Sunday, August 2, 2009

FINALLY our paperwork is on its way to the DRC

Thanks to Jilma making several phone calls to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, our paperwork has been stopped before it was mailed. So it will not be going to Kenya, but it is on its way to the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am so thankful for this! This mistake would have cost us a delay in getting Chad and Ian.
I can't believe we will hopefully be getting them next month! I have so much to do! Parker's new room is almost completed. Livia's room is newly decorated and painted. As soon as Parker
moves to his room this week I can start on the babies' room. We finally have two cribs, a few outfits, and a double jogging stroller. Oh, and some super soft stuffed animals that Livia had to get for the boys! She is so excited! She just will scream out with uncontrollable excitement several times a day, "I just can't wait to hold them!" (Me either kiddo!) I really need to get busy looking for cloth diaper possibilities. Am I absolutely crazy thinking about having two in cloth diapers? I am still researching this. I have only used disposable. So, I would appreciate any advice. And of course the bottles and formula. Also new to me! My first two were only breastfed.
I often feel so clueless as to what to even start to buy for these two. Not for sure what size they wear or where they are developmentally for toys. I guess that all can be bought after they are home.
Well, I am heading to bed. Getting up early and heading to the water park with the neighbors tomorrow! Should be a blast!


  1. Holy Moly, maybe home in a month?!? That is amazing news!!!! Jilma is extradinary!!! We are praying for you and your boys!

  2. Hey Stori! Congrats on the paperwork! I, too, am looking at cloth diapers. They have some really cool ones that have velcro. This will be for when we are at home and it will definitely help save $$ for us. I am so excited for you guys! Wish I could climb in your suitcase and go with you!!

  3. Hey Stori,
    There is a online store for cloth diapers etc that sponsors one of my favorite blogs. The web address is babyblossom.com.au - hope they can steer you in the right direction. I'm so excited for you all! And I'm with Liv, can't wait to hold them!!


  4. Hey! I meant to leave this link weeks ago. I have not used cloth diapers before but we are also thinking about it. An orphange we looked at in Uganda uses these Mother of Eden diapers that the company donates to them. I love to support companies that are doing good stuff. Plus the diapers are super cute. Might be worth looking into.


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