Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Phase 3 of 4: Dossier of us for Uganda officials sent to agency for pre-approval. Once approved, dossier will be sent to Uganda and an attorney will be hired. I'm looking forward to paperwork being over, and baby clothes shopping to begin.

I spent Sunday looking up what kindergarten he should go to...I think I'm going to like this mama thing.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

We finally received an update on our baby! He is now 5 months old. I'm not even sure what 5-month-old babies do. Since I never learned what 4-month-old babies do. Or how much they weigh and when. I can't wait to read more about how to raise a baby than how to apply for grants and get papers notarized.

Baby Luke is steadily growing into a lovely boy. 
He is 5 months old.
He made 5 on May 15th, 2013. He is being supported with sitting. 
His appetite is excellent. He takes 6 bottles of 250mls of milk during the day, and takes 2 in the night. 
He also enjoys drinking water and juice. He is also getting used to taking soya porridge.
He has gone through his first doses of immunization and so far he has been immunized against polio, tetanus, tuberculosis, diphtheria whooping cough hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza type B. 
Luke is known by all the children as baby Luke and he enjoys the company of other children. 
He is seen laughing and making some bubbling sounds. 
This month he has weighed 6 Kilograms.  
He sleeps well during the night and wakes up twice to have a bottle of milk.
Luke loves warm water and enjoys his shower sessions.  
After every shower he is given a bottle of milk and before he empties it, he is sweating  off and falls asleep.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The winds have turned

The winds are blowing in our direction. This weekend we'll be sending out U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) application for Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. I like the sound of that.

Through paintings and generous gifts from friends, we're able to keep moving through the process. $10,000 out the door this weekend. Whew. This is a very humbling process.