Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lots of news

It's been a hectic few days since I posted last. Friday I got a surprise baby shower at work. We got our second toybox (we wanted one for the living room and one for the nursery), and a TON of stuff off our registry. It was great and we also got some Walgreens gift cards to buy OTC medicine for the orphanage.

Friday night, I heard from the agency. We're going to Vietnam the last week in November/first week in December!!!! We thought we'd definitely be there over Christmas, but now it's looking like we'll be home!! We're SO excited. We started packing Dylan's stuff this weekend and it's pretty overwhelming. We have a list and it's longer for him than for us! Good thing, because the two suitcases we were planning on checking are almost full.

I got new photos and measurements. He's now 16.5 pounds. He'll be 7 months old in 2 days. Wow. He's getting old, and he's looking older in his pictures. I also got the pictures from my friend that went last month. He looks SOOOO cute and cuddly. I ache to hold him. I don't see how I'll ever be able to let him go and let anyone else hold him. But I know by the time I get home, I'll probably be ready for a little break. Maybe. I've waited SO long for this. I'm so ready.

Here's my friend that held him for me (I hope you don't mind me posting this!!):
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Here he is with his signature smile that I keep falling in love with:
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Here's the "crib" that he stays in:
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Close up of his beautiful face:
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These are from just 2 days ago:
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We also celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on Sunday. It's been 7 wonderful years and we're both so excited to start the next phase of our lives together.


Stacey said...

He is so cute!! Congratualtions on bing able to go over soon to get him!!!! I hope the month of November flies by so you can go get him!!!

Kelly said...

He just gets cuter and cuter! That is so great that you get to travel in November. I am so jealous!!

Anonymous said...

oqSteph, I wanted to tell you again how beautifuk he is!! :) He looks like a little angel. And I didn't realize how small he is until I saw that pic of your friend with him... he's just such a precious little munchkin!! :D

Kimberly said...

Congratulations!! He is precious! What a Christmas gift!

Susan said...

Home for Christmas! Now that's something to be SO happy about. God is good.

Ange said...

That is so great that you'll be home for Christmas! Sounds like the number 7 is your lucky number.

Sarah said...

Congrats on your travel coming up, shortly!! Can your boy get any cuter?! Seriously.

LaLa said...

What a cutie!!!!!

HawkOwl said...

He's so cute. :) And you know how I feel about babies. LOL I'm really happy for you guys. :)

jenn said...

Perhapd we will meet upin Hanoi, we expect to travel the end of November as well. Congrats on getting some word and I love the newest pics, he is adorable!

Destination Motherhood said...

Great news on your travel, he is really cute!

Brenda said...

He is just a living doll! Keep us updated on your travel news. Very excited for you!

jjm said...

What exciting news! He has an amazing smile. COngratulations!


Melissa said...

Oh my goodness. What a sweetie pie! Best wishes!

Ryan and Heather said...

Oh goodness, what a BEAUTIFUL baby! He's absolutely PERFECT!