The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recovering from Shock!

We are happily recovering from our shock and excitement with news that we infact have a baby boy waiting for us in Chengdu City, Sichuan Prov. in China. I had to share these pics because their expressions show exactly what they felt when we told each of the girls of the news that we got the referral of their baby brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Gabriella was the first one we told....because she IS the BIG sister!!!!!!!! Gabriella first had tears, then lots of tears of joy, and then HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jocelyn was the next to be informed of the news..............she immediately started jumping up and down on her bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then she grabbed her blankie and cuddled up on her bed and said "I'm exhausted Momma!" HA! I have no idea where she's heard that one before!
And that leaves lil' Ahnya! I woke her up.....this is exactly what she looked like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then I told Ahnya that I had some good news to tell her about China baby....she put her hands on her cheeks and said Oh My Gosh momma! Perfect!

At this point now, it's a paper pushing timeline of wait to travel. I was told by our agency that they give very conservative timelines and at this point we can expect to travel end of summer/early fall. So worst case scenario hopefully we travel end of September early October.

For now, we need to pick a name for this baby...otherwise, he will forever be China baby! Secondly, I do not have ANYTHING remotely close to boy clothes, necessities, toys, ETC! All I have is PINK everything! China baby is going to be exactly what this home needs!!!!!!!!!!!! Ryan and I are going to need this whole summer to save, research, prepare and pack for travel.

Ryan and I are going to bring the girls with on this adoption trip to China. There is no way in the world, at the ages they are, that I would ever leave them at home and proceed without them. We are a family and we are in this journey together. Grandma Peggy is going to be joining us on our trip to China, too. She will be a great help with the children as we travel and an extra set of hands!

That's it for now! I'll post more info when I know it!


Nikki said...

Oh my goodness Ann! What an amazing trip to be able to bring the girls with! Looks like the birthday party was fun too!!! Congrats to the three big sisters!!!

Angela@ The Almost Fabulous Cottage said...

Wonderful news!