China Girl

International adoption through the eyes of a new father.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Alexandria Grace

Monday, February 27, 2006


This is where our baby is:

At approx. 1:15 PM today, Faye and I received our referral.

Name : Bai, Xiao Ping
DOB : 6-22-2005 (Which just happens to be Faye's birthday)
POB : Guangdong Province
Current location: Dianbai County Social Welfare Institute

She is 8 months old, most current weight @ 6 months was 12 lbs. so she was a little small(who am I kidding, she is very small), but otherwise a healthy baby, per all the information we had at the time of call.

We should receive our photos tomorrow and as always as I get the information I will post as much as I can. What an exciting day.

Best guess travel is we should be meeting our baby in Mid-April. I've waited a long time to be a dad, another month and a half isn't that bad I guess. YES, YES, YES>>>>

Sunday, February 26, 2006

WoooooHooooo!!!! We might really be parents

According to the CCAA website all families with log in dates up to May 25 are done. Thanks to MaryMia for letting us know this, what great information. Unless Faye and I have gotten bad information, our log in date was May 20, 2005, so that should put us in. Now all we have to do is wait for that all important phone call from our adoption agency. WOW what exciting news that is, can't wait to hear those magical words "Faye and Todd, your parents". As soon as we hear something, you'll hear something, we cannot wait. Congratulations to everyone else who will be hearing the same thing very soon. Take care Todd>>>

I've had some Weird thoughts

You know to be first time parents to an infant is one thing, to be parents to a child that is possibly mobil is a completely different story. I've all of a sudden started wondering what our first day with Alexandria is going to be like and all I can picture is her sitting on one side of the room and Faye and I sitting on the other. I hear Faye and I saying "Please don't cry", and I see Alexandria sitting there thinking "Please don't make me cry" and all we do is just sit there looking at one another. This is the fear that I have, wondering what to do with a baby? I know that we learn as we go, but who wants to learn by trial and error, not me. Still worrying about packing for China, will we take too much, will we not take enough, I just want everything to be perfect and I know it won't. Still have 10 silly little gifts to buy for the orphanage, not sure what to buy, will they like them, or will they think we are idiots? These are all the little things that have been bothering me here lately. If I don't drive myself nuts first, I'm sure everything will be just fine, but I think the nerves are starting to settle in. Still don't have the babys room quite finished, knowing that I need to get this done and knowign that the wife wants it done it becoming quite the job. SOON is all that I can say. I just have a really good feeling that here in the next couple of days this is going to becoming very real. So until then>>>>

Monday, February 20, 2006

My patience is running just a little bit thin

For those of you that have been waiting since May 2005, you know what I am talking about. You know the closer it gets the less patience I have, What should have been a long journey is turning into an extremely long journey and we just want our baby! My poor wife is waiting to have her baby shower, but until we know approx. how big she is going to be we really just feel we can't. Everyone is guessing but us, we have been buying little things here and there, but for the most part it is clearance items and we are buying things that she will be able to hopefully wear next winter. Faye just bought the cutest little winter coat with matching gloves for $6 and I think it is for 18-24 months. Can't wait until I have a baby to put in it.
Next item that is becoming frustrating, DAYCARE who knew that it would cost $150 to $185 a week???? You know I may just be the typical male, because I had no clue. I was expecting something more in the $75 - $100 dollar range. Well it looks like I am going to try and go to the weekend night shift so I can stay home during the week with Alexandria and then Faye will have her on the weekends. Now it's not as bad as it seems, Faye works 3-4 days a week and has for the most part weekends off, maybe a little call here and there. But lucky for Faye and I Grandma and Grandpa live a couple houses down and I don't think my mom will have any problems helping out. She is really looking forward to her first grandbaby. I think if worse comes to worse we will have to find a part time daycare or sitter and we have a friend that may be able to help us out. I will be getting off work at 7 am Monday mornings and will have to sleep, she will definatly have to have someone watch her, I'm not the lightest sleeper (I know, I know).
I am really hoping to hear something by the end of the month, but Faye seems to think it won't be until mid March. Don't know how we managed to go from Nov/Dec. to Feb/Mar. but I for one can tell you it is aggrivating. I was hoping to have my baby home and have myself into a routine by now, but oh well everyone says that good things come to those who wait, so I will try and be patient a little longer. I think it is this cabin fever that is wearing me out, I've been keeping myself busy working as much overtime as I can but I am getting sick of working. Ready to get into some good old fashion yard work. Until next time everyone take care.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

We should be NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't get your hopes up just yet, but if I did my homework then we should be the next group to get our referral. Don't mean to jinx myself but this waiting game is getting old really quick. Wait a second it was old six months ago. I am hoping that we get it by the end of this month, but if not it should be fairly early in March. Not a whole lot to report other than that, just been putting together some new furniture for the babies room, hopefully take some photos to post here soon. Grandma and Grandpa have been buying stuff for the baby, and so has mommy, this kid is going to be spoiled rotten. Hopefully not too rotten. As soon as we hear something, I will let everyone know, take care and talk to you real soon.
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