Saturday, February 9, 2008

It is 4:01 AM and I can't sleep...

Tickle tickle

Where's that airplane food? I already got my spoon....

Street scene in Novokuznetsk

Drama Theatre - this is can also be seen in the webcams

Not sure if it is adjusting to EST time, jet lag, or the fact that I knew I would have ample time to shower and give myself a mini facial uninterrupted. I am also catching up on email, so I figured I would update the blog.

We had another good day yesterday.... this little boy gets funnier and funnier by the minute. What a 180 from the little boy we met in October of last year. Yesterday we learned that he has no interest in broccoli, but who can blame him? He is also not so interested in chewing a lot of things, just some. They used to puree all of his food at the Baby Home, I pressume because they can feed more kids faster, so this is something we need to work on.

Today I need to take him to get yet more passport sized pictures. We need to register Nick with the Russian Consulate, so I am getting all the stuff ready to FedEx today or Monday. This is due to the fact that he has dual citizenship until he is 18.

I also need to start gathering paperwork for his appointment at Cincinatti Children's Hospital International Adoption Clinic on Monday. We are so fortunate to be just 2 hours away from one of the best IA clinics in the country. The IA pedi who we consulted with after we met him in October, will see him on Monday. We just want to do one final check to make 150% sure everything is good with him, and address anything that needs addressed.

Tomorrow the little man gets to meet Grandma and Grandpa Brockmann. I didn't get to talk to them, but Bill tells me Grandpa will be kicking Grandma out of bed at the crack of dawn so they can get on the road for the 2 hr drive down here. Unfortunatelly I will probably be at tennis when they first get here and will miss that first meeting.

Here are some pictures from Novokuznetsk and our ride home.....


Grandma and Grandpa Brockmann said...

I don't know about kicking Grandma out of bed. She is really pumped about, "the visit". I may have to sleep in the car so she doesn't leave without me.

Broccoli? Ugh! How about a custard filled donut?

Grandpa Brockmann

Shane & Marie said...

So sorry that I have been out of the loop. He is such a doll! Too bad we missed each other in Moscow. We could really use some company right now!

Carrie said...

Hi!! I found your blog because you left a comment on Adventure to Haylie which I have been following. We have a daugher from Novokuznetsk and are awaiting a court date to get our son also from Novokuznetsk. Glad you are home with your precious son. Which baby home was your son in? Wondering if our babies ever played together.

Jody & Rich said...

Congratulations, Nick is a doll. You left a comment on my blog, so I had to check yours out too!! Isn't it a blast settling in with these adorable kiddos. Good luck with the transition and I'll keep checking out your blog.

Shannon said...

I can't wait to head home and meet Nick!!! I just wanna pinch those cheeks.

I can see in the progression of the pictures, that he is absolutely glowing from your love!


Мatt & Carla Morgan said...

I'm glad you guys are home safe and sound. Take good care of yourself! cm

Becky said...

I hope the visit with Granpa and Grandma went well! Mom and Dad said that Nick is really cute. I can't wait to meet him. My thoughts are with ya tomorrow, and I hope everything goes well at the doctor.
Aunt Becky
PS. Everyone at school has been really impressed with your blog site and how much work you've put into it!

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