Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy 3 Months Baby Girl!

Hi Dad and Mom!
I am growing so much! I now weigh 13.5 pounds and am 23 inches long. I am
getting more expressive every day, and love to kick my feet and wave my arms
around. I am still eating well, and sleeping well too. I sleep in my bed
most of the night now! I really like sitting in a Bumbo, and as you can see,
napping in one sometimes too! I also really enjoy being read to. I'm a super
happy girl when I get up for my early bottle, and I like to talk, even if no
one understands me yet!
I hope you had a blessed Chinese New Year!
Love, Rossi

Monday, January 23, 2012


We've been working on your bed baby.  We can't wait to see your sweet self in it.  (Although Papaw Louie said you'll be in it 5 minutes and then in bed with mom and dad.)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shopping for you!

Rossi, we bought and registered some awesome things for you tonight.  Daddy and I went to Outback and then spent over 2 hours in Babies R Us.  We found baithing suits, coverups, sunglasses and flip flops for the lake.  We found your Easter dress.  We bought sleepers, a new purple blanket.  We talked and talked, kissed and kissed, and smiled and smiled about you tonight.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rossi...even closer to ours!

"Things went well in court today. I don't think there will be any hang ups." Music to our ears.  I refreshed email countless times. Got back on my knees.  Kissed and hugged on Jason.  Made chili, cleaned up the house, kept busy.  Birth mom waved her 10 days to change her mind.  We're thanking God.  We're texting each other over and over so excited.  We're ready for Babies R US!!!  Look at this perfect picture we got last night!  We're both smiling and planning our Saturday night date night to Babies R Us and Outback to celebrate!
Next steps - Social Worker will get first decree, Rossi will have physical for Visa, paperwork, 2nd decree and then we're heading out once our interview is scheduled and we get the word.  I'm looking at baby formula, sweet frills, decor for that hair!!!  Keep us in your prayers.  Thanks for all the support.  Many have asked where we are registered - we started putting registries together at Babies R Us, Target, Wal Mart and soon On Main.  Baby shower in the works.  We may even wait and do a meet and greet when Rossi Q is in Graham and settled in for a few weeks.  THANK YOU LORD!!! OVERJOYED.  MY CUP IS BUBBLING OVER!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Rossi - bought you another book tonight.  We bought one for your buddy Luke, too. 

Official website for Searching for the You We Adore, a children's picture book for adoptive families. By Valerie Westfall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey.


Rossi/Momma Song

 Loving this.    Thanks Kelly.

Process Update

Just emailed some with Ted.  He said the birth mom is coming tomorrow night to see Rossi in orphanage.  This is Taiwan's law that I'm just learning about.  I've put myself in her shoes over and over - can't imagine.  Pray for her.  Also learned tonight that "This Year of the Dragon" is when people want to have sons.  A study was done in 2011 and they found 3000 abortions were based on gender.  I'm so thankful Rossi's birth mom didn't make that choice. 

Ted said offices close Friday and don't open back up until 30th.  There is quite a bit of process, paperwork, Rossi's exam for her Visa, etc. that will take place BEFORE we learn when we're traveling.  He said even after the court date, it could be 2-3 months before she's home.  So please, pray for the process to speed up and each step speeds up and processes quickly.  I'm so ready to board that plane.  And if you know me, I fly but don't like it.  We knew this would take more time than we ever wanted, but I'm praying this holiday may speed up first decree and be a good thing. 

So, just pray.  Court date is this Tuesday at 8pm.  (Taiwan's Wednesday at 10am.)  He said he'll contact me when he returns.  It will be later Tuesday night.  I'm going to Hot Yoga and Zumba Toning - as I do on Tuesdays.  Pray for me.  Pray for us.  We'll be nervous.  I'll probably take Pepto to work or something.  But, at the same time - we know she's ours.  Church was perfect today.  I can't wait to hold her, kiss her, nuzzle her.  Love her. 

So, what am I doing in the meantime?  Working in her nursery.  Reading every book on being a momma I can get my hands on.  Been on my knees praying.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Learned a couple things... Trying not to worry.

***Edit 1/4/11: There was a little miscommunication. The ten day waiting period does not start until the first papers have come back from the courts (which we are still waiting on). Pray all of this goes quickly. I want to hold my daughter so badly it hurts!
I copied/pasted this from a friend's blog she posted yesterday.  Their courtdate was on December 13, they are waiting on paperwork before the 10 extra days for birthmother to change her mind EVEN begin.  This scared me a little.  I've also learned Jan. 23 starts their huge Lunar New Year holiday.  Government offices, etc. close for 1 or 2 weeks.  I'm praying this will speed things up.  But, can't lie.  Nervous. So thankful she's in a wonderful place, loved, fed, and taken care of.  I don't know what I would do otherwise.... Please join us in praying for proficienct, speedy process.  Pray for us to be holding our baby in February/soon. Pray for me to keep calm and busy.  No kidding...
Pray for my new friend who is waiting longer than she suspected.