Tuesday, January 09, 2007

News News News!

Yahoo! We received the email we've been waiting for today, letting us know that our first ruling happened yesterday, January 8th. In approximately two weeks, the birthmother's rights should be terminated (please keep your fingers crossed that she signs off on the final paperwork). In four or so weeks (hopefully less!), we should receive our final ruling. Then some other paperwork has to happen on the Taiwan agency's end, and then travel plans can be made. We think we will likely be delayed by Chinese New Year on February 18th (the country basically shuts down for one week), but hopefully we'll be traveling by early March! Great news!

Monday, January 08, 2007

January Update

Happy New Year! We received another update on Lauren today. She is 15 pounds now and is dressed in my favorite kind of terrycloth sleeper! Chubby babies are my favorite, and she looks scrumptious! Still no court news to be had...BLAH, as Toad in Aidan's "Frog and Toad" books would say. So we wait...hope to back with another post soon!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Her Older Brother is Pretty Great, Too

I've made this blog all about Lauren, but since I don't have anything to report in that department, I wanted to share some great photos of her gege ("older brother," pronounced guh-guh), whom we love so much! Aidan James is 3 1/2 and seems excited to be a big brother. He is still my baby in a lot of ways, so we are curious to see how the transition will go for him. But he talks about Lauren a lot and seems to be starting to understand that she will be living at our house.

The first photo was taken at the Christmas tree farm we went to in December; the second is on the ride home from the farm; the third is of Aidan enjoying playing with the wrapped presents the week before Christmas.