Thursday, July 31, 2008

Guess What!!!!!

We got the call today that we can go home!!!! WOO HOO!!!! The agency called us while we were at Kamden's appt. He did great, but of course he hated getting the heal stick done. That wore him out and he slept for a couple hours. Lunch went well with Pauline and Michael. They weren't emotional which made things much easier.

We will be staying with Tim's aunt in OK city tomorrow night and will get home on Sat. night. It will be soo nice to be at home. This has been a long ride and we are ready for it to slow down. Please don't be too mad about there being no pix, but with us leaving I have a lot to do. I will send photo's via my cell to Dori and will ask her to post them tomorrow. Have a great afternoon. Thanks for all the comments and prayers. Adoption is such an amazing thing, but with it comes many emotions. It definitely helps having such a great support system!!!

If I have time later I will post pix, but if not when we get home there will be plenty.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

PIX of Mi Chulos

Alright everyone don't get all crazy on me, here are some pix for your viewing pleasure!!!

Mid week update

We are doing great!!! Kaleb is with his Daddy at the Science Museum so I know they are having a blast. He is all into dinosaurs and was very excited to see them in person. Kamden goes back to the Ped. tomorrow for a second heal stick which I dread. Then we are going to meet Pauline and Michael for lunch. I hope that all goes well. All this waiting is driving us all crazy!!!! We are hoping to be able to leave by Friday but who knows!!!! Have a great day and I will update more later. More pics will be posted later!!!! Keep leaving the comments b/c I love reading them!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Update on mi familia

Kamden's appt. went really well today. We will take him back Thursday for a heal stick as they do 2 here in TX. He has gained 3 ounces and is doing great!!! We had a good night last night and have had a great day. Obviously waiting around in a hotel room is a bit boring, but we are definitely making the most of it. Once we get back home Tim will be working 7 days/week. Thanks for all the comments. I love reading them and hearing from all of you. Have a good night and we will update more later.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Almost bed time

We had a good day just laying around the hotel room. It seems like we haven't stopped since Thursday. Kamden is down for hopefully a while. He had his first bath by us tonight and well he didn't enjoy it. But once he got all lotioned up and had his gown put on life was back to normal. Kaleb is in love with his brother. He is constantly asking if he is ok. I am glad about this as we were a bit worried. You just never know how Kaleb will react to people. He either loves you or hates you. Well tomorrow we are taking Kamden to the Dr. for a check and then we will continue the waiting process. It is such a pain being at the mercy of other people, but that is the adoption process in a nut shell. We will probably contact Pauline tomorrow to see how they are doing and will possibly set up a lunch for mid to late week. Well have a great night and either myself or Dori will keep you all up to date. Have a great night and a happy Monday!!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Some More Kamden Kuteness!!!!

Dori here again....Kelli just sent me some more pictures of the handsome little guy!!!! Enjoy!

Isn't he BEAUTIFUL....

I spoke to Kelli last night. They got into TX yesterday afternoon and went right to the hospital to see Kamden. They spent some time there but wanted to give Pauline and Miguel some time with him as well so they headedd back to their hotel to shower and change (since they had just driven 20 hours), they could use the refresher. They were heading out to pick up some food and then going back to the hospital when I spoke to her about 8pm est yesterday. Kelli said she was packing a small bag in case she spent the night at the hospital with Kamden. She said that Kanmden should be released tomorrow (which is now today)! She also said Kaleb did really well on the drive down. She said when he came into the hospital room he was a little shy, but once he realized that the little baby he was looking at was going to be his little brother he instantly kicked into BIG brother mode wanting to touch him and hold him. Kelli will touch base with me again today and hopefully I will get some more pictures! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, I know she will love reading them when she returns!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I just received a call from Kelli....Kamden is HERE!!!! Here are the stats I received:

Born: 4:45 pm CST
Weight: 7lbs., 9 oz.
Height: 19 3/4 inches

Kelli said she was told he has a FULL head of hair and while on the phone she heard him screaming, so he definitely has a good set of lungs on him! Everyone is doing well and they are on their way to TX to meet their son! Please continue to keep them all in your prayers during the final steps of their amazing journey on becoming a family of 4!

P.S. I promise pictures as soon as I get them!!!

Pauline is in the Hospital!!!!!

Hi! This is Dori, Kelli's friend, and I am updating her blog since she is packing up the van and heading to TX!!!! WOO HOO!!! Pauline is in the hospital, she is 6 cm dilated and 80% efaced. She lost her mucus plug about 4am this morning and the Dr. told her to come on in! They're leaving soon and it should take about 18 or so hours to get there (they will try not to stop) :) Kelli will be calling me and updating me as well as sending pictures, I will post all updates as I get them. I ask that we all keep Kelli, Tim, Kaleb and little baby Kamden in our prayers and pray for Pauline and Miguel that their hearts are filled with peace.
I will make sure to pass all comments onto Kelli since she does not have Internet access!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Almost Home

The painters will be done tomorrow so that will be our first night in the new house. We have been working like crazy getting things done. Dust is everywhere from the drywall being redone in areas. I don't know if I will ever get the house completely cleaned from it. But I/we are doing our best.

Pauline goes Tuesday morning to the OB and they are going to examine her. If nothing is progressing we will wait until the following visit. More than likely things will wait until then, but anything can happen. Tueaday we will start packing the van so that we will be ready when the call comes through. It is still so crazy to think that we are going to have a newborn very soon. Like I have said before I don't think that it will sink in until he is placed in our arms. Well I will update later when I have more info. I will download some pix one of these days, but due to the craziness these quick updates will have to do. Have a great Sunday and God bless!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OB appt.

Pauline has gained 2 lbs. She said that she has gotten really big, but I doubt considering how small she was to begin with. They didn't do an exam today but will do one next week. She is 37 weeks and 5 days so we are getting closer and closer. Everything looked great and she is still set for the 31st unless Kamden decides to come earlier.

The workers are supposed to start painting tomorrow so hopefully by this weekend we will get stuff moved into the downstairs. We are all ready to be in our house and in our routine. Kaleb is napping so I better go and wake him up. Have a great night everyone!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Update on our familia

Well our stuff is moved into the garage of our new house. We are currently staying with friends while the workers get the walls fixed and painted. Once all is done I think that it will look great. Kaleb is having a bit of a hard time as we are essentially living in limbo. Hopefully by this coming weekend we will have atleast the downstairs furniture in so that maybe we will be able to actually live there. As far as Kamden news there is none at the moment. I am hoping to be 1/2 way settled into the new house before we receive the call. I need to call Pauline tonight or tomorrow as this past week was obviously crazy. She did skip her OB appt. last week and I hope that she makes it to this one. We are thinking that maybe the OB will have an idea of how things will go down. I guess that this all depends on if they do an exam. Well sorry for not updating sooner, but like I said we have been on a crazy roller coaster. I will let you know how things progress and hopefully we will have some news from her appt. on Tuesday. Have a great week!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

FFF Shake your groove thing

Kaleb being all cool!!!
Get ready to slide!!
What a cute little bootie and where is the water in that sea of toys!!!

Well we really don't have any dancin pix, but I do need to get some on video. These are just some recent pix that I have snapped of Mr. Kaleb. We have been packing like crazy. We close next Friday on both houses and the people of the house we are buying will not let us do anything before Friday. So we will pack everything into a Ryder truck Thursday and stay with friends. Close on Friday, unload truck, and then on Sat. the drywaller/painter will begin his work. We are getting so close to Kamden being here it is not even funny. I can't wait to meet him, but I want our house 1/2 way in order before we leave. Ok, Kelli, take a deep breath and count to ten. This is what I keep telling myself over and over. It will all work out. God has made His plan evident in our life so we just have to trust that and go with the flow!!! Happy 4th everyone and have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Odds and Ends

Ok, so I have had some people ask about our yard sale and Pauline's OB appt. Well the yard sale was a bust. We made close to $50 and $23 of that was for advertising. Oh well, we tried!!! Goodwill here we come, b/c we are not dragging it all with us to the next house. I will be sooo glad once we are moved and settled. I am trying to chill out, but I need things to get done. We are waiting on the previous owners to give us the ok so that the drywallers can do their work and then we can get it painted. It will happen and we will be OK!!!

Pauline went today for her appt. Last night she thought that she was in labor but the contractions went away. This has been happening quite a bit, so we both think that she has like 2-3 weeks left. Of course, who knows but God!!! Everything looks great and she goes back the 8th. She has gained 16lbs. total which is great. I think that she will be back to normal once Kamden comes into the world. Pauline has been so worried about her weight. I weigh more than she does and I am not pregnant. Well needless to say things are great and we are preparing for Kamden's big arrival. Oh yeah, we bought a van today so we are officially in the soccer mom's club. It is a 2003 Mazda MPV and we got it at a great price. One of the kids in our youth group bought our Escort, so everyone is happy. Now I just need to learn how to park a van. Like they say practice makes perfect. Our household is in a state of total chaos, and we are hoping for things to level out very soon. Have a great night!!!!