Friday, May 27, 2011

New Pictures!/Care Package #3

We got a welcomed surprise - our social worker emailed us new pictures yesterday!!! Eastern has promised to start sending more updates and pictures and I heard they now have a digital camera so they can email pictures to families shortly after they are taken. That appears to be the case because the pictures and height/weight info is from his 13 month well-baby checkup which Joshua would have had only days ago. I am so grateful we received this info and the pictures (even though some of them are a little blurry). Seriously, I am not sure I would have recognized Joshua without these new photos. It will also help me with clothing and diaper sizes. Our boy is now 28.5 inches in height and weighs 26.9 pounds. It said "4/2" for teeth, which I think means 4 on top and 2 teeth on the bottom. Height puts him in the 9-12 month size, but weight puts him at 18 month sizes. Any opinions on diaper size, 3 or 4?





He is pictured with the contents of our second care package (the stuffed bear wasn't part of it). Unfortunately, this means he didn't receive it in time for his birthday :-(  Oh well, at least he got it.

I had just gotten done putting together a third care package for Joshua when we were notified about EP submission. I debated about whether to send it, but in the end I decided to go ahead because it had a recordable story book with a picture of us on the inside cover. We sent a photo album with our first care package, but since we never got a  photo with its contents like the one above I have always worried that he didn't receive it. He probably did, but these photos are such helpful confirmation. Anyway, in case he didn't, I wanted to send the third care package since it has a photo of us and our voices reading the story. Even it he only has it for two weeks before we are there, it still might help in preparing him to recognize us and be familiar with the sound of our voices and my really bad Korean :-). I attempted to say 'hi' and 'I love you' at the beginning on the dedication page. I am praying it reaches him in time.


I got 2 sets of the car pajamas at my shower, so I decided to include the 18 month sized ones, and keep the 24 month sized ones my mom gave me.

12 comments:

A said...

awesome news! i bet it is kind of surreal to see the contents of the care packages you sent from here, all the way over there, next to him!! i think with all your moving coming up, time will fly and he will be home before you know it!

Faith said...

Hi Becky! You and I have the same moving day:)! And Joshua is just adorable!! Hey, guess what? We live in Sierra Vista, AZ - about a 1.5 hour drive from Tucson and we go ALL The time because Tucson is the closest big city to us. Soooo, we should definitely meet up sometime:) Feel free to email me if you need anything: faithroof@hotmail.com

Good luck with your move - you will have just enough time to get settled and then it looks like you'll be picking up Joshua:)!

Jen said...

So cute! Congrats on the new update! I don't know what to tell you about clothes sizes. We're packing some 12 mo, some 18 mo and hoping at least some of it fits! COME ON EP!!! :-D

Niki said...

I'm BAWLING here. I can't imagine how hard it must be to be away from your boy for this time. But you're getting so close. Praying for you!!

Rachelle said...

He is so precious! Excited for you!

Amy said...

He is precious! I'm so happy you got an update! YAY!
I would buy size 4 diapers...my guy was about 25 lbs. when he arrived and that's what we started with.

Christy said...

Hurray! So excited you got that update! He's adorable! Can't wait for him to come home!

Great to see the care package with him. I was also happy to see that you could fit one of those recordable books into a ziplock - they always look too big to me. :)

Can't wait to see him in your arms!!!

Auntie Mindy said...

Becky,
He is so beautiful! I know you can't wait to have him in your arms. I am praying for you and your new family; hoping your move goes well and the transition to a family of three goes well for all. Love, Mindy

The Sherrill Family said...

I cannot tell you how excited I am for you. I am praying for peace no matter when you get to go pick up Joshua. Remember, God's plan is perfect, as is his timing, no matter what we think. :)

I'd probably recommend size 4 diapers. You might need 18m clothes, but might end up using either 12m pants or shirts given his height. Roo is about 24 lb, 31+ in tall and the 12m clothes fit weight wise, but not height wise. I have her in size 3 diapers during the day, but 4s at night. And the 3s are tight so I wouldn't buy anymore, I'm just using up what I have.

I'm so glad you got a great update and pictures. He is just ADORABLE!! I can't wait to see pictures of you and John with Joshua!!

xoxo

Grace said...

yay!!! what a cutie! and a chunk! ;) love that little smile and those chubby chubby cheeks!
i'll second the size 4 diapers -- i think joshua weighs almost as much as cb!

Flakymn said...

I always say go too big in diapers. Some people disagree but I just think its more "diaper" to soak it up...

Secondly, what a cute little chunk. I just want to kiss his cheeks.

And, I LOVE the picture of you and John. I agree -- send anyways! Nothing to lose in that regard.

Deni said...

So glad you sent the care package anyway--good decision mama! And seriously HE IS SO STINKING CUTE!!!!!! I'm so glad they sent you more pics! I'm so excited for you that I could jump up and down! Oh, so cute, so exciting, so great!!!!!!!