Thursday, September 28, 2006

Medical Update

Well, no news on DNA, but we did get another medical update. Boys look wonderful - so healthy and well cared for. It's getting quite hard to watch them grow up so much. We continue to keep our eye on the prize, knowing one day (but not soon ENOUGH), Austin and Logan will be in our arms!

Austin at his 5 month check-up. He weighed in at 13.4 pounds. Such a cutie-pa-tootie!

My, he looks like a big boy, doesn't he?

One of Ausitn's favorite looks - The Popeye!

Look at all that meat! He's scrumptous! ;-)

A face to love!!

At his 5 month check-up, Logan weighed in at 12.6 lbs. He looks much bigger than that. Such a handsome little fella!
Aint I a cutie!!

Uh-Oh!! Not a happy camper!

Oh so cute!

Overflowing on the scales!!
He's perfect!

They both are! 
Momma and Daddy love you, babies!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Well, not sure what happened in August, we did not get medical updates. However, yesterday we received another medical check-up report. Both boys are doing fine, Austin now weighs 13.4 lbs and Logan weighs 12.6. The check-up is just 4 days shy of their 5 month birthday mark.

We’re still waiting for DNA tests to be ordered, boo!

Mom and I are still working on the crib decorations, bumper pads and all and I’m excited because Anne is throwing me a shower at church this weekend.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Well, as you can tell, I’ve been in quite a funk for the last several days, throwing myself one heck of a pity party – I’ve been praying to God to send me release and He just did – our precious angel Robin G sent me an e-mail wit hall of her excitement about positive DNA and their plans to travel in October.  I know we’ll get there, too – I know it now and I can relax again. Breathe, breathe…..

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Where oh Where is that DNA?

No word on DNA yet. I feel like I can't breathe! I know in my heart, God is in control and that He will get these boys to us at the exact time it is meant to be, it is just so hard to stay focused on that and not think that we're in control of it all somehow.

On a different note, Anne and I painted the nursery (Gary prepped it for us) and it looks great. So, Mom and I need to finish sewing.I also signed up to be a parent volunteer in Evan's Spanish class - Hola, yo estudio Espanol!

Updated to add what I wrote in my journal that day:
Well, what can I say but another tough week. Mommy’s still recooperating from her mini car accident. I’ve been making arrangements to be a parent volunteer at Tucker to learn Spanish. Aunt Anne and I painted the nursery this week! It looks beautiful! I went to A RAMOM meeting – everyone is so happy about you two – they’re just so excited that you’re coming to America to live with us. I think lots of people have a special place in their hearts for adoption, it’s just such a warming way to make a family – not the easy ol’ way, but the very special way.

Grandpa B is doin really well with his chemo! Go Dad! I think he wants to be here with you. Uncle Brian is real excited about you two as well.

We hope to ask Mitch and Patsy to be your Godparents this weekend while Frankie is here.

So, things are not progressing very well with a forward momentum on the adoption. HOWEVER, Mommy feels very strongly that God IS INDEED driving this ship and that things are going slow now for a reason. Maybe so that when we get to PGN, we will hit the right desk of the right person at the exact right moment for warp speed approval. I just have this gut feeling that we’re going to start flying and that god will be delivering you to us before we know what hit us.

I am thinking that a visit trip might not happen.

Ed once questioned China, maybe two times. I thought it was really weird at the time, but then lo and behold = we switched to Guatemala. So, I think he knew something there.

So, the other day, he chuckled and said, You’re gonna have fun. I had a dream about your future and it’s gonna be fun. So, you don’t know how I try SO hard each day to hold on to that. TO knowing in my inner core that you wil be coming to me.

Daddy calls all day long asking if we’ve heard anything. Aunt Anne, Grandma B and SO many others are wishing and praying for you guys.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Shopping for babies!

Well, I’ve waited SO many years to finally to be able to shop for baby clothes and I let LOOSE this weekend!! Grandma and I spent a mint at Gymboree, then on Saturday – I went back to the mall and went to Gymboree, Old Navy and Macy’s – Gary and I picked out an amazing outfit for the boys (I had high hopes of not dressing them alike, but it is just TOO hard to "coordinate" and SO easy to "match') to wear next spring (it’s a little hard figuring what sizes, but we guessed). We thought it was the cutest outfit in the store. However, when we got home, Mason and Evan thought it was the dorkiest thing they have ever seen!! They hit the floor laughing at us! If they had their way, they would dress them in Nike and athletic stuff ALL the time. I have a feeling that’s what they'll like, too!! Just so they can be like their older brothers!

Updated to add what i wrote in my journal this day:

Boy – we should wish you could be here with us! I went shopping this weekend for you – I’ve waited 38 years to shop my babies clothes and I let LOOSE!! Grandma and I spent a mint at Gymboree, then on Saturday – I went back to the mall and went To Gymboree, Old Navy and Macy’s – Daddy and I picked out an amazing outfit for you two to wear next spring (it’s a little hard figuring what sizes you’ll be then. We thought it was the cutest outfit in the store. However, when we got home, Mason and Evan thought it was thedorkiest thing they have ever seen!! If they had their way, they would dress you guys in nike and athletic stuff ALL the time. I have a feeling that’s what you two might like, too!! Just so you can be like your older brothers!

Did I tell you I met twin girls from Guatemala? Well, somebody else (up in PA) is adopting little girls, I think Olivia and Sophia?? They were July 1, I think.

And Sesame street is still wondering if you’ll be able to play with them? What do you think? I have no idea if that’s something you’ll enjoy. I of course would love to show you off to the world, but firlst need to make sure you’re okay and adjusted here first before we throw you into anything glike that.

I worry about that, you know – how you two will do adjusting to us, to new family. It causes me muchpain, knowing that we have to take you away from all that you’re familiar with and used to and love, I wish I could have been there from the start. I promise, we will love you, love you, love you’re whole life.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


;-( Waiting, waiting, wiaitng… DNA tests yet so we can’t travel yet and we are dying! Each day, every second, every minute we are hoping and praying and waiting for word that we can travel to meet Austin and Logan.

Gary did finish moving old furniture out of the nursery today, so hopefully Anne and I can start painting soon. Grandma and I are going to go shopping this weekend, Gymboree is having a big sale – I can’t wait to get those plump little bodies into all these cute, adorable – yet manly outfits! ;-)

I need to update everyone on your growth and on Grandpa’s new medicine for his brain tumor.

I also spoke with your new doctor today, Dr. Smith. She is so excited about you guys and is going to meet with Daddy and me before we bring you home.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

God is Good!

GOD IS GOOD! HE answered my prayer in less than 24 hours – it’s amazing! We could not have afford to go visit Austin and Logan pre-adoption trip – flights are at about $1200 and then hotel stays, plus food and baby care stuff. Gary gave me $800 he won in gambling and then we got Buddy passes that only cost $300 for our flights!! Amazing!!!

Anne also announced to the world today that she is also pregnant! Whoopee! We get to have babies together, how fun is that? ;-)

Gary and I are off to go register!