Tuesday, January 31, 2012


We received our consulate appointment today!!!!!!!  CA is Feb 27th at 10am!!!! We are leaving in approx 2 weeks!!!!!!  I can't believe it!!!  We're almost there!!!
Mommy, Daddy and big brother will be there soon to get you, Jordan!!! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

TA! TA! TA! TA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got our travel approval today!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Our agency will be requesting our consulate appointment next Monday after Chinese New Year.  We are requesting the earliest day which has us leaving on Feb 16 with Consulate appointment the week of the 28th.  We won't find out permanent travel dates until next week.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

no news

I was hoping to get our travel approval this week before Chinese New Year.  All next week China is shut down and nothing will get done.  So now we probably won't travel to get our Jordan until late February (I hope).  I know better than to have expectations of when things will get done.  I got my hopes up and now I'm slightly depressed.  Up until now I've been cool and calm.  This wait for our travel approval just seems like nonsense to me and it's driving me crazy!  I pray to God every day that he sends his angels to care for Jordan.  I know HE watches over him.

Friday, January 13, 2012

new pics

Got some new pictures and a video of our precious Jordan!  He had just fallen down so he has a boo boo near his right eye.  He probably isn't catching himself too well on that side and it looks like his shoes are huge, so that doesn't help.  I cried most of the morning after watching the video for the first time.  I want him home so bad!!!  This adoption roller coaster of hurry up and wait gets old.  This wait for travel approval seems like the worst of all.  He's my child, let me come get him already!!!  I haven't been able to sleep well all week thinking about Jordan and anxious about getting him home.  How long is this travel approval going to take?!  I know we are close but it still seems so far away.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Growth update

Our agency got an update on Jordan today.  We asked them the following questions and got these answers:
  1. What is he currently eating?  Is he still taking a bottle? He has milk, rice, biscuits and fruits etc.  He is still taking a bottle
  2. Is he walking independently?  No, he can't walk on his own yet.
  3. Is he using his right arm/hand?  Yes
  4. Is he talking?  He can say "a yi" (auntie) and understand some simple words.
  5. What is his personality like?  no answer on this question
  6. Did he get the toys we sent him?  Did he have a birthday party?  Yes
  7. What are his current measurements?  height: 30.3 in  weight:  22lbs   head size: 18.1in   chest size:  18.5in   teeth: 18
  8. updated photos?  they were not able to provide updated photos :(

I am also still waiting to see if the service we used to send Jordan a birthday care package can get us some pictures!  I haven't had an updated photo since early November!  We are hoping to get our travel approval next week PLEASE!!!  I want to love on Jordan, feed him, dress him, watch him sleep, watch him play with Josiah.  Come on, I want to go to China!