Saturday, June 6, 2009

May Update

I have to make this quick, because we've got a wedding to shoot today (first one of the season!) and I have precious few minutes to get housework done before we'll be gone the rest of the day. Two quick updates. I promised to let you know how the conference call went on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we didn't receive any real new information, but I was comforted and encouraged that Anna (director of programs at AWAA) still feels pretty confident that we will get in before court closure. Here's now what we need to specifically pray for:

1. That MOWA (Ministry of Women's Affairs) would begin to write recommendation letters for those orphanages not being investigated (ours included) and softening of their hearts to release cases of kiddos who aren't being investigated.
2. Some of the orphanage directors of those not being investigated are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court to have MOWA continue writing recommendation letters. Pray for success and softening of hearts.
3. That any unethical behavior would be quickly discovered and remedied.

We also received our May update yesterday, and Mia is now up to 8 pounds! I also found out that she likes to make up her own sleeping schedule, and takes 4 1-1.5 hour naps a day and wakes 3-4 times a night for feeding. Oh, and she like to be cuddled to sleep...I think my co-sleeper is going to be a god-send. I'm chuckling to myself as I begin to see her personality emerge. And I'm pretty sure my mother is chuckling as my little one is starting to show the same first-born, strong willed tendencies as I did. I think this is the best piece of advice my mom has given me yet: Choose your battles. You can't win them all, so choose carefully.


Anne said...

In light of this choose your battles issue, I have to ask: what if she tips in her chair?

Emily said...

Yay for updates, but no yay for no new news. I will keep them all in my prayers. I can't wait to see the new pics. Sorry I missed you guys tonight, but hope you got to chat with Kent a little. Cuddling for sleeping is good...until you can't get anything done because they always want you lying next to them! ;) Bet you won't mind for those first few months, huh?

Emily said...

BTW...who took the pic of you guys on the blog? It's so cute!

sarah t said...

A friend from out of town noticed us at the wedding last weekend trying to take our own picture, so he volunteered and did a great job! This is the best picture we've taken in awhile.

Anonymous said...

I know this is a little behind but I just wanted to let you know that we have been thinking and praying for you so much lately. My Mom was wondering how things were going this weekend so when we updated her, she said she would pray for all of you, as well. This is a good thing because I think she has the red-phone to the Pope :)