Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We have new pictures!!

This is the picture of her feet after having footprints done for the registration process.

This was actually one of our December update photos. But I love that smile.. She is such a smiley baby.

This was a surprise picture from Jose last week.. She so looks like she is pouting. I hope this is not an indication of things to come. But she is gorgeous either way.
I have not posted for awhile so now would be a good time to tell everyone. We received DNA results on 1-24. We were a match 99.9999%. So now we are officially waiting on Pa from the Us Embassy and Family Court exit from Guatemala. So there will probably be no movement in our case for 6-8 weeks..

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

We have a BABY!!

Today I spent the day in Findlay. Our Chinese students finally had the baby.. and yes it is a Girl! She is so beautiful. she weighed 7ibs 8ozs and was 21 inches long. Her Chinese name will be Ya tong but her American name will be Rita. She is so so very beautiful.

Joseph and Lilian with Randi Jo last summer.

Rita today just a few hours old. She got some fluid in her lungs but she is doing great now. all the hook-ups are just to monitor her for 24 hours. My friend Becca and I went to the hospital this evening and sat with Lilian for a while, then we went out to supper. What a great relaxing day. It is good to just go and have a break for a bit. and let's face it a baby makes it all the better.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Prayers for Steph and Jason.

I am sure most of you are familar with Stephanie and Jason. Well we are also all aware they seem to be stuck in pgn. Stephanie has kept such a great attitude through this all. In talking with her yesterday she still has a great way of dealing with it. But I am thinking it is time for our help.

We all need to get involved and say a prayer for her and Jason and Eli. Just wrap around her and if nothing else help her keep the great faith she seems to have built up through all of this. So I will start. Stephanie Randi Jo wrote this for you,but it is coming from us all. Please know we are all praying with and for you.

"Dear Lord, I pray that Eli gets out of PGN soon! Lord I pray that you are with Stephanie and Jason and let them know that everything is going to be ok and help them to remember you are walking with them through this incredible journey. Lord I Thank You for everything you have done so far for all of us in this process. But please Dear Lord Put your hand on their case and move it along through PGN and I ask you lord please just keep the process moving. Thank You Lord In Jesus Name Amen."

You know. I am thinking you could get out just in time to pick up that first weekend in March. I would love nothing more than to share another visit with the two of you. So thats my goal... lol

New Pictures Again!! Yeah

We received more pictures today. She is just as amazing as ever.. I am telling ya,Do I have great foster parents or what? They are going to be missed tremendously when this is all over.

Adriana had to take Jazlynn to the lawyers today to have her hand and footprints taken. This is for the registration with the CNA. So that is another step out of the way. Aren't the blue hands yukky? She has also not been feeling well. I think in this picture you can tell she isn't herself. Jose left me a message tonight though that said she is better..

Could this smile possibly be any bigger?

She is holding her head up quite well now. I am very pleased at her progress. Love the eyes!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Pictures!!!

These are the hand and foot prints we did of Jazlynn while we were on our visit.. I took them and had them glazed and then framed them. They will be hanging in her room..

These next pictures were in my inbox this morning.. She is such a happy baby. Always has a smile. I so love unexpected pictures... It sure starts my day off right.

In other news.. There was someone from our agency that was looking for a room mate during a visit trip.. So.. I took her up on it. This way we can afford for me to visit again. I will be leaving in March for 5 days with my baby... I can not wait... Thanks alot Susan for the offer.... we really appreciate it..

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Adoption News!

Well it has finally happened. We had DNA taken on Monday along with the Birth Mother Interview. So finally we are in process. We are now awaiting the results of the DNA. It should come in the regular mail one day next week. We will then be in the US embassy waiting for them to give us Pre approval. PA is currently taking 40-60 days... But at least we are moving now.. YES!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy 25th Anniversary Jose and Adriana

We all just want to say Happy Anniversary to Jose and Adriana. They will celebrate 25 years today. What a great thing.
I must say we think we have the greatest Foster Parents ever. It is sad that Jazlynn will be their last. We were able to meet and cam with them probably 5 times last week. and today on their very big day, They are taking Jazlynn to court for her BM interview and then off to have DNA.
You can never say Thank You enough for all they do.. We hope you have a great day!


I asked Jose for a picture of the two of them and he only sent the one of Adriana , so here he is. He is in the chair in the blue shirt.. Again have a great relaxing day. You two deserve it..

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Today Joe turns the big 40... So here is a great big shout out to him... We Love You !!! Hope you have a great day...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just for Stephanie!!! Yeah... FINALLY!

Okay Steph! Here it is... It has taken me two days and, many, nasty words, but, I have figured it out. I can not figure out how to type on the top.. I think this will work though..

This is my funny video from our visit trip. We were trying to teach her to roll over. I LOVE the reaction after she finally gets there and then finds her dad... Hope you all enjoy it...

and on a final note. I am posting this because Steph challenged us to find the laughter in this crazy situation we all find ourselves in.. So I am rising to the challenge. So lets get some more going here. So far we have : Nicole,Ashley,Steph,Bobbi,Tracy,Beth and now myself.. (I didn't add links because one new thing a week is my limit. And you have Video..lol) Their sites are posted on the side. ENJOY!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Just Checking In!!!

It has been awhile since I posted. There really isn't much happening. Last week PGN shut down in Guatemala,which puts our adoption on hold until it opens back up.. But since we have so far to go before we are ready for PGN I am hoping they will be up and running before we get there. Then it will not delay us at all. On Friday we had alot of confusion as to when the DNA was being taken... The attorney put the 14th in his report but the agency had reason to believe it was done the 4th.. So I called down to Guatemala to find out it is the 14th. So another week to wait yet.
Joe's sister has been in town since we came home. Alot of our time has been taken up with that,which is a good thing. It has made time go faster.
I am posting some pictures from when we went to my brothers house before Christmas. The kids had a blast with their cousins. So here they are playing around.

This is all five of them.. I am not sure what is up with Bandar here.. But I am guessing he will love me for posting this pic..

I really started out wanting a serious picture. Do you think I ever got one? Of course not. My children can never be serious.

I awoke this morning to find this in my email. He had to take it with his phone because his digital camera is broken. But I love it no matter what. It is a picture of Jazlynn watching the Ohio State game. I hope she cried all the way through it. Lord knows her Mommy and Daddy did.
But judging from the picture,she is going to be her Daddy's sports fan.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

We are Home.

Well we arrived home safely,But probably not as happy. I miss Jazlynn terribly. The good news is that Adriana told us at pick-up that her Dna is scheduled for the 15th of January. But I am stressing so badly thinking that her Mother has to see her. I have no problem keeping her informed with Jazlynn's progress in life,but not until AFTER the adoption. This is just scaring the crap out of me. I figure at this rate I'll have a nervous breakdown before then anyways..
Adriana also believes it will be May or June before I can bring her home. Which is about three months longer than I had hoped. But that accounts for the three months we have sat with no progress. I read on another blog where someone was told our attorney is just to busy. Wow! Isn't that reassuring.
So I guess I will kill time by figuring out how i can possibly make another visit trip. I will never make it another 6 months without seeing her.
But on a good note... Here is my favoerite picture of her.. She turned 4 months old on the 1st. Isn't she precious?