Thursday, September 20, 2007

September Surprise Pix!

I was thrilled to receive our September social pictures only to see that we also received our surprise pix a couple hours later!!

Here is the link to the rest of the pix:

September Social Pictures!

Well tonight we received the social pictures! Check out our little guy! He only gets cuter!

Two weeks into PGN

Today marks two weeks that our file entered PGN. So far so good, but we know of two other families that received previos. Thankfully they have been fixed and resubmitted back into PGN. We continue to pray for no whammies!

Thank you for all your prayers! We should be receiving social pictures soon of our little guy. Can't wait to see them!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gabriel went to the doctor - September visit

Gabriel went to the doctor today and here is the report we received. As you can imagine, seeing his pictures make it very bittersweet for us. It is extremely difficult to watch your son grow in pictures. But we hold on to the notion that he will be home with us forever - very soon.



I do hope you are doing fine. This morning I had the opportunity to evaluate little Gabriel. He has now reached 4 months of age and has been doing well in the time since he was seen for the last time here in my office. He continues to be a very bright little boy who shows interest in all that goes on around him will turn to sound and to the different tones of voices he hears. He is also quite vocal himself and plays with the sounds he can produce, varying the tone and producing short bouts of laugh and vocalizes high feeling of pleasure.

He now shows better control of his neck muscles and will keep the head pretty straight in the midline when pulled to the sitting position. Also when on his stomach he is able to lift the head clear from the bed. Will attempt to reach out and grab whatever is nearby to put into his mouth. I am told that he takes well his formula and is also receiving his ordered vitamin supplement. Upon evaluation today I found this little one in good health with no obvious physical or neurological abnormalities, his weight is 12 lbs5 oz, length of 59.1 cms and head circumference of 39.2 cms. Please find some pictures attached.

Best Regards
Dr. M.

Here is the link to his pictures:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Need opinions

Ok, so now that we are in PGN, I am starting to gather ideas for 0ur nursery and register for our baby showers. I would like your opinion on the crib that I like.

Post a comment and let me know what you think.


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Baby, We Are In PGN!!!!

Today we received an update that our file was submitted to PGN on Thursday, September 6th!!!! This is *awesome* news! Now we must pray that we get OUT in 8 weeks or less. Even nine weeks would be fine. With all that is going on in Guatemala, we continue to pray that we are able to bring Gabriel home by Christmas. You might hear of a lot of turmoil with the upcoming elections and possible implementation of the Hague Treaty, but we put our faith in God and know that He will not let us down. Greg and I wait to receive updates on all Guatemala situations from our agency because they have our best interest in mind and a lot of information you hear out there only suits to scare you. If you are the praying kind, we ask for your prayers during our stay in PGN. This is truly the last hurdle before we can bring little G home.

We have been told to expect a previo during our stay in PGN. A previo is when a reviewer requests more information or doesn't approve of a particular document and wants a do-over. During this time, you are kicked out from PGN while you wait for the file/document to be rectified. This basically adds more time onto your stay at PGN. So we pray for a previo-free stay in PGN. We also call them whammies. So no whammy, no whammy, no whammy!

Thank you to all our blog readers. We greatly appreciate you all keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe deep in my heart that all our prayers will bring little Gabriel home.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Happy Four Month - a - Birthday!

Little Gabriel turns four months old today! Happy Four Month - a - Birthday, sweetheart! Everyday is one day closer to your father and I bringing you home for good.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

August Surprise Visit pix

Yesterday, we received our August surprise visit pictures. We were delighted to see our little man again. He looks a bit hacked off that they woke up him to take these pictures.