Sunday, September 28, 2008


I was mistaken about part of our remaining timeline... the 2nd DNA test is Tuesday, then about 10 days after that we will get notification of our US Embassy appointment, then another 10 days after that we will have the actual appointment. So, so, so that means we will probably be in Guatemala for our pick up trip the week of October 19.

I am a little disappointed, BUT my goodness, we are so CLOSE that NOTHING can bring me down from the cloud I am on walking on!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

2nd DNA Test Scheduled for Tuesday!

Well, after the DNA is taken it is usually about 10-11 calendar days before we get our appointment with the US Embassy in Guatemala, that's the final step! I am seriously thinking we will be in Guatemala the week of October 5 (my birthday!) to pick up Dominic. I CAN'T BELIEVE WE ARE ON THE HOME STRETCH!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Just heard from my agency, we got the Birth Certificate yesterday!!! We should be able to bring Dominic home within 3 weeks! The next step is to get the second DNA test done (Dominic only) and then wait for our appointment with the US Embassy. I am stunned and cautious because of everything that has happened, but we truly are on to US steps now!!!! CELEBRATE WITH ME PEEPS!!! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

18 Months Old Today

It's hard to believe but my baby is 18 months old today! I do feel blessed that I have been able to spend time with him over the past 15 months. I have so many pictures that show how he has grown (A LOT!) and I just can't wait to have him home and never miss another moment of his sweet life.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Chi-chis Are the BEST!!!

We have come to the realization that our pooches are so amazing, but have a few behavioral issues that need to be addressed before we bring Dominic home. So, we had a private session with a trainer at PetsMart yesterday. I was so PROUD of all of them, they were so charming and eager to please us, and the trainer said she had NO concerns about them being around Domi. She said they were calm and gentle. :)

She gave us great suggestions to address their jumping, occasional marking, and reinforcing Katie's house training. I am so relieved because I want us all to be one happy family and I am hopeful Domi will learn to love our Chi-chis as much as we do!