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Monday, November 9, 2009

REFERRAL!!!


Well I guess that's exactly what "soon" means!!! I got up early today and headed to a meeting at the hospital. On the way there I realized that my cel phone only had one bar of power left. I made a mental note that I NEEDED to go home to grab my charger. After I did I headed on my work day. I got out of a big clinic building where I had spent about an hour to see that I had missed 6 calls... and in that moment... about 20 heart beats. I checked my call history and saw a "780" number which is where I expected a call from the provincial government. It took forever to get through the messages and to the one I was waiting for... THE CALL!!! My sister came to be with me as we sat outside of Starbucks and read the email together, took a big deep breath and opened the pictures... WHEW!!!

Skip to the juicy part: Boy: 19 months old, 15.5 lbs, beautiful big dark eyes and brown hair, walking, cruising, babbling, says "mama" "a man" "give me", likes musical toys, plays shy when someone talks sweetly to him by hiding his face, eats and sleeps well, no major scary medical diagnosies (that I know of yet). They don't know how long he's been in the baby home nor what his exact birthday is but when I looked at the photo listing I found a picture of him as a TINY baby so I'm assuming he's been there from the start. I have put the call in to have him reviewed by an IA doctor and the only thing of concern for me right now is that he is such a little peanut. He was born 4 weeks early so I'll subtract a month off of "his real age" for that and if he's been in the baby home for 19 months and "they say" that there is an expected delay of 1 month for every 3 in the home that could account for another 6 really??? So... is he really that small for his "age"??? time will tell.

What does my gut say? He's just little. I am praying that he'll be fine... just needs lots of love and high fat foods!!! He is beautiful to me - he looks proportionate and strong... just little... and beautiful... and like he'd like to be my son.

What else can I say??? I'm exhausted but not to tired for a great big
WHOO HOO!!!!
Thanks to Darla and Carala for coming over to celebrate my joy and excitement! Thanks to everyone who's called and emailed and cried with me. I can't wait to meet him and be able to officially introduce him... This feels amazing :)

19 comments:

JennStar said...

Whew-hoo!!! What awesome news!!! Praying that he's cleared by the IA Dr and that he gets to meet his Momma soon!!!! Yippee!!!! And the size could be absolutely nothing of concern- I've seen babies just as small at that age be cleared- could be his birth parants were small, too.

Todd and Jana said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!! I am so thrilled for you! Our referral was 19 months and 15 lbs also at the time of referral. We should be getting a court date "soon":)

Kristine said...

That is just wonderful news...can't wait to hear more!

Tracey and Chuck said...

Wonderful wonderful news!!!! Well they said "soon" and soon it was!!! So very excited for you. Hope everything comes back good from the IA doc and in no time, you will be boarding a plane to meet him!!! Get ready....it gets crazy now!!! Keep us updated. Can't wait to hear more! I think he sounds like he is just a little peanut!!

terence and carala said...

I have to say....it is so sweet to be able to celebrate a referral with someone, IN PERSON!! Stacey, it's been great to be able to be a part of your journey...but even greater that we will get to share our lives with our little ones. This is truly the beginning and I'm so happy happy happy for you! I woke up this morning...so happy! Congrats again girl! I can't wait to meet your sweet little man! :-)

Carala

Iraida said...

Woooooohoooooooo!!!!! Can ya hear me screeming from PR all the way to Canada ;-)
Wow!!!! So happy that is finally happening for you. You deserve this so much! I hope you get to meet him this year.

Big Hug!!!!

Nicole Brueck said...

AWESOME news! You have been so patient and your patience has been rewarded!!

Carolynn and Steve said...

Yay! Happy Dancing Here for YOU!!!!

Shelly and Steve said...

Congratulations!!! I will be hoping all goes smoothly for you and you are able to meet your little guy SOON. I look forward to positive updates :o)

Court said...

This is wonderful news. Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to following the rest of your journey!

Michele said...

I recently found your blog and wanted to offer a big ol' congratulations!

Sandy said...

Great news!! Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey as you bring your little fella home!

Amy said...

Congratulations! I'm very excited for you!

Courtney & Wayne said...

The Turpin family is BEYOND excited for you. I can honestly say "I know what you are going through" and it is a roller coaster of emotions and walls and barriers, but you are closer now than ever and it is going to be so exciting for you! Roman is just precious and thank you for sharing the photos. Once he gets lots of food and love from his mommy, he is going to be a transformed child! We love you!

Suz said...

Oh I'm so excited for you and pray that you get great news from the IA doctor!

Can't wait to read more and more good news in the days ahead!

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

ROCKKKKKK ONNNNNNNNN!!!!!
I cannot wait to hear more!! This is soo amazing..I am going to the databank to try and figure out who it is...NOW it's time to start travel planning! Please email me any questions about Khabarovsk..Is he is the city or one of the outlying areas??
think about hotels choices and i have a long list of the best restaraunts in the city!!
YEAHHHHH!!!!

Dennis & Nicole said...

YAY!!!! This is such wonderful news!!!! I can't wait to follow you along on your journey to meet him! I'm so excited, I can't stand it!

Melissa said...

Stacey,
This is great NEWS! I am so ahppy for you. Julianne and I have prayed for you. My little guy is from Khabarovsk. He came home at 6 years old and only weighed 40lbs. They all seem so little. Can't wait to hear about your travel plans! CONGRATS!