Friday, March 26, 2010

TC TC TC...for me

HE IS COMING!!! APRIL 9th is the day!!!

We are finally going to be a family of FOUR!!!

OMG, I am so EXCITED!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Do you believe in DESTINY?

It's amazing to reflect back on the past five years and really see what lead my family on this journey from God to our son. He was chosen for us long before we knew he was to be our son. I see the signs, early in this journey I had a dream about a little boy and a flash in my dream went to a calender on a wall with the date November 21st circled. I saw it plain as day and I didn't know what that date was July of 08. On November 21, 2009 we were notified that we were put on the list in Korea waiting for our match. This date became an important marker for us. Fate? Destiny? or just craziness? I'll never really understand but I've had several visions in my life that have proved to be true..I won't bore you with those only to say that my family believes I have a "sixth" sense. It's wierd but I have known since I was six years old that I wanted to adopted an Asian baby. God gave me the tools, and the timeline and told me when I was to embark on this journey~I just had to clear my head and listen.

So we received the referral of our son, and I was so lucky last week as we wait to get the travel call to see a video that showed his personality. Our boy loves music and to "Bang" on things. Pretty typical of 9 month old behavior but he is a ham! In the video you can hear the escorts say over and over, you are such a little musician and you are a little drummer, you need a drum kit for your b-day. The escorts have no idea who this little boy is going to..our social worker told us he is certianly going to the right family. Why? Well my dh is a musician and he plays the guitar and right now is in a band as the drummer. He never had formal lessons and he is AMAZING. It's fate? or am I reading too much into it? Then I was telling my SW about a Korean song I am teaching myself from YouTube, I started to sing it to her and told her that I felt drawn to this song about a month ago. She stopped and looked at me with a strange look and said WHOA.. you gotta see this? We continued watching the video and all of a suddend ds's foster mother began to sing a song and ds started dancing to it....IT'S THE SAME SONG! There are hundreds and thousands of Korean nursery songs out there and we just happen to choose the ONE that his foster mother sings to him? DESTINY? He was chosen for our family, I couldn't have picked him out, God Chose him for us. His initials are the same as dh's dad's, we did not change his name as he was given a Christian oldests son's name is Christian. There are so many reasons why I believe he was chosen for our family, it's amazing. I believe in destiny, fate and that he was meant for us. I am so thankful for his birth mothers strength, courage and love. We are forever linked!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Update

He has three teeth!
21 pounds
Does not like solid food
Loves Music, Dances when sung to. (Daddy loves this, perhaps he got the little musician he always wanted)
Easy going
Sleeps in a crib and sometimes with Foster Mom and Dad
He is crawling and pulling up now...

Please hurry home, it's amazing that in three months you are now so independant little man. Mommy loves you and can't wait to see you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We are close.....

I can feel it! I just sense that we are close.

Monday, March 8, 2010

WE GOT IT!!! Updated!!

I-171 Approval!!

WOO HOO! One step closer to TC!!

NVC OUT TODAY! 3/11/2010 Have no idea when we were NVC in but out is most important! I have a feeling that ds has already received his EP since the agency wanted me to get some materials to them ASAP because the Korean agency wanted to apply for his visa under the 2009 figures and not the 2010..since their is a quota! I'm so happy that we didn't have any quota issues. praying for him to be home before Easter too much to ask:) I can't believe this is REALLY happening!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The "Baby" Bucket List

So since the waiting is getting to me, I came up with an idea of things to do or things I would like to do before he comes home. I have to remember that it has been 11 years since I had a baby in the house and A LOT of that me time I am use to will be gone very I pledge to do atleast one of these things a week or more if I get the chance before the baby arrives. Atleast, this should keep me busy!

1. Take a mini trip, not planned just go.
2. Take an hour spa bath with my favorite magazine (accomplished)
3. Sleep in until 10am
4. Take a mid afternoon nap (accomplished)
5. Go to the casino (accomplished)
6. Get my hair cut, highlighted and styled (accomplished)
7. Get my eyebrows waxed and shaped and lash tinted
8. Get a manicure and pedicure (accomplished)
9. Go dancing with my girls!
10 Watch a scary movie (accomplished)
11 Go out to dinner with just dh
12 Spend all day at the mall, by myself.
13 Talk on the phone with a friend for 2 hours
14 Play Mario Brothers with "C" until our fingers hurt..LOL (accomplished)
15 Go watch dh play a gig
16 Play volleyball and raquetball weekly (accomplished)
17 Drink a cup of coffee in the morning sunshine (accomplished)
18 Prepare and cook a fancy meal
19 Take a long walk in the woods
20 Spend an afternoon with just ds doing just what he wants

This should help pass the time!

Thursday, March 4, 2010