Saturday, March 14, 2009


Josh went back to the dr on Thursday to have a flu shot and weight check. If you remember, he only gained 2 oz. from 4 to 6 months. I was praying for at least 1 pound of weight gain, and that's exactly what we got. At 7 months 1 week he weighed 18 lbs. 13 oz. He's healthy and doing great.

We've started trying the baby puffs cereal. He likes them, but isn't great at picking them up quite yet. He uses his whole hand instead of fingers. He also had his first haircut. The comb-over he had on the left side of his head was starting to not look so cute, so mama cut it off. We still continue to deal with some skin sensitivity, but it's manageable.

Our last visit with Bethany went well. Our next step is getting Chris' fingerprints accepted by the Justice Dept. They rejected the first set, so we had to have them done again. If the second set is rejected, then they will do his records check manually, but I'm told that could take longer. It doesn't change anything as far as Joshua's adoption, just delays things. We'd like to have all the legal work taken care of and over with as soon as possible. Pray for the fingerprints to be accepted!

We have a meeting with Joshua's birthmom tomorrow. She saw him just before Christmas. I'm not sure how he'll do, as he does get a little nervous around people he doesn't know well. Pray that our visit is uneventful.

Here's a new favorite picture - yes, he's standing, no, he did not pull himself up! I'm not quite ready for that!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Final Visit

Tomorrow is a big day for us. We are taking a trip down to Waukesha to Bethany Christian Services, the agency that has worked with us throughout our adoption process. It is our final visit with them. It's a chance for them to see Joshua, and for us to fill out all the paperwork involved with the upcoming court date.

On top of that, it's my 32nd birthday tomorrow...and we both have the day off. We're planning on a nice leisurely day, marking a milestone in the creation of our family.

Joshua is 7 months old now, and doing so well. He's started babbling a lot, and while we know he isn't saying actual words, hearing "da-da-da-da" sure melts Chris's heart! He goes back in on March 12 for a flu shot and weight check. He loves his food, enjoys playing, and practicing standing. He is a great sleeper. We have yet to see any teeth, but he shows all the signs of teething.

We are blessed. I am supremely blessed, as my mom reminded me tonight, to be a wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece, friend, teacher, and most of all, a mama and a child of God.