busy lately.

Things I had to do:

1- We had a crib but the mattress was on Anabeli's toddler bed so we had to make a decision on a new bed or a new crib mattress. In the end we got her a new bed. She and Marvin sleep together on a sleeping bag on the floor anyway so getting a new bed means then can still sleep together.

2- I didn't have any size 24 month clothes at all. NOTHING. So I had to start thinking of that. Most of my smaller clothes I gave to my nephew. The bigger clothes are still stored but last spring, I gave away the 24 months because Brandon's chest isn't as big as Marvin's and I didn't want to give away stretched out clothing. So I had to buy new clothing. That was fun. I enjoyed picking out new outfits.

3- I didn't have body wash or baby lotion, diapers, or bottles. We bought all that kind of stuff last weekend at Target.

4- Of course there is the saga of the high chair and we also bought that too.

5- Marvin and Anabeli each picked out a new toy for their brother.

6- I am reogranizing Marvin's toys and putting the things that might cause choking up high where he will need to ask to get them down. Jake's toys will be within reach.

7- All bottles, cups and clothes had to be washed and ready to go.


The only thing I have left to do it pack his suitcase and I haven't wanted to do that since we are still a few weeks out.


Hopefully soon we will be leaving for Guatemala and will have our son in our hands forever. I told Blake a few days ago I can't wait to each black bean soup and Pollo Comprero.


6 comments:

Angel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is wonderful news. Angel

Amy said...

YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!! Your beautiful son is coming HOME! So happy for you Cindi!!!! This is just wonderful news- I have been so behind and then checked in on you tonight and I am so glad that I did! WOO HOO!!!! Amy

Anonymous said...

Cindi,
That's GREAT news - Jacob will be coming home soon!Congratulations!! Happy Easter!
DebbieT

Becky said...

How wonderful. Hope you get to travel soon.

Becky

Whitney said...

Congrats on getting OUT!

I noticed Lil B down below (I am an EN hound) and found that you had adopted through EN before. We brought our daughter home from there just 2 months ago. It is always nice to find another EN fam. :)

Praying the last few steps fall into place quickly to get Jacob home!

Our Real Life said...

Whitney,
I LOVE EN too. Such a great place to be. I would love to get to know you better and talk about kiddos.