Monday, November 5, 2012


Posted by Angie at 7:00 AM

The car seat is installed.
(actually, my husband took that car, complete with car seat, to a bachelor party this weekend, hehe)

The booster seat is strapped into a dining room chair.
(and I love it!  this is what we got, for those of you adopting older babies)

Diapers and wipes are by the changing table.
(but not too many, we still aren't sure on the size)

Bottles are sanitized and stored in the cabinet.
(that took some time)

Baby clothes are washed in baby detergent.
(and smell so wonderful)

His pictures are all over our home. 
(and I already have in my mind where we will hang our Taiwan pictures)

And we are feeling pretty ready these days!
(and a semi-recent picture of us, for those of you who complain we don't put up enough) 

Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and bible verses you have been leaving in the comments.  I read every word.  Today marks 40+ days of waiting...3 times the average.  This weekend, we got a little "unofficial" good news that our wait for the final decree should be over soon.  Praying that the "unofficial" becomes "official" soon.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Much love,
Blessed Mama

P.S.  Another adoptive mama is just beginning her journey and having an iPad fundraiser!  Here is the link!


Katie said...

I hope the news becomes official today!

Unknown on November 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM said...

I had an overwhelming feeling that something good was happening for you one day last week. I hope something wonderful was happening in Taiwan that day for your family!! Continuing to pray!

Sherry Mitchell said...

Ugh, beyond the pits! We waited 5 months between our trips 1 &2 for Russia, and the average is 1-3 months. Totally get where you're at! Here's some more that you can do while you wait. Buy more wipes and formula than you think you need. Amazon has a suscribe and save program, use it for all you can. You'll very soon realize how hard it is to go out and do stuff. Do your Christmas shopping/planning. It will be hectic when he's home. Buy everything that you need that you possibly can from Buy it there instead of anywhere else because you can return stuff for free. Even baby food! They're awesome for that. Get clothes in the next size lined up in online shopping carts, because he'll go through sizes way faster than you think. Praying that you get there soon. We know what you're going through.

Elizabeth Margaret Lefavour Cl on November 6, 2012 at 2:56 AM said...

We had a "longer than usual" wait as well with the decrees here in Taiwan, though we had our son with us so it wasn't as hard a wait. We also filed under the old rules while they were transitioning to the new rules. I definitely agree with the comment below about doing all your Christmas shopping/planning now while you have the time! Besides, it's just fun.

My experience with a Taiwanese baby -- he may stay in the smaller sizes longer than you might think, so you still may be able to get use out of those baby outfits in a smaller size. My two year old is still wearing 12-18 month Carters. 24 months just fall around his knees and drag on the floor.

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