Friday, June 26, 2015

An Update on Will!

Over six weeks ago we requested an update on Will from his orphanage and it finally came today! That was a really REALLY long wait and I'll be honest, my imagination wasn't helping things at all. But it came and he looks good! We also now know his sizes and about where he is developmentally, which is a HUGE help in prepping to bring him home. He'll definitely be in 18 month clothes, size 4 shoes, and size 3 diapers. I guessed right. And surprise: He's walking on his own now! Really, July 20th can't come soon enough.

But we have so much to do still! The family room table is covered with my lists. Packing lists. Grocery lists. To Do lists. Things that are Left lists. On Wednesday I packed Will's suit case. Last night I organized (with paperclips and sticky note labels) all of our adoption documents that travel with us into an accordion file folder. I'm making crockpot freezer meals ahead of time. And we need to keep on top of the regular summer stuff, too. Like how our car needed new breaks (gulp), Maren had girls camp, Jacob is looking for work, the 4th of July is coming up, and after five years, we're wedging in a family vacation with my sister at the beach! Plus, I'm trying to write a new story. Bonkers. But the time should definitely fly.

Enough about that. Here are some new pics of Will. In studying, I read that the Chinese really bundle up their children, even in Summer, and you need to prepare to ease them into fewer layers, but that doesn't seem to be the case with Will. He looks comfy. In Guangzhou, days will be in the 90s and wet with rain and humidity. Kind of like when we went to Costa Rica with Brandon's Spanish students. We'll pack umbrellas and hats and good shoes, not sandals. The streets are too filthy for open feet. That's kind of sad, but oh well. A friend is loaning us their Ergobaby soft carrier for when we explore. I'm so curious to find out what Will will think of it all. I'm arming myself with loads of compassion. And dum dum suckers, as urged by others who have gone before us.

We're ready to smooch those cheeks.


Maija said...

He's beautiful. I'm so excited for you guys!

Kiersten said...

Love love!!! What a sweetie pie! Can't wait for you to get to snuggle him!

Gracie said...

I can't wait for this new ADORABLE cousin!!!