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.