Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Gabriel's 5 month check-up
Hi all! We just received an email from Sonya (our wonderful co-ordinator) with Gabriel's medical report from August. We can't believe he's already FIVE months old!!! Please, God, bring him home soon!
He is doing well and is very healthy. He is on a multivitamin with flouride, so he's getting all the nutrients he needs to grow big and strong. As of Aug. 20 he weighs 16 lbs and is 25.6 inches long with a 16.5 in. head circumference. We can't believe how big he is!
Of course I (Beth) cried and didn't want to move off of the first picture. His face is thinning out. It's amazing how fast they change at this age. We were just there a month earlier and he changed so much!
We want to update you on the adoption progress as well. In my last post I mentioned that we had already entered PGN. Well...we didn't enter until this past Monday or Tuesday (the 27th or 28th). Why? Oh, because the US Embassy just likes to make our lives difficult! They decided at the last minute that they were going to shut their doors for the week of the 20-24th and also decided that because they were going to be closed that week that they didn't feel like handing out paperwork the Friday afternoon previous. Great....we (along with our attorney) didn't receive the email that our PA was ready to pick up until Thursday after close of business. Lovely, huh? So yeah, instead of having nearly 3 weeks under our belt, we are only at one.
We have faith though, that God made us wait so we could get on the "right" persons desk. That's about the only thing keeping us sane right now. So pray that we are right and that God had us get placed on someone's desk who will get us OUT quickly! We really appreciate all of your prayers and support. It really means so much to us. It's so hard to be away from our families right now, but it helps to know that we have people all over the place praying on our behalf.
Also be praying for the people of Guatemala right now. Hurricane Felix is downing about 25 in of rain there. We have been assured by Caroline (the PH director) that she has been in contact with the attorney's there and that they aren't seeing too much in Guate City, so that is good for all of our agency's families. Ana and Byron live pretty high above sea level, so I'm not worried about flooding, but I hate that it's going on nonetheless and that I'm not there to comfort my baby.
Ok, enjoy the pictures. We love you all!