Friday, January 7, 2011

Getting closer......

Rafael's medical is just under 6 days away. Not that I'm counting or anything! We got a call from our social worker today to say that she's been in contact with the Canadian Embassy in Manila and they have our notification of acceptance. Our social worker feels that things should go quickly from here. I hope and pray that she's right!!

We still haven't finished Rafael's bedroom. A year ago Brian started finishing our basement but it is still far from completed! We are adding in a bathroom, a spare bedroom, laundry room and a big storage room. We can't move all the spare bedroom furniture out of Rafael's room and down into the new spare bedroom until that bedroom is close to being finished. Right now there are no walls so we are a long ways from moving down the spare bedroom furniture! Therefore, we haven't done much to Rafael's room. We aren't painting the room so I don't think that it will take too long to finish when we finally get started!! I'm getting anxious to get it all done so Brian's brother is coming in next week to help him finish off the basment. FINALLY!! I'll post some photos when the room is finally completed!

I've been busy buying lots of clothes and toys for Rafael. I'm trying not to buy too much since I don't know exactly how big he is but it's hard not too! I've been buying all 18 m to 2 year clothing so hopefully that will fit. He looks chubby in his photos so I'm starting to think that the 18 m clothes may not even fit!! My mom is having a shower for me in two weeks so I'm sure that I'll get lots of more kiddy things then.

7 comments:

filipinobambino said...

That's a great thing to have a project like that to keep your mind off of this excruciating last part of your wait! I can't wait to see how it all looks when it's ready for Rafael!!

Kelly said...

So fun! I know you will treasure this special time dreaming about the day your little guy gets to sleep in his room for the first time!

Wendy said...

Such an exciting time!!!!! Any day now!

The dB family said...

It's hard not to do retail therapy at this point. I have NO idea what sizes the girls are. We have their measurements on the wall, but it's not really helping. I'm pretty sure Rafael will fit into the 18 mos clothes still. He's so adorable!!

We're hoping to paint the girls room, but with the reno and the fact that we're sleeping in there, I'm not sure how or when that will happen :oS. Looking forward to seeing photos of Rafael's room.

Maman Tangie et Papa Michel said...

I guess the medical is only 2-3 days from now! :) It's exciting! Now you will only have to wait for the GO! :D

Rafaelle is 22 months and still wearing 12 months clothes. Wait until the medical to buy new clothes, you could get a surprise! Mine came with the exact weight than from the referal.. I saw that she haven't grown, so I went to buy 12 months stuff. And don't buy to much. You can always go to shoemart and Landmark (OMG I miss Landmark so much) for great stuff not too expensive. (Landmark in in Makati City, beside Greenbelt and the New World Renaissance).

Renee and Brian said...

Thanks for the tips Tangie. They'll come in handy!!! Rafael is 14.5 months and the 12 month clothes I sent over already fits him. He looks like a big boy to me!!!!

Allison Family said...

I am getting excited for you! I hope and pray your time to travel comes quickly!!!!