Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's already mid-January?!?!?!

Gee.. where has the time GONE!

Things continue to be busy in the Lesiw house. Bob's plugging away at the Pharmacy, and I'm still working away at making bows. Claire turned 9 months on the 13th and she had her Dr's appointment where we found out that she is now a WHOPING 15lbs 5oz. Our sweet peanut. She's in the 5th percentile but the good news is that she's 'proportionate'. They measured her head twice because the first time the girl thought Claire's head actually shrunk. I think she was new. Honestly, it doesn't bother me in the slightest that Claire is so small. I think in a weird way I'm kind of jealous that she has skinny 'genes'. Okay. That was a brief insight into my shallowness. But as far as being on the low end of the scale, I think Dr. Trude puts it beautifully, "... well... someone has to be there."

Other exciting news is that Bob and I are officially 'waiting' for our next child. No, that does NOT mean I'm pregnant, but it DOES mean that we turned in our application to adopt from Korea! I know in our Christmas letter we wrote that we were going to pursue a China adoption, but it turns out the wait was going to be at least 3 years. Yeah... that's a bit too long for us. So after some looking, considering, arm-wrestling (kidding) we decided on using Holt International. For those of you who don't know, Sara and I were adopted through Holt back in '76. So it's kind of funny to think that it's come 'full circle'.

Right now the wait looks to be around 17 months - give or take. And they start your 'wait' from the time you turn in your formal application, which was mailed in early this afternoon. It only has to go to Sacramento, so it should arrive really quick. It also looks like they can use our homestudy that we did for Claire. So that will save some more time, and a little bit of money.

So that's pretty much it for us. As I have already told some of you, I went out and bought Rosetta Stone 'Korea - Level 1'. As they advertise, I should be able to learn the language in 6 months or I can get my money back. We'll see what happens. Bob and I have decided that we're both going to learn the language so that we can speak to each other in Korean. It will be like our own 'secret' language. Except it's Korean. And it's already been discovered.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas/New Year... It came and went...

You would think that Christmas this year would be a big event in the Lesiw home as it is officially Claire's first Christmas, but I'm sad (I use that word loosely) to say that it was not!

We got Claire a few toys since she really doesn't need any, and I know she won't remember receiving her 'first Christmas gifts' and I think Bob would kill me if I bought her more clothes. So Christmas Eve, after Claire goes down for the night, Bob and I pull out her gifts... which have been sitting in the Target bag underneath the tree (which sits on a table) for the past few weeks. I'm looking at these toys and start thinking about what a hassle it's going to be in the morning to try and get all those zip ties off of the toys as Claire tries to play with them. That's when I got the nifty idea to take all the toys out of their boxes. So instead of Claire ripping paper off of toys for the first time in her life, she got to sit down in front of the couch while we hand the toys to her.

New Years was pretty much the same way. I'm going to be an 'exhibitor' at a Baby Expo in February, so I've become a little factory worker in our house. I've finished 300 Dragonfly clips, and I have a ton more to do. I'm hoping to have an insane amount of bows/clips/critters to bring to this thing, and then I'm hoping even MORE that they sell. We'll see what happens. And I'm sure I'll post pictures when it's all said and done. Anyway, back to New Years. I was working on bows, Bob was finishing up his 'continuing education credits' for licensing renewal, and Claire was sleeping. We didn't even watch the ball drop.

So now 2008 is here, and I can't wait to see what it brings. 2007 was life changing (to say the least) so I can't imagine anything 'topping' that one for a while.

It won't let me upload pictures... so I guess you'll just have to wait on those.
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