Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Collier Is 1 Month Old!

The one thing I keep hearing from parents is that time really goes by fast...so, cherish every moment that you have because they go by too fast. So here we are! Collier has been here for 1 month as of 6/23/07. See the pictures we took of him. He is growing big time!


Friday, June 15, 2007

Collier Is Now Legal! :)

Our adoption was finalized in the courts on Tuesday, June 12. It was an awesome day standing before the judge telling him that we wanted Collier to be a part of our family. And then we went to lawyer's office for our final celebration with Abba Adoption. It was just awesome and emotional. We had the privilege of having our family there to celebrate with us! Praise you God for Collier!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

New Court Date Scheduled

We are scheduled to be in court on Tuesday, June 12 at 9am to finalize Collier's adoption!


First Bath Submerged in Water

Now that Collier's cord has fallen off, we can now give him baths in his little bath tub. As you see below, we soaked him from head to toe! He did not like it at first, but then began to calm down and enjoy the experience. We video taped the whole thing to use against him when he is a teenager! :)

Robbie wants to take Collier's picture each month with his animals so that we can see how big he is growing. He is posing here in his crib with his animals and his soft blanket.

We are privileged to have my mom here this week to hang out with us. As you can see, not only have we worn Collier out, but mom as well! They are both snoozing on the floor and I got this picture of them both!

In another note, Collier spent his first day out with Dad, Mom and Mimi, shopping and running errands. It was a full day! It was good to see that he could hang with us. This gives me hope for his ability to shop with Mom and Dad in Branson!


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Court date postponed

The court needs additional paperwork on the birth mom, therefore Thursday's court date has been postponed. We will keep you posted!


Monday, June 04, 2007

The Feeling is Back!

On our way home from Sheridan this past Saturday night, I notice while driving that there was no numbness in my hands! I looked over to Robbie and said, "Guess What!?!?!" Nearly 3 months after my carpal tunnel surgeries, the feeling in my fingers is back! Another high-5 to God!


Collier Is Here To Stay--Birth Mom Waiting Period Ends

Praise God! We are thrilled to tell you that Collier is now a permanent part of the Rhodes household! The 10-day waiting period ended at 4:30pm TODAY! Robbie and I had a private celebration here at home...I cooked dinner, make a yummy dessert and we just praised God! Collier woke up towards the end...he too was ready to eat and wanted to join in the praise!

Our court date to finalize the adoption is schedule for Thursday, June 7 at 2:30pm. It will be an awesome time as we legalize our adoption!

Please join us in giving thanks to our God from whom all blessing flow!


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Collier is doing just fine!

Collier had his 1 week checkup with his Peditrician. He has gained above his birth weight and is 1/2" longer. Everything checked out and he is doing very well. Everyone keeps asking if we are getting any sleep and I have to tell them YES! He is an awesome baby...we are using Baby Wise techniques and he is adjusting very well. He sleeps when he needs to and does what every newborn does...eat, pee, poop! LOL

He made his first road trip to Sheridan yesterday to see Grams and Poppy. He got passed around and loved every minute of it!

The 10 day adoption waiting period ends tomorrow at 4:30. He will officially be ours at that point! We praise God in anticipation of that time!!

In the mean-time, here are some pics for your viewing pleasure!


Saturday, June 02, 2007

New Post coming this afternoon!

Many of you are enjoying our blog and we just praise God for your encouraging comments concerning this blessed boy God has placed into our lives.

I promise more pictures and a new post this afternoon. Right now, I am going outside to mow this jungle I call a yard! :)