Sunday, July 1, 2007

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Finally, there is some light at the end of this paperwork tunnel! We have almost everything we need to submit our dossier to our agency. We're waiting on a few final forms to arrive, and we have a few forms to send back to Illinois for state certification, but hopefully by July 20th, we'll be on "the list" for a referral! (The acquisition of said referral could take another 6-9 months.)

George has gotten very excited by the idea of having a baby sister, seemingly. Last night, he set the dinner table for the kids and he set out five plates. David reminded him that we only needed four plates. He said, "No. Five. George, Aycie, Jackie, Hemmy, and my new baby sister." It was so adorable. I asked him what he would do with her when she arrived and he said, "Play. But I won't pick her up. Because she's too small."

We learned this week that Jack is quite allergic to cats. We were caring for our neighbor's kittens while they were on vacation and one day, Jack picked one up and carried her around for about five minutes. Within ten minutes of arriving back home, his face blew up like a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon. If you've ever seen Hitch, he very much resembled Will Smith when Will had a reaction to something or other. A few doses of benadryl and 3 days later, he's back to normal. But we won't be going around cats anymore! Thankfully, he seems completely unaffected by Humphrey.

That's it for now!