Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cupcakes & Candle

August 29, 2007. Tonight's post by Christopher:

This evening we celebrated Nicky's 1 month birthday with the guest list consisting of master of ceremonies "Tony B" Mommy Kelly, Otis, Ruby, Chet and of course myself. Though Nicky was not here physically he was in our hearts and topics of conversation. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was while going through pictures of "the birthday party" Tony shouted out, "That's my brother from another mother!" After several minutes of deep belly laughs we decided that the picture above captured the moment perfectly. Today represented another significant point in our journey, we booked our tickets to Guatemala!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happy 1 month Nicco!!

August 28, 2007. Happy 1 month today Nicco! We should be scheduling our visit trip tomorrow. I can not say I am not nervous with everything that is going on there. It really is crazy, day to day. We are trying to go around the 14th, after elections, but the agency is pushing for us to go faster. Chris would have to come in just for the day. I really want to travel to sign POA because I want to see Nicco, even if it is only for an afternoon. I will post again when I get a definite.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Welcome to the world Nicco!

August 22, 2007. Welcome to the world our beautiful son!

What a day! Well, we started out very upset last night when we received very blurry photo's of our son. We discussed things and sent an email to the agency stating we could not commit unless we could see some clear photo's. To my surprise we received them this afternoon!! Isn't he cute?? We were instantly in love!!
So for all you who follow fate and know some things are just meant to be, Nicco came to us as Wilson Alexander. Alexander was supposed to be my daughters name because I thought she was a boy! I called my stomach Alex the whole 9 months! Her middle name is now Alexandra. OK, Coincidence, I'll buy that. Now as I looked over the paperwork they sent I notice the birth father's name. I thought I would hit the floor in shock when I realized it was the same first and last name of my great, great grandfather. Ok, Chris say's this is a coincidence again. I say out of all the billions of people in the world they have the same name? I say FATE, sealed with a kiss for me:)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

And So We Wait PT.2...

August 19, 2007. Well, I guess I don't even have to say how disappointed I am with this week. I thought for sure that referral was coming. I feel like I am driving myself insane. I just could not be anymore glued to my email and phone. I thought for sure we would make it to Guatemala before things got much worse there to sign the POA. I don't think that is going to happen. The election is September 9, it is already becoming crazy with all the murders, Ireland suspended their adoptions the other day. I am praying we get through this.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Waiting to see you..

August 11, 2007. I heard from the agency today. They have really been all over it this week and we know we are next in line. I think we have found you, Nicky. They said it is their policy to not give referrals until they have dossier in hands. That was suppose to happen Friday, I am hoping we should at least hear something Monday. I will overnight the dossier to the agency so we can see you as soon as possible. I can hardly wait!! I am so glad we didn't send in on our own, everyone has been waiting 3-4 weeks by mail. Courier is taking 3-5 days, worth the money and peace of mind to me. I was so afraid everything would be lost because they will not except fedex anymore. Tony is sad because he will not be here when we see you, but I will make sure to call him right away. Hoping my next post will be all about you....

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

And So We Wait...

August 7, 2007. I feel like I have been waiting forever today. I don't know how I will make it through this next coming year. We know we are the next family for referral, so it should be any day now. I got a call about twins yesterday. They were both girls and while we were open for twins, we really wanted a boy. I felt guilty passing, but someone is going to be so happy and twice blessed! I have been checking my email like a psycho and I swear I can hear every minute tick off in my head.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

171H Approval

August 4, 2007. Well, after a very lengthly back and forth with documents we finally received our 171H approval!! Everything in the Dossier is off to Chicago and we are almost ready to go. I cannot believe we are almost to referral time! We will go to Guatemala when we receive our referral for the signing of the POA and to hold Nicco for the first time, I can hardly wait!