Friday, June 27, 2008

Update from Ethiopia

Every other Friday or so, we are to get an update and photos of our son from the director of the transition home!

Our first update arrived on William's birthday and said this:

6.13.2008 Update

M***** is such a good and happy baby. Is he often smiling and laughing, even if it is just to himself! He has been very healthy since arriving at the TH. The nannies say that his eating, sleeping, and bowel movements are all normal. He is very strong…he lies on his back and use his legs to push himself up so that his back is arched. I have never seen a baby do something quite like that! He also loves to lay on his stomach and push himself up with his arms. Today M***** weighed 12 pounds.

Our second update was today, and we received 2 new photos. He is being held by the transition home director's husband, Barrett, who we are eagerly looking forward to meeting. It looks like our little guy has had a cold because he has a "glazed donut nose." Poor guy. He has the hugest brown eyes like GIANT pools of dark chocolate!

We have received no word about court. Please, keep praying!

News from the pool...

Annika decided that she can swim and likes it! Today, she began to use her arms to get going in a direction. She would stop and tread water to get a breath and get going again! Many people are excited about this break-through especially her parents, of course, and Coach Lauren and Coach Rory who have been working so hard with her. Let's hope she keeps it up!


Carpenters said...

It's so good to hear how he is doing! I can't wait to see the new pictures.

With Love,

Jean said...

How wonderful that you got an update and new photos! It took us months to finally get some new pics and a little bit more info on her health stats. It's ok though, 1 month from today we will be holding her in our arms forever!

We're looking forward to hearing about your court date!

Jean and Scott