We got new photos yesterday of Joshua with the care package we recently sent. These were taken at his 14 month well-baby checkup. This care package was the one I debated about sending since I had just put it together the day we found out we had been submitted for EP. I am so glad I decided to send it since as it turned out we are still waiting on EP approval (7 weeks as of today). This was such an answer to prayer; I really wanted him to have the recordable book with our picture in it and be able to hear our voices. However, as you can see Joshua seemed to have a preference for two of the other items :-)
Okay, I know I am totally bias, but he is just the cutest!!!!! I can not wait to meet him!
While we were in the midst of our move, our agency emailed me to tell me they had received a couple of pictures. Thankfully, I had just emailed them to tell them not to send anything to our old address. I had placed our mail on hold, but we had a ton of problems with our mail delivery (glad I did because they didn't hold our mail). Anyway, they were able to mail them to our new address. I actually don't know when they were taken, only that they appear to have been taken prior to the 13 month photos I posted here. These are the more formal photos that they send off to get developed and so they take longer to arrive. I don't think they are from his 1 year checkup because the update we received didn't say anything about photos. My best guess is that he is 11 months old, but I really don't know. Oh well, I am just happy we received them and so so happy he is smiling in them.
I am so in love!!! And so very thankful we have received so many photos recently. In the beginning, we weren't receiving any and now we have received 3 different sets just in the last couple of months. I feel beyond blessed by this. It was so hard when we weren't receiving anything.
I don't have much of an update to report regarding the delay with EPs that I mentioned in my last post. According to our agency, there is no break in EPs. They did say, however, that the Ministry (Korean government) has "recognized that it may be difficult to make all the issuances by the end of June 2011." Our agency has a more conservative estimate for EP approval and passport issuance of 4-8 weeks. Maybe this is why our agency made no announcement about all of this, while other agencies had to call their families to let them know that EP wouldn't happen until July. We were submitted on May 12th, so 8 weeks would be July 7th, though we may not be notified until the following week. Once we get EP approval and passport, we have about 3 weeks until travel call. I am actually grateful we had to move; I think I would be going crazy right now if I hadn't had so much to keep me busy. I am hoping for good news soon!