Monday, June 26, 2006

New pictures arrive!!

We were not even expecting them, but the boys went to the doctor again on Friday (June 23rd) and we got another medical update with pictures! Both boys are doing well and are in good health. Austin now weighs 8.5 lbs (and is 52 centimeters) and Logan weighs 7.7 lbs – he’s closing that 1 lb gap! They also got their polio vaccine/shot.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


What a busy week! Gary and I had lots of paperwork to finish. We finally sat down last night and discussed names for the boys. Cristofer Alexander will become Logan Cristofer and Cristofer Josue will be Austin Cristofer. Austin and Logan.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Almost live!

I stopped by the agency to pick up our video of the boys!! The video was actually taken on the same day that we got their first pictures ( June 2nd). The boys are 32 days old and Cristofer Alexander now weighs 5lbs and Cristofer Josue weighs 6lbs. They’re doing great under their Foster Mother’s love and care! I took the video to Mom’s work and we all watched it on their big screen in the conference room. They really do look like angels today. SO sweet!

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

First Doctor's Visit!

Lisa (our case worker) sent us additional medical pictures (from their first doctor’s visit) and their birth certificates.

Cristofer Alexander was born on April 29, 2006 at 6:45 PM and Cristofer Josue (pronounced like Jose, but with a whey so it sounds like “ho-zwey”) was born at 6:46 PM. They were born prematurely, but we don’t know how early yet. We also do not know their birth weights. They spent the first three weeks of their lives in the hospital, then were released into their Foster Mother’s care. They had their first doctor’s appointments when they were three weeks old.

At that time, Cristofer Alexander weighed 4 lbs 10 oz. and was 42.2 centimeters long.

I sure am bundled up!!

Momma needs to send some clothes that fit!

Cristofer Josue weighed 5 lbs 7 oz and was 44.7 centimeters long.

So Sweet!

Friday, June 2, 2006

The beginning...

At 5:15 PM, our case worker, Lisa finally got a hold of Gary at work and informed him we had “referrals” (A referral is a picture of a child available for adoption along with a brief medical, if available) on e-mail and that if we wanted to accept a referral (once you accept a referral, you agree to move forward with the adoption process – signing over Power of Attorney for the lawyer to represent you, etc), we had to let her know by that night (translation, in about 3-4 hours).

One look at their pictures and we knew we wanted them! We prayed on it, and prayed on it (it’s not like Shoe Carnival, buy one, get one…we would have to finance two full adoptions!). We decided if God brought us to it, He would bring us through it! So, we accepted the referral and spent the weekend both shell-shocked and over joyed!!

"This is the first picture Mommy and Daddy saw of us. We look SO cute,
they instantly fell in love with us. Who wouldn't?"

"We were happier sleeping. What did we have to wake up for, anyway? And what's with all the bright flashes of light?"

Logan attempts to stay awake for the camera. Austin is not all!"

"Austin's got happy dreams and Logan's resting peacefully."

Logan finishes a BIG stretch - and notice Austin is not bothered by this movement in the least!"

"A close up of our adorable-ness!"

"Lisa - our case worker (who works w/ Mom and Dad) came to Guatemala and got to hold us! She says we are SO sweet and are just ANGELS!"

A close up of Austin:

A close up of Logan: