Archive for June, 2010

To my son

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by darren

Dearest Alexei,

I saw your face for the first time just yesterday. Since you will grow up in a wired world where you are used to people’s words following them for a long time, I thought I’d write you a few notes to let you know how much being your dad means to me, even weeks before we meet for the first time.

I hope to write more of these while you’re growing up so you can eventually know your dad a bit better, and so your mom and our extended family can keep me honest and help me be the kind of father you deserve.

(more…)

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More pics

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by darren

The Fedex envelope showed up today with 2 more pics of our beautiful son. I don’t think he was altogether happy about being sat outdoors with someone pointing a camera at him for these:

SWI1

SWI2

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It’s a boy!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 by darren

We have a son! After a long, long road here’s Alexander (“Alexei”) Darren Xiao van Slimming:

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More later. Crying and celebration now.

Alexei was born on 9/2/09, and is currently in Fuzhou City SWI, Jiangxi. Other than a 2am feeding he’s apparently sleeping through the night, and waking up at 6am. He likes rice porridge, steamed eggs, and “meat cake” soup, so he’s apparently a Bill Cosby George Carlin fan.

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1505 Days

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 by janice

That’s how long we’ve been waiting to hear the first word of our child, the first real, tangible step on the journey of a life time.

I’ve been awake since 5am and am somewhat surprised I was able to sleep at all.

Ring, damn you, ring!

BB,

Janice

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Fortune

Monday, June 7th, 2010 by janice

Fortune

BB,

Janice

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Big news (*the* news)…imminent?

Monday, June 7th, 2010 by darren

Word is that we should be getting The Call and The E-Mail tomorrow…

/freakingthehellout

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Soon?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by janice

Rumor Queen reports one of the US agencies believes that matching has begun for the next batch. Frequently this means referrals are coming soon.

A European agency says the 26th is in which, if true, means… drum roll please, WE ARE NEXT!!!!

I’m not sure whether to hold my breath or not get my hopes up. This roll-coaster has largely sucked so it’s a bit hard to get really excited yet. When I see the official “We’re getting the next batch” on our agency’s page, maybe I’ll get really get excited.

We hope to both be home so we can get “The Call” together. I’ve warned work I may need to take a day off next week or the one after for that purpose….

OK, yes, I am getting a little excited. 😉

Will keep y’all updated as we know more.

Blessings,

Janice

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