Monday, July 28, 2008

Care Package

We sent Kai his first care package on Friday. We were told he is going into foster care in August, so we chose to assume that meant August, the care package should arrive on the 1st. No worries, though - it is being sent to the agency, so if he's not in foster care yet, he will still get it.

We went to the mall and "built a bear", then slept with the bear for a week, so that Kai can get used to our scent.

Here's a picture of Kent with the bear..he had a hard time giving it up...

We also sent a "musical bunny" that hangs on the back of the crib. It has different buttons that play sounds like ocean waves and spring rain. We have asked the foster family to play a sound at night in hopes that hearing the same sound when he gets home will soothe him. A coworker, Feifei, is from Mainland China, so she was nice enough to translate a letter with instructions to the foster family. She has also translated what the woman is saying to Kai in the videos we have received.

Here is a picture of the other things we sent: disposable cameras, a few outfits, bibs (with puppies on it, of course), a blanket-with puppies on it, of course (that he can bring home with him for comfort) and several teething toys. Something tells me Kai may be a little spoiled..

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The BLOG is finally up!

Well, it seemed to take forever, but we finally have the blog up and running. I had hoped to have this done as we received our updates of Kai, but since that didn't happen, I have a little catching up to do.

As most of you know, we received a referral for a beautiful baby boy from Taiwan on May 5, 2008 (Cinco de Mayo will always be special to us, now). We will be calling him "Kai" - which Kent and I think is the coolest name ever.

So here's the quick version of our updates:

The referral photo - Kai is about 10 days old in this photo:

Kai at two months - My how he has grown...we are happy to see that Kai will not care that we have no idea to put on a diaper - based on this photo, I think he will be used to that!

Kai at three months - New name - "Chunky Monkey" - Don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks!