Happy Birthday to all the Leap Year babies of the world! Another quick post. First an apology to my poor sweet Kolya. Momma built this blog so long ago to track the adoption from first Ukraine, then Kyrgyzstan then Russia and back to Kyrgyzstan again. But once our sweet Nikolas arrived I became a bad blogger. Although Facebook gained fame and I started facebooking tons of photos. Now with the onset of news and the baby steps forward I am going to try to blog better. Both about Kolya and his antics. And about the process to bring home sweet Noodle.
I have signed on to a new agency. According to their rules I must revert back to a bit of confidentiality in regards to Noodle, her photographs her name. There are tons to reveal. As my life has changed over the last few months. Going forward there are other things that I will reveal here over the next month or two.
First the good news.... My dossier has been shipped to Kyrgyzstan! It should arrive there in the next few days. Then it will be authenticated which will take a few days and then off to the Ministry where it gets reviewed and filed by the adoption committee. Not sure how long after that it will be before travel. I am assuming end of March or first week/two of April. I traveled to meet Kolya Easter Sunday 2010. Perhaps Easter I will be traveling again?
The bad news... as I said my life has changed. Kolya's life has changed. We went from waiting to be a family of four to a family of Kolya and I waiting for Krystina. It has been a rough few months. But we are adjusting to our new normal. The last two weeks I have spent spring cleaning/nesting/changing the house. Trying to declutter. Yesterday I even gave away one of the FIVE strollers, alond with some toys and all of Kolya's 12-18 month clothing. Well most of the 18 month clothing. There are a few things he still wears. But for the most part 24 month pants are starting to get too short. But he still has no butt and no waistline (jealous) so he lives in suspenders,overalls, and belts to keep his pants up.
And last.... My blog friend Shannon just finished a Photo a Day on her blog. And Kimberly has suggested that her and I keep each other accountable to post a photo each day. So I am gonna give it a shot!!! We'll see how far I get before I have to play catch up posts.