Thursday, May 13, 2010

So…do you want the good news, the good news, or the good news?

So the good news…Tuesday evening was our 3rd post-placement visit with our caseworker, Heidi.  Our first visit had taken place at our agency’s office when Zoe was one month old.  The other two visits – one in February and the one this past week – were at our house.  She asked us how Zoe has been doing and what she is able to do as far as her gross motor skills are concerned.  Zoe is actually almost ready to crawl --  yesterday and today she got up on her knees and was rocking back and forth.  She’s really trying!  She’s also really interested in anything that makes noise, lights up, or plays music!  Here’s a picture from earlier that night.

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This is Heidi with Zoe…Zoe was just about ready for bed, but I wanted to get a picture first!

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We talked about her last doctor appointment and how much she has grown.  We also talked about our visit with Zoe’s birthmom and her family back in March.  We also talked about this:

More good news…that I had spoken to Zoe’s birthmom and her mom (Zoe’s birth grandma) on the phone on Sunday.  I don’t want to get into details out of privacy, but we had two very wonderful conversations.  I wished them both a Happy Mother’s Day, and  they wished me the same.  It meant a lot to me to be able to talk to them, particularly on Sunday.  It gave me the chance to really say thank you and to try to explain how happy we are raising Zoe. 

And even more good news…We also talked about how JUNE 4th will be the day we finalize Zoe’s adoption in court!  We had been told that it probably wouldn’t happen until closer to July, so we are thrilled that the date is in early June.  We should be getting a letter from the courthouse soon, and then we’ll just be waiting for the big day!  Last year in late June (June 26) was the day we got THE CALL.  We found out the following Monday that we had been chosen by Zoe’s birthmom.  So much has happened in one year!

Just a couple pics from the weekend:

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 Me, Mom, Tracy, Janice, and Zoe

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The 3 of us

Zoe May 7 Months 037 A slightly blurry picture of the family (I’m learning how to use the timer on my camera!) 

Janice, Mom, Me, Steve, Zoe, Karen, Alicia, Tracy, Marcie, and Dad