Sunday, July 31, 2011

gearing up...

our dossier (paperwork) was sent off to Uganda on the 9th. so we assume its arrived in Uganda by now and have only to wait for a referral. we've been told that should take 2-3 months but Tim and I still feel like we could hear any day. we know that is wishful thinking but who knows. meanwhile, i've been researching the vast world of baby gear. folks, its gotten ridiculous! tim and i want to do this simply so i've been wadding through all the stuff out there trying to find out what one really needs with a baby in the family. i don't think we will really know until it actually happens. 

i've been researching strollers quite a bit. some things that were important to me are that it will last from infancy to a 4 year old (i don't want to have to buy multiple strollers) and that it has a reversible handle so when he's still a little guy we can look at each other while we are out for a stroll. since tim and i are going to be equally as responsible in caring for our son, we need a nice manly diaper bag for tim and i to carry. its so nice to know that tim is one of those capable men who isn't scared of holding a baby. i remember the first time i saw him hold an newborn i was terrified to hold. he was so much more calm than me. :) 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the beach.

Every year Tim and I get to take a trip to the beach with the Bobo family. This year as always it was a wonderful 4 days at the Texas coast. Next summer, will be our son's first Bobo family trip. I know he will love playing with his little cousins Bryson and Landon, fishing with his daddy and his poppy, collecting shells with his nana, and hanging out with his aunts and uncle. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

our baby's home!

tim and i were recently informed as to which babies home our baby will be from. its exciting to have just another little clue as to what this unknown adventure will look like. i am so grateful because the Sanyu Babies Home is a privately run Christian home where the babies seem to be loved and well taken care of. they are also very emphatic that these babies have no known parent's or relatives so we can rest assured that our son wasn't taken away from family which unfortunately is sometimes the case. tim and i found this adorable little video on you tube of children from the Sanyu Home playing together. we love hearing them babble. its too sweet.
in addition to finding our the name of our son's home we also discovered we will have to either make two trips to Uganda or stay for 5 weeks with two weeks of down time away from our child. at first, i was very distraught by this news. but tim came up with a very enticing solution that might just be the opportunity of a lifetime!