Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good News! We have a travel date!

Once a proposal is received the next big news that you wait for is a "travel date". The magical date that finally takes us to Vietnam to meet our baby and finalize the adoption. The average wait time from proposal is 3 months but can be as long as 5. The province where Nate lives currently is generally a 4 month waiting period. A week ago we were told by the adoption agency that we could expect to travel sometime in we figured although the news could be better, we still have a couple of months to prepare...this morning we found out that we could be leaving in a couple of weeks. As you can imagine, we are completely over joyed and freaked out all at the same time. Are you ever really prepared to be a parent???? There is still so much to do..poor little guy doesn't even have a spring wardrobe. I guess I have some shopping to do. Because we expected to travel at a later date from the beginning we have been purchasing clothing in sizes 6-9 months. So at this point in time we have nothing to fit him. However, thanks to his Auntie Katrina he does have a full fall wardrobe to grow in to once he is home.
We cannot believe that he will just be 4 months old when we first meet him. He will still be a wee baby. According to the growth chart included in his medical, we expect that he will be around 12lbs by the end of April.
Our current arrival date in Vietnam is schedule for April 28th! Even with everything there is still to do, it cannot come soon enough! And although it will be a few days late..holding Nate for the first time will be the best birthday present ever!
Will keep you posted!


  1. Dear little Nate!

    We are excited and impatient for our first cuddles and snuggles........we are glad you will have a couple of weeks in Vietnam with your new mommy and daddy, before you get on that plane, for that very long flight to your new home.

    Happy Easter little one.......grammy and grampa

  2. Something tells me this child will be styling.

    I am so excited for you!!

    Oh and no, you're never ready for a baby. Even when you think you're ready, you won't be! You'll get home and realize you need 5 million more things!

  3. We are so excited for you both! You're never prepared for parenthood but practice makes perfect:)

    Give baby Nate a sniff and snugle from Auntie Deirdre. Keep us posted - we can't wait to meet him. I'm knitting like a mad woman - 5 rows and counting :)

    Love to you both...the Cappelli's

  4. Message from Karen and Wade........

    We are so excited about Nate! and happy for you. Our baby is coming soon too! We will keep you posted.

    Two new babies at the next Xmas party!

  5. From Aunt Vivian and Uncle Bill........

    We are thrilled for both of you!! And will be interested in hearing about your first days with Nate. Hugs and love to you all........