Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Updates and Court Dates

We just received an update on little Ms. K!  Here is some of what it said:

K is doing great! She is very strong and able to do most of the requirements by the end of the 10th month on her development chart!  K uses 'immature jargoning' but otherwise does not say much.   K is definitely more comfortable around familiar faces but crying is a big part of her communication regardless!  She is easily more accepting of new women than new men and only those who meet her basic needs, on a constant basis, will be able to bond closely with K.  K is a jewel and worth any extra effort but 'quality' and quantity' will be one and the same! 

There was also a new photo! The expression on little Ms. K's face is what I like to call "baby mugshot"!  My niece had that same look on her face in update photos my sister would get. Tooo funny!
  
Today officially marks ONE WEEK UNTIL OUR COURT DATE!  Please keep your fingers crossed for us! This has been a long wait and we are missing so many things (like a first birthday Aug. 10th!)  K changes everyday as baby do at this age and we hate having to miss these things!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2

Today is exactly TWO months, TWO weeks and TWO days waiting for our little girl to come home to us.

Today is also TWO weeks until our court date!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WE HAVE A COURT DATE!!!!

August 5th!! 
That's the day that little Ms. K could really truly for always become ours!! I can't tell you how happy we are to have finally, finally gotten this news!!
Please pray, send good vibes or cross your fingers for us - whichever you choose - we really need to pass court on that day since they are closing Aug. 8th. (I know, who doesn't have that date seared into their brains at this point I've mentioned it so much - so hey why stop now?!) 
Oh and did I mention that 10, that's right 10families passed court yesterday!! 
Things are looking up in a spectacular way!



***Update...2 more families successfully passed court today!!***

Monday, July 14, 2008

Updates - I LOVE Updates!

We got an update today on Little Ms. K!!  I am really starting to live for these updates and Joanna in ET continues to be one of my all time favorite people for providing them!!  Here is some of what she had to say...

"What a smile! K's grins will burn a permanent picture in anybody's memory!  She may have heard how cute they were because she is smiling a lot more.  K is a happy baby and that is undoubtedly helping her develop! K is a 'girly girl' so bring plenty of pink!

And OH the photo they sent!!  When I opened the new photo of her, N said 'She's sooo cute!' which I thought was soooo cute! Spoken like a true big brother!! Little Ms. K was laughing in the photo and I could see some of her new baby teeth!  And her toes!!  I love baby toes!  There is always something so sweet about them. And in today's photo her little toes were front and center.  I can't wait to kiss each and every one of them!  Not that I'm prejudice or anything but Ms. K is simply a beautiful little girl!
Please everyone keep your fingers crossed for us a court date comes soon and we manage to pass on our first try!!  We can't wait to bring our baby girl home!

Friday, July 11, 2008

I think we can!

IT happened today!!! Opinions are starting to be given out for court and Gladney let loose in a big way with Referrals!! 7 Families saw photos of their children for the first time this afternoon!! SEVEN!  There is a lot of happiness for us and all the Gladney families tonight after so many long, long weeks of stress, uncertainty and worry.  And like the little engine that could... I think we can, I think we can, I think we can actually make it through court before Aug. 8th if we get a court date soon!!  Come on Court date!!  We are waiting with all our hearts to bring Little Ms. K home!!! And I really think WE CAN!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

You REALLY better get ready to dance!

Little Ms. K's mom has signed all the needed paperwork, a court date has been officially requested for us AND, it looks like Gladney cases are going to start proceeding again very soon and all this in the last two days!!! People, we actually have a shot at passing court before Aug. 8th! Can you believe it!! 
I'm telling you, if you weren't doing the happy dancing before, you had better let me see you move it now!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

She Made It!

Out of the blue I got an e-mail from our Gladney rep today. (OK people prepare to get your dancin' shoes out!) Little Ms. K's mom met with the Gladney staff person today!  Alright! EveryoneLet me see your happy dance!! 

Gladney is sending over a social worker to meet with her tomorrow to have her sign final paperwork and once that is done - they can finally ask for a court date for us!!  And while the larger problem still continues to delay anyone from getting through court, I don't even care today because (come on HAPPY DANCE people!) Little Ms. K's mom is alright and is going to sign the final papers!