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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hairy Situation

We got some good news. There was a bit of a sticky situation in Guatemala but all seems to have settled down. Our agency wasn't allowing foster moms to take the babies to their well-baby visits for a few weeks but they are back to getting check-ups. This means Marcus got to go back to the doctor yesterday and today we got updated medical information and pictures. The medical information looked fine and I know I should be rejoicing about that. However, I am not. I am mad, sad, angry, and mad again! The pictures show that Marcus is now sporting a new hair cut. It isn't just any old trim either. I wouldn't have minded that the least. Nope. He is now wearing a buzz cut. I cant even look at that pictures. Of course he is still cute, but why would they do that to him?? He has the most beautiful hair! I loved it just the way it was! That is my little boy so who gives them the right to lop off his hair at their own discretion! I know this is silly but I am really really mad over this. He will be coming home in a few weeks and instead of people looking at his big brown eyes and fabulous hair, the entire family and all our friends will think we have this bald headed baby. All the holiday pictures are going to show him with this weird inbetween stage hair. Why couldn't they have just left it alone??


Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Maybe if we are really quiet, we will hear something about our case!! The last I heard was that we were approved by PGN. Greg thinks that we will hear this week about when we are traveling. I think we will hear something about our case this week but not find out yet when we are traveling. I hope that Greg is right. If anyone has a direct line with Guatemala let them know that we are ready, we can leave tomorrow if we have to. We just want to have Marcus home with us!


Monday, October 16, 2006

Approved by PGN!!!!!!!!

I have been keeping it in. Okay, so not really. Basically I have told every single person who would listen and some that had no desire to listen. I just haven't posted it on our webpage until now.

It happened last Tuesday, October 10. On Wednesday I woke up sad, just tired of waiting. At lunch time I went out and purchased the last thing that we needed by the time Marcus comes home. An hour later I got a call from our agency. When she told me the news the first thing I said was, "I am going to cry." Then I cried. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I still don't believe it! It hasn't hit me that in a few weeks, Marcus will be in my arms and this time forever.

Greg and I had invited our family over this weekend for a viewing of our video that we took while we were visiting in Guatemala. I don't know how I did it, but somehow we didn't spill the beans of our good news until we got to see them all. My mother-in-law said she didn't feel like she believed me. No wonder! I don't believe me either!

We have heard rumors that it will take anywhere from 3 to 7 weeks from time of approval until pick up. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is 5 weeks or less. Thanksgiving is 6 weeks from our approval date and I would love to have Marcus here by then. I would love to have Marcus here now but I will take 5 weeks or less. I already started packing!


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

We're Ready

Monday night, just before falling asleep, Greg and I decided that we are ready for Marcus to come home. I know we have said that in the past, but now we are really ready. We went out shopping this weekend and bought a crib mattress. On Friday I finished knitting the blanket that I have been working on for months for Marcus. We bought a stroller and hung the pictures on the walls of his room. Today I am going to the store to get a changing pad, the last thing we need. Then he can come home. I wonder if there is a way to let PGN know that they can approve our file now since Marcus's house is ready for him.

There are a couple of last minute things that still need to be done. We just need to get the word that we are down to our last minutes. We still need to get some diapers and wipes but we do have a few, enough to last a couple of days for when he comes home. I dont want to buy too many for fear that he will keep growing and growing in Guatemala instead of coming home soon. We need to set up the co-sleeper and put the car seat in the car. We need to pack for our trip. That is it. Marcus can come home now. We are ready.



Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Latest (non)Update

We were informed yesterday that nothing has changed with our adoption since the last time we heard something. We are still in PGN.

In my effort to stay positive, this is a great thing. It means we are not kicked out of PGN again at this time. Rumor has it that it takes longer for your file to go through the PGN process if it is going to be approved. The last time our file was in PGN and got kicked out, it was there for 25 days. Our file has now been in PGN for 33 days. The other good news is that I have heard numerous people say that their file got approved after about 5 weeks. We are two days away from the 5 week mark. Of course, this is all speculation and hope, but sometimes that is enough to keep me from going insane.