Almost There

I know this information was shared on the adoption blog and facebook, but in case anyone checking this blog doesn’t check those other sources, I thought I would share here. The Termination of Parental Rights went smoothly. This is a big step in the adoption process. Basically, while we are still not the legal parents, CJ’s biological parents no longer have an legal claim on him. Finalization should occur in May. At that point we will get a birth certificate listing John and me has CJ’s parents. At that point we are his legal guardians instead of the adoption agency. You’ll know when that happens!
Look for the next blog entry about mid April. It will feature the baptism highlights! And with Alex as godmother, you know there are going to be some good highlights.

We’re Ready for Spring

I am usually one to be content in winter. I like cozy. After this winter though, bring on the warm weather. We’ve had two days of almost 60 degrees, so CJ is getting to experience short sleeves and fresh air. Of course, John has taken him on several walks over the last couple of months, but my pregnant self was not feeling up to crisp winter walks. Finally this weekend I felt that my toes had thawed enough, so we got a family walk.
So bring on the nice weather because it is the only way I am getting any exercise.
John and I are taking a childbirth class. It’s kind of an important step we missed the first time around. It’s not the best presented class I have ever been in, but we are getting the information we need. I don’t want to look like idiots in there after all.
CJ had his four month check up on the 8th. 16 lbs 7.5 ozs, 25.5″ long and a healthy baby. This first year of grow can certainly take your breath away. I have outfits I want to get on him and take pictures because I know they are only going to fit this once. He really is a funny kid to watch and interactive with. He’s almost sitting up and when tummy time doesn’t make him freak out, he will roll over from his tummy to his back and from his back to his side. He is also starting to realize that he is in control of his own feet just like his hands! And he has a belly laugh that would make the Grinch’s heart grow three more sizes. He makes every day so wonderful.