Thursday, January 31, 2008

We are in Central Authority

Well, word is our form was turned into the Central Authority on January 25, 2008. There is an 8 day (working days) wait to get approval, then onto PGN. This is awesome...however, there is some discrepancy on the forms. It seems there are two different forms and no one is sure which is the correct form. So, it may get kicked out if the wrong form is used. We'll see. I will be there next week when we are due to get our approval in CA. Hopefully I'll hear good news while I am there visiting my sweet angel.

I cannot wait to hold this guy and snuggle up with him. I am looking forward to every minute we are together. I joked with the boys that every time I change his diaper I am changing his outfit! I bought lots, but they are all so cute. He deserves new things too. So, there will be lots and lots of pictures! I will set up to take some of us together.

I'll post when I know more.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Update from Attorney

The attorney wrote me back already, here is her response, "your case is out from pgn with the previo asking for the pa so now we need to register the case in the central authority next week and I plan to resubmitted inside pgn also next week".

From this it appears the Central Authority is open and taking the registrations. Here's hoping for a fast 8-10 weeks with no previos!

I'll let you know when I am resubmitted.


I have Pre-Approval!

We have 46!

I was so excited to open my email and see pre-approval today. We still have a way to go, but this is one more step out of the way.

I have emailed the attorney and agency to get an update on what happens next. I'll keep you posted.

I received new pictures yesterday and he looks a lot better. He is getting so big! I can't wait to get there in 2 weeks.

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Photos!

I finally received new photos today. My poor Boo doesn't look very good. He looks like he has a nasty cold and some sort of rash on his face. The pictures are taken at such a low resolution I am having a hard time printing them out. I can't wait to get down there next month and physically see him. It is so sad to see him look not as bright eyed as the previous photos.

The doctor report put him at 20 pounds and 29 inches.

We are still waiting on Pre-approval, and hoping it comes any day now. I will email the Embassy on Friday if I don't receive anything by then.

Friday, January 4, 2008

1 month until visit!!!

Nico and I had fun today going shopping for some new clothes, pj's, onsies, bottles, and blankets for the baby. I even found them matching or close to matching Spiderman pj's. I can see the picture already. (Brian might hurt me if I try to get him in Spidey Pj's to take one of all 3 of them together - that would be great).

One month from today I will be traveling through Houston to meet my son at 4pm on February 4th!

I am checking my emails several times a day for Pre-approval and new pictures this month.

I had to change hotels as the lawyer in Guatemala said she does not like the Raddison because it is not secure enough. I immediately searched for her recommendations and found the beautiful Hotel Vista Real. I have heard very good things about it from others that stayed there. Of course, I will have lots and lots of pictures - you all know me. I have decided to make a mini scrapbook album on my visit with him.

On the video they are calling him Miguelito (little Mike), so Jose will be taken out of his name and making it just Luca Austin once he arrives home. I was informed he doesn't use a pacifier - good. They are not prone to sticking them in their babies mouths as we are in the US. I don't know if he is a thumbsucker like his big brother, Nico, but that is okay. Nico has always been a content little guy.

I'll post and send pics as they arrive.