Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We Have a Daughter!

You have no idea how long I have waited to say that!! Yes, it is finally official...we have a beautiful 4-month-old baby girl. We learned yesterday afternoon that our case went to court yesterday morning and we had been approved to adopt our HotDog. Yahoo!!! Words cannot express how happy and relieved we are. Of course, as with everything in this adoption, something good cannot happen without being followed by a bit of bad news. Up until now, we would wait the 30-days (which is standard after court decisions in Kyrg), then an additional two weeks for the child's passport. However, we heard yesterday that it is currently taking two months to get the child's passport ready, which means we will be waiting an extra two-to-three weeks. So it looks like I'll be heading back to pick up OUR DAUGHTER (it is so cool to say that!) at the end of September. While I am sad that it will be two more months before we can pick her up, I know it will fly by. Considering that we will have been working on this adoption for two years when she comes home, two more months is a drop in the bucket. Now I can finally start working on her nursery again (I shut the door and didn't think about it while we were experiencing the delays)...and yes, Christen, I promise I'll post some pictures of it:)
In the meantime, I'll offer you a sneak peek at our little girl; I don't feel entirely comfortable posting her picture until the 30-days is up and the paperwork is signed. Once the 30-day wait is over, I'll be plastering her picture everywhere!

A little camera shy

So tiny in Daddy's arms!

Mommy's little cuddle-bug

30 comments:

Betsy said...

Yay!! Congratulations. So happy for you & your family. Hope the time flies by...

jessy said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see her sweet face!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Congratulations! I know you guys must be so excited to have that huge hurdle behind you. Let the countdown begin. I can't wait to see pics of her nursery AND her in it!

Dede said...

Congrats! She looks adorable.

Rachel said...

YEA!!!!! Ally, we'll have to get our kids together again!!! I am so excited for you guys!

Melissa said...

I am so happy for y'all!! She is precious...congrats!!

Hilary Marquis said...

Congratulations! I cannot wait to see more pictures of your DAUGHTER!!! May the time breeze right by for you all :)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see more of her!

Troy and Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy to hear the news. We'll be praying now for a quick passport so that you can be on your way to pick her up! She looks so tiny and you look so happy!!

Adrienne and Jim said...

PRECIOUS baby girl!! Congratulations! We can't wait to see the first pictures of you holding her at home!! So so happy for you!

Susan & Randy said...

Congratulations! She's so itty bitty in daddy's arms. I hope the next few weeks fly by for you.

Anonymous said...

This is such fantastic news! I will be in KY for a weekend in mid-October, so I hope you have her home by then. Can't wait to meet my newest cousin!!
Love,
Cory

Debbie B said...

WooHoo!!! Congratz! So glad that it's almost done and your HotDog can come home. The top of her head looks adorable. Hope the time flys by.

Shane & Marie said...

Congratulations! I know this has been such a long journey for you and it's almost over! She looks so sweet and tiny. I can't wait to see more pictures of her and of her nursery.

Michael and Carrie said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing more pictures! Enjoy getting her nursery finished, and hopefully the time to go get her will be here before you know it! :)

Margaret and Tom said...

Yeah! Unbelievably AWESOME! Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie S said...

FABULOUS News!! Woo Hoo and all that good stuff. You are so right in that the time will just fly by.

Can't wait to see nursery pics :) And I love the sneak peeks!!!

Vikings Fan said...

How did I miss commenting on this HUGE event??? I've been busy (which is a good thing) with regular life and haven't visited blogs as much as I should. I'm SO HAPPY for you that you are through court and she is YOURS!! You know how very pleased I am that your last hurdle (except travel) is behind you and Hotdog can come home!!!

Vikings Fan said...

Shoot - I posted with my other user name (the one for Josh's football team). Just so you know Vikings Fan is me - Maria. Sorry!!

Janine said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!! A four month old baby girl! Wow!! So exciting!! I hope her passport is processed fast so you can bring her home quickly.

Monica said...

BIG congrats to you and your whole family! How wonderful that you have a DAUGHTER! I can't wait to see MORE pics of her and hear her name...? Did I miss that somewhere? What's her name?

Best wishes for a speedy 2 months till you can return to bring her home. Definitely looking forward to seeing your nursery pics too so share those ASAP.
:)

Christen and Frank said...

WAAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING NEWS! I am so, so happy for you, Stu and the boys! And I can't wait to see pictures of the nursery ;)

Becky and Keith said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so very, very excited for you and hope the time passes so quickly! She is such a tiny little thing! :-)

Rebekah said...

Oh, Allison, Congratulations to your family! I can't wait to hear "We're Home!". We are praying for you often!

mommyto5 said...

So... happy for you guys,what great news, God Bless!!!

Pamela said...

Congratulations! For those of us who are following in your footsteps, I'm so happy to hear that you've made it through the courts.

Praying for you and your daughter!

Pamela

Anonymous said...

What great news Ally!!!! We've all been praying for you (every night at dinner C prays that Chipmunk's baby comes home soon) and N says - don't forget Monkey (she still carries his pic around quite a bit)- now we'll pray that the time flies :)
Love you guys!
Christy, Mike and Kiddos

Mom to 2 Angels said...

I'm sure you are busy getting everything ready, but check out my blog, I gave you an award :)

Anonymous said...

Yayayayayayay!!!! Congratulations to you all!

~ Joanna

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations. I know how excited you must be to finally know that she is your daughter (officially). As you know, I think she is adorable. I know it will be hard waiting until September, but having the boys involved in fall activities will help.

You are in our thoughts and prayers!